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.
About the Filmmakers
Plastic Paradise was produced by Virgil Films & Entertainment and directed by Angela Sun. Find out more about the film at plasticparadisemovie.com.
“The photography is a strong asset, and images from Midway Island are especially striking. When Sun tells us at the end of the film that the amount of plastic in the world will quadruple by the year 2050, it is not exactly a happy conclusion to this thoughtful, chilling film.” – Stephen Farber. The Hollywood Reporter Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Film Review. 18 Oct 2013
“This film is not for the faint of heart, as Plastic Paradise frequently presents disturbing images to its audience, including Midway Albatross birds being dissected to reveal plastics in their stomachs and the equally sickening ignorance of members of the plastic industry. All in all, once you forgive the film for stealing your own umbrella of ignorance during the downpour of guilt that is Pacific Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, you will thank Angela Sun for her effort in bringing this reality to light.” – Jordan S. The Alternative Consumer. Film Review: Plastic Paradise. 15 Sept 2014
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