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  • Actors: Michael Reynolds
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Morningstar Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 10, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CB96LK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246,159 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary film telling the epic story of maverick US architect Michael Reynolds and his fight to introduce radically sustainable housing. An extraordinary tale of triumph over bureaucracy, Garbage Warrior is above all an intimate portrait of an extraordinary individual and his dream of changing the world

Customer Reviews

As others have said: WOW!
Kirk Alex
New Mexico, and now they are being built all over the world - Africa, South America, Europe, and the U.S. You'll plan a trip to NM immediately after seeing this DVD.
C. Cone
Reynolds presents his method of totally sustainable living in the form of Earthship houses as the necessary alternative.
Lucia Whalen

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Narz on August 4, 2008
Format: DVD
As someone who's been interested in & involved with the sustainability movement for a long time now Mike Reynolds (the "hero" of this documentary) is the type of individual I wish I could have crossed paths with, worked with & learned from in person! This film documents his evolutionary journey from his first buildings in the New Mexico desert to his entrance into the legal arena facing an uphill battle to pass a bill that would allow architects the freedom to experiment with building designs in a controlled environment, to make mistakes & learn from them. Michael presents a compelling case, both to stodgy legislators as well as the audience that this is not only a good idea but absolutely necessary. The essence of his message is that we must redesign society (not just the building codes) to be able to adapt forcefully & gracefully to rapid change. It's a story about unexpected obstacles and the power of an adaptable & persistent spirit in overcoming them. The film takes us to India's Andaman Islands where Mr. Reynolds uses his unconventional building technique to rebuild a community devastated by tsunami and demonstrates how swift positive change can be when not hampered by ideological resistance and red tape. The pacing & flow of the movie are perfect, the musical score is great as well, complimentary to the action & powerful without being overwhelming (or overdramatic). It is even humorous at times like the "romantic" tune playing while Mike's newfound ally (a converted knight for his cause from within the system) works her way through a sea of resistant & skeptical senators to help try to get his bill passed.

Garbage Warrior will not give you the latest cutting edge information about sustainable design (though it certainly is a great primer), nor is it a full biography of Mr.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jason A. Gagnon on January 22, 2010
Format: DVD
Let me start with the reason for the missing star- there's alot of cursing in this movie. It makes sense coming out of the mouths it comes out of, but it does limit the audience for this incredible documentary. Earthships are cool, but if you have a twelve year old in your life that is interested in environmentalism, art, architecture and whatnot, this movie may just have a few too many f-bombs to show it to them.

Other than that, this is one heck of a great documentary!

You can't watch this movie without becoming immediately obsessed with Earthships. My wife and weren't even half way through this film when we had to start pausing it to discuss ways we might one day incorporate some of the ideas presented in this film into our own property.

The struggle against the local planning board will appeal to your inner libertarian.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Dowell on April 10, 2009
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What a visionary! Such courage & devotion to throw himself into designing & constructing incredible houses that just captivate you in awe! These homes are out of tires, bottles, cans, & glass & solar/wind power! The movie about this architect is so inspirational & motivating & it opens your eyes to bigger picture of corruption between politicians & certain organizations like the architectural society he was once part of & how much bs influence they have over politicians & the way we live! The 1 guy in the film that filibustered it was the same jackass that looked up at the camera earlier when the Garbage Warrior was making his rounds through the offices & meeting rooms of the State Assembly Building! When I saw him on the Senate floor calling the roster - I pointed him out to my friends who were also watching & belted out "That's your enemy right there! That a#%hole! Look what he's doing! He's filibustering the whole damned thing on purpose!"
In the end though, the Garbage Warrior won of course! Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!!
You must see this film!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Neil Sofia on September 8, 2009
Format: DVD
I have been a licensed in California for 21 years and in the industry for 32 years. My practice is a small two man firm that specializes in residential projects. My wife recommended to me to watch this program on the Sundance Channel. I was so blown away that I had to have the DVD. Mike Reynolds is the type of Architect I would have loved to work for in my youth but never met. Knowing what it takes to due conventional residential architecture in the Bay Area, I was astounded to see his creations and his herculean journey through the Planning, Building and State Departments. In my book he is a heroic force in the future of self sufficient home design and truely one of the most inspiriational visionaries I have been exposed to since Frank Lloyd Wright. In my own particular way I have been studying alternative energy options since 1976 at graduate school and now live in a "conventional" home that has photovoltaic solar for power and light, as well as heat for my home office. I would recommend this articulate documentary to anyone interested in the potential for ultimate off-the-grid life style.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Johannas Mikenberg on January 10, 2011
Format: DVD
Mike shows a lot of determination and heart in doing something that is so taboo and seen as strange in a wealthy and supposedly developed country like America. His innovative homes are comfortable, off-the-grid, warm in winter with no heating, and cool in summer with no air conditioning. Why other developers aren't looking into this is because the system is about profit, and not well-being or the beauty of life. The power companies are greedy and don't want people living off the grid. They'd rather us all continue to be dependent on coal, oil, gas, resources so they can fill their pockets further. It's incredibly short-sighted, and exactly what Mike was trying to go up against...he wanted to get people thinking longer term, which will be needed increasingly in the future.

His team went and built an amazingly sustainable and tsunami-proof home in an area wiped out by the 2004 disaster. They didn't even need drinking wells (which were polluted with sea water and dead bodies) because the home was built to catch rainwater and store that in its own well...more than enough water in a place seemingly with no drinkable water.

These ideas need to get out for the betterment of humanity. Mike said that it seems like people only look at new ideas after a disaster. Maybe it will take one or more disasters in America for people to break out of their shortsighted stupor.
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