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The Green Lie
Environmentally friendly electric cars, sustainably produced food, fair production: Hooray! The big companies would have us believe that we can save the world just by buying the right stuff. But this is a widespread and dangerous lie. In his latest documentary, Werner Boote joins forces with Katharina Hartmann, an expert in greenwashing, to explore how we can fight back against this lie. Stop the Green Lies!
|Cinematography:||Dominik Spritzendorfer, Mario Hötschl|
|Editing:||Gernot Grassl, Roland Buzzi|
|Producers:||Markus Pauser, Erich Schindlecker|
February 18, 2018Berlin (Culinary Cinema)
|Awards (selection):||Menzione speciale “Ambiente e società” (Turin/CinemAmbiente)|
Austrian films at the 68th Berlinale
Ruth Beckermann, Katharina Mückstein, Ludwig Wüst, Werner Boote and three more co-productions add up to an outstanding Austrian presence at the Berlinale 2018: Forum with THE WALDHEIM WALTZ by R. Beckermann and DEPARTURE by L. Wüst. Panorama Special with L’ANIMALE by K.Mückstein, Culinary Cinema presents W. Boote’s THE GREEN LIE.
«Producing goods in an unfair way which harms the environment has to be forbidden. »
In THE GREEN LIE Werner Boote not only demonstrates how major companies use huge advertising budgets to make their images “greener” so they can continue unabated to destroy resources and the environment; he also makes the conscious point that sustainable climatic and environmental protection can only be achieved by political means and not just by more aware behaviour on the part of consumers.
THE GREEN LIE awarded at Cinemambiente
“The film shows us how to be citizens and not consumers and reminds us that to effect change we must fight the battle together”, stated the jury honoring Werner Boote’s THE GREEN LIE with the Arcobaleno Social Cooperative Environment and Society Award of the Turin Cinemambiente festival.