Plastic Paradise + Gloop + Miracles On Mon Repos + Toy Boats
Sunday Jun 08 03:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Part of World Oceans Day Hawai‘i 2014.
Directed by Angela Sun. 2013. United States. 57 mins.
Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it’s become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun goes 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.
Watch the trailer.
Special guest: Angela Sun will lead a Q+A after the screening
Journalist, television presenter, sportscaster, and documentary filmmaker Angela Sun is a correspondent for American Ninja Warrior, host of Yahoo Sports Minute and anchors Court Reports on The Tennis Channel. She was the first Asian-American female on-camera personality to appear on ESPN, Fox Sports, Tennis Channel, and Yahoo Sports. Born and raised in Northern California, Sun has conducted field research on the Great Barrier Reef as well as surveyed the reefs of the Andaman Sea. She was one of the few selected as citizen marine biologists for the Malibu Reef Check internship program in Thailand, becoming a certified EcoDiver in November 2009. In her spare time, Sun has traveled to more than 40 countries in hopes of filling her third passport soon with new stories and adventures behind each stamp. Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is her feature directorial debut. It is currently on the film festival circuit and set for theatrical release later this year.
Presented by Patagonia
Directed by Gaby Bastyra. 2011. United Kingdom. 4 mins.
This dark fairytale follows the meteoric rise of plastic from its inception in Leo’s gloomy laboratory 100 years ago. Told like a Brother’s Grimm fable, Gloop offers a poignant and lasting message about the price we pay for the convenience of plastic.
Miracles on Mon Repos
Directed by Matt Raimondo. 2014. Australia. 3 mins.
In Bundaberg, at the entrance to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, a miracle takes place nightly on the shores of Mon Repos beach. This is the place where more than half of the entire concentration of nesting loggerhead turtles in the Southern Hemisphere come to lay their eggs. These big mama turtles were born on this very beach, some as long as 80 years ago.
Directed by Nathan Kaso. 2012. Australia. 4 mins.
A day in the life of the city of Sydney with one small twist.