Local campaigners are working with Frome Town Council to show the award-winning film, ‘A Plastic Ocean’ on 1st May at Frome Town Hall. David Attenborough said ‘This is without a doubt one of the most important films of our time and everyone needs to see it.’ The film’s Director of Photography, Michael Pitts, who is one of the world’s leading underwater camera men, will introduce the film and hold a Q&A.
In the centre of the Pacific Ocean researchers found more plastic than plankton. ‘A Plastic Ocean’ documents the latest science; proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, are ingested by sea creatures and birds and their young, often fatally. When plastics break up into small particulates they enter the food chain, where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues and are eventually consumed by us.
This hard-hitting film, winner of 14 Film Festival awards, was shot across 20 locations and uncovers the harrowing state of pollution in our ecosystems. It is visually arresting and has the potential to inspire and provoke real and lasting change locally and globally.’
Councillor Peter Macfadyen said ‘There is increasing concern about the amount of plastic in our environment. This film not only explores this impact but also inspires action. Following the screening there is an open meeting for anyone interested in the issue to come along to plan action in Frome to reduce plastic.
The campaigners also plan to screen the film widely to other towns, cities and villages to raise awareness and inspire action in communities and schools.
To book a free place at the screening on 1st May at 730pm visit: www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/plastic-free
The community plastic free meeting will take place on Tuesday 8th May at 7:30pm