Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warming have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
A world wide odyssey to capture the images which transcend language to tell the story of the earth's evolution and of human diversity, interconnectedness between humans and nature, and man's impact on the surrounding world. Shot in 24 countries on six continents.
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.
A look at the Nile perch fishing industry in Tanzania, which is destroying the ecology of Lake Victoria while delivering few economic benefits to the Tanzanian people. A critique of post-colonial exploitation of Africa by the developed world and the forces of globalization
Emmy Award-winning film and TV star Ed Begley Jr. leads this discussion of recycling, exploring ways in which we can help preserve the Earth's natural balance. The statistics are stark: the U.S. disposses of 136 million cans, bottles, and jars daily
The amount of water on Earth available for use remains the same even as the amount of people on the planet continues to grow. Ed Begley Jr., Emmy Award Nominee and motion picture star, presents helpful tips on ways everyone can help to conserve an indispensible natural resource that Earth and all its inhabitants depend on, water
A short environmental documentary examining the life cycle of a disposable paper cup and the environmental repercussions of a culture reliant on convenience... Shot throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including interviews with local activists, environmental experts and businesses.
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian word meaning variously: crazy life, life in turmoil, life disintegrating, life out of balance (the subtitle for this film), and a state of life that calls for another way of life. This film presents a concert of visual images set to the music of Philip Glass that progresses from purely natural environments to nature as affected by man, and finally to man's own man made environment that is devoid of nature.
Designed to act as a reference and to help reinforce, refine, and build on viewers current understanding and knowledge of recycling. Shows how different materials are recycled and how everyone can find creative ways to recycle.
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction.
Analyzes the causes and effects of the seemingly innocuous act of 'taking out the garbage,' while showcasing the individuals, activists, corporate and advocacy groups working to affect change and reform the current model.