A Plastic Ocean with Special Guests is Coming to Dorset

A new feature length adventure-documentary film is coming to Dorset for the first time since it’s official release earlier this year. In the film an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.

During its four-year production, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world. Using BBC & National Geographic film crews 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.

It is estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the seas every year and it’s accumulating. Large pieces of plastic break-up into smaller pieces called micro-plastic which enter the food-chain. Discarded ‘Ghost’ fishing nets drift through oceans snaring everything in their path. Disposable wrap, bottles and packaging used on average for just 12 minutes will last a lifetime, even longer, littering the seabed, surface & coast.

A Plastic Ocean brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. The result will astound viewers–just as it did the adventurers–who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health.

A Plastic Ocean with special guests will be appearing at Queen Elizabeth’s School, WImborne on Friday the 5th May for one night only. More than just a movie this event forms part of a global wave of change, bringing together like-minded people from across society with an interest in sustainability. After the film the audience are invited to participate in a discussion with local experts about the issues raised. The foyer area will be taken over by sponsor stalls, local campaign groups and businesses showcasing the excellent work being done in the region

The Sound Kitchen cafe are serving delicious hot and cold food, cinema snacks and a bar all disposable plastic-free. This is the place to meet and mingle with like-minded people from across the region so please allow enough time before and after the film to socialise and network.

Organiser Lee Hadaway of Wimborne based Ecotainment! says ‘We are so proud to be bringing this film to Dorset with 88 miles of heritage coastline to protect. With the support of our Event Partners we are inspiring people to reduce their plastic footprint, live healthier and happier lifestyles and combating the tide of Ocean Plastic. This is no longer a question of asking ourselves why isn’t somebody doing something about this mess and instead saying we are going to do something now for the benefit of our children and our grandchildren.”

Unlike other environmental issues the physical accumulation of land based plastic debris and ocean plastic is noticeable almost everywhere. Nature has no way of breaking down this material it just breaks-up into smaller and smaller pieces until it goes unnoticed but it is still there! A recent beachcombing expedition at low-tide in Kimmeridge filled a bag in under 20 minutes of pieces all less than 10 cm long. Some of the debris is so weathered and worn it looks natural and it’s no wonder the animals are eating it!

Tickets are on sale now from www.creativedynamo.net/tickets, Wimborne Tourist Information Centre and on the door. There are currently NO ONLINE Booking Fees and Event Partner Members get a £2 discount (Dorset Wildlife Trust, Friends of the Earth, Sensory Solutions & Bournemouth University).

The film is suggested 12A under 12 years to be accompanied by an adult

TIMINGS

Doors Open at 6 pm

Film Starts 7pm

Film Ends 8.45

Discussion 9-9.30

Event Ends 10.30

TICKETS

Pupil/ Student £4.50

Senior Citizen £6.50

Adult aged 18+ £7.50

Member (Event Partner Network) £5.50

Group Discount 10% of 5 or more

No Online Booking Fees

Tickets Available on the Door +£1 booking fee

Wimborne Tourist Information Centre +£1 booking fee

Lee Hadaway

A Plastic Ocean Documentary Film Review