Garbage Warrior

Director: Oliver Hodge | Countries of production: United Kingdom | Year: 2008 | Length: 86 min
Language: English with English subtitles

What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much, unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing.

For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds 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 hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most.

“Like Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth – this film demands to be
seen by as many humans as possible. Time is of the essence.”

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