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Free Film Screening: 'A Plastic Ocean'

  • Where: Metro Arts - The Lumen Room Ground floor, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 AU
  • When: 18th November, 2017, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • Event Type: Entertainment
  • Email: kjstaton@icloud.com


Saturday the 18th of November


11am, 2pm, 5pm and 8pm.

Email kjstaton@icloud.com to book!

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.

The rate of plastic pollution is steadily increasing worldwide, with a 2015 study estimating that about eight million metric tons of plastic enters the oceans annually - enough to cover every foot of coastline in the world!

A 2016 United Nations report showed that the number of animal species affected by marine debris (including microplastics, and lost or abandoned fishing gear) is on the increase. 800 animal species are negatively affected by litter in our seas, representing a 23 per cent increase in the total number of species affected since 2012.

In Australia, the Tasman Sea is a global hotspot for seabird impacts by marine debris.

CSIRO predicts that plastics ingestion in seabirds may reach 95 per cent of all species by 2050, taking into account the steady increase of plastics production.
Turtles, whales, dolphins, dugongs and fish are also killed and maimed by marine debris.

Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute. Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
Films For Change is Australia's' leading documentary screening society, with multiple events around Australia every month, and many of the events are free entry.

Films For Change supports the diverse voices and free expression of independent storytellers and and provide a channel for information that may not otherwise gain a platform through mainstream media. The events aim to facilitate discussion and community building as they bring people together for a positive educational night of film, music and food and celebrate the power of documentary to improve our understanding of the world.

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