Screenings of "A Plastic Ocean"
EcoSattvas DownEast sponsored multiple screenings of a 22-minute educational version of the film “A Plastic Ocean,” an adventure film in which searchers for the elusive blue whale find instead oceans filled with plastic waste. Incredibly captivating, beautiful and moving,the film rethinks our everyday use of plastics - from shopping bags, straws and plastic tableware to food containers. Over time, most of this plastic breaks down into tiny pieces invisible to the naked eye, which are consumed by marine wildlife and contaminate the food we eat. These microplastics pose a serious risk to ocean and human health, from the Pacific coast to the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Maine and the Bay of Fundy.
Each screening was followed by a discussion of causes, and practical ways to react to this pollution, led by a panel of local experts and educators.
Below are scenes from our Campobello Island, New Brunswick, CA screening on June 23, 2018 featuring Natural Resources Council of Maine Sustainable Maine Project Director Sarah Lakeman, our Earth Day Celebration 2018 screening at University of Maine, Machias, co-sponsored with 350 DownEast and our Peavey Memorial Library screening in Eastport, Maine on August 6, 2018: