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, as they travel to 20 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.
Alaska has been the source of myth and legend in the imagination of Americans for centuries, and what was once the last frontier of American expansion has become the first frontier in climate change.
Clean water is supposed to be every American’s birthright, but when the city of Flint fails to properly treat their water system, and city and state officials move to cover it up, residents fight to fix their vital lifeline and thwart the effects that a politically negligent system created. BIGGER THAN WATER explores the Flint water crisis through the eyes of those directly impacted and illustrates how a thirst
for money poisoned an entire city. This film depicts one community’s fight for justice as they ban together to ensure their survival.
Coral reefs are the nursery for much of the life in the ocean, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater. CHASING CORAL taps into the collective
will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic
transformation below the waves. With breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, CHASING CORAL is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.
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