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Planet of the Humans (2019)

Planet of the Humans takes a harsh look at how the environmental movement has lost the battle through well-meaning but disastrous choices.


Jeff Gibbs


Jeff Gibbs




Credited cast:
Catherine Andrews Catherine Andrews ... Self - Citizen Activist
David Blood David Blood ... Self
Michael Bloomberg ... Self (archive footage)
Richard Branson ... Self (archive footage)
Mike Brune Mike Brune ... Self (archive footage)
Michael Carr Michael Carr ... Self
Rachel L. Carson Rachel L. Carson ... Self (archive footage)
Steven Churchill Steven Churchill ... Self
Pat Egan Pat Egan ... Self - Local Timberland Owner
Hugh Evans Hugh Evans ... Self (archive footage)
David Gard David Gard ... Self - Michigan Environmental Council
Jeff Gibbs ... Self - Narrator
Suzanne Goldenberg Suzanne Goldenberg ... Self
Amy Goodman ... Self (archive footage)
Al Gore ... Self


Planet of the Humans (2019), a documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day - that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road - selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement's answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It's too little, too late. Removed from the debate is the only thing that MIGHT save us: getting a grip on our out-of-control human presence and consumption. Why is this not THE issue? Because that would be bad for profits, bad for business. Have we environmentalists fallen for illusions, "green" illusions, that are anything but green, because we're scared that this is the end-and we've pinned all our hopes on biomass, wind turbines, and electric cars? No amount of batteries ... Written by Michael Moore

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final title card: [after closing credits] "Humankind is challenged, as it has never been challenged before, to prove its maturity and its mastery - not of nature, but of itself." -- Rachel Carson, 1962
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24 April 2020 | by aeromanoSee all my reviews

Having watched this documentary, i'll be honest it has shaken me to my core. I'm someone who is very conscious to the issues our planet is going through and the increasingly serious issue of population growth. I sometimes feel helpless in trying to figure out how I can contribute further in helping this planet survive. However, I take a bit of comfort in knowing that this film will punch some common sense and put people into action. And to open our eyes to what the real issues are. Everyone must watch this documentary to properly understand what is clearly not working so that we could determine what will work to get us out of the mess we are in. And please let your children watch because after all it is there future too.

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31 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Lansing, Michigan, USA See more »

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