An epic global adventure following a filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there.
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I shared this information with high school seniors. It certainly raised their level of awareness regarding the abundance of plastic waste and the problems that coincide. A group of kids just visited another state on school business and brought me back a paper straw. These are the kinds of small changes that matter. It is an important and informative movie and I believe it is accurate.
This movie is amazing and sad. This documentary is very well done and shows how we are not only polluting our oceans, but killing animals with the plastics that enter our oceans. Why do we, as a human race, think we can just throw trash everywhere and it will be ok? Is it the ‘outta sight, outta mind’ mentality? If people don’t start realizing the Earth is a living entity that needs to be cared for, we are doomed as a species. Everyone needs to see this to realize the extent we have damaged this important and essential ecosystem.
The title says it. We have one ocean, on Earth everything is connected. This is an overwhelming movie because it's an overwhelming problem. Hang in there. There are some amazing scientific inventions shown towards the end of the film. Many of the facts are not going to be new to most of you. I watched it with my husband who doesn't usually pay as much attention to pollution like I do. Once you know, you cannot un-know! Now my husband knows and that's exactly what A Plastic Ocean must have set out to do. We will never see birds the same again!
This movie is amazing; the filmmaker did a wonderful job capturing the issue in an informative, interesting beautiful way. And there was hope at the end. I was engrossed, which I can't say about a lot of movies and it really made me open my eyes and start to make real change about our plastic use in our home.
As a High School teacher, I think it is important to show parts of this film to my classes. Even though we are far inland, the issue of waste disposal in the oceans is vitally important. Having lived in Asia, I find that many Americans are a bit unaware of the size of the problem. Disecting the fish to show how many little pieces of plastic clogged their guts was very instructive.
Remember, Plastic does NOT break down; it breaks up into small pieces that destroy the food chain by killing off the small fish who support everything above their trophic level (and that includes us).
In the past 10 years humans have created more plastics than the previous 100 years. Most of that plastic is winding up in the ocean. It doesn't break down as much as it breaks up. Now With 47 times more pieces of plastics in the ocean than plankton. We are on the verge of a massive extinction. An overwhelming number of whales, dolphins, fish and birds and the like are dying of malnutrition because their stomachs are full our our plastic garbage. Watching this documentary your heart goes out to these suffering creatures. All the chemicals in the plastics are poisoning our food chain. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!! The first thing is for all to WATCH this documentary PLASTIC OCEAN. There's no special features on this dvd. But that's ok because the whole content is a special feature. A MUST SEE!!!!!!