Gyre: Creating Art from a Plastic Ocean (2013)
22min · Documentary, Short, Adventure · 1 January 2013
Much of the oceans' trash is swirling in one of five gyres, which are large systems of rotating ocean currents. The world shrinks as we all become connected through our litter, yet somehow we are still severed from the problem we've created, killing the life that depends on the sea. Now, in one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, a unique scientific expedition brings the problem into perspective. National Geographic follows an international team of renowned artists and scientists who journey to Alaska changing the way we view some of the most disturbingly profound artifacts of our time. Their battleground is not a prosaic academic textbook or quite lecture hall, but high seas adventure and vivid and stirring artistic expression.
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