The Smog of the Sea

Ian Cheney, Kizzy O'Neal, Kim Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Emmett Malloy | 2016 | 30 min.

2017 Official Selection


This journey through the Sargasso Sea with scientist Marcus Eriksen and musician Jack Johnson, aims to debunk the myth of the ocean “garbage patches.” As the crew sieves the water, a more disturbing reality sets in: a fog of microplastics permeates the sea, and trillions of plastic shards are making their way up the marine food chain.