Documentaries

HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD - One Man, One Cow, One Planet
By: Peter Proctor, Tom Burstyn, Barbara Burstyn

Making How to Save the World was an eye opener. Not just the reality of India but the dawning awareness of just how precarious our existence on this planet is. Living in the comfort zone we are totally insulated from that reality.

Running the Sahara -
By: Ray Zahab

Running The Sahara is a film about three ultra marathon runners who set out to run across the Sahara Desert for the challenge and discover the cause: the Water crisis in Africa. H2O Africa is the non-profit begun by the runners, the filmmakers andMatt Damon to fund and create water wellsthroughout Africa to combat the water crisis on the continent.

Water, the Great Mystery -

We can see that science has made a quantum leap into understanding how mind can be recorded by the simplest element in nature (water) and on the periodic table: H20. If water has memory, and its main component being hydrogen, then the whole universe would have memory. Hydrogen was born between 100 and 1,000 seconds after the big bang.

An Inconvenient Truth (2006) -
Starring: Al Gore, Billy West (II)
Director: Davis Guggenheim

An Inconvenient Truth is very factual and strikes the chord that the general public is oblivious or in denial of global warming facts layed out by scientists around the world. Al Gore sticks to the facts and explains them in terms that the general public can understand.

Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) -
Starring: Martin Sheen

This documentary provides a fascinating look at how big corporations can get away with murder. The electric cars were quite popular a decade ago but are now non-existent, this explains why.

Too Hot Not to Handle (2006) -
Director: Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Maryann DeLeo

The documentary is very clear and easy to understand. Scientific facts are presented in a clear and simple so everyone can comprehend the importance of this issue. It is a great documentary that may be discussed by teachers and educators in general, on science and social courses.

The 11th Hour (2007) - Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Thom Hartmann Director: Nadia Conners, Leila Conners Petersen

Anyone who follows the current trends in weather patterns,global warming,greenhouse gases and has seen 2006's Oscar winning AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH will not be a stranger to a lot of the material presented in this expertly crafted semi-doc narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.What sets this film apart from it's predecessor is that real concrete solutions are brought to us and a great deal of the film concerns itself with renewable energy possibilities.

Arctic Tale (2007) -
Starring: Queen Latifah, Michael Huang
Director: Adam Ravetch, Sarah Robertson

This National Geographic Film covers an eight year period in which Nanu and Seela grow up, play, love and struggle against the elements of changing nature. At times the film seems like a documentary, and at other times like a wild life adventure.

The Translator -
By: Daoud Hari

The Translator is a suspenseful, harrowing, and deeply moving memoir of how one person has made a difference in the world–an on-the-ground account of one of the biggest stories of our time. Using his high school knowledge of languages as his weapon—while others around him were taking up arms—Daoud Hari has helped inform the world about Darfur.

Planet in Peril - (2 DVD set) (2007)

Planet In Peril is a very informational and fascinating piece to watch. You're educated about the issues facing the planet and how it all relates to you. So you might say how losing species thousands of miles away doesn't affect you or how pollution and drought in another country doesn't affect you either, this will make you look at things a little bit different.

Global Warming - The Signs and the Science (2005)

Complete overview of the challenges facing our planet! Wonderful complement to our ecology class.

Planet Earth - The Complete BBC Series (2007)
By: Alan Bennett

Planet Earth is such an epic, that it earns comparisons to some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters. highly reccomended presentation that is extremely addictive and immeasureably sensational from the first scene to the last. Its simply amazes me the beauty of God's creations.

National Geographic- Six Degrees Could Change the World
Starring: Alec Baldwin Director: Ron Bowman

A highlight of the film was its focus on the one man that has figured out the total carbon footprint of the cheeseburger, to include the methane farts of the cows.

FOOD Inc. - Hungry for Change

This documentary lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

The Future of Food -

There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America - a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat.
The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade.

What the Bleep Do We Know!? -

Why do we continue making the same mistakes? Why are we having the same relationships? Why do we keep getting the same jobs over and over again? In this infinite sea of potential around us, how come we keep creating...

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Women don't talk, they deliver results to tackle climate change -

A group of women worldwide are taking action to improve their lives by helping address climate change issues, such as the '1 Million Women' movement in Australia. Momentum for Change looks for innovative and transformative solutions worldwide that can be replicated and implemented by communities facing the same economic, social and environmental challenges.

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The Age of Stupid -

A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.

The Age of Stupid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, Brassed Off) as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?

BLUE GOLD - World Water Wars

In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth. Corporate giants force developing countries to privatize their water supply for profit.

SEEDS OF DEATH -

The leaders of Big Agriculture--Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta--are determined that world's populations remain ignorant about the serious health and environmental risks of genetically modified crops and industrial agriculture. Deep layers of deception and corruption underlie both the science favoring GMOs and the corporations and governments supporting them.This award-winning documentary, Seeds of Death, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet's future if Big Agriculture's new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.

SEEDS OF FREEDOM -
A landmark film narrated by Jeremy Irons

The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It's been written by those who want to make vast profit from our food system, no matter what the true cost. It's time to change the story. Produced by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN. Thanks to all those involved in making this film possible. http://www.gaiafoundation.org/

Meat the Truth -

The documentary is the first major project undertaken by the Nicolas G. Pierson Foundation. Meat the Truth is a high-profile documentary, presented by Marianne Thieme (leader of the Party for the Animals), which forms an addendum to earlier films that have been made about climate change. They have repeatedly ignored one of the most important causes namely: intensive livestock production. Meat the Truth has drawn attention to this by demonstrating that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, lorries, trains, boats and planes added together.

Origins The Movie -

Four years, 19 countries, and 24 experts in anthropology, medicine, ecology, and health have exposed the roots of our DNA and how to prevent the modern world from making you sick. Once you’ve shared it with your loved ones, give it to someone who can stand to hear this message and help spark positive change in your world. The interviews are both educational and inspiring as your host, Dr. Pedram Shojai, asks each guest to be raw and honest about what the problems are, and more importantly, what solutions we can work with right now to make a difference in our lives and for the planet.
Visit their website http://origins.well.org/