Produced and directed by Dr. Stefan Skrimshire, Beyond the Tipping Point? is a film about climate change and the ways we respond to it. Through the voices of 25 people from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities, it addresses a fundamental challenge for our time: how the future is imagined, and how this imagination shapes our actions in the present.
Director Michael Nash's alarming documentary, which details the impact that a billion humans displaced by climate change will have on global security, should goose even the most fervent climate deniers into reconsidering their positions. Nash uses lush cinematography and first-person accounts to chronicle hellish experiences of displacement caused by increasingly severe weather-related events like the ones expected to be triggered by global warming.
With contributions from over 50 politicians, scientists, and environmental activists, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, and journalist Paul Hawken, the film documents the grave problems facing the planet’s life systems.
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question "Can anyone really own water?"
Garbage Dreams follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo. It is the home to 60,000 Zaballeen--Arabic for "garbage people." Far ahead of any modern "Green" initiatives, the Zaballeen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.
Narrated by Alanis Morissette and Keanu Reeves, this is a dramatic film about climate change that sweeps around the world to reveal how a changing climate is affecting the lives of people everywhere. It includes hard-hitting comments from scientists and opinion-makers about America’s lack of leadership in addressing climate change as well as new scenes documenting the emerging voice of the American Evangelical community urging action on climate change. Available in a special “Faith Version,” which includes interviews with Christian leaders, or a “Church/Sunday School Version,” which includes a printable discussion guide.
With humor and compassion, the award-winning film Mama Earth shows how conventional economics encourages exploitation of our natural resources, ignoring the value of nature's services like clean air, water, and fertile soil. It proposes a new, hard-currency model for both harvested resources and the burdens of waste and pollution.
Millions of evangelical Christians in America have taken on care of the environment as a moral and biblical obligation. But many of their brothers and sisters in the faith disagree with their stance, some because the perceived imminence of the End Times makes stewardship unnecessary. Bill Moyers and his team of investigative journalists talk with conservative evangelicals to examine the theological and political implications of their debate. PBS Special Series.
Wildlife filmmaker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.
Oil + Water tells the story of two world-class kayakers and good friends who embark on the longest-ever petroleum-free road trip, traveling over 21,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina in a retro-fitted Japanese fire truck named Baby. After converting the truck's regular diesel engine to run on any kind of natural oil, Seth Warren and Tyler Bradt journeyed for over a year through 16 countries, an endless summer adventure of paddling, driving, exploring and promoting alternative fuel sources.
RENEWAL is the first feature-length documentary film to capture the vitality and diversity of today's religious-environmental activists. From within their Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim traditions, more and more people are becoming caretakers of the Earth. With great courage, women, men and children are re-examining what it means to be human and how we live on this planet. Their stories of combating global warming and the devastation of mountaintop removal, of promoting food security, environmental justice, recycling, land preservation, and of teaching love and respect for life on Earth are the heart of RENEWAL.
A Thousand Suns tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. This isolated area has remained remarkably intact both biologically and culturally. It is one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa yet its people have been farming sustainably for 10,000 years. Shot in Ethiopia, New York and Kenya, the film explores the modern world's untenable sense of separation from and superiority over nature and how the interconnected worldview of the Gamo people is fundamental in achieving long-term sustainability, both in the region and beyond.