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Addicted To Plastic

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ishani ghosh

on 21 January 2015

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Transcript of Addicted To Plastic

Addicted To Plastic
The rise and demise of a modern miracle
Behind The Making
What Is It About?
Technical Aspects
Language Use
What are my thoughts you ask?
Producer:
Cryptic Moth Productions (Ian Connacher)
Director:
Ian Connacher
Camera:
Ian Connacher

This was Ian Connacher's first documentary.
The documentary was shot over the span of three years.
"Addicted to PLastic" was made back in 2008-09.
The documentary is from the point-of-view of Ian Connacher, and what he thinks about the production of plastic.
The film was shot in 12 countries, 5 continents including two trips to the North Pacific Gyre.
Since it was made a while back, and it wasn't very popular, there is not information about it. other than the information you acquire from watching the documentary.
The film starts of from Ian Connacher narrating how he is addicted to plastic, meaning everything in his life has become "disposable, my food, my furniture..."
Ian follows the trail of plastic from the Pacific ocean, all the way to Delhi, Holland and other countries.
The main idea or the "thesis" that I grasped from the film was how our lifes are completely surrounded by plastic, which in the end of the day are toxic for us and the environment surrounding us. It pollutes our waters, our forests and even our body.
Some plastic pellets that are later transformed later into plastic bags, bottles, etc, do end up in the ocean.
Main purpose is to prove negative effects of plastic on our surroundings and that we should get rid of them.
Shocking amount of garbage such as plastic bottles, Styrofoam, and other plastic materials, found in the North Pacific Gyre <- archived footage.
From the different places he travels, Ian bring forth evidence supporting this idea.
Stating and pointing out the
problems, as well as figuring
out a possible solution.
Individual businesses taking up the responsibility to clean up; Bioplastic.
Toxic
Biodegradable
Harmful
And of course, plastic
Pathos: No such quality. No pity
invoked.
Real people ex . Rob Krebs- Dutch Biologist
The director uses A LOT of talking heads, as it is science oriented film.
Talking heads would use big words to exaggerate the topic more than it needs to be.
Voice narration almost throughout the film
Lots of different camera angles!
Many archived footage-> authenticity.
Documentary is mostly shot by one camera.
Liked how the director simplified what the scientists and biologist, etc had to say, for an everyday person to understand.
The solutions in the end.
Bioplastics are so cool!
Although it is a little slow in the beginning,it gains speed.
Definitly recommend watching this documentary.
Thank you!
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