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Films Available on Kanopy (library subscription)
Chronicles the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras would take one picture every hour for three years.
Anthropocene : the human epoch
Filmmakers travel the globe to document the impact humans have made on the planet.
Rachel Carson: The Woman Who Launched the Modern Environmental Movement
Often called the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson rocked the world in 1962 with her book Silent Spring, which warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety. At the center of that firestorm stood Ms. Carson, a strong, intensely private woman who balanced her love of the natural world and passion for writing with personal strife.
Super Size Me!
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight.
If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
The Oscar-nominated story of the Earth Liberation Front's rise and fall, told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews, IF A TREE FALLS asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism. Nominated for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards. Winner of the Editing Award in the Documentary category and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.
Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture.
TEDTalk: Katharine Hayhoe -- The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it
TEDTalk: David Lammy -- Climate justice can't happen without racial justice
TEDTalk: Donielle Nolan - Sustainable Food Production
TEDTalk: Asmeret Asefaw Berhe -- A climate change solution that's right under our feet
Freely Available Films/Presentations
TEDTalk: Kimberle Crenshaw - The urgency of intersectionality