German Short Film Powerfully Illustrates What It’d Look Like If Pollution Turned Into Ocean Life

We all know that our oceans are under threat of pollution. However, it’s one thing to hear the facts, it’s another thing to see it in a visual representation.

One Swiss filmmaker has come up with a very significant and applicable animated short about plastic waste.

Pascal Schelbli’s film, “The Beauty,” shows plastic waste going into the ocean and transforming into sea creatures. Things like bubble wrap turn into blowfish, while old tires become eels, water bottles transform into dolphins, and discarded shopping bags turn into jellyfish – all these transformations are accompanied by a poem that serves as the soundtrack.

Photo: YouTube/Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Photo: YouTube/Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

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It really makes a point of getting its audience to think about the current state of the ocean.

As explained by Schelbli, “What if plastic could be integrated into sea life? The Beauty is a poetic journey through the oceans, which are simultaneously stunning and filthy. Discover a world where concerns and fears dissolve into the mysterious depth of the polluted blue sea.”

Photo: YouTube/Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Photo: YouTube/Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

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