About

Quite simply we want to give everyone an opportunity to see this ground-breaking award-winning adventure-documentary feature-film. You can watch it at home alone on the films website and via streaming services such as Netflix & iTunes. But by coming to one of our screenings you will meet like-minded people from across society who are prepared to take-action on plastic pollution. Over the past twelve months we have built-up an Event Partner Network of over 20 local and regional organisations (see links page) and shown the film to over 500 people like you!

Currently

This latest wave of screenings covers all points of the compass. We are in North, West, East & Southern Dorset between April 22nd and July 6th. This wave includes Earthday (April 22nd), World Environment Day (June 5th) and World Oceans Day (June 8th). We also have two FREE ‘festival’ screenings in Wimborne & Poole on 9th & 17th June respectively.

Education

There is a lot of interest from schools BUT we are unable to attend them all or fit a feature length film into the curriculum.  That’s why we have made children aged 12 & under completely FREE (max 3 per adult). We also have Event Partners who specialise in education see DEED & Plastic Oceans UK. If you are looking for a lesson plan and posters for your classroom try World Oceans Day Plastic Pollution Resources. An 8 minute video containing scenes from the film is freely available on the Unitied Nations You Tube channel.

We are interested in hearing from Plastic Free schools, towns and organisations working in the region who are not already part of our network.  If you would like to attend or arrange a screening and connect with others please Contact Us.

How it Started

The Wave of Change started on Friday 5th May 2017 in Wimborne Dorset. When 180 people including 8 local and regional organisations attended a film screening of A Plastic Ocean. To follow-up this success there was another screening in November at the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester.

This second ‘wave’ coincided with the BBC Blue Planet 2 series being broadcast in the UK which was seen by 17 million people. Thanks to the the ‘Attenborough Effect’ the public suddenly became even more acutely aware of this issue which encouraged us to organise even more screenings.

During British Science Week (March 2018) Bournemouth University and Ecotainment! organised a third ‘wave’ of community-screenings across the Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch conurbation including Swanage.  This third wave took the total audience figures for our screenings to almost 500 and we were still receiving requests for more. During Earthday (April 22nd) we exceeded the 500 audience figure with events in Boscombe & Swanage.

 

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