South Africa is ranked as one of the top 20 worst polluters of plastics in the oceans, globally. It is said that every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the South African oceans. Environmental groups say if nothing changes by 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by weight.
Corona and professional big wave surfer, Frank Solomon have joined forces with Joburg based waste-pickers to highlight the global plight of plastic pollution by producing a thought-provoking documentary that aims to educate viewers of the importance of these waste-pickers. (Which, incidentally, has already won a few prestigious international short film Awards).
Frank Solomon comments, “One of the big problems is public awareness”. He continues, “People are often overwhelmed by the problem but if every one of us takes responsibility, by even picking up one piece of litter a day, every day, just think about the difference it would make. Our aim is to explore the issues and fight for change”.
Enjoy this award-winning local documentary about the importance of Waste-Pickers in South Africa
Frank Solomon, a big wave surfer and marine activist from Cape Town South Africa, travels to meet two exceptional men, Thabo and Mokete, who indirectly serve the environment through recycling as a means of income. This is the untold story of new friendships, shared experiences and common interest between individuals that are worlds apart.
Client: Corona x Parley
Agency: King James
Production Company: Eyeforce
Director & D.O.P.: Arthur Neumeier
Producers: Christiaan Coetsee & Mascha Spaans
Editor: Bjorn Baay
Sound Tech (JHB): Renier van Niekerk
Sound Tech (CPT): Simon Rice
JHB Fixer: Jacob Motsamai