Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Did you know that every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still somewhere on our planet?
In the case of Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Angela Sun explores how Midway Atoll has become an epicentre for ocean plastic debris.
The extent to which the environment has been devastated by plastic is hard to stomach as this documentary is not one to sugar-coat. Delving into the history of plastic and the corporations behind its production today we are able to see how only 7 years ago the masses were only beginning to see the full effects plastic has on the environment.
This film is eye opening to the consequences of plastic use, once you’ve watched Plastic Paradise you can never go back.
“Thousands of miles away from civilisation, 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, syphoning 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.”