This Mortal Plastik

Directed By
Jess Irish
Now Playing
Cinema Verde
Next Generation Award
Documentary, Experimental, Short
United States

A personal dive into the world’s most impersonal substance: plastics. Amid the lockdown, a bereaved mother unfolds a surprising journey within and across oceans to understand the contemporary landscape of single-use synthetics. From the noble intentions behind its invention to scales of havoc it has wrought, this experimental documentary brings together art, history, science, and the everyday. Playfully crafted with hand-drawn illustrations and poetic interludes, this evocative “pause between deep time and no time” will change how you think about this ordinary “thing without thingness."

No items found.

Become a member

For full access to our environmental film collection.