Garbage Warrior (2007)
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Michael Reynolds is hardly the first architect to bring an environmental consciousness to his work, but few have followed the same path he has. Reynolds designs dwellings that are built from cast-off materials -- one of his buildings was primarily constructed from old beer cans, and he's created other homes from used tires, empty water bottles, and other materials that had been thrown away. Just as importantly, Reynolds' projects are homes that are self-sustaining and either significantly reduce
Apr 1, 2007 Wide
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Garbage Warrior is, in the end, a fitting tribute to a free spirit and a valuable citizen.
The green movement is eager for such heroes, but Garbage Warrior falls into the trap of so many documentaries that are more from the heart than the head: It's a timely subject, devoid of the rigour that might make it actually important.
His ideas attracted others & it became a commercially viable operation to help people build their own self sustaining homes in the area. Reynolds, with wild white hair and two week stubble, is energetic & obsessive, but that's what makes him a good story
A brilliantly constructed film about a larger-than-life, passionate visionary who shows that simple change isn't just urgent, but blindly obvious and well within reach. All we have to do is take a second-hand look at what we're dumping out our back doors.
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