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:
A Crude Awakening
An Inconvenient Truth
Arithmetic, Population and Energy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.