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No impact man. Widescreen / [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.

Wurmfeld, Eden H. (Added Author). Gabbert, Laura (Added Author). Schein, Justin (Added Author). Beavan, Colin (Added Author). Conlin, Michelle (Added Author). Johnston, Bobby (Added Author). Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm) (Added Author). Impact Partners (Firm) (Added Author). Chicken & Egg Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Fledgling Fund (Added Author). Fork Films (Added Author). Vital Projects Fund. (Added Author). Oscilloscope Pictures (Added Author). Director of photography, Justin Schein ; editors, William Haugse, Matthew Martin ; music, Bobby Johnston. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Oscilloscope Pictures, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note: Documentary.
Title from container.
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.

Available copies

  • 11 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 11 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Collection Status Due Date
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library DVD/ 333 NO IMPACT (Text) DVD Available -
Subject: Environmental responsibility > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Green movement > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Environmentalism > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Nature > Effect of human beings on > Drama.
Environmental protection > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Genre: Documentary films
Feature films

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