by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV, Internet, Video.

plastic bag movie

After watching Ramin Bahrani short Plastic Bag, I guarantee you’ll never look at one the same way ever again. The film does such a masterful job personifying the main character that you end up feeling genuine emotion for its plight. Here’s a bit from the synopsis:

This short film by American director Ramin Bahrani (Goodbye Solo) traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog) searching for its lost maker, the woman who took it home from the store and eventually discarded it. Along the way, it encounters strange creatures, experiences love in the sky, grieves the loss of its beloved maker, and tries to grasp its purpose in the world.

The ending of the movie hits pretty hard with its message — so take a few minutes to enjoy this beautiful short.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Penny

    That was strangely moving!!

  • kristin

    that was hands down one of the best things i have ever seen. it’s worth it to watch through to the end.

  • Linda

    If recycling efforts are done in conjunction with reducing use altogether, cities would have a very efficient solid waste management programs.

    And for more sustainable resource use, we should always choose products that are designed to be less environmentally harmful. Here is California where I live, my family always makes sure to buy the eco-friendly items. Our beds and furniture are mostly from urbanwood (it’s a sustainable wood shop), and our cleaning items are from babyganics, a famous organics name in the US.

    In many stores in the US (i’ve noticed that the small enterprises are the more cooperative ones), they give some sort of incentives for people who don’t ask for a plastic bag when shopping. My wife usually just brings along a canvas bag to put all our groceries in. If a plastic bag is necessary, (like when you need to buy fish), we make use of biodegradable plastic.

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