A Plastic Ocean
We need a wave of change.
Director: Craig Leeson
Writers: Mindy Elliot, Craig Leeson
Starring: Tanya Streeter, Sylvia Earle
Focus: Award-winning documentary examining the shocking impact plastic is having on our ocean and the marine animals that live there.
Synopsis: A Plastic Ocean begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre the researchers found more plastic than plankton. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers.
They travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, to uncover the alarming truth about plastic pollution. The problem is growing exponentially every year, with more than 300 million tons of plastic being produced in the world. Half of this is designed for single use, and each year around eight million tons of it ends up in the ocean.
The documentary attempts to propose working solutions that can be put into immediate effect. It begins with education and engaging everyone in a conversation to rethink plastic. To change society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’.
Genre: Documentary, science and nature documentaries
Suitability: U – Suitable for all
Duration: 1hr 42mins
Released: April, 2016
Tags: Pollution, plastic, ocean protection, Sylvia Earle
Watch A Plastic Ocean
- Rent or buy ‘A Plastic Ocean‘ (all proceeds directly benefit the Plastic Oceans Foundation).
- Watch on Netflix
- Watch on Amazon
- Host a film screening in your local community.
- Make a pledge to refuse single use plastics.
- Subscribe to the Plastic Oceans Foundation Youtube Channel.
The next step: Visit Plastic Oceans and take action against plastic pollution. Please spread the word about Sea Fans.
Write a review: Share your thoughts on this documentary below.
Get in touch: To claim or amend this listing, please contact us.
Be inspired: Discover more ways to learn about the ocean.
Disclaimer: Sea Fans is a labour of underwater love.
Please read our terms and conditions.