In “Selfish,” what opens with a favorable scene at a sushi eatery rapidly transforms into a critical appraisal of plastic pollution. Made by Canada-based illustrator PoChien Chen, the fittingly named film starts by a culinary specialist culling a cleanser bottle from a heap of new fish, gathering different dishes made totally of waste material, and therefore serving them to a frightened trio of oceanic life. It at that point plunges into an upsetting arrangement of raw numbers about the present status of our seas and the impacts of contamination on natural life.
Chen said in an explanation that the basic activity was propelled by a visit to a little island in Taiwan two years prior:
‘It was the nearest I’d lived to the ocean, being just a brief drive away. Everybody can appreciate the sea shore with its white sand and turquoise sea. At that point, I went swimming consistently. Seeing such charming tropical fish and coral reefs ledge waits in my psyche. In any case, I likewise can’t overlook the areas of huge amounts of human waste lying around the shore as though it were a piece of nature.’