|An in-depth analysis of the oceanic plastics problem, past and future, and what can be done about it.|
Plastic Shores (Edward Scott-Clark, United Kingdom, 2011; 55 min.) Today, the material that will leave the biggest impression on future generations is plastic. The film explores the varying roots of the plastic problem. The phenomenon of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is discussed and the viewer discovers that there are not just one but five of these patches in the world (North and South Pacific, North and South Atlantic, and the Indian Oceans). The documentary ends on a slightly more optimistic note, the viewer discovers what can and is being done to counter the effects of the disposable society we live in today.