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Addicted to Plastic

Ian Connacher / Canada / 2008 / 85 ' / English


Gad Reichman, Martyn Iannece & Kevin Rollins
Ian Connacher & Gad Reichman
Oliver Johnson courtesy of the Hive

Awards & Festivals

Vancouver International Film Festival - Runner-Up - Audience Award for Most Popular Documentary Film
NFB Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award - Runner-Up
VIFF Environmental Film Audience Award Amazonas Film Festival, Brazil - Winner – Audience Favourite for International Documentary
Winner – Jury Award for International Documentary Festival International du Film d'Environnement
Paris - Winner - Coup de Coeur du Personnel de la Région Île de France

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A doc that reveals the history and worldwide scope of plastics pollution, investigates its toxicity and explores solutions


From styrofoam cups to artificial organs, plastics are perhaps the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. No invention in the past 100 years has had more influence and presence than synthetics. But such progress has had a cost.

For better and for worse, no ecosystem or segment of human activity has escaped the shrink-wrapped grasp of plastic. Addicted To Plastic is a global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there's so darn much of it. On the way we discover a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up.

Addicted To Plastic is a point-of-view style documentary that encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The film details plastic's path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. These solutions - which include plastic made from plants - will provide viewers with a new perspective about our future with plastic.


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