A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. . . . .
Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He takes us on a journey around the globe, showing that plastics have become a threat for both environment and human health. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Werner Herzog takes his camera to Antarctica where we meet the odd men and women who have dedicated their lives to furthering the cause of science in treacherous conditions. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth, following the migration paths of four animal families. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way. “Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message,” said Guggenheim. An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share. “It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely,” said Gore.
Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
A look at the people who live precariously, but with an unusual level of resourcefulness and imagination, in four gigantic urban agglomerations: Mumbai, New York, Moscow and Mexico City. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
A stunning collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life, the majority of which involve humanity’s many religions. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
A fat, ugly creature whose sole purpose in life is the pursuit of sexual gratification is rapidly taking over Australia! The Cane Toads were imported by the sackload from Hawaii to Australia in 1935 in an attempt to rid the country of the Greyback beetle, which was rapidly destroying their sugarcane crop. The Cane Toads adapted beautifully to their new surroundings. Problem was, the beetle could fly and the Cane Toad couldn’t. What the Cane Toad is unusually good at, however, is making more Cane Toads–thousands upon thousands more.
Koyaanisqatsi is a documentary (of sorts). It is also a visual concert of images set to the haunting music of ‘Phillip Glass’ . While there is no plot in the traditional sense, there is a definate scenario. The film opens on ancient native American cave drawings, while the soundtrack chants “Koyaanisqatsi” which is a Hopi indian term for “life out of balance”. The film uses extensive time lapse photography (which speeds images up) and slow motion photography to make comparisons between different types of physical motion.