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1. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Writers: Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson | Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

2. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

8.6
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, EARTHLINGS chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Writer: Shaun Monson | Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

3. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

7.3
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63 Metascore

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

Writers: Leila Conners, Nadia Conners, Leonardo DiCaprio | Directors: Leila Conners, Nadia Conners | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann, Wangari Maathai

4. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Joseph | Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson

5. Portlandia (2009)

133 min | Comedy

4.6
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Writer: Laura Spitze | Director: Laura Spitze | Stars: Ian Anderson-Priddy, Alex Ansary, Charles Ayers, Zachary Ayers

6. Dirt! The Movie (2009)

86 min | Documentary

7.2
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The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.

Directors: Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow, Eleonore Dailly | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Logan, Vandana Shiva, Fritjof Capra

7. Greensburg (2008– )

Reality-TV

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A reality series in which an American town is reconstructed as a green utopia of tomorrow.

Creators: Leonardo DiCaprio, Craig Piligian | Star: Alanna Goodman

8. Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (2011)

60 min | Documentary, News

8.6
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Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. Since the 1960s the... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Fauchere | Stars: Esraa Bani, Albert Bartlett, Lester Brown, Martha Campbell

9. Symphony of the Soil (2012)

104 min | Documentary, Adventure

8.7
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63 Metascore

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and ... See full summary »

Writer: Deborah Koons | Director: Deborah Koons | Stars: Ignacio Chapela, Dan Barber, Vandana Shiva, Daniel Hillel

10. Urbanized (2011)

85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Rem Koolhaas, Amanda M. Burden, Oscar Niemeyer, Norman Foster

11. In Organic We Trust (2012)

Documentary

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A documentary that follows director Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam?

Writer: Kip Pastor | Director: Kip Pastor | Stars: Nyeila Grissom, Linda Domeyer, Ben Skolnik, Lisa McClain

12. Rooted in Peace (2015)

97 min | Documentary

Greg Reitman shares his past experiences of living in the Gulf War and witnessing the aftermath of Hiroshima, Japan and later the grievances of 911. Greg challenges the viewer; on what will it take for humanity to wake up and to stop the cycle of war & violence.

Writers: Greg Reitman, Mark Zwonitzer | Director: Greg Reitman | Stars: Pete Seeger, Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu, David Lynch

13. Switch (I) (2012)

98 min | Documentary, Adventure, News

6.4
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50 Metascore

What will it really take, to transition from oil and coal, to the energies of tomorrow? SWITCH goes where no film has gone before, deep into the world's most restricted energy sites, to ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Lynch, Scott Tinker | Director: Harry Lynch | Star: Scott Tinker

14. Solutions locales pour un désordre global (2010)

113 min | Documentary

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Heroic machist industrial agronomy producing heavily contaminated and modified food and arid wastelands is challenged by several world examples of sensitive organic approach to producing food.

Writer: Coline Serreau | Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Dominique Guillet, Vandana Shiva, Ana Primavesi, Philippe Desbrosses

15. GrowthBusters (2011)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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This film asks the most critical question of our time: How do we become a sustainable civilization? It takes a unique approach among modern environmental documentaries: Rather than ... See full summary »

Writer: Dave Gardner | Director: Dave Gardner | Stars: Albert Bartlett, Herman Daly, Paul Ehrlich, Dave Gardner

16. YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip (2011)

113 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) is an adventure and a celebration of the American spirit in the face of adversity - a thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious, documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Evans | Stars: Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Bob Berkebile, Mark Dixon

17. Slums: Cities of Tomorrow (2013)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, News

6.9
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From the heart of the planet's slums and squats, individuals have taken over these marginalized worlds and erected cities in their own image.

Writers: Jean-Nicolas Orhon, Nicolas Reeves, Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol, Alain Omer Duranceau | Director: Jean-Nicolas Orhon | Stars: Robert Neuwirth, Nicolas Reeves, Jeremy Seabrook

18. The Mother Grain (2014)

34 min | Documentary, Short, History

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The Mother Grain is a photo-book and documentary project about the rapid rise in popularity of quinoa and is focused on the lives and methods of the local Aymara and Quechua Bolivian farmers, who are descended from the Incas.

Writers: Stefan Jeremiah, Michael T. Wilcox | Director: Michael T. Wilcox

19. Bitter Seeds (2011)

88 min | Documentary

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India has more farmers than any country in the world, and they are in a crisis that is unprecedented in human history. Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Micha X. Peled | Stars: Manjusha Ambarwar, Ram Krishna, Mahhav Shande, Vandana Shiva

20. Climate of Change (2010)

86 min | Documentary

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A documentary focused on the efforts of everyday people all over the world who are making a difference in the fight against global warming.

Writer: Simon Armitage | Director: Brian Hill | Star: Tilda Swinton

21. Call of Life (2010)

60 min | Documentary

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The first feature-length documentary film to fully investigate the growing threat to Earth's life-support systems from the loss of biodiversity. If current trends continue, scientists warn ... See full summary »

Writers: Monte Thompson, Greg Tennant, Chera Van Burg | Director: Monte Thompson | Stars: Steven Beissinger, Sally Bingham, Ignacio Chapela, Peter Coyote

22. Belonging (II) (2008)

52 min

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Writers: Gerard Ungerman, Audrey Brohy | Directors: Audrey Brohy, Gerard Ungerman | Star: Dustin Hoffman

23. e2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious (2006– )

Documentary

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A six-part series about international efforts to design and build eco-friendly structures through sustainable architecture.

Stars: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, William McDonough

24. Greenlit (2010)

50 min | Documentary

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Follows Miranda Bailey, an indie film producer, to the realization that making movies has a tendency to be extremely wasteful and damaging on our environment.

Writer: Miranda Bailey | Director: Miranda Bailey | Stars: Miranda Bailey, Zach Gilford, Matthew Leutwyler, Josh Murphy

25. The Greenest Building (2011)

57 min | Documentary

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Over the next 20 years, American's will demolish one third of our existing building stock (over 82 billion square feet) in order to replace seemingly inefficient buildings with energy ... See full summary »

Writer: Jane Turville | Director: Jane Turville | Star: David Ogden Stiers

26. Are We Changing Planet Earth? (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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David Attenborough's two-part series on global warming. In the first, he uses selected facts and clear visuals to bring a convincing if one-sided argument in favor of human-caused global ... See full synopsis »

Writer: David Attenborough | Directors: Nicolas Brown, Stephen Cooter | Star: David Attenborough

27. Energy Crossroads: A Burning Need to Change Course (2007 Video)

55 min | Documentary

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Most experts agree that global peak oil production, when demand exceeds supply, will occur within the next 15 years and will drastically change the very fabric of our industrialized world. ... See full summary »

Writer: Christophe Fauchere | Director: Christophe Fauchere | Stars: Steve Andrews, James Hansen, David Stuart, Randy Udall

28. The Man Who Stopped the Desert (2010)

64 min | Documentary, Biography

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Yacouba Sawadogo, an illiterate farmer from Burkina Faso has transformed the lives of thousands of people across West Africa. Over cinematic reconstruction Sawadogo tells his incredible story of his battle with nature and man.

Writer: Mark Dodd | Director: Mark Dodd

29. Trashed... (2007)

60 min | Documentary

6.9
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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 »

Writer: Bill Kirkos | Director: Bill Kirkos | Stars: Lee Addleman, Ray Anderson, Kathy Angerer, Rick Anthony

30. So Right So Smart (2009)

93 min | Documentary

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As awareness grows about the consequences of environmental disregard, the sustainability movement is gathering momentum, and the institutions with the furthest reach and the highest stakes ... See full summary »

Writers: Justin Maine, Guy Noerr, David Moore Robinson, Leanne Robinson-Maine, Michael Swantek | Directors: Justin Maine, Guy Noerr, Leanne Robinson-Maine, Michael Swantek | Stars: Mona Amodeo, Ray Anderson, Janine Benyus, Lester Brown

31. Shift Change (2012)

69 min | Documentary

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Directors: Mark Dworkin, Melissa Young

32. Power of Pearl (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, History | Post-production

Hidden in the caldera of a sunken volcanoes, on a small island in the Ring of Fire, deep in the shark infested waters of the furthest reaches of the world, grows earth's only living gem. ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Taylor Higgins, Ahbra Perry | Directors: Robert Taylor Higgins, Ahbra Perry

33. Pig Business (2009)

76 min | Documentary

7.7
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An investigative documentary into the corporate takeover of pig farming and the devastating impacts this is having on our environment, local communities, small farmers, human health and animal welfare.

Director: Tracy-Louise Ward | Stars: Tracy-Louise Ward, David Cameron, Rick Dove, Robert Kennedy Jr.

34. A Doctor of My Own: The First Medical Students of Namibia (2014)

51 min | Documentary, History, News

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According to the WHO, Sub-Saharan Africa carries 24% of the world's burden of disease, but 3% of the health-care workforce. Within the next decade, 100 medical schools will open across ... See full summary »

Director: Trisha Pasricha | Stars: Julio Frenk, Quentin Eichbaum, Philip Odonker

35. Renewal (2008)

90 min | Documentary

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Renewal presents eight different stories about America's growing religious-environmental movement. Each story is set in a different religious tradition and each story addresses a different environmental concern.

Directors: Marty Ostrow, Terry Kay Rockefeller

36. The Ecological Footprint (2005)

30 min | Short

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Writer: Mathis Wackernagel | Director: Patsy Northcutt | Stars: John Thwaites, Mathis Wackernagel

37. Killing Seeds (2001 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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Writers: Kai Krüger, Bertram Verhaag | Directors: Kai Krüger, Bertram Verhaag | Stars: Klaus Buschmeier, Percy Schmeiser

38. High Anxieties: The Mathematics of Chaos (2008 TV Movie)

60 min

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A discussion of the mathematics of chaos that tries to tie it to climate change and fluctuating financial markets.

Writers: David Malone, Mark Tanner | Directors: David Malone, Mark Tanner | Stars: James Lovelock, David Malone

39. Life Running Out of Control (2004 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary

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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 »

Writers: Gabriele Kröber, Bertram Verhaag | Director: Bertram Verhaag | Stars: Alejandro Argumedo, Larry Bain, Bill Clinton, Mark Franz

40. Our Daily Bread (I) (2009)

Documentary, Short

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"Our Daily Bread" is a documentary featuring the Freegan movement of New York City. This documentary follows a group of Freegans on a "trash tour" as they reveal how much edible food is ... See full summary »

Director: Jung Euon Kim

41. Bringing It Home (2013)

52 min | Documentary, News

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Hemp - it's not just for hippies anymore. Today they're making everything from salad dressings to buildings with it. Despite the inevitable jokes when hemp is mentioned, industrial hemp is ... See full summary »

Directors: Linda Booker, Blaire Johnson | Star: Philip Powell

42. Permakultur - Landwirtschaft im Einklang mit der Natur (2000 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Heidi Snel | Stars: Sepp Holzer, Veronika Holzer

43. Fixing the Future (2010 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

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David Brancaccio visits people and organizations reinventing the American economy. Communities are creating jobs and building prosperity using sustainable and innovative approaches. It's a revolution from the ground up

Director: Ellen Spiro | Stars: Medrick Addison, Sylvia Barrios, Stephen Beckett, Matthew Bishop

44. I Love Trash (2008)

Documentary

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A documentary to examine the excessive waste in today's culture - an experiment in trash. Two people rent an unfurnished apartment, bringing with them only the clothes they were wearing and... See full summary »

Directors: David Brown, Greg Mann | Stars: David Brown, Greg Mann

45. Nourish: Food + Community (2009)

Not Rated | 27 min | Documentary, Short

3.1
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Nourish traces our relationship to food from a global perspective to personal action steps, illustrating connections to health, climate change, and social justice, and celebrating the role of good food in creating a sustainable future.

Writer: Kirk Bergstrom | Director: Kirk Bergstrom | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Anna Lappe, Jamie Oliver, Michael Pollan

46. Dennis Weaver's Earthship (1990 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Writers: Phil Scarpaci, Robby Weaver | Director: Phil Scarpaci | Stars: Tom Griepenprog, Charles Keeling, Michael Reynolds, Dennis Weaver

47. My Homeland (2014)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Explores the relationship between art and nature in a video essay about Stephen Driver and Louise Halsey: a potter and a weaver who decided to move to rural Arkansas in the seventies. Part ... See full summary »

Writer: Alice Driver | Directors: Alice Driver, Rodrigo Jardon | Stars: Stephen Driver, Louise Halsey

48. Our Little Garden (2015)

Documentary

Jon has climbed Mt Everest, walked to the South and North Poles, and has walked alone across Australia too. Suzy has been a nurse, trained as a mid wife, has a black belt in karate and ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Darling | Stars: Jon Muir, Suzan Muir

49. Decode Me! (2014)

59 min | Documentary, Mystery | Filming

This is a film that will try to put forth the testimony of genetics by telling the story of the remaining descendants of humanity and what morals are found in our origins of disease, suffering and death.

Creator: Kristján Þór Kristjánsson | Director: Kristján Þór Kristjánsson | Star: Kári Stefánsson

50. In Lakech Ala Kin (2010)

12 min | Short, Drama

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Writer: Catherine Cunningham | Director: Catherine Cunningham | Stars: Cesar Ramos, Antonio Cabral Reto, Gloria Aura, Alexander Holtmann