[Documentary] They Keep Quiet So We Make Noise


[Documentary] They Keep Quiet So We Make Noise

They Keep Quiet So We Make Noise

In Jenjarom, a small palm plantation town approximately 50 kilometers outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the smell of burnt plastic crept across the town every night entering the homes of residents, stirring them awake. After months of sleepless nights, a few local residents decided to investigate the source of the smell, forming The Environmental Protection Agency of Kuala Langat.

Under cover of night, ride along with agency activists Pua Lay Peng and CK Lee as they search for illegal recycling facilities, and learn about their work to expose, fight, and prevent the illegal importation of plastic waste.

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12 minutes
Directed by Marlena Skrobe


"This is a compelling account of the hidden costs, social justice dimensions, and human health consequences of plastic consumption." Leah Gerber, Professor of Conservation Science, Director of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Arizona State University