In the short film below, Ramin Bahrani and narrator Werner Herzog anthropomorphize a plastic bag. But it’s more than that. It’s a new categorical framework for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — from the perspective of a plastic bag and his maker. It’s a love story and tragedy set in polyethylene. You just have to watch it: Plastic Bag.

Home-page photo of plastic bag in tree by Sascha W/Flickr. Thanks for making this image available through Creative Commons.

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