The latest ad on the subject, from the organization Plastic Change, puts a dystopian spin on the subject, by imagining humans getting tangled up in by plastic rather than animals. Produced by Danish production company Bacon and directed in Denmark by Ida Andreasen, it starts with images of an idyllic day at the beach but quickly turns into something horrific, as a child's torso is twisted by a beer can holder, a woman eating an ice cream finds her face wrapped in garbage and divers are caught in a mass of plastic. It's not a comfortable watch by any means.
“I wanted to tell the story about how human beings are also a part of nature and create a different narrative about the climate crisis through that. I am really grateful that Bacon gave me the opportunity to make the film and that Plastic Change wants to share it with the world,” Andreasen says in a statement.
The film goes live to coincide with annual conference Our Ocean 2019.