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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.…
A Killer Bargain - The Human Cost of Cheap Consumer Goods
Part of the Series: Globalization
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…
Patagonia: Yvon Chouinard - Growing the Sustainable Company
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
Équiterre: Steven Guilbeault - Linking Environmental and Social Justice
This episode of The Green Interview features Steven Guilbeault, an author, a science and environmental journalist, a consultant to venture capitalists, and a prominent Quebecois environmentalist. He is currently senior director of Equiterre, a non-governmental organization he co-founded in 1994,…
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…
Transition Towns: Rob Hopkins - Finding the Future, Together
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…
Tusk of the Elephant - Pembe Ya N'Dovu
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…
Treating Earth like Dirt: David Montgomery
Interview with David Montgomery, a geomorphologist--a scientist who studies the forces that shape the landscape. His two books, one on soil and the other on salmon are, he says, "parallel stories of decline linked by the fact that one 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 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…
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,…