Imagine a home that heats itself, that provides its own water, that grows its own food. Imagine that it needs no expensive technology, that it recycles its own waste, that it has its own power source. And now imagine that it can be built anywhere, by anyone, out of the things society throws away.
Maverick architect Michael Reynolds imagined just a home and for the past thirty years he 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 procrastinate, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India.
Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary from English filmmaker Oliver Hodge, who, inspired by Reynolds' 'apocalyptic view of the future', is determined to investigate his social and architectural experiments and their broader political implications.
Offering real, inspirational solutions to our continual illogical, wayward energy consumption, Garbage Warrior is a fascinating, stirring eco-documentary.
- Deleted scenes from New Mexico and India
- Interview with Michael Reynolds
- Interview with actor Dennis Weaver (the star of TV series McCloud) about his earthship
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