The Ocean’s Words
2017, Middle School, Film
Imagine a life where a helpless parent finds her children getting hurt every day, due to ignorance. I tried to express this frustration in my video on ocean pollution, where “Ocean” is the parent, and everything that lives in it, its children. My video tries to convey an urgent appeal to take action and protect our oceans. I was inspired by the idea of a personal message of help, and used the Ocean’s own voice and viewpoint. We depend on the ocean for food, water, climate and to manage the fragile ecosystem of our planet. From research, I learned that by 2050, there would be more plastic in the ocean than fish. I realized that I have more questions than answers, and that I can make a small difference by asking these questions and prompting viewers to think. Why would we want our children to live in a future where they cannot enjoy nature? Why would we leave them a contaminated ocean whose future is bleak? We need to do more. I hope my video influences the audience by urging them to walk in the ocean’s shoes, understand its pain, and take action, today.