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Peloton Against Plastic – SE Asia

Highlighting the amazing efforts of ordinary people tackling single-use plastic, showing we can work together.

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Impact areas

ENVIRONMENT

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Jamie Lepre

  • PRODUCER Greg Appel

Synopsis

DURATION: 90 MINUTES

The top 5 biggest plastic polluting nations on the planet are in South East Asia. With this in mind, film maker Jamie Lepre and environmental activist Paul Hellier embarked on an epic 5 week bicycle ride across Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. The result is an insightful and visually stunning documentary which not only highlights the tragic scale of this environmental catastrophe but celebrates this unique part of the globe and more so promotes the inspiring efforts of everyday locals who battle bureaucracy, apathy and indifference to educate others and push back against a burgeoning plastic tide.
They like us, recognise there is too much plastic in our lives and they are coming up with all sorts of mechanisms to clean up the environment and reduce the need for single-use plastic in their region. It gives up to us all that things are happening.
Paul and Jamie also attempt to travel responsibly, avoiding single-use plastic as they go. Even with the language and cultural barriers

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

The top 5 biggest plastic polluting nations on the planet are in South East Asia. With this in mind, film maker Jamie Lepre and environmental activist Paul Hellier embarked on an epic 5 week bicycle ride across Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

The film aims to stigmatise single-use plastic and highlight the economic and social benefits that flow from an environment that is free of this type of pollution
The impact of the film will be measured, in part, through the consequent implementation of strategies (educational, legislative, and coercive) by governments, corporations, organisations, communities and individuals in South East Asia to significantly reduce the use and availability of single-use plastic items.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

We wish to provide motivation and connectedness. Motivation for concerned groups and individuals that people are acting on this issue and that they should continue to care and act to solve the plastic pollution problem.

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

The film is reliant on the words and ideas of passionate environmentalists all over the world, particular in Australia and SE Asian countries.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

“Who knew I would ever laugh in a film about an environmental concern as daunting as plastic pollution? The film inspires environmental action with an important reminder that we don’t have to combat such huge issues alone - we can do this together. Jamie and Paul are loveable larrikins on a mission that leaves viewers inspired to follow.” - Jess M

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

The impact of the film will be measured, in part, through the consequent implementation of strategies (educational, legislative, and coercive) by governments, corporations, organisations, communities and individuals in South East Asia to significantly reduce the use and availability of single-use plastic items.

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