Friday, June 21, 2024

New Lake Erie Algae Bloom Documentary Wraps


A new documentary highlighting the problem with toxic algae faced in the US Great Lakes has wrapped up production.

The documentary “The Erie Situation” follows the progress of algae on Lake Erie and the devastating effect it has had on communities.

The film delves into the effect of toxic Algae blooms since they occur worldwide and can be a threat to precious freshwater sources. The documentary is produced by Plastic Oceans International and directed by David Ruck.

Commenting on his work, Ruck said:

“As somebody who grew up on the Great Lakes, I knew I had to make this film. The health of these ecosystems and of those that inhabit them is an important and compelling story to tell. It’s a story of big interests being allowed to go unchecked with practices that are harming many of us. My hope is that our film makes a difference by helping audiences to better understand these complex issues that very directly impact them and their communities.”

While Julie Andersen, the CEO of Plastic Oceans International, commented:

“It’s been incredible working with David to bring the important global issue of water security to the forefront. The project not only expands our efforts to use the power of film and story to educate and influence change, but to also further explore the deeper causes of plastic pollution linked to water security, human health and community impact.”

You can find out more information here or check out the trailer for “The Erie Situation” below.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for