Turning the Tide on Plastic: Documentary Screening ‘A Plastic Ocean’
Why We Recommend it
A Plastic Ocean, an award-winning feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle, will be screened followed by a talk.
Described as “one of the most important films of our time” by Sir David Attenborough, A Plastic Ocean (2016) is a powerful look at the fragile state of our oceans. It was filmed in twenty locations–including Hong Kong–over the course of four years.
The idea for this documentary was first sparked when Australian journalist Craig Leeson discovered the ocean brimming with plastic waste while searching for the blue whale. In A Plastic Ocean, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers to uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.
The event is organised by Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and WWF-Hong Kong. After the screening, Patrick Yeung, the project Manager of Oceans Conservation at WWF-Hong Kong, will discuss with participants on the local situation and how corporates can work together for solutions at source.