14 WOMEN, 3000 MILES, X TRILLION PIECES OF PLASTIC
A journey that promises to change not only the women's
lives but the very future of our planet
One thousand miles from land. The closest humans orbit above in the space station. A lone boat awakens to calm. Then, a fragment. Followed by a toothbrush, a washing basket, a garden chair. Surface samples bring up handfuls of tiny microplastics. Looking out over the ocean, a few pieces of plastic float visibly in sight. But a realisation dawns – we’re looking at a dense soup of tiny pieces. The crew record an average of half a million pieces of microplastics per square kilometre here, and that is only on the surface. Who knows how much is in the 5000 metres of water beneath.
X Trillion follows the journey of 14 women as they sail a gruelling 3000 miles across the North Pacific Ocean to one of the most remote places on Earth, but also the location of the densest accumulation of ocean plastic - the North Pacific Gyre, or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
A crew of scientists to packaging designers, engineers, teachers, artists and more, they carry out cutting edge research into the impacts of plastics and microplastics both on the natural world and on human health, and explore the practical and emotional responses to one of the biggest global challenges of our time.
This is a story of hope, filled with life, magic and a call to action that burns with optimism.
X TRILLION will be released in late Autumn 2019.
We will adding screenings to this section soon!