05-18-05, 12:57 PM
Anyone watched this yet? I just rented it, and found it to be fairly entertaining. If you're not aware, it's a documentary of his trip from Seattle to San Francisco riding his bike with some friends along with their hemp-seed oil fueled bus. Their objective was to raise awareness for a more substainable lifestyle, which included choices you make regarding food, transportation, and everyday products. I think there is a really powerful message there, but the film didn't really delve too deeply into the message itself.... It did bring up some great points of how our earth is in crisis, and we are the ones who need to do something about it. Woody continually stressed that the easiest ways to accomplish this is to choose organic, cut out meat and dairy, and generally be aware of what you are consuming. He stopped at many universities along the way, giving speeches about the importance of leaving a lighter footprint on the earth. The scenes where he is riding by the massive clearcuts on the Oregon coast were the most personal and powerful to me.