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Film screening: White Waves - introduced by Chris Tola

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Event Cinemas - Glendale

387 Lake Road

Glendale, NSW 2285

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CTC - this film is yet to be classified. Parental guidance is recommended for viewers under the age of 15.

83 mins - Directed by Inka Reichert - 2016

Suddenly a couple of small plastic rings appear on the beach of Guéthary along the west coast of France. Every day there are more and more, hundreds of thousands. François Verdet rides the waves of this beach all year long. He is shocked. The surfer sees these little plastic things for the first time in his life. Where do they come from? François cannot sleep until he finds out their origin…

Litter, wastewater, industrial products and chemicals – it is all ending up in the sea. This is often happening without anybody hearing anything about it. But there are some people that observe and feel the pollution day by day with their own body: surfers. As soon as there is some swell they grab their board and ride the waves, in winter and summer. Water is their life. And they want to protect it.

Their love of nature and the water gives them the strength to go out, investigate and search for the source of the pollution. They start talking to people who were involved, to politicians and to the industry. They even initiate scientific studies in the sea and in rivers. If necessary they go to court.

They want to surf White Waves again.

Watch the trailer for White Waves.

Guest speaker: Chris Tola is author of Surfing Roadies, former Surfrider Australia President and a National Surfing Reserves board member.

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