OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cucalorus Film Festival
Plastic Pollution • Climate Change • Human Health • Microplastics • The Anthropocene • Animals • Cockroaches • Science
Date of Completion: 2023 | Run Time: 17 minutes | Language: English | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director: Laura Asherman
Set inside a dumpster television studio, THE DUMPSTER DIVE is a talk show in which a pair of cockroach news anchors report on the latest exploits of the human infestation. In the pilot episode of the series, hosts Howard Scourge and Madison Von Vermin investigate microplastics. By getting up close and personal with real-life scientists and plastic experts, the roaches revel in their findings that microplastics may just have dire consequences for their species' biggest nuisance.