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There is a rush happening for a particular kind of sand used by the oil and gas industry for hydraulic fracturing. It is causing a storm and is leaving communities DEVASTATED. In this 59-minute film you will: • Hear from a Frac Sand Mine expert. • Hear from concerned families. • Witness complete hill removal. • Be asked to look at the many issues surrounding frac sand mining.
The Laxá Farmers is about old farmers who blew up a dam to save their valley 40 years ago. They had protested for years but were losing the battle and being chased off their land when in the middle of the night they brought out the dynamite. This event marks the birth of environmentalism in Iceland. The farmers won a court case against them by sticking together and all confessing. For 40 years they have never revealed the secret. Until now.
Journey with Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol to the heart of the Amazon rainforest in search of the indigenous children she photographed fifteen years ago. Children of the Amazon invites you to see through the eyes of these inspiring, remarkably resilient people, whose lives are transformed by a road carved through their forest home by an outside world. From Chief Amir Surui’s embattled efforts to stop illegal loggers to the assassination of legendary rubber tapper Chico Mendes, this poetic an...
"I shouldn't be alive right now," says Leila Mendez as she looks out her window at the smokestacks billowing just across the way. "And I am." Leila believes that God spared her life so she could stay here and fight: to shut them down. An estimated 42 people a year have been killed in Chicago by the Fisk and Crawford coal-burning plants, two of the oldest remaining in the US. Leila, who has lived 4 blocks from the Fisk since she was 9 years old, knew nothing about this until she herself go...
On November 21st, 2006 twenty armed officers from the Ministry of Natural Resources raided organic dairy farmer Michael Schmidt’s farm. He was charged with 20 criminal offenses for selling and distributing unpasteurized milk. The Documentary Milk War follows his battle to legalize the sale of raw milk in Canada. A fight Schmidt believes is fundamentally about the freedom to choose what one puts in their body.
Cape Cod is famous for its pristine beaches and estuaries, which provide pleasure and sustenance to all who live and visit there. But a dirty secret is lurking behind the beautiful views. For decades, nutrients from human waste have been seeping out of septic systems and into the groundwater. Excess nitrogen and phosphorus now threaten a majority of Cape Cod’s estuaries, endangering critical ecosystems, the shellfish industry, and tourism-reliant economies. In revealing portraits of the peopl...
The documentary's theme is the financial activity behind the recycling of metal objects that are "disposed" by the average consumer of a large city, collected by fringe groups who unconsciously are the kingpin of a gigantic mechanism of wealth. Through five ragmen, the documentary explores the backstage of consumerism and follows the invisible journey of metal that ends up as RAW MATERIAL.
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