Funds raised from this event will support the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, providing community programs to build awareness, provide education and coastal action opportunities for the community and local beaches, foreshores and dunes. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Professor Rodger Tomlinson (Director, Griffith Centre for Coast Management); Maggie Muurmans (Coastal Community Engagement Program Lead) and Dr Serena Lee (PhD in physical oceanography). Prior to the screening join us for a short workshop to create some take-home art from marine litter collected from the Gold Coast beaches!
A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.