Category “Environment”

Killer Cloud

In 1783, thousands in Britain died as a result of an environmental disaster, choking on poisonous gases from a huge volcanic eruption in Iceland. The ensuing winter was one of the harshest ever recorded and claimed even more lives. This forgotten disaster has remained a mystery for the past 200 years. ‘Timewatch’ reveals the evidence and reviews the likelihood of a...

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Surviving Alone in Alaska

Have you ever wondered if you would survive in the wilderness, on your wits, alone? Heimo Korth did. Now, he’s the last man standing in an Alaskan wilderness. His neighbor is a polar bear. His other neighbor is a caribou. Say goodbye to civilization.Near the end of his Presidency, Jimmy Carter created the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: 20 million acres that were off limits to hunters and oil seekers. Six families were allowed to stay and occupy a cabin in the wild. There is only one man still standing. Heimo...

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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. Not only locals, the inhabitants of the forests, farmers and loggers are...

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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 and the beauty that exists over the frozen seas. Set to an ambient score by...

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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 photographing the evidence and effects of that country?s massive industrial...

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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 than the average pre-industrial temperature, the impact on the planet will be...

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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 regime that Western democracies must politically tolerate to assure access to its...

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