CMG is proud to announce that CMG Action Grantees Noé Sardet and Tierney Thys, and filmmakers Sharif Mirshak and Christian Sardet, have released their short film The Plastic Vagabond. The film, narrated in both English and in French, educates viewers on plastics as a major contributor to ocean pollution, and suggests a solution on what to do with the plastic found in our oceans. In the film an engaging plastic toy narrator, Horsea Plasticus, takes the viewer on a wild journey from land to sea and back again, helping to cultivate a love of the ocean while at the same time highlighting the longevity of plastic. Through powerful visual media, the campaign aims to catalyze individual and community actions to keep plastic trash out of the water, reaching unique audiences who may not otherwise learn about this issue.
The film inspires viewers to hit the beaches together for communal beach cleanups - and then make sure the plastic never returns to the ocean, by creating art with the plastic debris found. Participants are then asked to submit photos of their art submissions to the campaign's Facebook page for a chance to win $500. The contest runs from March 10th, 2016 - October 1st, 2016. Teachers and educators can also utilize the Plastic Vagabond's TED-Ed lesson to educate students about plastic pollution.
Watch The Plastic Vagabond below! Learn more about Noé and Tierney HERE.