The Green Lie: Green Drinks November Film Screening

  • 29 November 2018
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Haworth Furniture, Shanghai

“When you shop with a conscience, you don’t save the world, you save the corporations”

Environmentally friendly electric cars, sustainably produced food products, fair production processes: Hurray! If everything the corporations tell us is true, we can save the world through our purchasing decisions alone!

A popular and dangerous lie. 

In his new documentary film and Green Initiatives' 95th film screening, Werner Boote (Plastic Planet, Everything Under Control) shows us how corporations are seducing consumers with fake promises of organic products and corporate social responsibility. Together with environmental expert Kathrin Hartmann, he shows us how we can protect ourselves.

Film screening will be followed by a short discussion with Robin Dell, Founder and
Director of imondi Flooring. Green Initiatives is thankful to Novalis Innovative Flooring for supporting the event.

About the Director

Werner Boote was born in 1965 in Vienna, and is a German film and music director. In 2009, his first feature film, Plastic Planet, arrived in Austrian cinemas and won the Golden Romy for "Best Documentary Feature. His new film, The Green Lie, released in March 2018 and premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).

From 1993 to 2002 Werner Boote lived and worked in Amsterdam, but he now resides in Vienna.

Event Itinerary

  • 18:00-19:00 Registrations
  • 19:15-19:30 Green Initiatives introduction
  • 19:15-20:30 Film screening
  • 20:30-21:00 Q&A/Discussions and networking

About Robin Dell and Imondi Flooring

Robin is the founder of Imondi, who stumbled backwards into woodworking. Though his life now revolves around transforming wood salvaged from soon-to-be torn down buildings into beautifully crafted wood floors, Robin worked as a consultant following his graduation from the London School of Economics.

Imondi was founded on the belief that creating a product in perfect harmony with its environment could help to transform lives. As the first British owned flooring manufacturer in Asia, Imondi epitomizes attention to detail and by understanding clients visions and needs, and adding creativity and innovation, their hand crafted floors have helped transform our clients' businesses and missions. Imondi is committed to providing the finest-quality materials from reclaimed sources and certified, responsibly managed forests to residential, hospitality & retail projects in over 25 countries around the world and have created a practice where design, technology and research ensures this.


  • Film does NOT come with Chinese subtitles.
  • Entrance fee of ¥70 for all registered guests, that includes snacks, juice, and beer.¥100 at-the-door for non-registered guests.
  • ¥30 for students and interns (limited seats), with PRIOR REGISTRATION and student card.
  • We have seating space only for 80 people although we have plenty of standing space. Please come in early to secure a seat.

Event Details

29 Nov 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haworth Furniture, Jingan Kerry Center Tower 1, 32F, 1515 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai
Jingan Temple, Line 7 Exit 6