In a time when we are routinely told that the world as we know it is going to be washed away by rising sea levels, many of us try to stave off guilty consciences and overwhelming feelings of powerlessness by springing for so-called “green” products. But how green is green? And does it matter if we never stop consuming? In THE GREEN LIE, director Werner Boote and journalist Kathrin Hartmann examine the phenomena of “greenwashing”, which has become a lucrative strategy for the corporations and industries steering the world towards ecological collapse.
Werner Boote (Austria, 1965) Selected filmography: ALLES UNTER KONTROLLE (2015), MORGENLAND IM ABENLAND (2015), POPULATION BOOM (2013), PLASTIC PLANET (2009)