In Ocean Plastic Paradise, sea animals navigate the perils of a habitat overrun with discarded plastic. Written and performed by Laraine Ray’s kindergarten class, the film is the culmination of months examining the effects of plastic pollution in the sea. In their storylines, students explored the ways plastic disrupts the food chain and wreaks havoc on coral reefs. They empathized with the difficulty animals face distinguishing plastic from real food. To bring their sea characters to life, they even created their own costumes and props.
Watch the full film below (and stay tuned for the outtakes).