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This Mortal Plastik


This Mortal Plastik is a lyrical nonfiction film which dives into the world’s most impersonal substance: plastics. Amid the lockdown, a bereaved mother unfolds a surprising journey within and across oceans to understand the contemporary landscape of single-use synthetics. From the noble intentions behind its invention to scales of havoc it has wrought, this experimental documentary brings together art, history, science, and the everyday. Playfully crafted with hand-drawn illustrations and poetic interludes, this evocative “pause between deep time and no time” will change how you think about this ordinary “thing without thingness.” 

2001, Runtime: 21:18

Premiere screenings:

Chain Film Festival
[online Aug 20-29]
Wed Aug 25 8:30pm @ Chain Theatre Mainstage
312 w. 36th St. 4th Flr, NY, NY
*proof of vaccination required

Imagine Science Film Festival
[Oct 15-22] online & theater, TBA

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
[online Nov-Dec]



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