Into the Gyre |18 May 2015

Award-winning documentary, Into the Gyre, follows a pioneering expedition as it sails into the North Atlantic Ocean to study plastic pollution.

Where is this plastic, how big is the problem and what effect is it having?

Sailing on a 135-foot tall ship, thirty-four researchers, scientists and sailors volunteer on the five-week adventure to the remote Sargasso Sea, east of Bermuda. They find the Gyre — a giant whirlpool of accumulated plastic debris in the middle of the ocean.

As the team collect, count, and archive the plastic they encounter, the film explores the history of plastics, their effects in the ocean and on marine life, and considers possible solutions.

After the screening, the film’s director, Scott Elliott,  joined us via video link for the post film discussion.

 Venue: Nanna’s, 274b St Paul’s Road N1 2LJ (view map)

 This is the third film in our Green on the Screen series.