Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival 2020


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Depicting a world rapidly becoming overrun with toxic material, this documentary feature brings into focus an alarming, man-made crisis. Striking footage, original animations, and archival material combine in this timely documentary to point to the disastrous impact of the manufacture and use of plastics, shedding new light on a pressing global challenge that threatens the life expectancy of animals, humans, and Earth itself.

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  • Runtime
    89 minutes
  • Language
    English, Hindi, Indonesian, Malayalam, Tagalog
  • Country
    Belgium, China, India, Indonesia, Phillipines, USA
  • Note
    Director Biography - Deia Schlosberg: Deia Schlosberg made national news in October, 2016, when she was arrested and charged with 45 years' worth of felonies for filming the #ShutItDown pipeline protest in North Dakota. She's currently directing The Story of Plastic, the Story of Stuff organization's first feature film. Previously, Deia produced Josh Fox's climate change film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (Sundance/HBO). Deia also co-produced Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock (Tribeca/Netflix), and The Reluctant Radical (2018), Lindsey Grayzel's portrait of one climate activist and his personal struggle with avoiding global catastrophe. Deia also co-directed and produced Cold Love, a look at the 25-plus-year career of explorer Lonnie Dupre's journeys to the world's coldest places and the climate change impacts that he's witnessed first-hand by doing so. Deia earned an MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University in Bozeman, where she directed and produced Backyard, which looks at the human cost of fracking. The film won two student Emmys (Best Documentary, Bricker Humanitarian Award) and screened at film festivals around the world.
  • Director
    Deia Schlosberg
  • Screenwriter
    Deia Schlosberg, Tony Hale, Brian Wilson
  • Producer
    Deia Schlosberg, Stiv Wilson
  • Co-Producer
    Kyle Cadotte, Megan Ponder
  • Cinematographer
    Deia Schlosberg, Melissa Lesh
  • Editor
    Tony Hale, Brian Wilson
  • Animator
    Ruben DeLuna
  • Composer
    Mike McCready
  • Sound Design
    Eric Milano