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Our project to clean the ocean started with 12 year old kids building a 15 foot humpback whale from plastic, which they did in an effort to bring attention to the problem of plastics and other trash in the ocean. Next the children arranged to have the first ever children's summit to save the ocean at the United Nations in Vienna in June, 2018.
We're looking for a filmmaker to create a short film (3-5 minutes) that can be incorporated into 1) our app which is currently being developed, 2) our crowd-funding campaigns, 3) our web site, 4) in our installations (described below).
In association with this project, we also hope to raise millions in our clean the ocean campaign. And toward that goal, we plan to install the whale for perhaps 3 month periods in several prominent places in Vienna, including the zoo, Haus des Meeres, the Natural History Museum, to both educate the public and raise awareness of our project.
Hope you're out there.
Please see more details about the event and app and such on our website: www.childrensaveocean.com