The North Drift
Where does the plastic waste dropped in European rivers end up? Filmmaker Steffen Krones' personal curiosity turns into a research project. Together with engineers and scientists, Steffen traces plastic waste from his home city of Dresden, along the Elbe River, all the way to Norway. Will the buoys really wash ashore somewhere in the Arctic? Will GPS data confirm suspicions that there are links between German rivers and the Arctic Circle? The film takes us on a scientific adventure to show how we are part of a cycle in which everyone has the power to make change.
Steffen Krones – also known as LAX – is a German director and filmmaker. As a young skateboarder, he started to abstract his surroundings. Architecture, people, weather, and light settings seemed to matter for this kind of sport. It also brought him out into the world to discover new opinions, lifestyles, architecture, vegetation, and of course, other people. He moved to Canada and lived in Vancouver for a year after finishing school. Today he is a freelancer based in Dresden, Germany, without attachment to any locality. He works with several filmmakers and artists who travel the world producing award-winning films, commercials, music videos, and short films.