Movies That Matter — Plastic Paradise, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Event details

  • April 17, 2018
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211

Movies That Matter Series Collaborates with Earth Week(s) 2018 & Celebrate Water Door County

Plastic Paradise, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (2013, 57 minutes) will be shown Tuesday, April 17 at 4:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County.

The film illustrates the often unseen consequences of over consumption of plastics; and how this ubiquitous material is destroying the health of our environment, its creatures, and humans. To illustrate this serious situation, the film investigates the suffering marine wildlife and habitat of the remote Midway Islands, as their home and bodies are twisted into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

“We are all familiar with trash, but most of us likely are unaware of indestructible plastic trash that pollutes the oceans, contaminates our seafood, kills birds, fish, and marine mammals as well as carrying toxic substances into the environment and our bodies. Plastic Paradise is an excellent, accessible, and troubling documentary that reveals these issues. My college age son thinks it is ‘right on.’ See it and share it with others!” – Carl F. Cranor, Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program, University of California-Riverside.

About the Movies that Matter Series: The film is part of the UUFDC’s monthly Movies That Matter series examining a wide range of issues. The free screenings are followed by a discussion. Donations to help defray the costs of public performance licensing are appreciated. The series invites consciousness and intellectual inquiry, which is philosophically in tune with Unitarian Universalists beliefs. The UUFDC Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For further information call (920) 854-7559.

About Earth Week Door County: In 2016 the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, The Forest Recovery Project, The Ridges Sanctuary, and The Nature Conservancy have teamed up to bring you more than a week’s worth of activities that will help you observe Earth Day and Arbor Day. For a complete Earth Week(s) 2018 Calendar of Events visit Facebook,

About Celebrate Water: Celebrate Water, a Door County Community Foundation initiative, works to understand the threats to our water and inspires people to act and protect our water. It involves numerous local environmental, art, musical, church and, wildlife organizations. A calendar of events can be viewed on