The Ocean: Their Home, Our Wasteland
2017, High School, Film
Born on Earth Day, I always felt as though it was my unwritten duty to protect the environment. I have always felt such gratitude and love towards our environment, and it upsets me beyond words whenever I think about the irreversible damage that has been done to such a beautiful planet. I believe a reason for this almost irreversible damage is due to most people’s failure to recognize the ocean as a home. We humans are willing to defend, protect, and cherish what is ours, yet irony comes into play as we take advantage of marine species that are unable to defend their home; in fact, we have exploited defenseless species on almost all ecosystems. In this short claymation/stop-motion video, I briefly portray the unfortunate luck of a sea turtle family, as the youngest gets a plastic cup stuck on his head and the mother becomes covered in oil. They are left with no safe haven to go to avoid such pollution, as their home has clearly been devastated by humans.