A free screening of the awarding-winning documentary “A Plastic Ocean” will take place at the Sea View Theatre on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
There will be a post-screening discussion with local organizations and businesses who will provide “real actions and helpful solutions.”
“A Plastic Ocean” documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and are eventually consumed by us.
Journalist Craig Leeson teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers as they travel to 20 locations around the world uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.
This event is sponsored by Orcas Island Film Festival, Imagine Convergence, MRC: Plastic Free Salish Sea, The Exchange, Orcasong Farm, Kabloom, Paul Huber Creative, Island Market, Orcas Food Co-op and Orcas Open Arts.
“It’s just not enough to talk about how much plastic is a problem for our environment and our health. We need to make changes, even small changes that will hopefully lead to big changes,” says OIFF’s Donna Laslo. “There is great power in working together, to support each other with the practices and choices that are sustainable. A fun, ‘Six-Week Plastic Free Challenge’ will be initiated at this event. Come early to discover innovative ideas that will help you with your challenge.”