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Showing posts with label Environment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Environment. Show all posts

Aug 28, 2019

There Is a House Here (2017)


Through correspondence and trips to Iqaluit, Alan Zweig examines culture and identity with his pen pal and tour guide, Inuk rock singer Lucie Idlout.

Aug 26, 2019

How to Change the World (2015)


In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world's imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.

Aug 24, 2019

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)


Robert Redford narrates this environmentally conscious documentary, which offers a rafting tour of the majestic Grand Canyon. Throughout the adventure, the filmmakers question the water consumption habits of contemporary Americans, while contrasting these current trends with the practices of the Native Americans who previously inhabited the Colorado River basin. The documentarians also explore ways in which Americans could develop a more harmonious relationship with their natural water sources.

Aug 22, 2019

I Am Belfast (2015)


A visual, poetic depiction of Belfast and its citizens, told with love and passion of someone, who has left the city many years ago but is still fascinated by it. Themes brought up in the film range from the landscapes surrounding the city, its changing architecture and social structure to the political and personal repercussions of the Northern Irish conflict.

Aug 18, 2019

Blowout: Inside America's Energy Gamble (2018)


Investigative journalists, scientists, and citizens trace the fallout of a new American fossil fuel boom. From the oil fields of West Texas to tanker traffic busting the Panama Canal at its seams to an energy revolution in Asia, "Blowout" takes a deep dive into American energy's global impacts on profits, public health, and climate change.

Aug 15, 2019

Counting (2015)


Fifteen distinct but interconnected chapters, shot in locations from Russia to New York City to Istanbul. Together, these build to a reckoning at the intersection of city symphony, diary, and essay film. Perhaps the most personal of Cohen's documentary works, COUNTING measures street life, light, and time, noting not only surveillance and over-development but resistance and its phantoms as manifested in music, animals and everyday magic.

Aug 9, 2019

Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution (2017)


Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US.

Merchants of Doubt (2014)


Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities - yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

Aug 8, 2019

Chasing Ice (2012)


Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Jul 30, 2019

Before the Flood (2016)


This epic documentary follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the world to examine firsthand the effects of climate change, and to learn more about possible ways to prevent catastrophic damage that could make the Earth unsustainable for human life. During his journey, he speaks with such influential figures as President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and tech innovator Elon Musk, and makes a speech before the United Nations calling for greater action on this issue.

Jul 28, 2019

Homo Sapiens (2016)


Homo Sapiens is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being. What will remain of our lives after we're gone? Empty spaces, ruins, cities increasingly overgrown with vegetation, crumbling asphalt: the areas we currently inhabit, though humanity has disappeared. Now abandoned and decaying, gradually reclaimed by nature after being taken from it so long ago. Homo Sapiens is an ode to humanity as seen from a possible future scenario.

Jul 25, 2019

This Changes Everything (2015)



Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein's narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Jul 22, 2019

Leviathan (2012)



In the very waters where melville's pequod gave chase to moby dick, leviathan captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. shot on a dozen cameras - tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker - it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind's oldest endeavors. A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

Jul 2, 2019

Ice on Fire (2019)



Can we reverse climate change? Ice on Fire explores the many ways we reduce carbon inputs to the atmosphere and, more important, how to "draw" carbon down, bringing CO2 out of the atmosphere and thus paving the way for global temperatures to go down. Reversing climate change is urgent, given that the world passed 400 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere resulting in climate instability across the globe. We have heard the predictions but now climate related events are a daily reality - summer 2018 was the hottest on record, storms are stronger, droughts are longer, the arctic ice is thin or non-existent and antarctica is melting faster than predicted. Through visiting visionaries and scientists young and old, the film explores the deep hope that we can turn away from the brink. And, just as we figure out drawdown, we face an added complexity, the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas in the arctic, that is now entering the atmsphere. As the film says: "Is it game over? Or is it game on? As we have at hand, the ability, the capacity, and solutions that can reverse global warming...not mitigate, not reduce, not stabilize, but reverse.'

Jul 1, 2019

A Journey to the Fumigated Towns (2018)



The filmmaker's journey across seven Argentine provinces, investigating the social and environmental consequences of the transgenic agricultural model with agricultural toxins. Today, in order to keep up with larger export quantities, it produces grains, meat and food with pesticides and chemicals.

Jun 27, 2019

The Devil We Know (2018)



Citizens in West Virginia battle a powerful corporation after learning that it has consciously been dumping a toxic chemical into the local water supply. Their investigation unearths that this chemical is actually found in the blood of 99.7% Americans.

May 5, 2019

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)


n Inconvenient Truth focuses on efforts to educate the public about the severity of the climate crisis. It intersperses exploration of data and predictions regarding climate change and its potential for disaster.

Bill Bradbury (former Oregon Secretary of State) begins his slide show on climate change; a comprehensive presentation replete with detailed graphs, flow charts and stark visuals. Bradbury shows off several majestic photographs of the Earth taken from multiple space missions, Earthrise and The Blue Marble.[8] Bradbury notes that these photos dramatically transformed the way we see the Earth, helping spark modern environmentalism.

Bill address the assumption that "the Earth is so big, we can't possibly have any lasting, harmful impact on the Earth's environment.

Throughout Bradbury discusses the scientific opinion on climate change, as well as the present and future effects of global warming and stresses that climate change "is really not a political issue, so much as a moral one," describing the consequences he believes global climate change will produce if the amount of human-generated greenhouse gases is not significantly reduced in the very near future. Bradbury also presents Antarctic ice coring data showing CO2 levels higher now than in the past 650,000 years.

The presentation includes segments intended to refute critics who say that global warming is unproven or that warming will be insignificant. For example, Bradbury discusses the possibility of the collapse of a major ice sheet in Greenland or in West Antarctica, either of which could raise global sea levels by approximately 20 feet (6 m), flooding coastal areas and producing 100 million refugees. Melt water from Greenland, because of its lower salinity, could then halt the currents that keep northern Europe warm and quickly trigger dramatic local cooling there. It also contains various short animated projections of what could happen to different animals more vulnerable to climate change.

The presentation ends with Bradbury arguing that if appropriate actions are taken soon, the effects of global warming can be successfully reversed by releasing less CO2 and planting more vegetation to consume existing CO2. Bradbury calls upon his viewers to learn how they can help him in these efforts.

"Each one of us is a cause of global warming, but each one of us can make choices to change that with the things we buy, the electricity we use, the cars we drive; we can make choices to bring our individual carbon emissions to zero. The solutions are in our hands, we just have to have the determination to make it happen. We have everything that we need to reduce carbon emissions, everything but political will. But in America, the will to act is a renewable resource."


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