The Green Lie
When you shop with a conscience,
you don't save the world, you save the corporations.
A documentary by Werner Boote (2018, 96 min)
Environmentally friendly electric cars, sustainably produced food products, fair production processes: Hurray! If everything the corporations tell us is true, we can save the world through our purchasing decisions alone! A popular and dangerous lie.
Are the industry’s “green products” nothing more than a sales strategy?
In his new documentary film, Werner Boote (Plastic Planet, Everything Under Control) shows us, together with environmental expert Kathrin Hartmann, how we can protect ourselves. They easily banter, they agree to disagree and ultimately bring freshness to a never-ending debate.
Berlinale, Feb 18th 2018
nominated for Glashütte Documentary Award
Kathrin Hartmann, Noam Chomsky, Raj Patel, Sonja Guajajara, Werner Boote and many more
Austria, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, USA
other movie titles
Die grüne Lüge, L’illusion verte, La Mentira Verde, Zielone Kłamstwa, Yesil Yalan, Зелёная ложьA, Mentira Verde
• "The Green Lie is an excellent documentary, and also a timely warning message – an appeal to the enlightened consumers of the Western world." MODERN TIMES REVIEW (A warning message to the enlightened consumer)
• "This is political in a way that is rarely found in documentary." - EYE FOR FILM (Jane Fae)
A FILM BY Werner Boote • EDITING Gernot Grassl, Roland Buzzi • CINEMATOGRAPHY Dominik Spritzendorfer, Mario Hötschl • SOUND Andreas Hamza, Atanas Tcholakov • MUSIC Marcus Nigsch • PRODUCTION MANAGER Florian Brandt • LINE PRODUCER Robert Sattler • PRODUCERS Markus Pauser, Erich Schindlecker