From flying bicycles and disposable homes to "living machines,"
"Ecological Design: Inventing the Future" is a new documentary
film that focuses on people who are finding inexpensive ways for
us to live on a planet with limited resources. How are they doing
it? For one, they make inspiration form the late R. Buckminster
Fuller. They are discovering ways to accomplish more with less.
Filmmaker Chris Zelov, who conceived the idea of the film and produced
it, has brought together an incredibly innovative group of people
who give us good reason to think there is really is some hope for
the future. If you are wondering how we will ever get to a future
that replaces what we take from the environment, you're behind the
times. Most of the contributors that Zelov features - the "design
outlaws" inventing the future - aren't satisfied with simply
recycling or breaking even. They're creating systems that give back
more than they take. The film is about integrating nature, technology,
Released last November, this 65-minute film has already won critical
acclaim, receiving awards in the science/nature category at the
Chicago International Film Festival, the Environmental Education
Association's film festival in Cancun, Mexico, the Washington, D.C.,
Cine Festival and the Golden Gate Film Festival in San Francisco.