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Garbage Warrior

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Garbage Warrior
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"What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century"--www.garbagewarrior.com
Title: Garbage warrior
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Publisher: [U.K.] : Distributed by Open Eye Media, 2007
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a co-production of Open Eye Media UK, ITVS International & Sundance Channel ; an Oliver Hodge film
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features include: deleted scenes, interview with the director, actor Dennis Weaver (Duel, McCloud) talks about his Earthship
Summary: "What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century"--www.garbagewarrior.com
Branch Call Number: DVD 338.927 GARBAGE
Credits: Executive producer for Open Eye Media UK, Oliver Hodge; producer Rachel Wexler; filmed and directed by Oliver Hodge; music composed and produced by Patrick Wilson; editor, Phil Reynolds; executive producer for ITVS International, Sally Jo Fifer.
Performers: Michael Reynolds.
System Details: DVD,16:9 widescreen presentation; 5.1 audio
Subject Headings: Sustainable living Ecological houses Sustainable development Mexico Sustainable development India Sustainable development United States Appropriate technology Reynolds, Michael E
Genre/Form: Documentary films
Topical Term: Sustainable living
Ecological houses
Sustainable development
Sustainable development
Sustainable development
Appropriate technology
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List - Trash talkin' by: multcolib_tamaf Jul 06, 2014

The tale of maverick architect Michael Reynolds and his fight to introduce radically sustainable housing. An amazing story of the little guy triumphing over bureaucracy while pursuing his dream of changing the way the world builds. [Language alert for younger viewers. ]


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Dec 15, 2012
  • jinzhong rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Admirable. I've stayed at one of those buildings in New Mexico. Absolutely lovely!

Oct 06, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

Jan 07, 2012
  • Lican rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

an inspiring must see film

Aug 31, 2011
  • HereHere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie should be titled: The Fight of the Sustainable American Architect or even Earthship Man or something like that. The title is terribly misleading. He's no dumpster diver, but a brilliant man who is truly a hero. But his journey is riddled with bureaucratic speedbumps. His homes are a beauty to look at. I won't give away more than that, but this is really worth watching!

Sep 26, 2010
  • jianbo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an amazing film. I am really fascinated by the courage and the techniques used by Michael Reynolds. We should start to think how we can live sustainably, Michael makes it an reality.

Aug 05, 2010
  • ChrissyK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Inspiring! This man may be a little crazy, but if you're interested in living off grid and building your own earth ship, this will definitely get you motivated to do some research.

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Aug 31, 2011
  • HereHere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: One F-word was all that I noticed.

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Sep 03, 2014
  • SurreySemiahmoo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

We’re trying to devise a method of living that allows people to take care of themselves.

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Sep 03, 2014
  • SurreySemiahmoo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Mike Reynolds - Earthship Architect

from Franki Show on the road interviewing Mike Reynolds in Taos, New Mexico

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