Plastic Fantastic

Plastic Fantastic | Credit: Trimafilm15

Documentary / Isa Willinger / Germany / 2023 / 104 min / OmdU Preview

Highly informative documentary, looking at the problem of plastic pollution from all sides. While the awareness of the crisis grows, plastic production is skyrocketing. Is the industry on the right path to solve the problem? Is there a way for plastic recycling to actually work? (-Movies that Matter)
There are 500 times more plastic particles in the world’s oceans than there are stars in our galaxy. Plastic is in the oceans, rivers, air, soil and inside ourselves. And the plastics industry is planning to expand their business in the coming decades. ‘Plastic Fantastic’ is a film about the global plastic crisis. But it’s also a thorough and well-researched film about circular production, greenwashing, microplastics, carbon emissions and climate racism – and it’s made by a director who actually knows how to turn it all into a deeply engaging and, above all, human film. We meet shirt-sleeved plastic lobbyists, scientists and the activists who walk around Hawaii and Kenya picking up plastic waste with their bare hands while trying to put an end to the catastrophic production of plastic.

Film talk

There are 500 times more plastic particles in the ocean than stars in our galaxy. So we need an answer to the plastic crisis. Material science is researching this and planning in cycles.

Isa Willinger, director / Prof. Michael Braungart, inventor of the C2C concept, eco-design, Leuphana University / Moderation: Fritz Habekuß, foreign correspondent, Die ZEIT