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-Arnold Schwarzenegger

A Plastic Ocean Film Showing April 19th

Watch a free screening of A Plastic Ocean, an award-winning film about the impact of plastic trash in our sea -- and why we should care. Then participate in a fast-paced discussion about how our community is tackling the problem and how you can be a part of the solution. No tickets required. APRIL 19 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at  UW Tacoma, William Philip Hall, 1918 Pacific Ave. View campus map > 


  • 6:30 pm    Doors open
  • 7:00 pm    Film screening
  • 7:45 pm    Fast-paced community discussion

Topics and Speakers

  • Microplastics Research - Julie Masura, UW Tacoma
  • Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance - Kristin Lynett, City of Tacoma
  • Inspiration for Ocean Plastics Art - Angela Haseltine Pozzi, Washed Ashore
  • Going Plastic-Free to Save Our Sea - Karen Povey, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

A Plastic Ocean About the Film

A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.

In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.

The results will astound viewers–just as it did our adventurers–who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health.

During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.