On June 5th, World Environment Day, Plastic Free Archipelago was broadcast in prime time on ERT2. It is the first Greek documentary to tackle the subject of disposable plastics and the pollution they cause in the seas around Greece. From the Cyclades Islands to the Gulf of Aegina, via Patras and Athens, the film-maker follows the litter, interviewing scientists and experts on the way.
Greek journalist and director Sotiris Danezis is behind the film. Using aerial and underwater shots he has been filming waste since the spring of 2019. In the documentary he follows teams of volunteers from the A.C. Laskaridis Foundation, who are committed to reducing the amount of plastic being thrown away. He films them as they work, and he also sails with them on the Typhoon, the foundation’s ship, to clean up the more distant, inaccessible beaches.
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