An evening with Jo Ruxton – Founder Ocean Generation

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Behind the scenes – Making the Netflix documentary, A Plastic Ocean.

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During her 8-year journey to produce the multi-award-winning film, Jo travelled to the centres of 3 oceans and to 20 locations around the world, meeting those affected by the crisis that plastic waste is doing to our ocean. She witnessed the devastating effects on marine wildlife and met people on remote islands who are drowning in the stuff and facing a relentless tide of plastic on their shores. We’ll hear about the science behind the problem as well as the incredible new developments that are starting to bring hope to tackle this issue once and for all.

Jo will also give a sneaky insight into the new film project that is just beginning its pre-production phase.

Speaker - Jo Ruxton, Founder of Ocean Generation (formerly Plastic Oceans UK)

Jo started the first marine programme for WWF in Hong Kong being a key advocate for the establishment of the first marine parks there.

She was a Producer and the BBC Natural History Unit and a lead member of the BBC’s diving team, producing and directing underwater sequences since the first days of filming on Blue Planet.

Disappointed in the lack of conservation messages in BBC films, she left in 2008 to work independently to focus on plastic in the ocean, she produced, A Plastic Ocean, the award-winning Netflix documentary. She founded the charity, Ocean Generation, to continue the legacy of the film through education and outreach programmes which are now expanding to address wider ocean issues.

Before the event canapes will be provided by Paul Ainsworth | Chef ( Paul Ainsworth invites you to have a taste of Cornwall.

We are delighted to invite you to sample some of the flavours of the Mariners Public House in Rock. Our beautiful iconic pub on the edge of the Camel Estuary.

Before the evenings screening we will be offering two of our favourite dishes,

• Fried buttermilk chicken, garam masala, chipotle mayonnaise, jalepeño

• Fish & chips, line-caught cod, triple-cooked Yukon Gold chips, tartare sauce

These will be served alongside a selection of stunning wines, beers and spirits all from Cornwall.


Fox Building

Falmouth University

Wood Land Campus

Wood Lane


TR11 4RH

Please note parking spaces in Falmouth and close to the event may be limited.

IMPORTANT NOTICE The venue has a maximum capacity of 50 attendees. Strict social distancing will be maintained during the event in line with Covid restrictions. You will be required the wear a face covering during the screening, unless exempt for medical reasons.

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