Cross posted from The Gulbenkian’s original blog
Kick start environmental conversations with your family this Plastic Free July with our family film screenings of Moana and Ponyo!
In Moana, the daughter of a Polynesian Chief undertakes an oceanic odyssey to save her endangered isle from environmental devastation enlisting the aid of the legendary demigod Maui along the way. Moana and Maui’s quest to restore ecological balance and preserve traditional culture highlights how indigenous peoples are among those most impacted by global warming.
Talking Points: Protecting our land and indigenous tribes, climate change, and natural resources.
Fantastic for younger children, Ponyo is a colourful story of a little boy who befriends a magical fish, who evolves into a young girl. An environmentalist twist on the little mermaid tale from Studio Ghibli, touching on themes of pollution, global warming, personal responsibility and rising sea levels.
Talking Points: Rising sea levels, climate change and pollution.
Find out more about Plastic Free July and how you can join the global movement to reduce plastic pollution so we can have cleaner streets, oceans and communities.