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“As goes the oceans, so goes life on earth. All of us. This is the time. The reason for hope.” -Dr. Sylvia Earle
Healthy oceans support healthy humans. A recent EPA study reports that poor air quality potentially increases mortality from Covid-19. Shipping and trucking emissions, plastic production and chemicals from plastics, produce poor air quality. What we do to the planet we do to ourselves.
Daily, Plastic Ocean Project staff and volunteers work in the trenches heightening awareness of the dangers that plastic pollution poses for all living things. Currently, Plastic Ocean Project embarks on our most ambitious project to date: a collaboration with an established film production team to create a full-length documentary entitled If the Ocean Could Talk.
If the ocean could talk, what would it tell us? Our film does not harp on negative ecological impacts of human economies. To employ a nautical term, we decided to take a fresh tack. We highlight the efforts of scientists, political leaders, conservation groups, and industry leaders working to mitigate humanity's negative ecological impacts while also improving economic efficiencies. We further identify ways in which, each of us can forge positive outcomes in unprecedented ways. We know what we need to change; we just need to trust that change is possible if we dare enough to listen.
If the ocean could talk - A voice for the North Atlantic is a heart-stopping cinematic journey narrated by composer and world-renowned double bass player Garth Stevenson. He bridges the human/animal communication barrier, proving that the power of music extends beyond human cultures. Stevenson witnessed whales approach when he performed on a ship in the Antarctic. Was it the music that made them curious? Can he recreate that experience in the North Atlantic? Our film crew will capture the musical exchange between Stevenson and marine life as he journeys around the North Atlantic Ocean. We will explore some of the most unique ocean characteristics found in the world while recording the many unique marine life sounds under the surface. Our film invites viewers to join Stevenson and our film crew on our pioneering voyage as we connect with experts and innovators who explore ways in which the sea already speaks to us.
Please become an essential participant in this work ensuring that we can share it with the world. In doing so, you invest in telling the story of
an unprecedented exploration in the North Atlantic, the people who understand what's at stake, the political drive, and the change makers who value business and the oceans at one of the most crucial junctures in global history.
Your gift provides immediate financial support without which we are unable to continue film production which we abruptly halted at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Your funding pays artists, divers, filmmakers, and our ship crew and captain. Double your money! A generous donor has pledged to match final donation totals up to $20,000! We thank you and the ocean thanks you too.