Why we should care that plastic is filling our oceans

It started with blue whales. Craig Leeson, a Tasmanian journalist and documentary filmmaker, joined world champion free diver Tanya Streeter to find and film the elusive animals in their natural ocean home. 

As he was filming a whale underwater, Leeson panned his camera to the right, into a floating whorl of oil and plastic rubbish, and “A Plastic Ocean,” this year’s Salisbury Film Forum selection, was born.

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