Canada has embraced the global #awaveofchange campaign following the successful launch of the Federally Incorporated Canadian Not for Profit branch of Plastic Oceans Foundation (POF Canada) alongside the premiere of A Plastic Ocean in Vancouver on 19th January. At POF Canada, we have been working to connect with all the organisations and individuals across Canada that participated in or have upcoming screenings of the film, across the country, from Vancouver through to Halifax and Quebec.
We are honored to announce that A Plastic Ocean was the recipient of two awards at the Sedona International Film Festival (SIFF), which took place in the iconic Arizona resort town, February 18 – 26, 2017. Producer Jo Ruxton was on hand to receive the accolades for Best Documentary (Director’s Choice) and Best Environmental Film (Audience Choice).
On 11th January 2017, Barbados launched the inaugural Barbados Independent Film Festival where the screening of A Plastic Ocean was featured. Many other films were screened during this unique festival throughout the following week.
The LA premiere of A Plastic Ocean, on January 17, proved to be a resounding success. We had a great turnout at the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theater, in Beverly Hills, which included a reception before the screening and an invigorating panel discussion that included:
By Emma Langson
We have to do something, and do it now. We have produced more plastic in the last 10 years than we did in the whole of the last century. Plastic pollution has become a man-made global catastrophe. In a world of convenience living, we’re now so addicted to plastic that we’re drowning in it.
“A strong sense that the scale of the human enterprise and the size of our planet have become, for the first time, fundamentally mismatched is pervasive throughout the film.”
We are honored to have had our award-winning documentary film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ recently reviewed in the Lancet. This UK-based publication is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical journals in the world. The review was published in the November 12 edition and was written by Dr. Samuel S. Myers, Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, and a Senior Research Scientist at Harvard University. Here’s a short excerpt:
By Sophia Latorre-Zangierski, Contributing Plastic Oceans Author
“What can I do?” – The question a lot of us ask when we learn about the plastic problem.
Sometimes it takes a small community far away to remind us of what we can realistically do to make a difference. After a screening of A Plastic Ocean, sponsored by Manan Trust and the Island Foundation, a local school in Singapore is making bold steps towards real change.
We are pleased to offer this brief interview with Craig Leeson, director of our award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean. Craig is a fourth generation media professional, having worked in print, radio, television and film. He has produced award-winning results for such media outlets as CNN, National Geographic Channel and the BBC. He plays in a rock and roll band, surfs the waves of the world and is self-professed addict of macadamia nuts.
Calling On All California-Based Supporters
In 2014 the State of California passed the United State’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags. Obviously, a major victory for all of us working so hard to eradicate our human addiction to single-use plastic. Well, not so fast. Big Plastic is at it again, this time spending millions of dollars to reverse the ban before it becomes law.