Author Colin Beavan, in research for his new book, began the No Impact Proj...
No Impact Man: The Documentary -- Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.
Author Colin Beavan, in research for his new book, began the No Impact Project in November 2006. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no longer avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin leaves behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption no problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two year-old daughter are dragged into the fray. Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein s film provides a front row seat into the familial strains and strengthened bonds that result from Colin s and Michelle s struggle with this radical lifestyle change.
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An entertaining and funny look at well-intentioned environmentalism, and a touching, poignant take on the nature of contemporary marriage and what it means to pursue your dreams, even if means driving those around you a little insane.
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