90 mins


Inspired by Thor Heyerdahl’s epic Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947 and a cradle-to-cradle, no-waste philosophy, David de Rothschild built a 60-foot boat with a hull made of recycled plastic bottles. His plan was to sail this uncertain craft from San Francisco, California, to Sydney, Australia, while drawing attention to the abundance of single-use plastic that pollutes the oceans. This rousing documentary follows de Rothschild and his crew, first through the arduous process of building a seaworthy vessel and then onto the oceans in 2010 for a memorable four-month, 8,000-mile voyage.

Production Team

Vern Moen

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2012 Mountainfilm Festival.
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