Content available from April 21st until April 24th | Available only via invitation


Awards

• ANCRE d’OR, FIFME, 2017
• Grand Prize, Green Image Film Festival, 2017
• Grand Prix, Festival FReDD, 2017
• TROPHÉE D’ARGENT, Festival du Film scientifique
• Best 1-Hour Documentary, Cinemambiente 2017

Synopsis
FR

Le plastique serait-il en train de modifier l’écosystème marin sans que l’on en mesure encore toutes les conséquences ? Désormais partie intégrante des océans, au même titre que les algues ou le plancton, les déchets plastiques sont omniprésents. Mais l’immense majorité (99 % !) de ces déchets a disparu. Où est-elle passée ? Des scientifiques du monde entier – océanographes, spécialistes de l’environnement, microbiologistes… – enquêtent aujourd’hui sur ce plastique devenu invisible.

EN

99% of the plastic that should be floating in the oceans is missing. Even accounting for the plastic that washes up on beaches or is trapped in arctic ice, millions of tonnes has simply disappeared. As most plastic never deteriorates, it simply breaks down into smaller and smaller particles that are invisible to the human eye, what happens to this missing ocean plastic is a mystery. In this investigation, scientists embark in search of the micro-plastics. Small, mostly invisible, toxic, they are home to a new ecosystem: the plastisphere. But where are they? Ingested by organisms? Buried under the ocean floor? Degraded by bacteria? And what is the impact of them entering the food chain?

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Presented in partnership with/Présenté en partenariat avec la Fondation Tara Océan
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Director

Vincent Perazio

Country

France

Age Recommendation

Age 12 & up

Themes

Marine ecosystems, Plastic pollution, Oceans / Seas, Marine life, Health, Scientific research