A PLASTIC OCEAN presented in collaboration with the Vineyard Conservation Society and Norton PointInternational | 2016 | 102 minutes | Not Rated | Documentary
Directed by Craig Leeson
Thursday January 19, 2017
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Craig Leeson
This screening is sponsored by Norton Point, with a portion of proceeds going to the Vineyard Conservation Society.
A PLASTIC OCEAN is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.
In A PLASTIC OCEAN, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.
The results will astound viewers–just as it did our adventurers–who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health.
During its four-year production period, A PLASTIC OCEAN was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.
Sponsor: Norton Point is an eyewear brand based on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, MA. We believe that plastic flowing into our oceans is one of our planet’s greatest environmental challenges and we have chosen to become part of the solution. We have developed the first line of eyewear made from recovered consumer ocean plastics. As a company, our mission is to create a value chain for the reuse of ocean plastic, by selling fashionable, high-quality eyewear. In keeping with our mission, Norton Point reinvests 5% of net profits back into education, improving global clean-up, and remediation practices towards stemming the impact of ocean plastic.
Collaborator: The Vineyard Conservation Society has been working to protect the land, water, and character of Martha’s Vineyard for over fifty years. Recently, VCS led a campaign to end the use of thin-film plastic shopping bags. Last spring, five of the six Island towns voted on and passed a bylaw which went into effect this January. The primary motivation behind the VCS bag bylaw was concern about the alarming amount of plastic pollution in our oceans. No amount of convenience is worth the cost of a thriving ocean.
VCS feels that as an Island community, we have a vital connection to the ocean and an important role as its stewards. We need to think of all the ways that we can limit our use of disposable plastics, and getting away from single-use plastic bags is a good place to begin. VCS is excited to share this movie with the Island community in the hopes of raising awareness about this critical problem, and more important, the role each of us plays in creating the solution.