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Plastic Paradise

US - 2014

The invention of synthetic plastic created an era of disposable products. Watertight and endlessly malleable, plastic is the perfect invention yet, its miraculous durability is also its curse because it never goes away. In the early 21st Century, rumors about an island of garbage somewhere in the Pacific Ocean started to rise. Angela Sun decided to investigate. There, in what should be a remote tropical paradise, she discovers an ecosystem inundated by plastic waste. The images Angela uncovers, combined with the latest evidence from researchers, shows that the truth behind the myth is much worse than imagined.

Director Bio
Award-winning television host/journalist Angela Sun’s passion for storytelling and love for the oceans led to the creation of this ambitious project. A Bay Area Native, she is a graduate of UCLA and also studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Angela has conducted field research on the Great Barrier Reef while at UNSW, focusing on the study of reef sharks. A certified EcoDiver, she surveyed the coral reefs of the Andaman Sea as part of the Malibu Reef Check internship program. She serves on the board or advisors for Ocean Defender Hawaii. She has produced for MTV News, ProSeiben Network, and Current TV.

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Director: Angela Sun
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Duration: 57 min
Language: English


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    Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons
    Santo Domingo
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    Centro Cultural Perelló
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    Centro León
    Santiago de los Caballeros

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