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No impact man
Publication Information:
[United States] : Oscilloscope Pictures, [2010]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, region 0, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Target Audience:
Not rated.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional English subtitles.
General Note:

Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.

Special features: No impact dating: Colin and Michelle on No impact nights on the town; "Urban cycling: bike activism in NYC" featurette; "Freeganism: the virtues of gleaning food from the trash" featurette; audience Q&A: Colin, Michelle, and filmmakers discuss the film at the Sundance Film Festival; fruit vinegar: Colin's easy to follow recipe; optional clean audio track for school & educational use.
Colin Beavan is a New York City writer and self-proclaimed liberal. He has big plans for his new book. He decides on a grand experiment: to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible. The problem is, the project requires his wife Michelle, an espresso-guzzling, Prada-worshipping business writer, and their young daughter to be fully on board. The family embarks on a year of no electricity, television, cars, toilet paper, elevators, or newspapers.