- Dear Governor Hickenlooper – We have copies that we can send your team to host a screening. Contact Micah@350colorado.org for a copy. http://
deargovernorhickenlooper.com/ A film addressed to Colorado’s governor, this documentary provides perspective on fracking and clean energy through the eyes of scientists, entrepreneurs, an ex-gas worker turned whistle blower, and families, one of which is devastated when a fracking company moves in next door. Shane Davis, AKA “The Fractivist,” is Dear Governor Hickenlooper’s protagonist, taking the audience from one story to the next while elucidating well site visits and statistics from the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission’s data. The film also emphasizes on Colorado’s renewable energy potential.
- Chris Martenson’s “Crash Course” – Screen episodes of these short videos dealing with the connection between climate, energy, and the environment. Access them online at http://www.peakprosperity.com/crashcourse
Four-part video series by Richard Heinberg and Post Carbon Institute released in conjunction with Heinberg’s latest book Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. (The themes covered in these videos are much more thoroughly explored in the book.)
1. The Law of Diminishing Returns – Is modern society hitting our defining moment, the point of diminishing returns? In this short video, Richard Heinberg explores how — in our economy, the environment, and energy production — we may well be. When previous societies have hit similar limits, they often doubled-down by attempting ever more complex interventions to keep things going, before finally collapsing. Will this be our fate too? And is there an alternative?
2. The Great Burning – What will we do when the Great Burning comes to an end? In this short video, Richard Heinberg explores why The Great Burning — the combustion of oil, coal, and natural gas — must come to an end during the next few decades. If the twentieth century was all about increasing our burn rate year after blazing year, the dominant trend of twenty-first century will be a gradual flame-out.
- Last Rush for the Wild West can be streamed for free: http://www.imdb.com/
video/wab/vi1519102745/ It is a phenomenal movie about the Tar Sands Mine in Utah. http://www. lastrushforthewildwest.com/ A film exposing how impending tar sands and oil shale mining would destroy pristine landscapes in Utah and put the already imperiled Colorado River watershed at risk.
- Bidder 70 – Centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. In 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice. Read more here. Film available on Netflix.
- Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret – a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population. Read more and organize a screening here.
- Watershed, Exploring a New Ethic for the New West http://watershedmovie.com/
about/film/ As the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people, WATERSHED introduces hope for the Colorado River. Sweeping through seven U.S. and two Mexican states, the Colorado River is a lifeline to expanding populations and booming urban centers that demand water for drinking, sanitation and energy generation. However, drained by many demands, the river runs dry before it reaches its natural end at the Gulf of California, and an agreement known as the Colorado River Pact has reached its limits. Unless action is taken, the river will continue its retreat – a potentially catastrophic scenario for the millions who depend on it.
“Merchants of Doubt” is a book by Naomi Orestes (historian of science, Harvard) and Eric Conway (historian at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California) that will change your view of politics and science. It’s a chilling page turner about how a small group of P.R. ad men and scientists (mostly anti-communist physicists) twisted the debate on tobacco, DDT, acid rain, the SST, ozone, and now of course, climate change. Their goal is to delay regulation. Their strategy is to “create doubt”–about the science. The amazing thing was that on each issue it was often the SAME scientists being trotted out as experts–in fields they had never published an article in. It’s also about the rise of an interlocking group of phony think tanks. They pushed the media to provide “balance” (false balance really) in coverage. That such a small group could have such influence for so long is scary. It’s now been made into a movie. Here’s the trailer. http://act.
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- Check out EcoWatch’s 10 Best Eco-Docs of 2014 for more ideas.