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? This feisty, 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 reaches of our plastic problem. 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. With Original Music by the ORB.
- Werner Boote
- Werner Boote, John Taylor, Felice Casson, Susan Jobling-Eastwood, Patricia Hunt
- Run Time
- 1 hour 35 minutes
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.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 01.14.2011
Disturbing, cautionary documentary that will make you rethink the products with which you surround yourself.Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 01.13.2011
A must-see for anyone even remotely interested in the staggering health costs of plastic to humans and the planet itself.Ernest Hardy, Village Voice, 01.12.2011