Saturday, April 24, 2010

Reminder! Free Saturday Screenings!

Urban Landscape Series
April 24th, 2010


3:00 PM

Garbage Warrior


Dir. Oliver Hodge (UK: 2007), 86 mins
: Garbage Warrior is a documentary film about New Mexico based architect Michael Reynolds and his radical idea that garbage could be turned into housing. The film was shot over three years and in four different countries. It documents the struggles of people accepting his vision of thermal mass and energy-independent housing made out of what society throws away everyday. Oliver Hodge has documented Michael Reynolds 30 year quest with his ‘green disciples’ to advance Earthship Biotecture and the need for self-sufficient, environmentally friendly housing. Though politicians were not keen on his ideas, with natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis affecting many parts of the world, Michael and his team set out to use their ideas to help those who need it. The film won Most Popular Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival, nominated at the British Independent Film Awards and was also nominated at the Kyoto Planet Climate For Change Award 2007. This film has been screened all over the world and is a documentary that can change the way we view subsidized housing and garbage.

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