PLASTIC PARADISE: THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH

Directed by: Angela Sun 2013 | 57 min.

Section: Documentaries

Premiere: World

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Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Green Magazine Hawaii

Pacific Edge Magazine

“The trouble with plastic? It never goes away.” Ocean enthusiast Angela Sun writes and directs this lively account of her travel to Midway Atoll to see for herself the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and study its effects. Narrated in an engaging, lively voice, PLASTIC PARADISE provides eye-opening insight into the potential health and environmental consequences of plastic over consumption and pollution. The film features stunning scenic shots alongside appalling visuals of the dire effects of pollution, especially on marine life.  Historical footage such as newsreels and advertising are interspersed throughout, along with person-on-the-street interviews, visits to plastic industry conferences, discussions with scientists, and discomfiting interviews with members of the plastic industry.

PLASTIC PARADISE provides an informative, timely, and relevant look at the consequences of plastic consumption, posing crucial questions that lead to collective actions we can take to stem the environmental and health damage created by this synthetic product that “never goes away.”

Synopsis written by: Kathleen Cassity

Screenings

Thursday, October 17 6:00 PM Dole Cannery E Date Passed
Plays with:  FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA
Sunday, October 20 11:00 AM Dole Cannery D Date Passed
Plays with:  FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA
Thursday, October 24 7:30 PM Hilo Palace Theater Date Passed
Plays with:  FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA
Friday, October 25 5:15 PM Kauai - Waimea Theater Date Passed
Plays with:  FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA
Saturday, October 26 2:30 PM Kauai - St. Regis Hotel Princeville Date Passed
Plays with:  FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA

Cast & Crew

Director Angela Sun
Producer Tanya Leal Soto
Executive Producer Angela Sun
Cinematographer Joseph Ochoa, Angela Sun
Editor Wendy Shuey