It sounds ridiculous, but this short film following the life and inner dialog of a plastic bag is both moving in a very human way and thought-provoking as a means of addressing the unsustainability of single-serve plastics. Oh, and Werner Herzog is the voice of the bag.
"Did my maker exist or had I created her in my mind? Why were my mountains of joy so brief? And yet, like a fool, I still have hope I will meet her again. And if I do, I will tell her just one thing: I wish you had created me, so that I could die." Powerful stuff!
This 18-minute film may sound dumb to you. Who wants to see a film about a plastic bag, that does sound dumb. I found it to be beautiful and clever. Werner Herzog is the voice of the plastic bag. Just watch it before you pass judgment, ok? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDBtCb61Sd4
What I find really impressive about the film is that it is telling a story that only works in film. So many of the films we watch we could easily imagine in another medium, particularly books and plays. But this is a story/concept that only works on film. Its simplicity too is striking. No actors, no dramatic scenes, but a lot of intelligence and imagination.