Poster for X Trillion showing at Green Screen Cinema City in Norwich.

Green Screen at Cinema City presents feature documentary X TRILLION, which follows a pioneering all-women expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The film will be shown on Saturday 20th July 2024 followed by a Q&A with Director Eleanor Church and Dr Johanna Forster (UEA).

X Trillion – a film following the renowned all-women ‘eXXpedition North Pacific’ to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch premiered on 1st May 2024 at Curzon Soho, in London. The feature debut by Eleanor Church follows the gruelling journey of eXXpedition’s all-women crew led by Emily Penn, as they sail 3,000 miles across the North Pacific Ocean through the densest accumulation of ocean plastic on the planet. Why? In order to make the unseen, seen.

The 14 women international crew was made up of scientists, filmmakers, circular-economists, engineers, teachers, packaging designers and creators – but very few were sailors. It is a life-affirming story of adventure, discovery, science, solidarity and a call to action that burns with optimism.

Director, Eleanor Church, said: “We were a crew of women with different skills, goals and motivations, brought together to witness and record the true extent of the plastic pollution crisis – with a focus on micro plastics and their toxic impact on female bodies in particular. We all emerged transformed by the experience and are committed to telling the story of what we witnessed and working to find solutions.

“The film is about this global crisis, but more than that it highlights the crucial role women play in helping to change systems and find solutions to the big problems facing humanity.”

Produced by Verity Wislocki, the film explores the practical and emotional responses to one of the biggest global challenges of our time, as the crew leave families and land behind, to battle high seas, storms and sea sickness, and carry out cutting-edge microplastics research.

For the first time the film turns the camera on the extent of the plastic pollution crisis in one of the most remote places on Earth.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Director Eleanor Church and Dr Johanna Forster. Dr Forster is a Climate and Marine Scientist and is Associate Professor in the Environment and Global Development at the University Of East Anglia.

Tickets for this very special event are just £7 for Cinema City Members and £10 general admission. All are welcome to continue the conversation in the Cinema City Café Bar after this event, where you can get a free tea/filter coffee if you bring your reusable cup!

Book tickets HERE.