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The Story of Plastic

USA / Kina / India / Belgia / Indonesia / Fillipinene/ 2019/ 1 t. 35 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/hindi/indonesisk/mandarin/Tagalog
UNDERTEKSTER:
norsk
CAST:
Delphine Levi Alvares, Yvette Arellano, Prigi Arisandi, Mao Da, Martin Bourque
DIRECTOR:
Deia Schlosberg
WRITER:
Tony Hale, Brian Wilson
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Melissa Lesh
PRODUCER:
Deia Schlosberg, Kyle Cadotte, Stiv Wilson, Megan Ponder
The miracle material that became an environmental nightmare

The same properties that make plastic so practical also makes it an environmental nightmare. THE HISTORY OF PLASTIC shows us the scope of this ongoing ecological disaster – from enormous landfills filled with waste nobody knows what to do with to the toxic air pollution caused by the production and treatment of plastics. Journeying back to the 1930s, the documentary tells the story of how what was once heralded as a miracle material went on to become one of humanity’s greatest environmental challenges.

Deia Schlosberg

Deia Schlosberg (USA) THE STORY OF PLASTIC is Schlossberg's feature directorial debut.