Washington D.C. Premiere
PLASTIC PLANET (Austria / Germany, 2009, 95 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere In this playful look at a serious subject, award-winning documentary filmmaker Werner Boote examines in detail the far-reaching effects of plastics on the environment. Plastics are cheap and practical, but it takes up to 500 years for plastics to disintegrate and in doing so they release toxins that may harm our hormonal system. Why do we not change our consumer behavior? Why does the industry not react to the dangers of plastic? Can we curb our love for this ubiquitous material, or do we still need it despite the problems it causes? Directed by Werner Boote. Produced by Thomas Bogner and Daniel Zuta.
Introduced by Andrea Schrammel, Director, Austrian Cultural Forum.
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