Dying Green


50. Dying Green

Original title: Dying Green

Length: 26´

Country:  USA

Year of Production: 2011

Category: Young Author /Documentary

Director: Ellen Tripler

Production: Ellen Tripler


Set in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian mountains, DYING GREEN is a short documentary that explores one man's revolutionary idea of using green burials to conserve land. Dr. Billy Campbell is the town's only physician and at first his radical concept isn't easy for people to accept. But devoted to saving some of the land he loves, he wins over the town’s people and succeeds in creating America's first "green cemetery." The film also reveals how environmentally costly conventional American burials are, what's one's legal options are for burial and how it's possible to preserve land by choosing a conservation burial.