DATE: 7 September 2019
DOORS OPEN – 7:00
FILM STARTS – 7:30
COST – £10 at the door.
For the very first film night in The Paddock Room we are thrilled to be hosting the multi award winning A Plastic Ocean documentary which has been released in over 60 countries.
The ocean is drowning in our plastic pollution. More than eight million tonnes of waste enters the ocean every year. This is having a devastating impact on the marine environment, wildlife and, ultimately, our health.
Following the showing there will be a Q & A session with the producer Jo Ruxton. Jo is a passionate campaigner for the world’s Oceans. She started the first marine marine program for the WWF-Hong Kong and was a key advocate for the establishment of the first marine parks in Hong Kong.
Jo was a lead member of the BBC’s diving team and has been producing and directing underwater sequences since the first days of filming on Blue Planet in 1997.
Disappointed in the lack of conservation messages in the BBC films she worked on and witnessing the immense problem of plastic waste in the oceans, she decided to work independently and produced her first documentary feature, A Plastic Ocean.
Jo co-founded the Plastic Oceans Foundation as a registered UK Charity ten years ago to help the fundraising process need to continue the legacy of the film through work in three main areas: science, sustainability and education.
All proceeds from the event will got to the Plastic Oceans charity.