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The Green Lie

2018 Documentary 1h37

“When you shop with a conscience, you don’t save the world, you save the corporations”. Environmentally friendly electric cars, sustainably produced food products, fair production processes: Hurray! If everything the corporations tell us is true, we can save the world through our purchasing decisions alone! A popular and dangerous lie. Are the industry’s “green products” nothing more than a sales strategy?
In his new documentary film, Werner Boote (Plastic Planet, Everything Under Control) shows us, together with environmental expert Kathrin Hartmann, how we can protect ourselves. They easily banter, they agree to disagree and ultimately bring freshness to a never-ending debate.

Director: Werner Boote

Languages: English, German

Subtitles: English

2018: Berlin International Film Festival selection

2018: Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema selection

« The film reveals the bitter truths behind environment-savvy consumerism and designates ethical consumerism as the latest kind of brainwashing, namely “greenwashing » - Modern Times

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