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.