Film Series Kicks Off with "A Plastic Ocean" Screening in Baltimore

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Baltimore City and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation are bringing one of the most talked-about environmental films to the Fells Point waterfront for a special free screening.

The environmental film series Docs from the Docks kicks off Tuesday, February 20, with "A Plastic Ocean." The feature-length documentary highlights the ripple effect that discarded plastics can have on bodies of water around the globe.

"A Plastic Ocean begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect."

The plastics problem is evident in the Baltimore harbor, where litter flows down urban streams and makes its way to the Patapsco River, then the Bay.

Following the film, there will be a panel discussion featuring professionals in Baltimore City whose work focuses on trash, recycling and litter.

The film series is presented by Baltimore's Waterfront Partnership and CBF, with snacks provided by MOM's Organic Market. The screening will be at Brown Advisory's waterfront office on the Bond Street Wharf in Fells Point. Doors open for the event at 6:30 p.m. February 20, with the film beginning at 7:00 p.m., and the panel discussion at 8:45 p.m.

Organizers say spots are filling up quickly, so be sure to RSVP in advance. To register for the free screening, click here.

Megan Viviano