A Plastic Ocean
Roxie TheaterFri, Apr 21, 2017 6:00 PM Not Available
Film Info
Director:Craig Leeson
Year of Production:2016
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Keep It Wild
Environmental Health
Zero Waste
Running Time:100 min.

A Plastic Ocean is an ocean adventure feature shot across the planet over four years at more than 20 locations. The film follows ocean explorer and journalist Craig Leeson tracking wildlife, plastic rivers, and entire communities living among this toxic refuse. Champion free diver and new mother Tanya Streeter provides an intimate and tangible connection that plastic is becoming us. Scientists and experts examine the history, the sources and define the impacts of plastic pollution on the environment and health, and provide solutions to this crisis. A dramatic clarion call, the film demonstrates that the plastic pollution solution is one we can all be involved with. - David McGuire


DISCUSSION WITH: Orestis Herodotou, 5 Gyres; Sandra Curtis, Director of Innovative Projects, Plastic Pollution Coalition; David McGuire, Founder, Sharks Stewards

Program Sponsors:

Community Partners: 5 Gyres; Bay Area Science Festival; Blue Drinks Bay Area; Blue Frontier Campaign; International Ocean Film Festival; Plastic Pollution Coalition; Shark Stewards


Included Shorts
The Accord (18min) More
Additional Information

Craig LeesonCraig Leeson is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, television presenter and public speaker. He is the founder of Leeson Media International and Ocean Vista Films and chairman of the I Shot Hong Kong Film Festival. He is also the Asia correspondent for the Seven Network and an international correspondent for global network, Al Jazeera English. He began his career as a newspaper journalist before moving to television as a news correspondent and anchor. Craig has worked with major global broadcasters including the BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, PBS and Australia’s ABC. Craig is also a qualified surf life saver, an advanced scuba diver and a private pilot.