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, and they travel to twenty 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.
“Herald of the Sea,” directed by Celine Schmidt. Short film.
Alabamians know oysters as a delicious delicacy, but they are also a crucial species that clean our waters and protect our shorelines. Already stressed due to ongoing pollution and water degradation, oyster populations were hit hard by the BP oil spill while ongoing oil and gas exploration and the potential for future spills leave them vulnerable. In HERALD OF THE SEA, we trace the impacts on the ecological power of oysters as the herald of our Gulf, telling us whether our oceans are healthy or in peril.
Panel discussion with:
Sandra Whitehouse – Environmental Consultant on Ocean Policy
Gary Lee Ginsberg – Lecturer, Yale School of Public Health; Toxicologist, CT Dept. of Public Health
Kara Lavender Law – Research Professor of Oceanography, Sea Education Association
Reid J. Lifset – Research Scholar, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies