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The Reluctant Radical - Civil Disobedience to Fight Climate Change
An intimate portrait of climate activist Ken Ward. Ken breaks the law as a last resort and with great trepidation, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. The film follows Ken through a series of…
The Yes Men Are Revolting - Notorious Activists Tackle Climate Change and Middle Age
For 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men (Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum) have staged outrageous hoaxes to hijack public dialogue about the issues of the day. In their third cinematic outing (after The Yes Men and The Yes Men…
To the Ends of the Earth - The Rise of Extreme Energy
Narrated by Emma Thompson, this award-winning documentary looks at where we are going to find our oil and gas today - to the ends of the earth - fracking, oil sands, deepwater and unconventional drilling. The film chronicles the rise…
2 videos
The Alaska Pipeline
PBS
After a decade-long search for oil in Alaska's wilderness, gas burst up out of an exploratory well on the North Slope. It was soon calculated that as much as ten billion barrels of oil lay below the frozen tundra of…
Crude: The Real Price of Oil
Three years in the making, 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…
The Ethics of Fracking
A look at the ethics of the natural gas extraction process known as "fracking". The film covers political, spiritual, scientific, medical, and educational points of views of hydraulic fracturing. It also takes a look at the deceiving advertising the gas…
Fenceline: A Company Town Divided
Fenceline follows the story of Margie Richard, who claims that her African American community is suffering adverse health effects, due to the chemical emissions of a neighboring plant owned by the Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company. The town of Norco,…
After Coal - Adaptation & Development in Wales and Appalachia
This documentary profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales. Viewers meet ex-miners using theater to rebuild community infrastructure, women transforming a former coal board office into a hub for…
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…
Pretty Slick
Pretty Slick is the first film to fully reveal the devastating, untold story of BP's Corexit coverup following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill is well-known as one of the largest environmental disasters…
Dirty Energy - Firsthand Stories from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven BP workers and spewing 200 million barrels of oil into the ocean. DIRTY ENERGY brings to light the personal stories of the Louisiana…
The Cost of Oil
The pressure to drill for oil in the Arctic has intensified with the increasing prices of crude oil. But the potential for lower oil prices is at what cost? In this feature-length documentary the Alaskan Inupiat show how oil drilling…
Dear President Obama - The Clean Energy Revolution is Now
Filmmakers and journalists have been working on the film for nearly three years, filming in more than twenty states and conducting more than 120 interviews. Narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, the film is a direct appeal to President…
Ecocide - A Fishing Community Struggling to Survive After the Gulf Oil Disaster
On April 20th 2010 the Deepwater Horizon, a Transocean-owned, BP-leased oil rig exploded. The blaze claimed the lives of 11 workers and the uncapped well gushed for 87 days pouring an estimated 4.2 million barrels of oil into the sea.…
2 videos
Jeff Rubin: The Soaring Cost of Oil
Interview with Jeff Rubin, former chief strategist and chief economist at CIBC World Markets, a division of one of Canada's largest banks. Jeff Rubin has always been highly quotable, and frequently controversial, and he was one of the first analysts…
Lube Job
Produced by two veteran journalists, Lube Job uncovers the oil and gas industries role in what could be one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in modern times, an ecological tragedy that threatens to eradicate much of southern Louisiana, including its…
White Water, Black Gold - The Environmental Cost of the Keystone Pipeline
This mutli-award winning film exposes the little-known environmental and health costs of the dirty oil that would flow through the Keystone Pipeline. Canada is the number one foreign supplier of oil to the United States. But this is not a…
2 videos
Dear Governor Brown - Big Oil in California
When you think of California, what images pop first into mind? Ocean ... beaches ... mountains ... healthy living ... Hollywood ... beautiful people. All of which are true. But so is the fact that California is the third largest…