Monday, June 29, 2015

PLASTIC PARADISE Film on July 10th (one week later than normal)

Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 1800s is still somwhere on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go?

This question will be answered in the premier showing of the new movie Plastic Paradise at American Memorial Park on Friday, July 10th at 6:30pm. (This is one week later than the normal FFF event due to the 4th of July holiday.)

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, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, jounralist/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.

Before the film, you will get to learn about where our plastics go on Saipan, and what it means to recycle on our island. Staff from the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality will discuss garbage and how we management it on Saipan and in the rest of the CNMI.

First Friday Films is a partnership between American Memorial Park, the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality and the Humanities Council with support from other organizations and individuals. This particular film is sponsored by BECQ. As always, our film events are free and open to the public. This event will run approximately 90 minutes.

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