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Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch showing May 13

Angela Sun, in the filmd, "Plastic Paradise: The Great
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If you go

What: Film showing of Plastic Paradise

When: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13

Where: Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, Cobblestone Center, Tahoe City

Tickets: $10 advance; $12 at door

Learn more: tahoearthauscinema.org

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Squaw Valley Institute, in partnership with the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, will present “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” next wee.

The latest installment of the SVI Movie Night Series will have two showings: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the Tahoe City cinema.

Filmmaker Angela Sun will personally present the film with a Q-and-A session following both screenings.

Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still somewhere on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go?

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it’s become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents.

In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon.

Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.

“With fantastic archival footage, revealing modern images from the pacific and thoughtful, fact-based explanation, ‘Plastic Paradise’ provides an educational, hip, and very entertaining look at some of the many ways plastic is affecting us all,” said Dr. Mike SanClements, staff scientist with he National Ecological Observatory Network.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. SVI members are admitted free, but asked to make reservations on the Squaw Valley Institute website in advance at squawvalleyinstitute.org.

Visit tahoearthauscinema.com for tickets at to learn more about Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, located in the Cobblestone Center in downtown Tahoe City.

This article was submitted by Squaw Valley Institute, nonprofit dedicated to presenting programs that span a variety of topics including the environment; film and entertainment; education; health and wellness; music; world affairs and extreme sports.