Production of the environmental documentary ''PLASTICLYSM''

Michalis Katsouris
Gerasimos Pavlogeorgatos

Documentary film is one of the strongest audiovisual means of communication. Its strength comes from the combination of image, audio and information it includes. The use of documentary film to raise public awareness towards many different topics is common throughout history. Nowadays, several environmental documentaries are produced every year. One of the most serious environmental problems that modern societies are facing is that of plastic pollution. In global scale, plastic production is estimated at 300 million tons annually. This paper discusses environmental documentary as a genre and describes the production process of the environmental documentary “PLASTICLYSM”.

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