Abu Dhabi: ‘The Turtle’, an environmental film made in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been released on YouTube.
‘The Turtle’ stars young Emirati schoolboy Ahmed Al Dahoouri, who plays the role of Ali.
Devastated by the death of "Pearl", a turtle that had been under study for over 40 years, Ali is determined to stop the unnecessary carnage to marine life caused by plastic bags.
Pearl had ingested a bag, thinking it was a jellyfish. The blockage in its digestive tract caused Pearl to become positively buoyant and unable to feed on the seabed. It starved to death.
Ali finds a solution, a ban on non-biodegradable plastic in the UAE -- an initiative taken up in real life by the UAE government -- to free the seas from plastic pollution.
The film has been watched by around 2,000 viewers in the first few days after its release on YouTube`s dedicated UAE YouTube Channel "filmsonuae".