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WHAT IS PLASTIC PEOPLE?

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Plastic People Synopsis

Award-winning science journalist Ziya Tong travels the world to investigate how microplastics have infiltrated the human body. She flies to Amsterdam, Türkiye, Texas, England, France, the Philippines and across Canada, meeting scientists who are sounding the alarm about the impact of microplastics on human health.

Ziya makes it personal, putting herself on the front line, enlisting scientists’ help in examining her home and testing her body, revealing the scope of the problem. Ziya wants to know if microplastics in the environment are in her blood, lungs, liver or brain. Could microplastics be affecting her hormones? Tong is one of the first people to confirm that she has plastic inside her body. In the tradition of Super-Size Me and What the Health?, we follow Ziya as whistleblowers and experts reveal frightening health risks – including the rise in many types of cancer, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, infertility, obesity and lung disease.

Director

Ben Addelman

Co-Director &
Science Journalist

Ziya Tong

Producers

Vanessa Dylyn
Stephen Pannicia

Executive Producers

Peter Raymont
Rick Smith
Steve Ord

OUR PARTNERS

White Pine Pictures
TELUS independent
Canada Media Fund
Telefilm Canada
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Ontario Creates and Ontario
Canada

TAKE ACTION TODAY

As part of the commitment to facilitate a conversation shift around this urgent health issue, Plastic People is developing an impact campaign in support of the film. Working closely with a number of partners, the impact team will execute a solution-based program that will include a number of events, education materials, as well as calls to action. Watch this space for more details!

OUR IMPACT PARTNERS

Plastic People

Plastic People is a landmark feature documentary that chronicles one woman’s mission to expose shocking new revelations about the impact of microplastics on human health.

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