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Blue Gold - World Water Wars
PBS
This award winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book BLUE GOLD: THE FIGHT TO STOP THE CORPORATE THEFT OF THE WORLD'S WATER by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film examines the problems created by the…
The Bullish Farmer - One Man's Journey from the Stock Market to the Farmer's Market
The film encapsulates one man's journey from the stock market to the farmer's market, and his tenacious desire to make local food the future -- one bite at a time. Once a successful Wall Street banker, John Ubaldo quit his…
The Naked Brand - Welcome to the Advertising Revolution
A story about how corporations can help save the planet one small step at a time. It's an introduction to a bright new future where companies tell the truth and work hard to create better products and a better planet.…
Hungry for Profit
Filmed on five continents, this provocative documentary takes a close look at the global agribusiness system, which is turning the world's food supply into a global supermarket, buying food at the lowest prices--seemingly regardless of the effect on small farmers…
A Killer Bargain - The Human Cost of Cheap Consumer Goods
The Killer Bargain referred to by this hard-hitting documentary's title is the availability of cheap consumer goods, imported by Western companies, whose prices don't reflect the actual human and environmental costs associated with their production in the developing world. Consumers…
The Cost of Cotton - Questions of Ethics in the Cotton Production Chain
lt's the soft, natural fabric associated with high quality and versatility. But is cotton really as pure as it seems? Claims of forced labor and pollution have stained its wholesome reputation, creating a market for 'ethical' cotton. ln this investigation,…
Greedy Lying Bastards
Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future, but a startling reality of today. The Pentagon believes it to be a matter of national and international security. Yet, as the evidence of our changing climate mounts and the…
Women are the Answer - How Universal Education Can Curb Population Growth
Population growth has been left out of the climate debate because it is considered controversial, yet it is one of the most important factors. The global population has passed the 7 billion mark and India will soon overtake China as…
Silent River - Corporate Pollution in Mexico
The Santiago River, known locally as "the River of Death," flows along the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico. For forty years, waste from one of Mexico's largest manufacturing corridors has been dumped into the Santiago. 80% of the companies in the…
The Oyster Farmers - Repopulating the Eastern Oyster
The once prolific Eastern Oyster, an economic and cultural keystone, historically decimated, is poised to recapture its legacy. THE OYSTER FARMERS tells the story of the farmers in the Barnegat Bay leading a Baymen's renaissance, cultivating a resurgence of the…
Nat Bates for Mayor - Corporate Influence on Local Politics
Opening with footage of a 2012 fire at the Chevron oil refinery and a heated town hall where blue-collar employees clash with environmentalists, the film sets the groundwork for the election that shifted the balance of power in the city.…
Yvon Chouinard: Patagonia - Growing the Sustainable Company
Interview with Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia--a sporting gear and clothing company committed to environmentally responsible business practices. Despite his success, Chouinard is a trenchant critic of capitalism who has at times rejected profits and "business sense" in favour…
David Montgomery: Treating Earth like Dirt
Interview with David Montgomery, a geomorphologist--a scientist who studies the forces that shape the landscape. His two books, one on soil and the other on salmon are, he says, "parallel stories of decline linked by the fact that one of…
David Korten: Replacing the Suicide Economy
Interview with David Korten, an economist, author, activist, and prominent critic of corporate globalization. He is the author of four books but is perhaps best known for his bestselling 1995 book, When Corporations Rule the World , an examination of…
Deadly Deception - General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment
This Academy Award-winner juxtaposes GE's rosy "We Bring Good Things To Life" commercials with the true stories of workers and neighbors whose lives have been devastated by the company's involvement in building nuclear bombs. It tells a powerful story of…
Ripe for Change
California -- always a fascinating marriage of opposite extremes -- is at a cross-roads in agriculture. Many Californians are struggling to fend off overdevelopment and the loss of farming lands and traditions while embracing innovative visions of agricultural sustainability. At…
A Passion for Sustainability
Envision a society where economic opportunity, social justice and sustainable culture all spring from environmental stewardship. Imagine a world where nurturing the health of the planet is the catalyst for global financial success and social stability. Can you? Ten years…
Blind Spot - Peak Oil & the Coming Global Crisis
In this haunting portrait of America's oil-fueled excesses, director Adolfo Doring explores the inextricable link between the energy we use, the way we run our economy, and the multiplying threats that now confront the environmental health and stability of our…
Sir Tim Smit: Back to Eden: The Transformative Power of Plants - The Transformative Power of Plants
Interview with Sir Tim Smit, the highly innovative and successful businessman who restored ruined and discarded landscapes to create two of the most popular, and arguably most imaginative, botanical gardens in the world. His most notable enterprise--The Eden Project--took a…
The Green Factory
Part of the Series: Essentials of Marketing Collection
This film tells the story of a remarkable "green factory" and of a Belgian company called Ecover. Ecover claims it is possible to make a profit and help save the planet. It tries to be sustainable in every aspect of…