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Plastic Planet
     

Plastic Planet

Director: Werner Boote

Cast: Mark Jefferis, Peter Lieberzeit, Marques Brown

 
Director Werner Boote takes an up-close look at the plastics industry in order to explore whether the ubiquitous man-made material is a danger to human health. The grandson of a once-prominent plastics magnate, Boote became aware early on that the material we rely on to make our lives easy could also be poisoning our planet. Not only because a piece of plastic takes

Overview

Director Werner Boote takes an up-close look at the plastics industry in order to explore whether the ubiquitous man-made material is a danger to human health. The grandson of a once-prominent plastics magnate, Boote became aware early on that the material we rely on to make our lives easy could also be poisoning our planet. Not only because a piece of plastic takes up to 500 years to deteriorate in the ground or water system, but also because studies indicate that frequent exposure can also lead to a variety of health problems in humans. In this film, Boote speaks with scientists, manufacturers, consumers, and government officials in 14 countries about the dangers of continued reliance on plastics, as well as alternatives that could lead to a cleaner world, and a healthier population.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/12/2011
UPC:
0720229914635
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
73,539

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Four Bonus Shorts (Astronaut Barbie; Flying Saucer; Of Fish and Men; Life is the Exception); ; Press Kit & Resource Guide (DVD-ROM)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Jefferis Narrator
Peter Lieberzeit Participant
Marques Brown Participant
Othman Ilyassa Participant
Klaus Rhomberg Participant
Beatrice Bortolozzo Participant
Felice Casson Participant
Juergen Artner Participant
Frederic Corbin Participant
Robin Tharaldson Participant
Hermann Bicherl Participant
Vicky Zhang Participant
Theo Colborn Participant
Kurt Scheidl Participant
Rupsha Raghuram Participant
Charles Moore Participant
Susan Jobling Participant
Scott Belcher Participant
Patricia Hunt Participant
Gunther von Hagens Actor
Badru Okidi Participant
Hiroshi Sagae Participant
Jeff Harris Participant
Fred vom Saal Participant
Craig Halgreen Participant
Guido Brosius Participant
Stefano Facco Actor
Catia Bastioli Participant
Ray Hammond Participant
Margot Wallstrom Participant
Elfriede Boote Participant

Technical Credits
Werner Boote Director,Screenwriter
Ekkehart Baumung Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Bogner Producer
Florian Brandt Production Manager
Ilann Girard Executive Producer
Tom Glaeser Executive Producer
Ilana Goldschmidt Editor
Peter Hoehsl Animator
Eick Hoemann Sound/Sound Designer
Jens Ludwig Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Kirschner Cinematographer
Henning Kroeger Production Manager
Orb Score Composer
Tom Pohanka Editor
Cordula Werner Editor
Daniel Zuta Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Plastic Planet
1. Age Of Plastic [2:20]
2. Life Cycle [12:17]
3. Health And Plastic [7:59]
4. Secrets [11:57]
5. Toxic Globe [9:56]
6. The Effects [5:56]
7. Invisible Shell [13:04]
8. Harmful Substances [8:07]
9. 700 Studies [12:43]
10. Complete Cycle [6:08]
11. Grandfather's Life [4:18]
12. Credits [4:09]

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