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No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Colin Beavan Colin Beavan ... Himself
Michelle Conlin Michelle Conlin ... Herself
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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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Saving the world, one family at a time. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

No Impact Man See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,215, 13 September 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$96,396, 8 November 2009
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(European Film Market)

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Color
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Colin Beavan: The fact of the matter is that if only I change, it's not going to make a difference, but the hope is that if each of us as individuals change, it's going to inspire everybody to change. So I believe the most radical political act there is, is to be an optimist. The most radical political act there is, is to believe that if I change, other people will follow suit.
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impact-ful
21 June 2010 | by razmatazernSee all my reviews

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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