environmental causes (documentaries)by Hayduke555 | created - 26 Sep 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Full-length documentary films about environmental issues, conservation issues, ecological crisis, and environmentalism. All in one.
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3. Survival of Spaceship Earth (1972)
60 min | Documentary
Earth's environmental crisis--brought about by uncontrolled technological progress--is endangering life on a global scale. At the core of the threats to the planet - wars, overpopulation, ... See full summary »
6. Ocean Warrior (1981)
73 min | Documentary
"They have thrown four bombs at this vessel. Do you understand? Four bombs... Hurry up!' A number of frantic international reporters on board the Sea Shepherd desperately call on the US ... See full summary »
60 min | Documentary
"Earth First! - The Politics of Radical Environmentalism" documents the rise of the controversial eco-activist group, Earth First!, as told by its founders, its admirers and its opponents, ... See full summary »
20. Battle for the Trees (1993)
57 min | Documentary
This documentary examines the battle strategies of citizens, scientists, loggers, environmentalists and First Nations people who are fighting over the liquidation of public forests and, with it, a way of life.
24. Devour the Earth (1995)
22 min | Documentary, Short
Devour the Earth is a 1995 British short documentary film about the global consequences of meat consumption. The film was produced by the Vegetarian Society, written by Tony Wardle and narrated by Paul McCartney.
29. Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot (1998)
86 min | Documentary
This documentary reveals the important role of women in establishing grassroots social movements like the one to protest clearcut logging in Clayoquot Sound on Canada's West Coast. Depicts ... See full summary »
34. Naked Planet (1999–2000)
60 min | Documentary, History
Naked Planet showcases nature's finest icons in a style never seen before. The Academy Award winning aerial system ; Flying Cam ; takes the viewer over the lip of Niagara Falls before ... See full summary »
36. The Coconut Revolution (2000 TV Movie)
50 min | Documentary
This is the modern-day story of a native peoples' remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) - and won despite a military occupation and blockade.
38. Before It's Too Late: Mini Monkeys of Brazil (2000 TV Movie)
PG | 54 min | Documentary
When you talk of Brazil's wildlife you tend to think of the Amazon rain forest. But few people realise there is, or was once another forest just a big and just as bio diverse. The Atlantic ... See full summary »
Director: Mike Searle
39. Watch (2000)
65 min | Documentary
Original documentary by Briana Waters tells an inspiring story of local townspeople teaming up with environmentalists to save their town from the potential damage caused by timber company Plum Creek's clear-cutting of a nearby forest.
18 min | Documentary, Short
Villagers in the state of Guerrero in Mexico work together to try and stop the rampant deforestation that is occuring in their region.
41. Great Bear Rainforest (2001 TV Movie)
A one-hour documentary about the breathtaking beauty of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, and its imminent destruction by the logging industry. The two-million hectare Great Bear ... See full summary »
43. Igniting the Revolution (2001)
20 min | Documentary, Short
A radical environmental group known for torching and vandalizing resorts, factories, and research labs has released a promotional video explaining its views and encouraging people to join. ... See full summary »
Star: Craig Scott Rosebraugh
46. Drowned Out (2002)
75 min | Documentary
An Indian family decide to stay at home and drown rather than make way for the Narmada dam Three choices. Move to the slums in the city, accept a place at a resettlement site or stay at ... See full summary »
48. Returning Home (2003)
45 min | Documentary
The body is our home, as is the larger body of the earth. When these two bodies move in harmony, a dance unfolds. Both are made whole. RETURNING HOME is a breathtaking and groundbreaking ... See full summary »
50. The Future of Food (2004)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.
Votes: 1,340 | Gross: $0.08M
51. Sacred Planet (2004)
G | 40 min | Documentary, Short
This IMAX film shows exotic places that still exist and gives new insights into the Earth's diverse landscapes, peoples and animals. From the last remaining old growth forests of British ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, War
The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil, when the automobile became the center of the way people ... See full summary »
53. Oil on Ice (2004)
Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary
This film shows the beauty and grandeur of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge against the political backdrop of oil exploration and development, and its impact upon Alaska Natives and the land
54. La Terre vue du ciel (2004)
67 min | Documentary
Yann Arthus-Bertrand has flown over hundreds of countries to create an extraordinary aerial portrait of our planet as never seen before. This DVD from the Panoramica Motion Gallery is '... See full summary »
55. Thirst (2004)
65 min | Documentary
The control over public water supply is significant policy issue around the world. Documentarians Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman take a close look at the global business trend of privatizing water supplies.
58. Leben ausser Kontrolle (2004 TV Movie)
95 min | Documentary
GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms which have made their debut in plants like corn and soybean, but are now in animals for consumption. The controversy of corporations owning "... See full summary »
61. Global Warming: The Signs and Science (2005 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 57 min
60 minute documentary about people across America living with the grave consequences of a changing climate and the individuals, communities and scientists inventing new approaches to safeguard our children's future.
69. Testify! Eco-Defense and the Politics of Violence (2005 Video)
52 min | Documentary
A 50-minute video that discusses the tactics and philosophy of revolutionary environmentalism and animal liberation. Includes footage of ALF and ELF actions plus interviews with many direct-action environmentalists.
73. Are We Changing Planet Earth? (2006 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
Sir David Attenborough undertakes a personal journey to discover how global warming is changing the planet. The Truth About Climate Change is a two part documentary presented by him asking the question: What is the future for our world?
75. Sustainable Table: What's on Your Plate? (2006)
52 min | Documentary
Over nine months, Mischa Hedges and Digital Sense Productions traveled the west coast to learn more about our food system. During production, he found that the standard methods of producing... See full summary »
76. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, War
A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.
78. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
PG | 96 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
Votes: 73,534 | Gross: $23.81M
79. The Great Warming (2006)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
Scientist and theologians come together to raise global warming awareness and many common people from all over the world explain how global warming has impacted their lives in a negative way.
80. Recycled Life (2006)
38 min | Documentary, Short
The dramatic and touching story of thousands of adults, children, and generations of families who have been living and working in the largest and most toxic landfill in Central America, the... See full summary »
81. Crude Impact (2006)
97 min | Documentary, History
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.
83. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
PG | 92 min | Documentary
A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.
Votes: 11,604 | Gross: $1.68M
84. 2050 (2006)
A 2004 Pentagon report warns the US President that an abrupt climate change will take the planet earth on the brink of anarchy and nuclear war for access to basic resources like food and ... See full summary »
85. Last Days on Earth (2006 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 80 min | Documentary, News
A special expanded edition of 20/20 that chronicles 7 of the deadliest threats to humanity. It starts at number 7 (least likely), the death of stars, including the risk of gamma ray bursts ... See full summary »
68 min | Documentary
As global population and our appetite for energy rise drastically, fossils fuels depletion and global climate change have now become the most pressing issues facing humanity today.
Director: Christophe Fauchere
72 min | Documentary
90. Future by Design (2006)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi
Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci. Peer to Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Jacque is a self-taught ... See full summary »
91. e2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious (2006– )
A six-part series about international efforts to design and build eco-friendly structures through sustainable architecture.
95. The Possibility of Hope (2007 Video)
27 min | Documentary, Short
A look at different matters of the world such as immigration, global warming and capitalism through the eyes of scientists and philosophers.
96. Mountaintop Removal (2007)
74 min | Documentary
Hard-hitting documentary on the effects of the radical and environmentally disastrous form of coal mining known as "Mountaintop removal."
97. Global Warming: Our Searing Earth (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary
Global Warming: Our Searing Earth lays bare the hidden catastrophe of global warming. Using original interviews with scientists and victims alike we look to the truth behind the controversy... See full summary »
98. Everything's Cool (2007)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
For the past two decades researchers, activists, scientists, and progressive politicians have struggled to rouse the public and the federal government to take action on global warming. ... See full summary »
99. Trashed... (2007)
60 min | Documentary
Trashed is a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America. The garbage business. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture...... See full summary »