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Chasing Plastic Jellyfishes

United Kingdom 2018
Duration: 02:25
Directed by: Courtney Bell
Screenplay: Courtney Bell
Production/School: University of Plymouth
Dialogue language: English

Chasing Plastic Jellyfishes is a stop-motion animation which explores current ecological issues regarding plastic. “Right now, an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic – everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads – end up in our oceans each year.” (Greenpeace, 2018) Her animation uses plasticine to bring a playful and colourful quality to the piece in order to educate an eclectic audience about the dangers of plastic waste for marine life. Courtney uses handmade plasticine models to show the harsh reality of plastic pollution, helping to convey the message to audiences in a sensitive manner.