Keyword: environment

Automata

Automata (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 10/09/2014
50 years in the future, mankind is struggling to survive as the environment deteriorates. The creation of the first quantum android, the Automata Pilgrim 7000, is designed to bring support to society's plight. The descent of civilization is juxtaposed by the rise of ROC, the corporation at the helm of robotic intelligence. Despite the demise of humanity, the company has set forth security...

Black November (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 05/07/2012
A volatile, oil rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an American oil executive and demands that his corporation end the destruction and pollution.
Happy Feet

Happy Feet (2006)

Rated: PG Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 11/16/2006
In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing--which is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune--tap dancing. Though Mumble's mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis, says it "just ain't penguin." Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never...
Young Ones

Young Ones (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 10/16/2014
In the near future, water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched and the hardened survivors of the loss of Earth's precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm, who lives on this...
Owning The Weather

Owning The Weather (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2008
The subject of weather modification is examined. People have always wanted to control the weather and now it may be a necessity. Geoengineering schemes to fight global warming are one of the topics discussed in this documentary.
Watermark

Watermark (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 04/03/2014
This documentary brings together stories from all around the world about our relationship with water: how we are attracted to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of its use. Water is often perceived as being in unlimited supply, but in these times of global warming, it is interesting to analyze the way we use and exploit what remains the source of all life on Earth.
Dir: Jennifer Baichwal
With: N/A
Antarctica: A Year On Ice

Antarctica: A Year On Ice (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/27/2014
A visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents...
Dir: Anthony Powell
With: N/A

My Name is Salt (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Year after year, thousands of families move to a desert in India to extract salt from the sizzling earth. Every monsoon their salt fields are washed away and the desert turns into sea. But they still return, taking pride in producing the whitest salt in the world.
Dir: Farida Pacha
With: N/A

Virunga (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
In Virunga National Park, home to the last of the mountain gorillas, a small team of park rangers protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources.
Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys

Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 01/23/2014
Brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki are cowboys of the Arctic. Quiet but good natured, dare-devilish but humble, rugged but gentle and exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to their little slice of wilderness. These men are what John Wayne wanted to be. The brothers, along with their wives and children, live well north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, where they are the leaders of a...
Dir: Jessica Oreck
With: N/A
One Day On Earth

One Day On Earth (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 05/31/2012
The first film made in every country of the world on the same day. We see both the challenges and hopes of humanity from a diverse group of volunteer filmmakers assembled by a participatory media experiment. The world is greatly interconnected, enormous, perilous, and wonderful.

Dirty Oil (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/29/2009
The oil sands in the Canadian Providence of Alberta are a source of a vast supply of petroleum. The profits for oil companies exploiting the sands are staggering. The film explores the environmental, health and moral ramifications of this booming business.
Dir: Leslie Iwerks
With: N/A

The Way of the Eagle (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2014
Lukas, a boy, lives with an abusive father and feels guilty about his mother's death, during his birth. Meanwhile, a first-born eagle chick pushes his weaker brother to a certain death on the forest floor. But fate intervenes and the chick is found by Lukas. Naming him Abel, Lukas cares for the bird in secret, finding the love and companionship he has always lacked.

Someplace with a Mountain (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 51 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
Descendants of early Polynesian Lapita Navigators, the people of the 7-square-kilometer atoll of Puluwat, have lived a life of self-sufficiency. Few outsiders have visited--the nearest large island is Yap, reachable only after days of sailing. They are currently losing their homes and crops because of rising sea levels and their livelihood is threatened as the islands they live on are flooded day...

Hanna Ranch (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 73 minutes Release date: 05/15/2014
Visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna has struggled to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. He was an early adopter of Holistic Resource Management practices, sat on numerous environmental boards and...
Dir: Mitch Dickman
With: N/A
Arctic Tale

Arctic Tale (2007)

Rated: G Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 07/24/2007
Inside an icy kingdom at the very top of the earth, a polar bear cub, Nanu, and a walrus pup, Seela, are about to tackle the brave new world that confronts them as their ancient ways of survival are about to change. The polar bears and walruses are surrounded by crystalline ice floes; shadowed by quick white foxes, hunted ring seals, watchful gulls, graceful narwhals--the "unicorns" of the...
Mia and the Migoo

Mia and the Migoo (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 03/24/2011
Young Mia lives on an island that is currently being transformed into a lavish resort by an unscrupulous real estate developer. Her father Pedro is one of the laborers charged with constructing the resort, though lately the project has been beset by a series of mysterious problems. Then, she encounters the Migous, strange creatures who teaches her about a sacred tree that is essential to all life...
Earth Days

Earth Days (2009)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 08/13/2009
The history of our environmental undoing through the eyes of nine Americans whose work and actions launched the modern environmental movement.
Dir: Robert Stone
With: N/A

The Valley of the Forgotten (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 72 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
In the Brazilian rainforest, a land dispute will potentially outlive the forest itself. On one side, there are the Xavante who have returned after a disastrous forced displacement, and on the other, are the ranchers with their hungry herds. To further complicate the situation are the squatters, granted rights to the land by a government measure. Plus the landless--a movement inspired by liberation...
Dir: Maria Raduan
With: N/A

Ventos de Agosto (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 77 minutes Release date: 11/12/2014
Shirley has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her elderly grandmother. She drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock music and wants to be a tattoo artist. She feels trapped in the tiny coastal village. She is involved with Jeison, who also works on the coconut farm and who free dives for lobster and octopus in his spare time. During the month of...

Amazônia Eterna (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
At a time when the world is focused on the impact of humans on the environment, we take a detailed look at how the world's largest tropical rainforest is understood and utilized. Exploring the Amazon's five million square kilometers -- which are home to countless plant and animal species, and 20% of the world's freshwater reserves -- we try to ascertain whether it is possible for humans to make...
Dir: Belisario Franca
With: N/A
Children of Men

Children of Men (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 12/24/2006
A futuristic society faces extinction when the human race has lost the ability to reproduce. England descends into chaos until an iron-handed warden is brought in to institute martial law. The warden's ability to keep order is threatened when a woman finds that she is pregnant with what would be the first child born in 27 years.
Peak

Peak (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2010
The natural beauty of the Alps is changing due to climate change. Since the turn of the century, there is not the expected thick snow covering the top of every peak at every ski resort during the high season. In order to deal with the problem and sustain the tourist industry, it has become necessary to deploy massive technology to produce the perfect landscape independently from nature. Here, we...
Dir: Hannes Lang
With: N/A
Earth

Earth (2009)

Rated: G Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 04/21/2009
The story of three animal families and their amazing journeys across the planet we all call home. The film combines rare action, unimaginable scale and impossible locations by capturing the most intimate moments of our planet's wildest and most elusive creatures.
Dir: Alastair Fothergill
With: N/A
Jane's Journey

Jane's Journey (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 09/15/2011
A intimate portrait of Dr. Jane Goodall, who over 20 years ago walked away from her career as a primatologist in order to devote all her energy to saving our endangered planet. Dr. Goodall has been spending 300 days a year scouring the globe on her mission to spread hope for future generations. She has taken on the responsibilities of a UN Messenger of Peace, and has been honored with countless...