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The Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series Screening of PLASTIC PARADISE: THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH.
November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pmFREE
EVERY single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go? Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.
As always, this will be followed by our curated Q&A panel discussion with panelists. Jordan Christensen (NY Program Coordinator, Citizens Campaign for the Environment); Debra Magadini (Researcher, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory), and Maija Niemisto (Education Director, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater). Many thanks to RIVERKEEPER for their partnership in this screening. ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.