|A Drop In The Ocean is a ground breaking documentary feature about the adverse impacts of human activity on the world’s oceans and the practical steps that everyday people can take to mitigate these impacts. Shot entirely within Australia – and utilising an audience friendly panel show format – it focuses on the three biggest challenges to ocean health and offers three viable, practical solutions. The future of the planet is in good hands… Ours.
A Drop In The Ocean highlights three potentially catastrophic impacts of human activity on the oceans and our health:
As a response to this deadly troika of environmental hazards, the film posits three achievable fixes:
By linking human activity on land (agriculture, consumption) to ocean impacts (fishery depletion, pollution) and thus back to us (food sources, climate change), A Drop In The Ocean joins the dots and underlines its central thesis: that a profound disconnect between ourselves and nature has created an enormous imbalance; one that threatens to see us literally eat ourselves out of house and home, or even to death.
The solution therefore, is reconnection – and that journey begins with you and me. We are the little drops that together make up the ocean on which we all depend.
However, rather than focus on big scale political action, A Drop In The Ocean concentrates on how we can all help by changing our purchasing decisions and consumption patterns. In other words, green action through what we buy and do.
A Drop In The Ocean is the story of small change making big change.
By utilising the panel show format A Drop In The Ocean will directly engage key, targeted communities across the country, both urban and rural.
As an example, the first panel show event was filmed in St Kilda at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron on July 29, 2015. The focus was on plastics and over consumption – in a densely populated urban community living by the beach.
As the July, 2015 event in St Kilda demonstrates, the producers were able to leverage their existing networks within the green space to put together a mini ‘who’s who’ of Australian based environmental action.