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This groundbreaking documentary investigates our addiction to plastic, and the growing threat of microplastics on human health. Almost every bit of plastic ever made breaks down into “microplastics.” These microscopic particles drift in the air, float in all bodies of water and mix into the soil, becoming a permanent part of the environment.

Now, leading scientists are finding these particles in our bodies: organs, blood, brain tissue, and even the placentas of new mothers. What is the impact of these invisible invaders on our health? And can anything be done about it?

Acclaimed author and science journalist Ziya Tong takes a personal approach by visiting leading scientists around the world and undergoing experiments while collaborating with award-winning director Ben Addelman (Bombay Calling, Nollywood Babylon) in an urgent call to action for all of us to rethink our relationship with plastic.

Join director Ben Addelman for a post-screening Q&A on June 1.

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  • Director(s)

    • Ben Addelman
    • Ziya Tong

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