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Plastic Paradise Screening

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November 15, 2018: 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Budarz Theater, Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining, NY 10562

Join the Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series for a screening of Plastic Paradise. The film explores the fact that every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still somewhere on earth, and if it never goes away, where discarded plastics end up.

One such location is 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, siphoning 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.

View the Plastic Paradise trailer.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with local experts:

  • Debra Magadini, Researcher, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Jordan Christensen, Program Coordinator, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • Maija Niemisto, Education Director, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

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