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No Impact Man: The Documentary -- Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.


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17 June 2010 (South Korea) See more »
Saving the world, one family at a time. See more »
Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact. | Add synopsis »
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Colin Beavan ... Himself
Michelle Conlin ... Herself

Directed by
Laura Gabbert 
Justin Schein 
Produced by
Dan Cogan .... executive producer
Laura Gabbert .... producer
Sarah E. Johnson .... executive producer
Tobey List .... associate producer
Dasha Tolstikova .... associate producer
Eden Wurmfeld .... producer
Original Music by
Bobby Johnston 
Cinematography by
Justin Schein 
Film Editing by
William Haugse 
Matthew Martin 
Production Management
Dana Merwin .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
José Caldararo .... foley artist
Justin M. Davey .... co-supervising sound editor (as J.M. Davey)
Justin M. Davey .... sound effects editor (as J.M. Davey)
Esteban Golubicki .... foley recordist
John Robert Mariani .... boom operator
Jared Neal .... sound effects editor
Rodrigo Ortiz-Parraga .... foley editor
Francisco Rizzi .... foley artist
Zach Seivers .... re-recording mixer
Zach Seivers .... sound designer
Zach Seivers .... sound
Zach Seivers .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Jack Litka .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
John Robert Mariani .... grip
Other crew
Claire Harlam .... production staff
David Magdael .... publicist
John Robert Mariani .... production assistant

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USA:93 min | Germany:93 min (European Film Market)

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Michelle Conlin:I want to be a vegetarian, but I want to have a hot dog now and then. I would be a vege-hogian... or a vege-dogian.See more »


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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
impact-ful, 21 June 2010
Author: razmatazern from Austin, TX

It was nice seeing how a family could completely change their lifestyle for a year and watching the progress of their journey seemed heartfelt and honest. The whole process was not just a straight up breeze in the park. It took effort and lots of adaptation. Colin and Michelle seemed real and maybe even relatable. I loved Colin's determination and will-power to do as much as he could to leave no impact. Michelle seemed to try so hard to support Colin and follow along with his intense eco-friendly ways.

Some of the eco-friendly mechanisms that they used seemed crazy for any normal consumer, but it was interesting to see their quest and attempt at conquering their goal to not leave an impact. I felt that throughout the movie, there were some really insightful perspectives regarding the experiment and techniques.

After watching the movie, I was about to eat dinner and started feeling really bad about cooking the noodles wrapped in plastic and using that paper napkin that I would soon throw in the trash can without a second thought. The movie definitely had an impact on me and left me thinking about my actions way after I finished watching the documentary.

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