Jakarta, April 8, 2021 – PULAU PLASTIK (Plastic Island), a documentary film by Visinema Pictures, Kopernik, Akarumput, and WatchdoC, will commence screening in Indonesian cinemas on April 22, 2021. Pulau Plastik tells the story of three individuals and their fight against single-use plastic pollution. Gede Robi, is the Balinese vocalist of grunge-band Navicula; Tiza Mafira, a young lawyer from Jakarta; and Prigi Arisandi, a biologist and river guard from East Java. The three protagonists explore the extent of plastic pollution in Indonesia, how it has entered our food chain and is impacting our health, as well as what can be done to address the plastic pollution crisis.
The PULAU PLASTIK film is adapted from a series that shares the same title, and is directed by Dandhy Laksono and Rahung Nasution. “PULAU PLASTIK is not only a collaboration of producers, filmmakers and the film’s characters, but it is also a combination of science, street activism, art, and an investigation in videography. The production team has extensive experience in capturing ecological and political issues in Indonesia.” said Dandhy Laksono. Rahung Nasution added, “This film explores a point in human history in Indonesia that seeks to solve problems without creating new ones.”
Ewa Wojkowska, Chief Operating Officer of Kopernik and Executive Producer of the film said, “We began this initiative in Bali with the vision that local culture and local wisdom can be a big part of the solution to prevent the ever-increasing problem of single-use plastic pollution. Through PULAU PLASTIK, we hope to inspire and encourage everyone to take real action and reduce the reliance on, and problems caused by single-use plastics.”
The premiere of PULAU PLASTIK is set to coincide with Earth Day and to invite the wider community to protect the Earth. Angga Dwimas Sasongko of Visinema Pictures, Executive Producer of this film, said, “PULAU PLASTIK is a collaboration between Visinema, Kopernik, Akarumput, and WatchdoC and our effort to stop single-use plastic pollution, so that our children and grandchildren can have a better future.”
Lakota Moira, Producer of PULAU PLASTIK added, “During the process of documenting the journey of the three activists in the film, we were deeply inspired by their passion and dedication to this issue. We hope that the release of PULAU PLASTIK this Earth Day will amplify their voices and inspire more people to be part of the change.”
Prior to the film premiere on Earth Day, a series of ‘The Road to the Premiere’ activities will be held across Bali between 18 and 21 April 2021. These include a ‘Sunday without Plastic’ event at Kebon Vintage in Denpasar on 18 April, where a press conference and talk show on local solutions as well as a live music performance will take place, following current health and safety protocols.
It’s time to take action to protect our Earth! The more people who are involved in taking small actions in their daily lives, such as refusing single-use plastic products and packaging, the bigger the positive change that we can bring to protect our planet. By coming together, and joining forces, we can encourage governments and corporations to make real change, reduce the reliance on single use plastics and stop single use plastic pollution.
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About Visinema Pictures
Visinema Pictures is a film production house established by young filmmakers with progressive ideas to support positive change for today, and for the future. The vision and business strategy of Visinema Pictures vision combines idealism, combatting current challenges, making independent creations and nurturing dreams.
Kopernik is an Indonesian-based organization focusing on research and development to find what works by experimenting with potential solutions that address social and environmental challenges. Kopernik works with partners from the development, public and private sectors to advance products, services and approaches that support underserved communities, as well as creative actors in advocating for social-environmental issues in Indonesia.
Akarumput is a production house based in Bali, Indonesia which uses art, music, and media campaigns to raise awareness regarding environmental and social issues around the region. Through involving passionate local artists and celebrities, Akarumput campaigns effectively engage youth, intending to inspire positive change and build environmental values on a grass-roots level. In Indonesian Akarumput means “grassroots”.
WatchdoC is an Indonesian audio-visual production house. Established in 2009, WatchdoC independent production house has produced 165 documentary episodes, 715 titles that have been featured on national television, and more than 45 commercial and non-commercial award-winning titles.
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