“Becoming Sustainable” debuts in online film festival Culture Unplugged June 16!

Update: “Becoming Sustainable” is now live in the Green Unplugged online film festival!  Click here to be taken directly to the film.
Click here to explore other films in the film festival.

Heads up, Sust Enable fans!

The short film, “Becoming Sustainable,” based on The Sust Enable Project, will be available to screen online in Culture Unplugged, a global eco-consciousness film festival beginning June 16, 2015 and extending for six months.

Culture Unplugged is a global film festival that aspires to share “conscious films that may awaken us to our holistic future—integral individuals and human communities thriving in coexistence with nature.”  Since 2008, Culture Unplugged has been visited by 64 million viewers from 231 countries.

“Becoming Sustainable,” delves into an evolving journey of “what it means to live sustainably,” told through the eyes of one young filmmaker-activist’s efforts to live a lifestyle “as sustainable as possible” in the modern United States.  Its innovative recursive narrative and aesthetic styles establish it as the first “meta-mentary.”

“The best way to view the metamentary is to imagine that the film itself is sentient,” says director Caroline Savery.  “That as you are watching it, the film is watching itself, and modifying its behavior based on what it learns.”

Please make sure to watch “Becoming Sustainable” on Culture Unplugged and share it with friends and families!  Details and a direct link coming soon.  For questions, email sust.enable@gmail.com.

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“The Tuhoe Building” Suggests Two Sustainability Stories in One

The Tuhoe Building – Te Wharehou o Tuhoe from Alexander Behse on Vimeo.

It’s so wonderful to me, as the director of Sust Enable: The Metamentary and The Sust Enable Project, to see a surge in new independent documentaries taking a reflexive and/or allegorical approach to the stories they are telling.  This film in particular seems to suggest that in the story of a building, one can see the shapes of a story about how humans can create a sustainable future.  In my experience, asking questions about what makes something–like the Tuhoe Building–sustainable necessarily requires deeper reflection and this kind of holistic, systems-thinking storytelling that seems to be telling more-than-one stories, integrating multiple scales and angles, into one whole.  I look forward to seeing the full film!

Sust Enable: The Metamentary is seeking to join up with a full production team in order to bring this vision to life.  If you can help, please contact us.  And check out these other ways to support!

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