Pick of the Day: Cinema Politica

Cinema Politica is a national organization that seeks to elevate the level of political engagement in our world through the presentation of thought-provoking documentaries. Tonight, Addicted to Plastic is screening at the University of Regina (Rm. 112 of the Classroom Building) at 7 p.m.

Directed by Ian Conacher, this 2008 film was shot in 12 countries on five continents, and examines the mixed legacy of plastic. Once regarded as a shining example of human technical ingenuity (a sentiment satirized in the 1967 movie The Graduate), plastic, because of its durability and petro-based origins, has turned out to have enormous enviromental consequences.

To give you a taste of what the film’s about, here’s the trailer.

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  1. Absolutely. We are addicted to plastic. This will never end and eventually our oceans will be jam-packed suffocated by the stuff as the emerging economies of the world eventually consume 100 times more than North America/Europe ever did and refuse to recycle. Plus plastic is made from oil so good luck on ever returning to paper packaging. You might see that at your local upscale boutique but not at Toys ‘r Us or Walmart.

    Plastic will metaphorically be the ultimate bag we all pull over our heads to 1. ignore the problem and 2. to suffocate on and die.

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