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Release Date: September 11th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 19th, 2010

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
This documentary tells the story of author Colin Beavan, who went completely "green," giving up virtually all of the comforts of modern living -- electricity, gas-powered transportation, shipped food and public waste disposal -- in a drastic effort to curb his environmental impact. The cameras capture the toll this well-intentioned, year-long project takes on Beavan's wife and baby daughter, as well as the ways it brings this family closer together.

Cast: Colin Beavan

Director: Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Oscilloscope Pictures

Keywords: Sacrifice, Charming, Fascinating, New York City, Quest, Wife, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It's even harder being the semi-supportive wife, which is what generates most of the electricity in this slight but entertaining documentary. show more

  • At once noble and naive, earnest and a tad obnoxious. show more

  • Gabbert and Schein keep the focus on their subjects, interpreting their struggles through the ups and downs in the couple's relationship as they grapple with increasingly difficult issues. This character-driven approach draws viewers into the couple's struggle and prompts consideration of similar lifestyle changes. show more

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