Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Taking Carbon to Canada

At the recent Washington D.C. world premiere of climate change solutions documentary Carbon Nation, the sell-out audience gave director Peter Byck and co. a standing ovation. So it only stands to reason that the reception for the film will be as great, if not greater, when it makes its debut north of the border on Earth Day 2010 (April 22nd) as an opening night attraction at Vancouver's Projecting Change Film Festival.

The documentary spans three years of travel, 24 months of editing and more than 200 interviews with the likes of Richard Branson, Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk and Green for All guru Van Jones. Unlike Leonardo DiCaprio's somewhat similar The 11th Hour, it was Byck's intention not to try and scare people but rather focus, in apolitical fashion, on some of those authoring energy-saving scenarios. A decade and a half ago, Byck won acclaim with a similarly labor-intensive non-fiction effort, Garbage.

[Carbon Nation]

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