Trapped by Plastic

‘Trapped by Plastic’ is a short documentary film about award-winning Photographer Mandy Barker, whose work highlights the devastating and far-reaching impact of marine plastic pollution.  

We met Mandy in 2020 after she completed an expedition with scientists to Henderson Island (South Pacific Ocean) and some of their findings had been published. Featuring Mandy’s photographs and behind-the-scenes insights that span her decade-long career, the film shows how she developed a distinctive ‘call to action’ using strikingly colourful, intricate images to confront viewers with unpalatable truths.

The London Film Academy hosted an inaugural private screening of “Trapped by Plastic” with a panel discussion in February 2021, for its Filmmakers’ Club members. In June the film screened at the Blue Water Film Festival, the VUB Flagey Festival and opened a plenary high level panel session on ending marine plastic pollution at EU Green Week. Since then it was shown at the Women Over 50 Film Festival, the Legendary DOC Independent Film Festival and by DocEdge NZ, plus as part of various events linked to COP26.

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