Documentary encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on five continents as it details plastic's path over the last 100 years and the effects it has had on the environment. Discusses solutions to issues such as recycling, toxicity, and biodegradability as well as marine debris.
Charts the ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations. Illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of any ocean species.
Nasheed, who brought democracy to the Maldives after decades of despotic rule, now faces an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives and make them uninhabitable.
The fight for the last great mountain in America's Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant that wants to explode it to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead.
The film follows Sandra as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. Sandra is not the only one who is on a journey - the chemicals against which she is fighting are also on the move.
Edward Burtynsky has gained international recognition for his photographs of what he calls manufactured landscapes. He argues that we have reached past the point now where we are at the mercy of the environment--our planet now lives and dies at our mercy.
Illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all of our food: seeds. Over the past one hundred years seeds have shifted from being common heritage to sovereign property.
Tells the story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy.
Gives a human face to the direct impacts of climate change in the Pacific community of Takū. Two visiting scientists offer advice but in the wake of a flood the islanders must decide whether to stay with their island or move to an unfamiliar land, leaving their culture and language behind.
This film follows artist Vik Muniz as he returns to Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho, or "Garbage Garden." The world's largest landfill, it receives 7,000 tons daily, 70% of all Rio's garbage. "We are not pickers of garbage; we are pickers of recyclable materials," says a catadore, or trash picker