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A Conversation with Costa Boutsikaris, director of INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective, October 1, 2015

October 1, 2015


Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and on. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, maxresdefaultand people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what’s possible – what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a1795796_231363190390577_1805748255_o new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

In 2012, after finishing a Permaculture Design Course in NYC and
graduating from film school, Costa raised funds on KickStarter to convert a diesel van to run on Waste Vegetable Oil. The money was also used to Screen+Shot+2014-11-18+at+11.20.45+PMbuy an 80 Watt solar panel to create a renewable energy film vehicle that could allow for mobile editing and camera charging.

The following spring Emmett joined on and the two set off on a 4 month journey, visiting around 22 permaculture sites. The map above illustrates most of the journey. Filming wrapped in the Autumn of 2013 and by April of 2014 Costa and Emmett launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise money for editing/post production. After 8 days they surpassed their goal of $18,000 and eventually raised over $35,000 total.

Description from Inhabit website

CLICK HERE for Inhabit website

CLICK HERE for Wikipedia definition of Permacultureimages-4

CLICK HERE for information about the screening at the Jacob Burns Film Center on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30

CLICK HERE for INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective – Film Trailer

CLICK HERE for There’s Something Wrong with the World a film by Costa

CLICK HERE for Whole Systems Design’s Greenhouse a film by Costa


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