A Plastic Ocean

Directed by: Craig Leeson
UK | Hong Kong | USA | 99 minutes
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A team of researchers and adventurers set out to observe blue whales in the ocean, but soon find their dives impeded by the level of plastic pollution in the mammals’ environment. The passionate team share one thing: as people whose formative years were spent near the ocean, they are revolted by the fact that human plastic production is destroying the environment. They set out to document the global consequences of our disposable lifestyle. “It’s just junk everywhere”, comments a researcher during a dive in the Mediterranean, the most polluted body of water on earth. If this revelation about our oceans feels heart-breaking at first, against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring depths of the sea, it soon becomes simply revolting, as figures about the damage grow and the implications get overwhelming. Journalist Craig Leeson has made an essential documentary here. His research not only shows the extent of damages that can be caused by plastic pollution, both on marine and human lives, but also smartly outlines possibilities for change and improvement with immediate effect and far-reaching positive outcomes.
UK/Hong Kong/USA
Craig Leeson
Craig Leeson
additional writing by Mindy Elliott
Michael Pitts
Adam Leipzig
Jo Ruxton
Executive Producer(s)
Sonjia Norman
Daniel Auerbach
Craig Leeson
Screening Status
UK Premiere
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