這部由 Ramin Bahrani 執導的短片只有18分鐘左右，可是看完之後的深刻感觸卻讓人難以忘懷。你可以把它當成簡單的環保電影，倡導大家減少塑膠袋的使用量，因為故事的主角是一個被人類丟進垃圾場的塑膠袋，以第一人稱的敘述法，緩緩回顧當時光流逝，人類或許早已消失，它卻仍舊漂泊世間尋找主人的經歷。看完影片，光想到那些成千上萬個萬年也不會分解的塑膠垃圾，正漂浮在太平洋中，應該就足以讓大家記得買菜購物時要多用自備的購物袋。
They told me it’s out there, the pacific vortex, paradise.
You may be thinking: hey, shut up, enjoy the sunset, you idiot.
Well, I don’t care what you think.
No one needs me here anymore, not even my maker.
Do you know her by chance? Have you seen her?
My first breath. I met my maker. I had a purpose.
She was quick to accept me into her life and made me a part of her life, but she also gave me my independence.
I met her friends.
She trusted me.
She showed me what she knew of the world.
I didn’t understand all her running around, but I always cheer her on.
This was shocking. This brought me closer to her than we would ever before.
My skin against her skin. My cold her warmth.
I made her happy and she made me happy.
I thought we would be together forever, until I met her private monster.
Look at this beast. How could she prefer this one to me?
What could this thing do? Nothing but slobber all over me!
She spent less and less time with me, but I still did everything for her.
I thought it must have been a mistake, that she must worry sick about me.
I imagined her crying: Where is he? Where is he?
Nothing could destroy me.
Flying monsters coming to peck at me, and the darkness begins.
I don’t know for how long or if it did matter.
The world decomposed. It was eaten by monsters, some too small for me to even see.
I remained. I was strong and smart, and I will find my maker.
I had holes, but over time I learned how to use them to navigate the winds and I could fly.
I was free, or so I thought.
Sometimes I have to wait and wait.
I searched everywhere for our home, hoping to find her.
Destruction. Desolation. There was nothing.
She never came.
I thought this was her, but there was nobody left.
I did not want to think about here anymore.
She had forgotten me and I will forget her, too.
I went to worlds I have never seen.
What kind of giant monsters had lived here and where were they now?
No matter how far I traveled there were always new worlds to see.
I wonder, if my maker know such places existed.
They looked like my maker’s own beast, only bigger.
I served no purpose to them.
Monsters be gone.
And sometimes the world is even too great for me.
And sometimes the waiting drove me mad.
Wasn’t she beautiful? She was also searching her maker.
I don’t need a maker anymore. I only need her.
The winds drifted us apart and left us alone again.
Where was I going? Who was I ? Was that me?
I looked just like the earth. I turned around and I saw the sun, and I looked like that, too.
But I was still lost, and that’s when I first learned about the vortex.
They have chained themselves here on purpose in order to preach about the vortex.
It was a world in the pacific ocean where hundred millions tons of us has gathered.
They said there was no maker. They said we were the maker.
They said in the vortex we are free. It was paradise.
They told me to go there to join the others.
And I was born again. And I reached out my hand to touch.
They looked just like me, and with time I learned to use the currents of the water, as I had used the currents of the winds, and I went searching for the vortex.
Some ate little pieces of me until they realized I was useless to them.
I wonder where these little pieces are now.
I made it to the vortex. I was with my own kind, cover the area of the size of a small continent.
We are free and happy. I love going in circles, and circles, and circles.
But no one here thought about anything.
I grew restless, and I started to think about her again.
So I spun around so fast and I was freed, but I was quickly trapped.
I have no idea how long ago it was.
Over time, I came to like these monsters.
Isn’t that one beautiful?
Did my maker exist or had I created her in my mind?
Why were my moments of joy so brief?
And yet, like a fool, I still have hope I will meet her again.
And if I do, I will tell her just one thing:
I wish you had created me so that I could die!
他們說 那兒就是太平洋漩渦 天堂
你可能在想 嘿 你這傢伙閉嘴 靜靜享受這夕陽西下吧
這裡再也不需要我了 連我的創造者 (主) 都不需要我了
這是我的第一口氣息 他就是我的創造者 我有著目的
他很快的就將我融入他的生活中 使我成為他生活的一部分 他也給了我獨力的能力
我和他更加親近了 我們倚偎著彼此 我冰冷 他溫熱 我們帶給彼此快樂
看這頭怪獸 他怎麼會喜歡它勝於我呢 這怪獸什麼也不會 只會口水滴的我全身都是
我以為這一定是弄錯了 我的主現在一定為我心急如焚 我想像他哭喊著 “它在那兒呢 它在那兒呢”
沒有事物可以摧毀我 那些飛舞的怪獸啄著我 黑暗降臨
周遭一切都分解了 他們被怪獸吃掉 有些怪獸小到連我也看不見
我沒被分解 我依然存在 我強壯又聰明 我會找到我的主的
我再也不想他了 他忘了我 我也會把他忘了
這是我嗎 我看起來就像大地 我轉身仰望太陽 我看來也像日光
就在我迷惘之時 我初聞所謂的 ”太平洋漩渦”
我學會了利用海流 就像之前我會利用風一樣 我出發去尋找所謂的太平洋漩渦
我們逍遙自在 我愛繞圈圈 繞阿 繞阿
那一隻很漂亮不是嗎 我的主真的存在嗎 還是他只是我的幻想呢
為什麼快樂時光如此短暫 但我卻像個傻子般 仍舊期待有再見到主的一天