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A Plastic Ocean

Tuesday November 01 | 6:30pm
Jane Pickens (JPT)

Rules & Guidelines

community event

RSVP's for this screening are CLOSED. Some seats may be available at the door on a first come, first served basis.

A free community screening!

Presented by 11th Hour Racing 
With support from Aquidneck Land Trust
In partnership with Clean Ocean Access & in support of the Aquidneck Island "Ban The Bag" initiative

6:00 PM - Doors open

6:30PM - Film screening, followed by panel discussion with:

  • Commander Brad Donnelly (Military Professor, Naval War College, formerly Auxiliary Systems and Waste Management Officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76))
  • Dave McLaughlin (Founder, Clean Ocean Access)
  • Charlie Enright (Skipper/Co-Founder, 55 South)
  • Keith Cialino (Marine Debris Program, NOAA)
  • Philippe Beaulieu (Senior Project & Program Manager, Military at PyroGenesis Canada Inc, leader in manufacturing waste-to-energy plasma processes)


Moderated by: 
Dennis Nixon (Director Rhode Island Sea Grant and Professor, University of Rhode Island)

BAN THE BAG on Aquidneck Island!

Sign the petition >>

What else can you do to help?
1. Stop using plastic bags and replace them with durable reusable bags
2. Skip the wrapping paper this holiday season and give your gifts in reusable bags
3. Let your favorite merchants know that you support the elimination of plastic bags
4. Inform all elected officials that you support the elimination of plastic bags
5. Get outside and connect with nature and let the good feeling of our island environment build a wave of momentum to protect the environment for future generation

A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.

In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.

The results will astound viewers–just as it did our adventurers–who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health. 

During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.

Through the platform of the sailing and marine community, 11th Hour Racing programs foster ocean stewardship, increase our understanding of the ocean, and support the development of innovative solutions to the challenges that impact the marine environment. 11th Hour Racing has three program areas: grants, sponsorships, and ambassadors. For more information please visit

Run time: 105 minutes
Director(s): Craig Leeson
Producer(s): Adam Leipzig, Jo Ruxton, Sonja Norman (executive producer), daniel auerbach (executive producer)