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Announcing a new DVD about Counterculture -- revisited 20 years later.
September, 2011

 “A vindication of flower power idealism. It reminds us of the of simplicity and enduring values  of self-reliance.
A flat out wonderful film!”

-Rick Steves, PBS TV/radio host

Bid on a 5 night stay at the Tourist Club in San Francisco donated by Green Planet Films.  

Tourist Club

Support Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2011 with this Charity Buzz Auction.  Green Planet Films will be attending this fest! 

Help Suzanne get 'hitched' in Jackson Hole at the Film Fest. Vist our 'gift registry'

JHWFFGift a round of networking drinks, a breakfast at the Pioneer Grill, lodging for a night... Your donation, small or large, will be gratefully accepted and used for travel funds to help Suzanne Harle attend and promote our new environmental films in person. On behalf of Green Planet Films and the filmmakers, thank you in advance for your support!. 

Also on DVD:

Atlantic Crossing: A Robot's Daring Mission

atlantic_crossing_smWorld-renowned scientists lead by oceano-grapher Scott Glenn are racing against time to design, build and launch the first transatlantic autonomous underwater robot.  It is a one-hour television documentary on new science, deep-sea adventure and history in the making.


Climate Refugees

climate_refugeesThe first feature film to explore in-depth the global human impact of climate change and the serious destabilizing effect on international politics and security.


sickamour_smA beautiful and forlorn tree, stuck in the middle of a giant parking lot. Hit by cars, and starved for water and oxygen. Drawn to the tree and outraged by the indignities that it endures, Joel Tauber devotes himself to improving the tree’s life.


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Share Scraphouse: San Francisco with international audiences

Green Planet StreamGreen Planet Films is soft-launching an online streaming website with over 70 films available for viewing.The website Green Planet Stream has numerous viewers worldwide. Scraphouse is the first of many films that we want to share with international audiences by translating and subtitling the video. You can help by donating to our Scraphouse translation fund.
Visit our Indiegogo campaign now!

March 12-14 2011

Come to the 2nd annual San Francisco
Green Film Festival

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Back to the Garden:
Flower Power Comes Full Circle


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In 1988, filmmaker Kevin Tomlinson filmed and interviewed a group of back-to-the-land ”hippies”—living off-grid, insulated and isolated from mainstream culture.


In 2006, he tracked down his subjects again to find out what had become of their families’ utopian plans and dreams.


The film captures a time-lapse view of these back-to-the-landers told with moving personal stories of non-conforming tribal families—with lots of freedom but little cash, of unflinching political activism in the midst of small-town, rural America, and hippie kids who today ask whether free love was really free.

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Format:  4:3, NTSC

Region: Region 0 (all regions)

DVD Release Date: 2011

Run time in minutes:  70 and 57:45 versions.
Both on one DVD.

$139  BUY NOW

Colleges, Institutions, & Businesses

$49  BUY NOW

K-12 Schools, Public Libraries & Non-Profits

If you like natural, organic foods...
thank a hippie. 

If you use alternative medicine, Acupuncture and Massage...thank a hippie. 

If you’re into eastern spirituality, Yoga, Meditation, Buddhism, the Dalai Lama...thank a hippie. 

Do you want to save the earth for future generations? 

Have you had enough of war and consumerism? 

Thank a hippie for starting the conversation...

Mark Rudd

Anti-war activist and writer





 “A loving portrait...the idealism of youth contrasts with the realities of growing up. No matter what your politics you’ll relate to these people.”

Central Oregon Magazine

 “A cinematic re-emergence of the Woodstock generation… still committed to love, living simply and defending the earth!”

Islanders Weekly


Kevin Tomlinson, Director

Kevin has been an independent Seattle-based producer, director and cinematographer for over 25 years. He has earned numerous Emmys and Tellys for his network news camerawork with NBC (Winter Olympics, Dateline, Today show, Nightly News), ABC (20/20), CBS (48 hours, 60 minutes), PBS (McNeil/Lehrer, Bill Nye the Science Guy), as well as Discovery, Nickelodeon, Japanese TV (NHK, TV Ashahi), German TV (ZDF, Pro Sieben), Italian TV (RAI), and more.

Judy Kaplan, Producer
Since 1988, Judy has managed and produced programs for Heaven Scent Films and was the primary interviewer/production manager/co-producer for “Back to the Garden.” As a lifelong fine artist she has exhibited her paintings, created bronze sculpture for public installations, designed and produced recycled clothing and accessories through her company Frim Fram Design, and has received both private and public grants and commissions. She's also an RN and a cancer research consultant for the biotech industry. In 1969, she hitchhiked to the Woodstock festival at 17 and remembers that it was “very muddy.”


  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • Berlin Globains World & Culture Documentary Film Festival
  • Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival
  • Maui International Film Festival
  • Tel Aviv Spirit Film Festival

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