Brothers tackle beach litter through film

Monday, 1 July 2019

Three brothers from Manifold Heights have created a short film to raise awareness of litter on the Geelong region’s beaches.

The Project 10/10 documentary follows brothers Mitch (16), Noah (11) and Malachy (9) on their journey to clean-up 10 beaches in 10 hours around the region’s coastline from Rippleside to Anglesea.

The film contrasts the beauty of the natural environment against the bags of plastics, paper and aluminium cans the boys collected with help from their parents, Donna and Malachy Woods.

Filming and editing was completed by Mitch using skills learnt during his Year 11 VCE media subjects at North Geelong Secondary College, while Noah and Malachy, who attend Manifold Heights Primary make regular appearances throughout the short film to discuss the types of rubbish found and the litter hot spots.

The boys want to use their film to start conversations about litter on our beaches and foreshore areas.

Late last month they met with Member for Geelong, Christine Couzens to discuss their ideas for reducing litter along Geelong’s waterfront precinct.

Project 10/10 is the latest in a string of awareness campaigns that the Woods family has undertaken.

Donna Woods

We spend a lot of time outdoors and pick up litter when we see it, so Project 10/10 was a good fit.

As a family, we believe in taking action to make change and we hope people see the film and are inspired to do the same.

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