Sea Shepherd AustraliaWednesday, 8 May 2019 - 6:30pm
Pighouse Flicks, 1 Skinners Shoot Rd, Byron BayNew South Wales
We would love to invite you to the Byron Bay screening of the marine debris documentary, Rubber Jellyfish.
Rubber Jellyfish explores the impact helium balloons are having on global endangered marine wildlife populations - especially sea birds and sea turtles. It also reveals balloon industry greenwashing surrounding the common myth that latex balloons are 100% biodegradable, environmentally friendly, and not harmful to wildlife.
The film includes interviews and footage from Australian Seabird Rescue in Ballina! Kathrina Southwell from ASR and Carly Wilson, the film protagonist and director, will be attending to deliver a live Q&A to follow the film. Sea Shepherd will also be in attendance and will speak about the important work that they are doing to address marine debris.
As well as including footage from Byron Bay and Ballina, Rubber Jellyfish includes footage from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and a few little bits from Sydney, Canberra, and Maui. Since our Gold Coast premiere last September, the film has received a lot of interest. It has been screened 27 times all around the world and is making huge waves of change. It has inspired governments to change littering policies, inspired businesses to stop using balloons in their marketing, and has stopped tens of thousands of balloons from being intentionally released. We have also been featured on Sunrise, Today Tonight, ABC Radio National, and many other news outlets in Australia and the United States.
View a trailer and learn more about the film at rubberjellyfishmovie.com
Please note, this event will only go forward if enough tickets sell ahead of time! You can book now but your credit/debit card will only be charged if/when we reach this threshold.
This is a public and child-friendly event so please add friends to this invite who you think may be interested!