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The number of environmental documentary films out there continues to grow at quite a pace. Here are just a few we have selected that you might be interested in seeing:

The Crisis of Civilization

Nafeez Ahmed describes the current human predicament and covers issues such as energy, oil, climate, soil and population. Watch it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMgOTQ7D_lk

 

A Crude Awakening

A theatrical documentary on the planet’s dwindling oil resources.

An Inconvenient Truth

 

A documentary on Al Gore’s campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

Arithmetic, Population and Energy

Blind Spot

Blind Spot is a documentary film that illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing. Whatever measures of ignorance, greed, wishful thinking, we have put ourselves at a crossroad, which offers two paths with dire consequences. If we continue to burn fossil fuels we will choke the life out of the planet and if we don’t our way of life will collapse.

Crude Impact

 

An examination of the interconnection of human domination of the planet and the use of petroleum, and offers solutions for how we can stop our progression down this destructive path.

Dirty Oil

Deep behind-the-scenes into the strip-mined world of Alberta, Canada, where the vast and toxic Tar Sands deposit supplies the U.S. with the majority of its oil. Through the eyes of scientists, ‘big oil’ officials, politicians, doctors, environmentalists, and aboriginal citizens directly impacted by ‘the largest industrial project on the planet today,’ the filmmakers journey to both sides of the border to see the emotional and irreversible toll this ‘black gold rush’ fueled by America’s addiction to oil is taking on our planet.

Food, Inc.

 

An unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry.

Garbage Warrior

 

Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary film telling the epic story of maverick US architect Michael Reynolds and his fight to introduce radically sustainable housing.

H2Oil

 

Moving between a local microcosm and the global oil crisis, H2Oil weaves together a collection of compelling stories of people who are at the front lines of the biggest industrial project in human history: Canada’s tar sands.

Home

 

With aerial footage from 54 countries, Home is a depiction of how the Earth’s problems are all interlinked.

In Transition 1.0

 

‘In Transition’ is the first detailed film about the Transition movement filmed by those that know it best, those who are making it happen on the ground. The Transition movement is about communities around the world responding to peak oil and climate change with creativity, imagination and humour, and setting about rebuilding their local economies and communities. It is positive, solutions focused, viral and fun.

The 11th Hour


The Age of Stupid

 

A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.

The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream


The End of the Line


The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time.

The Story of Stuff


The Yes Men Fix The World

 

The Yes Men Fix the World is a 2009 English language documentary film about the culture jamming exploits of The Yes Men.

What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire

 

A middle-class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American lifestyle.