New Film for 5 to 10 Year Olds
It has been six months since we started production of a new short film for kids, aged 5 to 10 years old and we are thrilled to report that we are a few short weeks away from completion. The film is paired with an education supplement that is easy and engaging for students and teachers to enjoy, and the full program will be made available at no cost to educational institutions.
We all share a connection through our oceans. We are becoming more aware of the problem of plastic pollution affecting the earth, its animals and ecosystems. No matter where we live in the world, we all share this problem. But we all can – and should – be part of the solution to the problem.
Young students are the solution to end plastic pollution and they are leading the global movement to rethink plastic. Research shows that teaching children about the environment can influence their parents to live a more sustainable life. They are spreading the word on how to solve the problem.
We didn’t have a name for the film when we started but we were inspired by what young kids are already doing. We want to continue this youth movement and help echo their message to the world. Classroom by classroom we want to inspire children to take positive action against plastic waste and encourage their families and wider communities to take action too.
It seemed fitting that the title would be Earth’s Ekko.
Earth’s Ekko follows the animated character, Ekko, one of the oldest creatures living at the bottom of the sea maintaining the ocean’s ecosytems. He is forced to leave his world at the bottom of the ocean for the first time in millions of years because it is being affected by something from above. Ekko goes on a learning adventure with 3 human friends to learn about plastic and the solutions to solve plastic pollution. Together they learn to rethink plastic, find solutions, change their habits and inspire others to do the same. They are beginning with individual changes and echoing out their message globally.
Across the world, young students are playing key roles in influencing change. Join our mission, to empower and unite children to rethink plastic, to become the next generation of Ekko Ambassadors.
Look for our new film, Earth’s Ekko, by joining our mailing list and following us on social – be part of the solution and share the film with others when it becomes available.
Looking for a film that is a fit for a bit older audience? Check out our new documentary, Eating Up Easter, which is a powerful film from native director, Sergio Mata’u Rapu. CLICK HERE to learn more.
“We have not inherited the world from our grandparents, we have borrowed it from our children” -Kashmiri Proverb