Washington D.C. Premiere
WASTE=FOOD (Netherlands, 2007, 50 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere American architect/designer William McDonough and German ecological chemist Michael Braungart may well be starting a new industrial revolution. Taking their cue from nature’s conversion of animal waste into plant nutrients and vice-versa, McDonough and Braungart have created a “cradle-to-cradle” protocol in which every product, once discarded, is somehow usable, whether it becomes another product or breaks down into nontoxic “food” for the biosphere or the technosphere. Waste=Food shows their principles at work in a host of guises, from the revamped Ford Motors production facility in Detroit to a line of recycled (and recyclable) shoes at Nike, to a model village under construction in China. Directed by Rob van Hattum. Produced by VPRO Netherlands Public Broadcasting.
Discussion with filmmaker Rob van Hattum and Emily McDermott, Assistant Project Manager, William McDonough + Partners follows screening.
Co-sponsored by The Royal Netherlands Embassy.
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