Official film description...
We live in the Age of Plastic. It's cheap, it's practical, and it's everywhere – from the highest mountains to the hottest deserts, from the North Pole to the South Pole. It's even part of us – inside our blood.
Should we be worried?
In the tradition of Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock, this feisty yet informative documentary takes us on a journey around the globe – from the Moroccan Sahara to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, from a factory in China to the highest peaks of the Alps – to reveal the far-flung reach of plastic. Interviews with the world's foremost experts in biology, pharmacology, and genetics shed light on the perils of plastic to our environment and expose the truth of how plastic affects our bodies…and the health of future generations.
Rating from our film jury...
Selected for the Films for the Earth Festival 2013.
“Plastic Planet” is definitely one of the gems in the Austrian’s film repertoire: impressively and variedly explained contexts, direct connections to our daily lives, a good journalistic performance, and a highly relevant issue. An intelligent film, which is easy to follow and clearly encourages viewers to take action.
The film allows to gain a planetary perspective, is well structured and exciting. Pictures and scenes reflect the content very well and are aesthetically pleasing, some of them even include never before seen footage. Film editing, camerawork and film music are professional.
“Plastic Planet” reflects the many facets of our world which often is characterized by consumption and possession. Contrary to expectations, the film doesn’t stir up emotionally, but is highly educational and is fun to watch.
“Plastic Planet is that rare call-to-action documentary that might rouse viewers to do something more than nod their heads in agreement. A methodically researched yet engaging examination of the environmental and health problems associated with plastic.” – Variety
Technical information and screening rights...
Director: Werner Boote
Country: Austria, Germany
Run Time: 95 minutes
Language (Audio) : German, English
Screening rights Switzerland: Praesens Film
Screening rights Germany: Farbfilm Verleih
World Rights: Doc & Film International