The Manhattan-based Beavan family embark on a year-long project to reduce their net impact by using no electricity, producing no trash (including toilet paper), and giving back to the world. No Impact Man presents an intimate and often hilarious portrait of a couple struggling with the severe and protracted lifestyle changes that come with altering their entire existence. How do they cope with this new way of living? When life is pared down, do some things become unexpectedly better and even easier?
“Proof that "eco" and "entertainment" aren't mutually exclusive, "No Impact Man" may be a socially progressive, environmentally conscious film, but it goes down far easier than, say, an all-natural, fiber-enriched peanut butter sandwich without a glass of soy milk. It's that rare doc (these days) that could go theatrical, largely because it's a film about a couple, more than a movement. In fact, at the risk of causing domestic discord, this film might have been called "No Impact Woman".”—Variety
Official Selection—SUNDANCE Film Festival
Official Selection—SILVERDOCS Film Festival