USA, 2014, 57′, English
Photography: Christopher Beaver
Editing: Maureen Gosling
Music: Dan Wool
Sound: Jim McKee
Producer: Diana Fuller
Community Center, 13.10.2016 Thursday, 16.00-18.00
Synopsis: Garbage, disappearing natural resources, destroyed oceans, the stakes are higher than ever; is there anything that we, individually, can still do about it? Strangely enough the answer is yes. Racing To Zero presents new solutions to these global problems. Three years ago the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. We followed this city’s trail of trash, behind-the-scenes, to track the possibility and made a great discovery. The simple substitution of the word Resource for the word Garbage transformed a culture, producing a wealth of new industries, and an intriguing and surprising race to zero.
Biography: Christopher Beaver produces and directs multi-media projects concerned with the human experience of the environment. His films as a producer, writer, and director include “Dark Circle,” a feature documentary, winner of a National Emmy Award and a Certificate of Special Merit from the Academy Awards documentary committee, “Treasures of the Greenbelt” and “Secrets of the Bay,” about San Francisco Bay and the surrounding open countryside. “Tales of the San Joaquin – A River Journey” about California’s Central Valley, nominated for the Pare Lorentz Award of the International Documentary Association and his work-in-progress “Tulare, The Vanished Lake,” reflects his recent focus on water issues and how they affect the environment.