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Breakwater is a film that explores the extremely current environmental issue of marine litter, aiming to motivate further local action.

by Emma Askew in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

I am a young environmental researcher and film-maker that is based in Exeter, and I am also the South West Rep for the national charity Surfers Against Sewage. I am currently in the middle of producing my first short environmental documentary, 'Breakwater', which will premiered this August at Exeter Phoenix in association with Surfers Against Sewage and Plastic Free Exeter. The documentary itself, 'Breakwater', explores the extremely current environmental issue of marine litter through different human case studies. It is acknowledged that the marine litter problem has been largely researched, documented and broadcasted, yet the film aims to motivate further action and address that modern society needs to make long-term individual changes in order to prevent damage to human health/well-being, the environment and the economy in the most effective way. In addition, the film addresses a new angle to the problem in which this issue is 'humanised' and aims to enhance the appreciation of how marine litter will impact us as humans. A 'Breakwater' movement itself is a term that has been invented to describe a modern movement where societal action acts as a barrier between marine litter and the ocean. Finally, the film stresses the importance of celebrating the optimistic and positive change that has already been made to tackle this issue, as well as further change that could be made in future. Any money raised will go towards the production fees of drone footage, music licences and film shoot logistics. My small team and I believe this project will act as an important tool to spread awareness on marine litter and to make it a relatable issue that motivates others to get involved.

Let's make 'Breakwater' happen

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