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A Plastic Ocean with Special Guests

Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Queens Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2ET

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Details

Date
17 November 2017 - 17 November 2017
Doors Open
18:00
Event Ends
22:30
Age Restriction
12A
Dress Code
None
Event Organiser

Headline Acts

Description

 TIMINGS

  • Doors Open at 6 pm
  • Film Starts 7pm
  • Film Ends 8.45
  • Discussion 9-9.45
  • Event Ends 10.30

DESCRIPTION 

A new feature length adventure-documentary film is coming to Dorchester for the first time. In the film an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.

A Plastic Ocean with special guests will be at Thomas Hardye School Theatre for-one-night-only. More than just a movie this event forms part of a global wave of change, bringing together like-minded people from across society with an interest in sustainability. After the film the audience are invited to participate in a discussion with local experts about the issues raised. The foyer area will be taken over by sponsor stalls, local campaign groups and businesses showcasing the excellent work being done in the region.

A plastic-free pop-up cafe will be serving cinema snacks and a bar. This is the place to meet and mingle with like-minded people from across the region so please allow enough time before and after the film to socialise and network.

It is estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the seas every year and it's accumulating. Large pieces of plastic break-up into smaller pieces called micro-plastic which enter the food-chain. Discarded 'Ghost' fishing nets drift through oceans snaring everything in their path. Disposable wrap, bottles and packaging used on average for just 12 minutes will last a lifetime, even longer, littering the seabed, surface & coast.

 A Plastic Ocean brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. The result will astound viewers-just as it did the adventurers-who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health.

During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world. Using BBC & National Geographic film crews 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.

10% Group Discount on orders of 5 or more please contact us for this or any other enquiry.

 

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