Girl wants to show world where plastic goes

11-year-old arranges showing of film about dangers of plastic

An 11-year-old girl from Easton needs more people to sign up to learn about what happens to discarded plastic.

Gwendolyn Niles (Phyllis Meredith Photography)

Gwendolyn Niles (Phyllis Meredith Photography)

Gwendolyn Niles is organizing a screening of the movie “Plastic Paradise,” presented by Earthetarian, on Wednesday, April 16, from 6:30 to 7:57 p.m. at Showcase Cinemas Fairfield Cinemas at Bullard Square, 41 Blackrock Tpke., Fairfield. She must fill 54 more seats for the show to go on. Tickets are $11 and may be reserved at www.tugg.com/events/8157. If the minimum number of reservations needed is not reached, money will be refunded.

Thousands of miles from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on Earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three continents. In this independent documentary, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way, scientists, researchers, advocates and volunteers shed light on the effects of plastic consumption.

Gwen and her Destination Imagination team did a project on, among other things, Garbage Island, the floating “island” of plastic in the Pacific Ocean. This is a follow-up to that project and will conclude with a discussion at the end of the film as to what can be done.

Information is available from Stephanie Niles at 203-810-9797.

 

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