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Dirty Energy - Firsthand Stories from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven BP workers and spewing 200 million barrels of oil into the ocean. DIRTY ENERGY brings to light the personal stories of the Louisiana fishermen and local residents directly impacted by the worst environmental…
Deepwater Disaster - The Untold Story
Part of the Series: Horizon
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is one of the world's biggest environmental disasters. Horizon reveals the untold story of the 87-day battle to kill the oil blowout a mile beneath the waves. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster sent millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.…
Ecocide - A Fishing Community Struggling to Survive After the Gulf Oil Disaster
On April 20th 2010 the Deepwater Horizon, a Transocean-owned, BP-leased oil rig exploded. The blaze claimed the lives of 11 workers and the uncapped well gushed for 87 days pouring an estimated 4.2 million barrels of oil into the sea. It is considered the worst man-made environmental disaster in US…
Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill
BBC
In 2009, actor Stephen Fry visited a number of fishing communities in the southern states of the USA, the very communities that were hit by the BP oil spill some months later. Now in Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill, a warm and personal film, along with his…
Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home
Concerned for the future of his new baby boy Sebastain, writer and director Andrew Nisker takes an average urban family, the McDonalds, and asks them to keep every scrap of garbage that they create for three months. He then takes them on a journey to where it all goes and…
Feral Peril
Tasmania is one of the world's last great wildlife havens but its struggling native species are under threat from a feral fox invasion. Or are they? There's some nasty business going down in Australia's island state. A feral intruder is on the loose. He's cunning, deadly and a master of…
The Shrimp
The commercial shrimping industry along the coasts of the American South is threatened by pollution, oil spills and consumer demand for less expensive foreign imports. The Shrimp is a meditative documentary film that follows the life, death and rebirth of one shrimp from the murky marshes of Savannah, Georgia. Beautifully…
Above All Else - Trying to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
An intimate portrait of a group of landowners and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a 7 billion dollar project slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Risking financial ruin, their personal safety, and…
Big Oil - In the Wake of Exxon Valdez
BBC
For environmentalists, Good Friday, March 24 1989, was far from being a good day. Just after midnight, the supertanker Exxon Valdez slammed onto the rocks of Bligh Reef and discharged 11 million gallons of Alaskan oil into the sea.The incident stunned the public and shook the oil industry to its…
The Burden - Fossil Fuel, The Military and National Security
The Burden is the first film to examine how America's dependence on fossil fuels poses serious immediate and long-term national security threats - and how the military is taking a leading role in the battle for clean, renewable energy. The U.S. military is currently the world's single largest institutional consumer…
Fossil Fuel Energy - Issues and Concerns
Episode 9 of The Science of Energy
Fossil fuels, while abundant and portable, come with a significant list of drawbacks. Focus now on the various financial, environmental, and health concerns surrounding our continued reliance on fossil fuels (such as coal fires and oil spills). Then, examine some recent technological and legislative efforts to combat these problems.
The Crisis of Civilization - Investigating Global Disasters
The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Weaving together archival film footage and animations, film-maker Dean Puckett, animator Lucca Benney and international security…