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The Flipflopi Dhow Screening #PlasticRevolution
Screening of InfoNile’s short documentary film by journalist Megan S. Lee featuring the Flipflopi, the world’s first 100% recycled plastic boat, which sailed more than five hundred kilometers around Lake Victoria in March 2021 to bring together communities in the fight against plastic pollution. This expedition stopped in the three East African countries surrounding the lake, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, each differing in the success of their government’s plastic pollution policies.
Screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Dipesh Pabari, project leader on the Flipflopi expedition, and environmental activist, Dave Ojay of the Naam Festival and the Justice for Lake Victoria campaign.
The eye-catching Flipflopi boat is an exemplar of East Africa’s grassroots ‘artivist’ movements which have sprouted to address problems that governments have failed to solve.