Popcorn, bean bags and A Plastic Ocean at Guardians of the S.E.A.A.’s first movie night

On 29 March 2018, 51 members of Guardians of the S.E.A.A. gathered at the Ocean Dome for the screening of A Plastic Ocean. Our first movie night was the most laid back event so far, and probably also the most thought provoking.

In this adventure documentary, journalist Craig Leeson teamed up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travelled to 20 locations around the world over four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution.

All set for the movie.
Checking in.

The documentary dives into and investigates the devastating impacts that plastic has caused to our environment, especially our marine life. Many members we spoke to said described it as an eye-opener.

In one part of the documentary, a female presenter emptied the stomach contents of a dead albatross and found that it was filled with plastics. Image: screen grab from A Plastic Ocean.

Here’s what Marie Li, one of our participants said:

The movie is wonderful, and also somewhat in-your-face. Lots of gory parts about plastics such as digging into birds’ stomachs that evoke emotional responses from the audience. Not a movie for the faint hearted but a movie to be remembered.

The best part about the movie is that it encapsulates how everyone in this world is interconnected  to the oceans.

S.E.A. Aquarium’s Conservation Team with the the team from Terra SG, an environmental action-oriented social enterprise focusing on ecology and humanitarian issues. They came down as part of their team bonding.

Big thanks to all participants who spent their Good Friday eve with us. Do join us at our next event Caring for Our Home where special guests will share on BYO and Singapore’s waterways, to be held on 20 April 2018. Details coming up soon!

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