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SXSW 2024 World Premiere

WHAT IS PLASTIC PEOPLE?

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Plastic People Synopsis

The ground-breaking feature documentary Plastic People investigates our addiction to plastic and the growing threat of microplastics on human health. Almost every bit of plastic ever made breaks down into “microplastics.” These microscopic particles drift in the air, float in all bodies of water, and mix into the soil, becoming a permanent part of the environment.

Now, leading scientists are finding these particles in our bodies: organs, blood, brain tissue, and even the placentas of new mothers. What is the impact of these invisible invaders on our health? And can anything be done about it?

Acclaimed author and science journalist Ziya Tong takes a personal approach by visiting leading scientists around the world and undergoing
experiments in her home, on her food, and her body while collaborating with award-winning director Ben Addelman (Discordia, Bombay Calling, Nollywood Babylon, Kivalina v. Exxon) in an urgent call to action for all of us to rethink our relationship with plastic.

Director

Ben Addelman

Co-Director &
Science Journalist

Ziya Tong

Producers

Vanessa Dylyn
Stephen Paniccia

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 humanity’s fraught relationship with plastic and one woman’s mission to expose shocking new revelations about the impact of microplastics on human health.

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© 2024 PLASTIC PEOPLE.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.