THE STORY OF PLASTIC
Director: Deia Schlosberg
Run Time: 1 hour 29 mins
Depicting a world rapidly becoming overrun with toxic material, THE STORY OF PLASTIC brings into focus an alarming, man-made crisis. Striking footage, original animations, and archival material combine in this timely documentary 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.
Director Bio: Deia Schlosberg made national news in October, 2016, when she was arrested and charged with 45 years’ worth of felonies for filming the #ShutItDown pipeline protest in North Dakota. She’s currently directing The Story of Plastic, the Story of Stuff organization’s first feature film. Previously, Deia produced Josh Fox’s climate change film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change (Sundance/HBO). Deia also co-produced Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock (Tribeca/Netflix), and The Reluctant Radical (2018), Lindsey Grayzel’s portrait of one climate activist and his personal struggle with avoiding global catastrophe. Deia also co-directed and produced Cold Love, a look at the 25-plus-year career of explorer Lonnie Dupre’s journeys to the world’s coldest places and the climate change impacts that he’s witnessed first-hand by doing so. Deia earned an MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University in Bozeman, where she directed and produced Backyard, which looks at the human cost of fracking. The film won two student Emmys (Best Documentary, Bricker Humanita