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CRY WOLF: An Unethical Oil Story
DeSmogBlog investigates the controversial decision by Alberta's government to ignore the threat of rapid industrial expansion in the Alberta Tar Sands region, and instead kill thousands of wolves to appear to be doing something to save dwindling woodland caribou populations. Through interviews with scientists, wildlife experts and a First Nations chief, the myth of Canada's "ethical oil" is further exposed as oil industry greenwashing. Learn more...
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Cari Hutan: In Search of Forest
"Cari Hutan - In the Search of Forest". According to several Indonesian environmental NGOs (REDD-Monitor and WatchIndonesia) "Cari Hutan" might be the most informative, educative, yet thrilling and amusing documentary ever made in Indonesia about the subject of deforestation. "Cari Hutan" is, above all, a road movie that takes the audience on a journey, by hitchhiking and boat, through Kalimantan in search of the last remaining forests. Eventually it follows the traces of destruction to Jakarta and Germany....
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Landscapes at the World’s Ends
Landscapes at the World's Ends is a non-verbal, visual journey to the polar regions of our planet portrayed through a triptych montage of photography and video. Landscapes at the World's Ends is a multi-dimensional canvas of imagery recorded above the Arctic Circle and below the Antarctic Convergence. Filmed during several artist residencies onboard three expedition vessels, New Zealand nature photographer and award-winning filmmaker Richard Sidey documents light and time in an effort to share his experiences...
Dive
DIVE!, the documentary about living off America's trash has been making the rounds of the film festivals for some time now. It's even sparked a huge campaign to get Trader Joe's to stop wasting...
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Manufactured Landscapes
Manufactured Landscapes is a feature length documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Burtynsky makes large-scale photographs of ?manufactured landscapes? ? quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines, dams. He photographs civilization?s materials and debris, but in a way people describe as ?stunning? or ?beautiful,? and so raises all kinds of questions about ethics and aesthetics without trying to easily answer them. The film follows Burtynsky to China as he travels the country...
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Hot Planet
Professors Iain Stewart and Professor Kathy Sykes take a timely look at global warming ahead of the Copenhagen summit, exploring the world’s leading climate scientists’ vision of the planet’s future. Scientists predict that if global temperatures continue to rise at their current rate, Earth will be one degree warmer within 10 years, two degrees warmer within the next 40 years and three degrees or more warmer before the end of the century. If the Earth’s temperature increases to three degrees warmer...
Energy War
In a world in which the U.S. and Europe are addicted to oil and gas, and those increasingly scarce resources are controlled by authoritarian regimes in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Venezuela, Nigeria and Russia, the geopolitical ramifications have upset the traditional balance of power between nations. ENERGY WAR reveals precisely how the economic importance of fossil fuels affects international politics and becomes a powerful tool of foreign policy. The film profiles newly emergent superpowers such as Iran, a rogue...
Vanishing of the Bees
Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables. Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film...
BP Deep Water
In 2010 the BP oil platform Deep Water Horizon had an explosion and was leaking oil at around 5000 feet below sealevel. Overoll around 4.9 million barrels of oil leaked after the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill until the leak got stopped in July 15 2010. This documentary shows images about the Oil Spill, you might have never seen before and explains the enourmous risks of Offshore...