Interactive Q&A on award-winning film “Plastic Paradise” with Angela Sun, who will answer your questions

Event Date: 
20 February 2014

Transcript: If you miss this live event, a transcript of the Q&A will be available afterward on this same page.

In this interactive Office Hour chat, Angela Sun — the director/producer/writer of the feature documentary “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” — will take your questions on the movie, its message, and the role of film and media in fighting marine debris.

The documentary’s centerpiece is a trip by Angela to Midway Atoll, where the albatross population is being killed by ocean plastics. 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 ever have imagined.

Plastic Paradise (http://plasticparadisemovie.com) is making the rounds of film festivals, where it has already won awards at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, and DocuWest Film Festival. A review of the film in The Hollywood Reporter is at www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/plastic-paradise-great-pacific-garbage-649566.

Angela Sun was the first Asian-American female host to appear on networks such as ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, Tennis Channel, and Fox Sports. She currently hosts the Yahoo! Sports Minute, the #1 online sports show, watched daily by millions. She was also host and correspondent for Al Gore’s Current TV from 2005-2007, and was nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for her work on an NBC newsmagazine.

About the Office Hour format

The event will be a live interactive chat conducted by typing and reading text. There is no audio component. Repeat: there will be no sound - this is not a webinar.

Office Hour chats provide an opportunity for audience members to ask questions to our guests; audience members may also share their own experiences and insights with the guests and other participants. All participants are able (and encouraged) to post, and all participants are able to view all posts. Inappropriate or off-topic content will be controlled.

Audience members are encouraged to login with their Facebook or Twitter accounts, or type in their name below the comment box, so we may easily match Angela's answers with your questions. Thanks!

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