July 5, 2020

Plastic Free Cayman to host free virtual movie screening & discussion Sat May 30

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will host a virtual screening of the new full-length documentary The Story of Plastic

George Town — Local environmental advocacy group, Plastic Free Cayman, will host a free, virtual screening of the new full-length documentary, The Story of Plastic. Hoping to give people who are staying at home something new and inspiring to watch and discuss, the group will be streaming the film all day on Saturday May 30th. The community Zoom discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Viewers can expect to learn exactly where plastic trash goes when it’s thrown “away.”

Laura Lee, a Plastic Free Cayman volunteer who organized the viewing for the , says the 95-minute documentary is “shocking, and filled with striking footage.”

“COVID-19 has impacted in-person events taking place this spring in Cayman and world-wide.”

“However,” Lee explained, “in this unprecedented moment, it is critical to ensure we continue to fight for the protection of the Cayman Islands’ gorgeous environment. We are so excited to still be able to accomplish this through our virtual event.”

Volunteers from Plastic Free Cayman will be attending the community Zoom chat, along with local artists, scientists, and teen advocates.

To sign up for the free screening and join the discussion, email the organizers at[email protected].

Plastic Free Cayman is a team of volunteers passionate about reducing single-use plastic in the beautiful Cayman Islands. They aim to raise awareness to the growing issues surrounding plastic pollution and help others on their plastic-free journey.  

The Story of Plastic is a new documentary by the Story of Stuff Project. The film takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s, and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its residents’ well-being.

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