A Plastic Ocean: a film review

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Submitted by jazmin marquez on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 11:54

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I would like to recommend a documentary called "La sal de la tierra" or "The Salt of the Earth" in English, which is very dramatic because it stress on the negative effects of human acts in every place, at every step. The film was made with the Brazilian photographer Andrés Salgado. They reflect on the international conflict, famine, migration and other problems on the five continents. Salgado makes us think that the supposed evolution that the world has had during the last 40 years, is nothing more than the setback of humanity. Finally, the documentary is on Netflix.

Submitted by Joanagr96 on Wed, 08/04/2020 - 19:28

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Normally I don’t wact documentaries but the last documentary I saw, it was about Auschwitz.

Submitted by ligma on Mon, 30/03/2020 - 10:56

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um this is possibly fake bacause the goverment kind of fakes these things (like the moonlanding) and i dont think that my plastic bags formed a island in india and blue whales cant exist because ther brains is soposedly bigger than ours but i dont see them as our overlords or anything alsow say my name. otherwise this is a good article to learn english on. : )

Submitted by Nguyễn Ngọc Hưng on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 04:42

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What an useful article !

Submitted by ნანა on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 23:41

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Hello everybody. I am so glad to have a chance study in "britishcouncil". There are a lot of documentary films. Today I watched "Red balloon" I would advise to see that film.

Submitted by msp2123 on Sun, 22/03/2020 - 20:17

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I think governments should take lots of measures if we really want to save our planet, because all the effort some people are doing means nothing when there are lots of individuals that pollute the environment whithout any regrets.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Mon, 09/03/2020 - 16:45

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I have seen a bit of documentary films, therefore, can't recommend one of them.

Submitted by jose enrique on Sat, 07/03/2020 - 18:26

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well, I think that we are destroying our world, we need to take action because the consequences could be catastrophic. we government should take action now.

Submitted by alsayed on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 23:01

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In relation to ( spoiler alert ) , Does it mean -revealing a hidden secret? Does it collocation or just expression ?

Hello alsayed,

Normally, a spoiler is something which can ruin somebody's enjoyment of a film or a book. For example, if you were reading a book and somebody tells you how the story ends then you would probably be annoyed because not knowing the end is part of the enjoyment. When somebody is about to give information like this they often say 'spoiler alert' to warn others to stop reading or listening if they don't want to know that kind of information. It's very common in film reviews, for example.

 

Sometimes people say 'spoiler alert' in other situations. It's a humorous way to tell someone that you're going to tell them how something ends. For example, I might say this:

I had a car accident a few years ago. Spoiler alert: I didn't die!

It's a joke, because the person I'm speaking to knows I didn't die.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team