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Documentary showcases all-female expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch 

PHOTO: The X Trillion team, Rowan Henthorn (front, second from left)- CREDIT - www.xtrillionfilm.com

'X-Trillion', starring Manx marine biologist, premieres in London today

A new documentary film hopes to shed a light on the issue of marine plastic and the impact it has on our planet.

Back in 2018, the first all-female expedition travelled to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - the densest accumulation of marine plastic anywhere on earth.

Local marine biologist Rowan Henthorn was onboard.

The 14-strong international crew set sail on a month-long voyage, which saw them cross 3,000 nautical miles from Hawaii to Vancouver.

A filmmaker went along for the ride, and today, a documentary will be released capturing the journey.

'X-Trillion' is described as following 'the gruelling journey of eXXpedition’s all-women crew led by Emily Penn as they sail 3,000 miles across the North Pacific Ocean through the densest accumulation of ocean plastic on the planet to make the unseen, seen.'

Siobhán Fletcher caught up with Rowan to find out more:

You can find out more about the film, including where to stream it at their website.

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