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America Recycled

AMERICAN 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.

Director: Noah Hussin, Timothy Hussin
Year: 2015
Time: 97 min

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(2015) on IMDb

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Share this film. Give others the chance to learn from its story.

Volunteer at community bike shop in your town or city. One great example is The reCyclery, “an educational bike shop” in Asheville, North Carolina, that encourages people to learn the trade of bike repair while promoting sustainability along the way.

Make sustainable choices at home. Were you inspired by the intentional communities and off-grid living featured in the film? Fellowship for Intentional Community and Off-grid are both great places to learn more about living life with sustainability in mind.

Stop food waste. Around $165 billion in food is thrown away annually in the U.S. alone. Expert dumpster diver Rob Greenfield offers his tips here.

Related Articles and Resources

Recycling the American Dream

Watch an article and video by the Hussin brothers in 2013, as they were in the midst of filming here.

10 Lessons I Learned From Bicycling Across USA

In summer 2013, after graduating from college, I biked alone from Western Massachusetts to San Francisco. The journey took 74 days, 3,400 miles, and 7 flat tires. I didn’t wear bike shoes, never locked my bike once, never spent a dime on lodging, and never encountered a single bad person.

Continue reading here.

Place Portraits: a 2015 Top 17

Locations, milieus, backdrops: evocation of setting has played a key role in some of the year’s most fascinating work.

Check out the list of the 17 top place portraits of 2015 here.

Rebel Ride

“A couple years ago, Noah Hussin didn’t eat roadkill. Now it makes his mouth water.”

Read an interview with Noah Hussin here.

Why You Should Be Eating Roadkill

Read 11 reasons why you should eat roadkill, provided by David K. Gibson.

Who Still Believes in the American Dream?

Portraits of a nation in search of a better life.

Modern Off-the-grid Living is Alive and Well in Northern Michigan

Using a combination of modern technology and old-fashioned common sense, these Yoopers and northern Michiganders eke out an off-the-grid existence in a bounteous but occasionally hostile land.

Find out more here.

Ten Reasons Why Adventure Travel Is Good for You

Read the list here.


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