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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 57 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2014
Available in French: No

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth.  

And yet it's become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents.  In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon.  

Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.
 
"Offers some alarming information that might cause viewers to think twice about buying one-time-use water bottles." - The Boston Globe
 
"Angela Sun has found a way to present the imminent dangers of plastics pollution in a jarringly visual and inquisitive format...Significant take-home messages include a misconception of just how few plastic products are recyclable, and that plastics production will continue to increase as long as the demand for plastic products remains. The film takes a refreshing approach of avoiding the blame game, while emphasizing that learning about the issue can lead to less plastic use by the general public."
- Dr. Patricia Corcoran, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario


Awards:

Best of Fest Award, Docuwest Film Festival
Grand Jury Award, Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Best Medium Length Documentary, FICMA, Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival
Best Educational Film, Blue Ocean Film Festival
Best Documentary, Philadelphia Asian Film Festival
Gold Award Winner, California Film Awards
Broadcast Award, American Conservation Film Festival
Best Environmental Film, San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
Isla Conservation Award, Catalina Film Festival



Links:
plasticparadisemovie.com/

www.algalita.org/
5gyres.org/
plasticpollutioncoalition.org/


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