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Food Choices - How Our Diet Affects the Environment
This is a different kind of movie about food. Unlike several other documentaries of the genre that often focus on singular aspects and issues related to food, this feature length film takes a broader look and explores the impact that…
Minimalism - The Many Levels of Minimalistic Lifestyles
Can true happiness and success be measured by material possessions? What is the personal and global impact of our consumer culture? Is there an alternative? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many aspects of the growing "minimalist"…
Tashi's Turbine - A Small Village in Nepal Harnesses Wind Energy
Set in the grassroots of the Himalayan mountains, TASHI'S TURBINE is an uplifting tale of a small village's attempt to harness renewable, sustainable energy with the power of the wind. The story begins with the strong friendship between Tashi Bista…
Taking Root - The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai tells the inspiring story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The U.S.- educated Professor…
Climate Refugees: The Global Human Impact of Climate Change
Climate Refugees is the first feature film to explore in-depth the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics. The film turns the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with…
The End of Poverty?
The End of Poverty? is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, revealing that poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land and…
Life Off Grid - A Film About Disconnecting
A two-year journey exploring the lives of Canadians in every province and territory who have made the choice to disconnect. Life Off Grid is a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy, with beautiful,…
Playful Creatures
Part of the Series: Nature - Pets
PBS
In the first of a two-part series, Playful Creatures investigates how our favorite pets get in touch with their wild side through play. Discover how the pastimes of parakeets, marathon-running hamsters, wall-climbing cats, revered rabbits, and Peruvian dogs are just…
Freightened - The Real Price of Shipping
90% of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and brought to us by ship. The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy and forms the basis of our very model of…
The Economics of Happiness
Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment.…
Crude: The Real Price of Oil
Three years in the making, Crude tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the infamous $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil…
Meltdown - The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster
This short documentary examines the nuclear disaster that followed the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan's Fukushima Prefecture. That day, Japan is hit with the 5th-strongest earthquake ever recorded, but the real legacy of this disaster is…
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
Part of the Series: American Experience
PBS
She was a biologist for the federal government when she first noted the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, especially DDT. Magazines, afraid of losing advertising, refused to publish her articles. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring…
The Trouble with Chicken
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
As FRONTLINE reveals in The Trouble with Chicken, many of today's inspection practices are rooted in laws passed more than a century ago. Inspectors test less than one bird a day, even in plants that process hundreds of thousands daily.…
Breaking Free - The Shale Rock Revolution
Breaking Free introduces the subject of hydraulic fracturing in an easy-to-understand way, enhanced by stories of the people living in the towns, sharing the good and the bad, with the goal of informing and educating in a nonpartisan way the…
Unacceptable Levels - How Chemicals Affect Us
A film about chemicals in our bodies...and how they got there. Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which…
Ancient Futures: Learning From Ladakh
How we can learn about ecological solutions from an ancient culture? Ladakh, or Little Tibet, is a wildly beautiful desert land high in the western Himalayas. It is a place of few resources and an extreme climate. Yet, for more…
Rise of the Eco Warriors - Young Activists Saving the Rain Forest
Every individual matters, every action counts. A group of passionate and adventurous young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo. Their mission is to confront one of the great global challenges of…
The Race For What's Left
The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources A Lecture by Michael T. Klare Renowned energy expert Michael T. Klare provides an invaluable account of the new and increasingly dangerous competition for the world's dwindling natural resources. Arguing that the…
Designing Healthy Communities: Social Policy in Concrete
Dr. Jackson believes it is every citizen's right to live in a clean, healthy environment. This isn't the case for many low-income neighborhoods, built near big transportation hubs and struggling industrial cities like Oakland, CA and Detroit, MI. We meet…