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Earth Ethics Institute Resources: Films & Videos
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A foreboding sense of climate chaos, societal breakdown, and economic and ecological “doom” is now widespread. Acknowledging our predicament and working through the stages of grief takes one only to the midpoint: acceptance. What lies beyond? Michael Dowd (with occasional co-hosts) invites 85 guests (recorded over the last two years) to share their personal journeys along this trajectory and especially the gifts they have found on the other side of the post-doom doorway.
Restorative Justice on the Rise is the leading live public dialogue forum focusing on the justice transformation in the U.S. and beyond, and provides real-time conversation with national and global leaders in the field, providing key tools, education, and awareness building as the movement continues to build exponential momentum.
Through rigorous reporting on the positive ways communities are responding to social problems and insightful commentary that sparks constructive discourse, YES! Media inspires people to build a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.
This series of short films explores the ways humanity is building the nervous system of a superorganism, called the noosphere. As we deepen our understanding of this noosphere we begin to discover a collective sense of meaning and purpose that will help us address our global challenges. Narrated and hosted by Brian Thomas Swimme.
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Rollie Williams and a ragtag team of climate communicators, creatives and comedians are here to examine climate change in a way that doesn’t make you want to eat a cyanide pill. Get informed about the climate crisis before the weather does it for you.
The Big History series asks questions guaranteed to change the way you look at the past. By weaving science into the core of the human story, Big History takes familiar subjects and gives them a twist that will have you rethinking everything from the Big Bang to today’s headlines.
An immersive, classic course on the story of the Universe, Earth, Life, and Human. This fascinating, in depth telling of the scientific story of the universe instills within the viewer a feeling of its sacred nature.
Explores the concept of sustainability, looking to the people of Ethiopia's Gamo Highlands in Africa's Rift Valley as a model of agricultural practices that work in harmony with nature and with the people of the land.
This film is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.
This short film portrays the challenges coastal communities are facing over water, beach access, land ownership, protection of mangroves, and other issues. It compares the costs and benefits of large-scale resort tourism with models of sustainable coastal tourism in Manuel Antonio and small-scale ecotourism in the Osa Peninsula.
What does it mean to be human, to be alive on planet Earth in the midst of the vast universe as it is now understood? Cosmologist Brian Swimme takes us on an exhilarating journey in search of the new story that is developing in answer to this question.
A Caribbean designer and a pioneer of green architecture confronts climate change with sustainable constructions such as a house without a roof, a micro- eco-house on wheels, a parachute-house and a solar-electric car. In times of climate change, The Absent House issues a dynamic and hopeful message that we can live sustainably and preserve the planet for future generations.
From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. Growing Cities tells the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, innovators, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way the USA grows and distributes its food.
Half the Sky is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world's women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity. Our future is in the hands of women everywhere.
A comprehensive look at the plight of endangered honeybees around the globe and the potential effects of their extinction. The film considers the scientific, environmental and economic implications of the honeybee epidemic while pushing for a profound understanding of bees on a deeper, often forgotten level.
Filmmaker Kip Pastor talks with farmers, scientists and others to define what makes food organic, explores the truth behind the labels and marketing, and offers practical solutions to those who wish to change the way they eat.
Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples. They explore cosmic evolution as a profoundly wondrous process based on creativity, connection, and interdependence, and they envision an unprecedented opportunity for the world's people to address the daunting ecological and social challenges of our times.
Gasland focuses on communities in the United States where natural gas drilling activity was a concern and, specifically, on hydraulic fracturing, a method of stimulating production in otherwise impermeable rock.
A sequel to Gasland (2010), this film continues to explore the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, arguing how dangerous the process is, and how pervasive the gas industry’s influence on public policy has become.
Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
Crude tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil giant Chevron.
What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride.
This documentary, narrated by Elliot Page, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between man and the honeybee.
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 privatization and commoditization of water.
Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
The Garden tells the story of the now demolished South Central Farm; a community garden and urban farm located in Los Angeles, California. The Garden details the plight of the South Central Farmers, a mostly Latin community of farmers who organized and worked on the farm.
Taking Root tells the dramatic 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—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.
A documentary about the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and its development policy of “Gross National Happiness.” The concept of taking “the middle path” is one rooted in the Bhutanese view of the world, a simple message: happiness lies in the middle path.
Examines our dependence on oil, showing how oil is essential for almost every aspect of our modern lifestyle, from driving to work to clothing and clean tap water. A Crude Awakening asks the tough question, “What happens when we run out of cheap oil?”
A longtime advocate for the environment, former US Vice President Al Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way. AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share.
Explores the Special Period in Peacetime and its aftermath; the economic collapse and eventual recovery of Cuba following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Following the dramatic steps taken by both the Cuban government and citizens, its major themes include urban agriculture, energy dependence, and sustainability.
An intimate encounter with five very different women in Brazil, India, Jerusalem, and Senegal, this film offers a close look at the far-reaching and vibrant alternatives crafted by women in response to environmental degradation, archaic traditions, lack of economic independence, and war.
With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply.
The Future of Food distilled the complex technology and consumer issues surrounding major changes in the food system -- genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food -- into terms the average person can understand.
In the heart of Peru's remote Amazon rainforest, Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve, the film explores the work of three biologists studying Giant Otters, Squirrel Monkeys and macaws, and also an anthropologist who lives with and studies the Machiguenga Indians, who once had contact with the Inca Empire.