A special screening of the documentary film, A Plastic Ocean, and a mini market with some gorgeous and hugely practical items to buy. For W3 (Wonderful Waiheke Women) members only: to join, contact Niki@NikiSchuckPR.com.
The documentary has screened once on Waiheke and was a sell-out, so get in quickly to secure your ticket! While living on an island does make you so much more aware of what we use, put down our drains and into our rubbish bins, this documentary will open your eyes as to how important it is that everyone does their bit and understands the impact on our oceans of the daily decisions we make.
Venue: Artworks Theatre, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa
Date: Wednesday 3 May
Cost: $35 includes a glass of wine or beer or a non-alcoholic drink, substantial canapes and the screening of the documentary
Start time: 5pm, Doors and bar open for networking and a mini market of things to buy which will help the world and a few other gorgeous bits!
RSVP Via booking your tickets at www.ArtworksTheatre.org.nz
6.35pm Seated for the documentary
PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARRIVE TO BE SEATED NO LATER THAN 6.40PM
6.40pm Address from Anna Dawson: Anna has been working and volunteering in the Philippines since 2008. In 2014, Anna and her husband sailed a yacht from Auckland to the Philippines, stopping at many remote islands along the way. Sadly, they saw many sparsely populated parts of the world buried in plastic. This trip (as well as becoming a mum in 2015) inspired Anna to work on the issue of plastic pollution.
Last year Anna cycled 2000km through the Philippines to raise awareness of the need to reduce plastic consumption and pollution. Along the way, she rallied over 1,000 people to take part in clean ups, as well as talked in schools and universities about the issue. 500 sacks of plastic were collected from the coastlines during the three-month trip.
Anna is now a local resident on Waiheke with her family of three. She believes that Waiheke could be a model community for the rest of the world in terms of minimising plastic waste, but there is still work to be done. Let’s do this W3!
6.45pm Screening of “A Plastic Ocean”
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 the 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”
There will be a 20-minute interval during the film, which will allow an opportunity to stretch your legs, grab another glass of wine, and further browsing/buying at the mini-market.
8.20pm Documentary finish, more networking, final chance to buy anything from the market!