The Story of Plastic

Depicting a world rapidly becoming overrun with toxic material, this film brings into focus an alarming, man-made crisis. Striking footage, original animations, and archival material combine 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.

Action Opportunity

Learn how to break free from plastic.

Filmmaker: Deia Schlosberg

Running Time: 89 mins

Language: English

2021 ACFF OfficialSelection
Deia Schlosberg

Deia Schlosberg, Filmmaker

The subject of national news in 2016, Schlosberg was charged with 45 years’ worth of felonies for filming the #ShutItDown pipeline protest in North Dakota. Previously, she produced How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change. She co-produced Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock and The Reluctant Radical. She also co-directed and produced Cold Love. Her student film, Backyard, was created while earning her MFA in science and natural history filmmaking at MSU in Bozeman.