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Plastic Planet

A film by Werner Boote



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Synopsis

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 Plastic Planet, director Werner Boote 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.

WINNER! 2010 German Environment Media Award

Packaged in a 100% Certified Green Forestry Practices DVD Wallet.


Watch the Trailer




What the Critics are Saying

"Illuminating & infuriating. Plastic Planet is so important that it is a must-see."
- The Village Voice

"Every bit as unshakable as An Inconvenient Truth." - Time Out New York

"Fascinating and ultimately alarming." - The New York Times

"Intelligent, wide-ranging, and methodically researched. Plastic Planet is that rare call-to-action documentary that might rouse viewers to do something more than nod their heads in agreement." - Variety

"At once scary and engaging, Plastic Planet is the best kind of advocacy documentary."
- Film Journal International

"A fair-minded, sobering but accessible call to action." - Wired Magazine


Recommended Reading

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel

Paper or Plastic: Searching for Solutions to an Overpackaged World by Daniel Imhoff

Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn


Links

See details about this film's theatrical run.

www.plastic-planet.at

fakeplasticfish.com

www.LunchBots.com - Stainless steel, plastic-free lunch, snack, and bento containers

Werner Boote Jump Starts a Revolution in “Plastic Planet”, Indiewire, 1/11/11

plasticpollutioncoalition.org

Plastic Planet soundtrack (entitled "Baghdad Batteries"), featuring original music by The Orb


Features and Specifications

Bonus materials:

  • Four Bonus Shorts (Astronaut Barbie; Flying Saucer; Of Fish and Men; Life is the Exception)
  • Press Kit & Resource Guide (DVD-ROM)
  • 16:9 Presentation

Format: DVD
Release Year : 2010
Running Time: 99 minutes
Color: Color
Language: English and German w/English subtitles


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