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No impact man [videorecording] / Oscilloscope Laboratories and Impact Partners present in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures, The Fledgling Fund, Fork Films and Vital Projects Fund ; produced by Eden Wurmfeld, Laura Gabbert ; directed by Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oscilloscope Pictures, [2010]

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General Note: 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.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Justin Schein ; editors, William Haugse, Matthew Martin ; music, Bobby Johnston.
Participant or Performer Note: Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, region 0, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language Note: English dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Environmental responsibility > New York (State) > New York.
Green movement > New York (State) > New York.
Environmentalism > New York (State) > New York.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Environmental protection > New York (State) > New York.
Documentary films.
Genre: Feature films.

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