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Follow along as British Columbian artist Pete Clarkson crafts a memorial to the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. Like so many people around the world, Pete was deeply affected by the disaster. See how he incorporates splintered and mangled timber and other objects from the Tohoku region into a unique public sculpture that connects Pete, his community and a people an ocean away.

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Raising awareness through art: Students learn how others are transforming plastic into musical instruments to raise awareness about plastic pollution. Next they stretch their innovation skills and plan how to upcycle plastic materials into an instrument, they gather their materials and build a prototype.

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Executive Producer

Shirley Vercruysse


John Bolton


John Bolton


Shirley Vercruysse

Associate Producer

Teri Snelgrove


Jenn Strom

Director of Photography

Andrew Coppin


Scott Morgan

Sound Designer

Chris McLaren

Sound Recordist

Jeff Henschel, Roderick Matte

Camera Assistant

Laird Pierce


Jennifer Scott, Pete Clarkson, Jesse Clarkson, Sam Clarkson, George Patterson, Jan Janzen


Tracy Sitter


Gary Shaw

Sound Mix Studio

Sound Kitchen

Sound Mix Technician

Chris McLaren

Production Coordinator

Kathleen Jayme

Technical Coordinator

Wes Machnikowski

Marketing Manager

Leslie Stafford

Production Supervisor

Kathryn Lynch

Program Administrator

Jennifer Roworth

Education Producer (Ocean School)

Heather Delagran, Erika Sullivan, Emily Sheepy

Graphic Design (Ocean School)

Erika Sullivan, Nada Jdreidini