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The Green Life: Movie Review Friday -- Garbage Island

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June 06, 2008

Movie Review Friday -- Garbage Island

Escape to the movies with one of our "Film Fridays" selections. Each week we'll feature a movie review with environmentally or socially responsible themes that’s currently in theaters or available on DVD.

Seen a good eco-flick lately? Send us a review of 100 words or less and look for your review in the next Movie Friday!

Garbage Island
http://www.vbs.tv/shows/toxic/garbage-island/

For years we’ve been reading about a patch of garbage the size of Texas floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, ingeniously dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Basically, any trash that gets dumped in the water rides the currents to this one spot and joins an ever-increasing flotilla of crap. For all the breathless accounts of the mess and its impact on the area’s sealife, however, no one seemed to have a picture of the buildup.

Vibe TV  joined the crew of a research vessel studying the trash and sailed out into one of the most remote spots of open water in the world, the North Pacific Gyre, in search of this mythical garbage island. What they discovered once they got there was an ecological disaster beyond any of their expectations.

Their compelling and catchy online TV series documenting a cross-Pacific voyage to find the Garbatch Patch is comprised of short episodes that you can watch online. Tune in as the young film crew goes through the ups and downs of the journey - and see the Garbage Patch for yourself!

You don't even need to order the DVD on Netflix, or trek to your nearest rental store - just click this link to watch the series online.

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