Plastics@thePalmer Film Series: Plastic Paradise (2013)
Sunshine Films, 57 minutes
Flex Theatre, HUB-Robeson Center
Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it has 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.
Organized in conjunction with Plastic Entanglements, this series examines how plastic influences our habits, our communities, and our environment and offers ways to connect with others and learn more about plastic pollution.
Co-sponsored by the Sustainability Institute, University Libraries, and the Palmer Museum of Art.