It’s our newest short film and we’re pretty darn proud of it. “Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean” is a film we pitched to National Geographic earlier this year. We were honored when they agreed to tell the story with us. The film will be announced in the September issue of The National Geographic Magazine. Here is the trailer and a little more about the film, which comes out August 20, 2013.
Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean
Join the Gyre Expedition for a close-up look at how garbage impacts our planet. This team of scientists, artists, and educators journeyed into the Alaskan wild this summer to study and gather marine debris. What they collected will become part of a 2014 traveling exhibit that seeks to bring the environmental harm of trash into perspective. The project was launched by the Alaska SeaLife Center and the Anchorage Museum.
Learn more about the Gyre Expedition and see video from this summer’s expedition:
Marine debris — mostly plastic — does not dissolve and stays in oceans for decades. And it kills. Every day, marine debris kills seabirds, whales, fish, dolphins, seals, turtles, and manatees that either mistake the debris for food or become ensnared and often strangled.
We at Dudes on Media believe that caring for our planet is one of the most important things we can do as a species. Our trash is becoming the cultural archeology of our time. Is that how we want to be remembered? We like to share this message with films, but we strongly feel they should never feel like medicine. They should be fun to watch, take you along on an adventure and even celebrate comedy.
In a new series for National Geographic, we’ll follow an international team of scientists, artists, and educators as they launch an expedition to study marine debris in the remote waters of Alaska. Traveling 450 nautical miles, they will stop to observe, document, and collect some of the trash that is changing our planet.
Here is a sneak peek of what’s coming later this year.
GYRE is an original National Geographic Web Series coming September 2013.