On Sunday, February 26, at 3:00 pm, the Soper Reese Theatre presents “A Plastic Ocean,” a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. The screening opens with commentary by County Supervisor Jim Steele who is a marine biologist and educator.
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 the film’s 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.
This event is sponsored by Michael Adams, Mary Heare Amodio, Andrew Britton, Judy Conard, Ron Green, and Charise Reynolds.
Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted to reflect support of the Soper Reese Theatre in its goal to continue making presentations of these kind in the future. Suggested donation is $10. The theatre is located at 275 S. Main St. in Lakeport. For more information go to www.soperreesetheatre.com or call 707-263-0577.
About the Film’s Producers
Plastic Oceans is a global network of independent not-for-profits and charitable organizations, united in their aims to change the world’s attitude towards plastic within a generation. There are currently four Plastic Oceans Foundation entities: United States, Canada, Hong Kong and United Kingdom serving both the ocean and the public.
Every year humans produce more than 300 million tons of plastic, half of this designed for single use, and each year around 8 million tons of it ends up in our oceans. Plastic Oceans is working to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as “disposable.”
Plastic Oceans Foundation engages people of all ages, in all social situations, to understand the danger of continuing to perceive plastic to be disposable. Once they become aware of the ultimate threat to human health, it will become a personal choice to prevent plastic waste from entering the environment. Plastic Oceans is now conducting an awareness campaign to spread the message of the film and promote solutions across the globe through three key pillars: Education, Business and Sustainability, and Science across the globe