Plastic Planet (2011)


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We live in the age of plastic. It's cheap and practical, and it's everywhere - even in our blood. But is it a danger to us? The plastic industry annually generates hundreds of billions of dollars. Every industrial sector in the world today is dependent on plastic. The amount of plastic we have produced since it was invented would be enough to cover the entire globe six times over. But this inexpensive and convenient substance comes with a hefty price. Plastic stays in the ground and water system … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Werner Boote
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 12, 2011
Box Office: $2.4k
First Run Features - Official Site


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Sniffing and licking as he goes, and pausing to rub his face vigorously with bioplastics, the director favors a peripatetic style that staves off boredom but is frustratingly shallow.

Full Review… | January 14, 2011
New York Times
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Disturbing, cautionary documentary that will make you rethink the products with which you surround yourself.

Full Review… | January 13, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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A must-see for anyone even remotely interested in the staggering health costs of plastic to humans and the planet itself.

Full Review… | January 12, 2011
Village Voice
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You must see this beautifully filmed cautionary tour of plastic-glutted landfills, plastic-strewn deserts and into human arteries where plastic beads compete with platelets for space.

Full Review… | March 15, 2011

[VIDEO] "Plastic Planet" is an informative and entertaining documentary that builds its case logically, without making pedantic judgments. This lively documentary might help the planet.

Full Review… | January 20, 2011

Both humorous and horrifying, this documentary drives home the point that we are dying from our own materiality.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Film Journal International

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