Lecture: 'A Plastic Ocean' film screening

Speaker: Introduced by Michael Pitts, Director of Photography

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £5.00

Date and Time

19:30 -


Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN

Lecture Description

Unfortunately this year’s March lecture has been cancelled. The lecturer was intending to travel to Bath from Germany but due to extreme weather forecast for the next two days we have decided not to proceed.

‘A Plastic Ocean’ is an award-winning documentary film, which uncovers the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the ocean’s surface. More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans each year with catastrophic consequences. Sir David Attenborough has described it as “the most important film of our time”.

This screening (90 minutes) is followed by a short Q&A session.

Michael Pitts

Michael was the Director of Photography on ‘A Plastic Ocean’, which shows the proliferation of plastic and the damage it causes to the environment and wildlife across the world’s oceans. He is a cinematographer and film producer with 30 years experience of making wildlife and science documentaries across the world. His work has appeared in numerous BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic television productions.

Michael was principal cameraman for the underwater filming for two recent BBC1 series: Sir David Attenborough’s ‘Great Barrier Reef’ and ‘Mission Galapagos’ and was awarded EMMYs for cinematography on two landmark BBC productions: Sir David Attenborough’s ‘The Private Life of Plants’ and the first ‘Blue Planet’ series.

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