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Blue Gold - World Water Wars
PBS
This award winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book BLUE GOLD: THE FIGHT TO STOP THE CORPORATE THEFT OF THE WORLD'S WATER by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film examines the problems created by the…
The Naked Brand - Welcome to the Advertising Revolution
A story about how corporations can help save the planet one small step at a time. It's an introduction to a bright new future where companies tell the truth and work hard to create better products and a better planet.…
Silent River - Corporate Pollution in Mexico
The Santiago River, known locally as "the River of Death," flows along the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico. For forty years, waste from one of Mexico's largest manufacturing corridors has been dumped into the Santiago. 80% of the companies in the…
Patagonia – Growing the Sustainable Company: Yvon Chouinard
Interview with Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia--a sporting gear and clothing company committed to environmentally responsible business practices. Despite his success, Chouinard is a trenchant critic of capitalism who has at times rejected profits and "business sense" in favour…
Greedy Lying Bastards
Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future, but a startling reality of today. The Pentagon believes it to be a matter of national and international security. Yet, as the evidence of our changing climate mounts and the…
Hungry for Profit
Filmed on five continents, this provocative documentary takes a close look at the global agribusiness system, which is turning the world's food supply into a global supermarket, buying food at the lowest prices--seemingly regardless of the effect on small farmers…
Ripe for Change
California -- always a fascinating marriage of opposite extremes -- is at a cross-roads in agriculture. Many Californians are struggling to fend off overdevelopment and the loss of farming lands and traditions while embracing innovative visions of agricultural sustainability. At…
Deadly Deception - General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment
This Academy Award-winner juxtaposes GE's rosy "We Bring Good Things To Life" commercials with the true stories of workers and neighbors whose lives have been devastated by the company's involvement in building nuclear bombs. It tells a powerful story of…
Blind Spot: Peak Oil & The Coming Global Crisis
In this haunting portrait of America's oil-fueled excesses, director Adolfo Doring explores the inextricable link between the energy we use, the way we run our economy, and the multiplying threats that now confront the environmental health and stability of our…
A Passion for Sustainability
Envision a society where economic opportunity, social justice and sustainable culture all spring from environmental stewardship. Imagine a world where nurturing the health of the planet is the catalyst for global financial success and social stability. Can you? Ten years…
Pembe Ya N'Dovu (Tusk of the Elephant)
Pembe ya Ndovu travels through the heart of Africa -- from Gabon's Atlantic coast, through the Congo Basin, to the savannahs of East Africa -- in a journey to uncover the serious threats to African wildlife and biodiversity. Filmed in…
Transition Towns – Finding the Future, Together: Rob Hopkins
Interview with Rob Hopkins, the founder of the Transition movement, an idea that began in 2008 and since then has gone viral around the world. It's been called "the biggest urban brainwave of the century," a visionary, practical blueprint that…
Sustainable Development
Part of the Series: Essentials of Marketing Collection
What's meant by sustainable development? This film offers a stark account of the dangers threatening the planet and explores what we can do to avoid disaster. INDUSTRIALISATION: The problems started about 250 years ago with the industrial revolution. First coal,…
Replacing the 'Suicide Economy': David Korten
Interview with David Korten, an economist, author, activist, and prominent critic of corporate globalization. He is the author of four books but is perhaps best known for his bestselling 1995 book, When Corporations Rule the World, an examination of market…
Holy Water
A film about our global water situation, water politics and the poor people's struggle for enough drinking water. In India farmers, joined by the famous environmentalist Vandana Shiva, are prostesting against Coca-Cola. They mean that their ground water is going…
A Killer Bargain
Part of the Series: Labor Studies
The Killer Bargain referred to by this hard-hitting documentary's title is the availability of cheap consumer goods, imported by Western companies, whose prices don't reflect the actual human and environmental costs associated with their production in the developing world. Consumers…
The Green Factory
Part of the Series: Essentials of Marketing Collection
This film tells the story of a remarkable "green factory" and of a Belgian company called Ecover. Ecover claims it is possible to make a profit and help save the planet. It tries to be sustainable in every aspect of…
Saving the World at Business School with Professor Andrew J. Hoffman of The University of Michigan
The notions of 'environmental sustainability' and 'big business' sometimes seem as incompatible as oil and water. Andrew J. Hoffman, however, is certain that this synthesis is possible. But for it to happen, he argues, we need to seriously reconsider the…
The Politics of Hope: Chris Turner
Interview with Chris Turner, a journalist who set out on a tour of the world to bring us hope. Turner saw that the messages of environmentalism had proven to be completely inadequate as a myth of renewal. Environmentalism has become,…
The Green Pioneers
Part of the Series: Essentials of Marketing Collection
This is a profile of two companies that seem to have proved it's possible to be green and make a profit. Ecover make cleaning and washing products. They avoid raw materials based on petrochemicals which, they claim, make "the big…