From director Davis Guggenheim, An Inconvenient Truth is a passionate and inspirational look at former Vice President Al Gore’s fervent crusade to halt global warming’s deadly progress by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. In this intimate portrait of Gore and his “traveling global warming show,” Gore comes across as never before in the media – funny, engaging, open and intent on alerting citizens to this “planetary emergency” before it’s too late.
Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore’s personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator.

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I became aware of climate change in 2006 and immediately wanted to know whether
there were solutions.  Along with my team, we set out to find the innovators and entrepreneurs who were laying the
groundwork for a clean energy future. Mid-way through production, we met Bernie
Karl, a wild Alaskan geothermal pioneer – when Bernie told me he didn’t think
humans were the cause of climate change, it was a light-bulb moment. A person
didn’t have to believe in climate science to still want clean air and clean
water. And once we filmed the Green Hawks in the Department of Defense, I
realized that national security was another way into the clean energy
world.  In our travels, we filmed Bay Area radicals, utility CEOs, airlines execs and wonky economists – and they all
agree that using as little energy as possible and making clean energy are
important goals; whether for solutions to climate change, national or energy
security or public health. I wanted to make a big-tent film where folks of all
political stripes could find common ground. – Peter Byck –
carbonnationmovie.com

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DIRT! The Movie–directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow–takes you
inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and
underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its
crippling degradation. The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment
of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and
us, “dirt is very much alive.” Though, in modern industrial pursuits
and clamor for both profit and natural resources, our human connection to and
respect for soil has been disrupted. “Drought, climate change, even war
are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt.” DIRT! the
Movie–narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis–brings to life the environmental,
economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories
of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty
and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. DIRT!
the Movie is simply a movie about dirt. The real change lies in our notion of
what dirt is. The movie teaches us: “When humans arrived 2 million years
ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and
humans has been intimately linked.” But more than the film and the lessons
that it teaches, DIRT the Movie is a call to action. “The only remedy for
disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it
again.” What we’ve destroyed, we can heal. – dirtthemovie.org

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In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s
food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden
from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory
agencies, USDA and FDA. 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, insecticide-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 Featuring interviews
with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The
Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like
Stonyfield Farms’ Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms’ Joe Salatin, Food, Inc.
reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it’s
produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here. – Foodincmovie.com

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The Future of Food is a 2004 American documentary film which makes an in-depth investigation into unlabelled,
patented, genetically engineered foods that have made their way onto grocery stores in the United States for the past decade. In addition to the US there is a focus on Canada and Mexico. – Wikipedia.org

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Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky addresses the vast project of modern civilization and its devistating impact on the earth. Scenes such as immense Chinese dumping grounds, Bangladeshi shipyards, and manufacturing plants stretch across and beyond the frame.

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An emotionally charged documentary about the use and misuse of technology on the American farm. In less than fifty years the face of agriculture has been utterly transformed by synthetic chemicals which have had a serious impact on the environment and on the health of farm families. This film tells the story of two farmers, different in all details, yet united by their common goal of producing healthy food.

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“Planet in Peril” examines the environmental conflicts between growing populations and natural resources. A worldwide investigation by Anderson Cooper and chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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As Austrian filmmaker Werner Boote traveled
the world to make Plastic Planet,
he asked people to show off just how many plastic items were in their homes.
Modest-sized dwellings in Japan, Austria and the U.S. yielded huge caches of
the stuff. So did a small shanty in India. Turns out it really is a plastic
planet, even though products made of synthetic polymers have been commercially
marketed for only about 100 years. (Bakelite dates to 1907.) Plastic blows in
the wind, bobs in the ocean and — perhaps most alarmingly — percolates through
the human reproductive system.—NPR Review

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Tapped is a film that examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects
on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. — Youtube

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Academy Award® Winner for Best
Documentary of 2009, THE COVE follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers
and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and
hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret.
Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras
in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a
horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The
result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and
arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired
audiences worldwide to action.

The Cove is directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen and Fisher
Stevens. The film is written by Mark Monroe. The executive producer is Jim
Clark and the co-producer is Olivia Ahnemann. – thecovemovie.com

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State of the Planet is a three-part environmental documentary
series, made by the BBC Natural History Unit, transmitted in
November 2000. It is written and presented by David Attenborough, and produced by Rupert
Barrington. It includes interviews with many leading scientists, such as Edward O. Wilson and Jared Diamond. Each of the programmers attempts
to find answers to the potential  ecological crisis that threatens the Earth.– wikipedia.org

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