The Story of Plastic (2019)

  • 2019
  • 1h 35m
  • United States, India, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Belgium

This film is no longer available to rent on Selects.

International Premiere

The Story of Plastic unearths the real causes of our growing plastic pollution problem and the twisted narratives we have been fed by industry to distract us and displace blame. Depicting a world rapidly becoming overrun with toxic material, The Story of Plastic brings into focus this alarming, man-made crisis. Striking footage, original animations, and archival material combine to point to the disastrous impact of the plastics industry, shedding new light on a pressing global challenge that threatens the life and health of animals, humans, and civilization on Earth.


Deia Schlosberg


Kyle Cadotte


Stiv Wilson


Megan Ponder


English, Hindi, Chinese, Tagalog, Indonesian



Bonus Content

16 mins
The Story of Plastic - Q&A

Join us in a pre-recorded Q&A with The Story of Plastic director Deia Schlosberg, moderated by Agnès Wildenstein, Sheffield Doc Fest’s Associate Programmer.

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