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Monday, March 29, 2010

Werner Herzog breathes life into old bags.

I’ve covered the topic before, but Plastic Bag is probably the deepest commentary on discarded plastic and the environment you will see this year. The way director Ramin Bahrani humanizes the bag and it’s subsequent life is compelling though. Werner Herzog’s charming voiceover gives the actual bag life, and helps the piece make its points about the ways discarded plastic harms the environment. That it does so without being preachy is a fine line that most PSAs on the subject cross because they tend to resort to more shocking tactics.


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