Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard – “America Recycled” – Nov 30

Monday, November 30, 5:30pm-8pm

Please join us to view and discuss America Recycled.

AMERICA RECYCLED is a timely reminder of the joy (and sometimes pain) of self-sufficiency.

AMERICA RECYCLED follows brothers Tim and Noah Hussin as they bicycle 5,000 miles across the U.S. South over a period of two years, in a wildly poetic yet personally intimate experiment into scaling down, relocalizing, and connecting to community and land. On their trip, they meet squatters, small artsy communities, gay communes, and people running away from globalization and the more conventional path. Their trajectory draws a puzzle of characters showing us a different way of coping with everyday life. An adventure towards a more accessible world, highlighting the ‘local’ life and the difficulties arising from rejecting the world the way it is presented to us. It is life as thought by Henry David Thoreau, Jack Kerouac and Woody Guthrie. 

Noah and Timothy Hussin experienced and make us experience the ‘other’ United States in their first feature film, financed by crowdfunding on the Internet. With only $3,290 to live on and shoot the film, they achieved the creation of a vital cinematographic experience. Benefiting from gorgeous photography, they were able to deliver a portrait without raucousness and sensationalism, in addition to a high quality, self-recorded soundtrack: natural music for a documentary that avoids preaching and moralizing about an alternative way of life.

When: Monday, November 30th

5:30 pm Screening 
7:15 pm Discussion 
VENUE: Virtual (via Zoom) 

Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films we screen. Suggestion: $5 Individual, $10 household. Registration includes a link to view the movie and to participate in an online discussion about the movie on Nov 30th.
(*This workshop is an UnFestival Event and is included in your Season Pass.)


More about the film

Upon registering, and again on November 30th, you will receive a confirmation email containing a viewing and discussion link.

Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard is a program of Sustainable Ballard. The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that screens free documentaries within Seattle area neighborhoods. The screenings are intended to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and create positive change. Opportunities for discussion follow each screening.