Environment - 8

Garbage Island

Garbage Island

Vice sails to the North Pacific Gyre, collecting point for all of the ocean's flotsam and home of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: a mythical, Texas-sized island made entirely of our trash. As long as it's existed, the middle...

6.68

Can the Gulf Survive?

Can the Gulf Survive?

With startling imagery and intimate accounts, Can the Gulf Survive? chronicles the activities of a number of individuals taking part in the first response whose work and expertise is especially critical in stopping the spill at the well head...

7.56

All Things Are Connected

All Things Are Connected

While our ethical traditions know how to deal with homicide and even genocide these traditions collapse entirely when confronted with ecocide and biocide. Today we live in an ethically confusing and contradictory world, a world in which sentiment and...

7.62

The Sky is Pink

The Sky is Pink

An emergency short film from Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of Gasland addressing the urgent crisis of drilling and fracking in New York state. Induced hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking, commonly known as fracking, is a technique used to release...

7.89

The Fight for Amazonia

The Fight for Amazonia

From the heart of the Amazon jungle comes a three-part series examining the strides being made to save the world's most endangered rainforest. 1. Raids in the Rainforest. The first film follows Brazil's youngest national park director as she...

8.58

The Plastic Cow

The Plastic Cow

This documentary film looks at the impact of our almost complete dependence on plastic bags, which we use and discard carelessly every day, often to dispose our garbage and kitchen waste. Not only are these bags a huge environmental...

7.87

Then and Now: Ishinomaki

Then and Now

This film is about the Tohoku region (hit by the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan in March 2011), as a reminder as to the ongoing difficulties being faced by the locals attempting to rebuild their towns. Eight...

8.55

We The Tiny House People

Chernobyl Heart

This is journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops. Basically, Dirksen made a documentary on people...

8.54

The Consequences of Suburbanization

The Consequences of Suburbanization

A documentary feature film about the unintended consequences of suburban sprawl. It illustrates the importance of altering the course of how we develop our nation's cities. It communicates the dangers of continuing to invest in the inefficient horizontal growth...

7.79

A River of Waste

A River of Waste

This documentary looks at the potential hazards caused by factory farms in the United States, particularly by waste disposal. Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where...

9.09

Manufactured Landscapes

Manufactured Landscapes

Manufactured Landscapes is the striking documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large scale photographs of manufactured landscapes - quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams - Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful...

8.67