Addicted to Plastic

Direction
Year 
2008
Country
  • Canada
Runtime
85min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

PLASTIC is a shocking and 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 worldwide waste and toxic legacy, but also we meet the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up. PLASTIC is a documentary about solutions to plastic pollution and 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 will provide viewers with a hopeful perspective about our future with plastic.

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Details

  • Original Title
    Addicted to Plastic
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Ian Connacher, Gad Reichman
  • Editing
    Martyn Iannece, Gad Reichman, Kevin Rollins
  • Runtime
    85 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2008
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Cryptic Moth Productions Inc.
      • Canada
  • Festivals
    • Festivals & Awards
    • Winner Golden Sun Award Best International Documentary
    • Winner Youth Award
    • Won Golden Sun Award for Best International Documentary
    • Runner-Up Audience Award for Most Popular Documentary Film
    • Runner-Up NFB Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award
    • Runner-Up Environmental Film Audience Award
    • Runner up Silver Snow Flake Award
    • Winner Audience Award for International Documentary
    • Winner Jury Award for International Documentary
    • Winner Coup de Coeur du Personnel de la Région Île de France
    • 2009 International Environmental Film Festival, Spain
    • 2009 Mostra de Ciencia e Cinema, Spain

    • 2009 FICMA International Environmental Film Festival, Spain
    • 2009 
Princeton Environmental Film Festival, USA
    • 2009 Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, USA
    • 2009 Powell River Film Festival, Canada
    • 2009 Environmental Film Festival in the Nations Capital, USA
    • 2009 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival, USA
    • 2009 Yale Environmental Film Festival, USA
    • 2009 Hamilton ECO Film & Arts Festival, Canada
    • 2009 Documenta Madrid International Documentary Film Festival, Spain
    • 2009 International Documentary Film Festival DOCVILLE, Belgium
    • 2009 Dok.Fest, Germany
    • 2009 Reel Earth Film festival, New Zealand
    • 2009 Kiev International Film Festival, Ukraine
    • 2009 Dutch Environmental Film Festival, Netherlands
    • 2009 Ecofilms Rodos International Film Festival, Greece
    • 2009 Tri Continental Film Festival, South Africa
    • 2009 EBS Doc fest, Korea
    • 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival
    • 2008 Sarajevo Eko-Oko Environmental Film Festival
, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • 2008 Amazonas Film Festival, Brazil

    • 2008 Festival International du Film d'Environnement, France

    • 2008 Planet In Focus Film Festival, Canada
    • 2008 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands

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