Stunning Music Video Shows Man Being Destroyed By Plastic Pollution
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Novo Amor (aka Ali Lacey) has a jaw-droppingly good video to go with the launch of his debut album Birthplace.
Working with freediver Michael Board and film-makers Sil van der Woerd and Jorik Dozy, they have produced a haunting video which encapsulates the beauty of the ocean and the horror we are inflicting on it by dumping plastic.
It was filmed in Komodo and Bali and involved Board making more than 250 dives with the crew spending more than 35 hours underwater. See for yourself this stunning film…
The video was written and directed by Sil and Jorik, produced by Sean Lin and New Frontier Pictures, with cinematography by Nihal Friedel.
Sil and Jorik said: 'We want to make films about stories that matter, especially when those in disadvantage can't speak for themselves. The pollution of our oceans is one of the most important stories of our time. They are under attack by a rapidly growing tumour of plastic waste for which we are responsible. We've been exploring ways to make a video that touches on this topic for a while, and when we heard Ali's music the specific idea came to us almost in a flash.'
Local children collected all the plastic waste to make the poignant model whale.
Sil and Jorik added: 'On the last day of filming the whale, we disassembled it and took it out of the water. We removed all the plastic and nets and transported the segments back to the mountain village where it was created. Here, the builders will add extra, woven bamboo to replace the plastic. Soon, it will find its final resting place on a waterfall near the village where it will become a permanent tourist attraction with a water fountain shooting from its mouth.’'
Lacey said: 'The presence of plastic waste littering our oceans is not a new issue, but it’s an issue that has been worsening for years and is something that we can and should be addressing. The problem is not only a threat to marine life, but to the entire food chain, our whole ecosystem. When something impacts wildlife in such a profound way, we can expect it to impact upon us. The problems are manifold, the repercussions shocking, but there are ways in which we can raise awareness of such an urgent issue, and counter it.'
You can preorder a copy of Birthplace here and there is a European tour of Novo Amor in the autumn.