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films to see

A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil (YouTube)
A Global Warning (Edward Burntynsky) 
A Sea Change (how ocean acidification threatens over one million species with extinction, Bullfrog Films)
Addicted to Plastic (Bullfrog Films)
Affluenza & Escape From Afflenza (on materialsim, simple living & its rewards, Bullfrog Films)
All In This Tea (Bullfrog Films)
An Inconvenient Truth
Allergy Planet (CBC, The Passionate Eye)
Baked Alaska (Bullfrog Films)
Basel Action Network's e-Stewards Initiative: Ethical Ewaste Recyclers
Beyond the Bar Code: The Local Food Revolution (Michael Pollan, excerpt on YouTube)
Beyond Organic (a model of community supported agriculture in the midst of suburban sprawl, Bullfrog Films)
Big River (companion to King Corn, Bullfrog Films)
Biomimicry: Learning From Nature (Bullfrog Films)
Bite-It (More Than Food Productions, a Katimavik project)
Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez (Bullfrog Films)
Build Green (Bullfrog Films)
Building Green (WGBH Boston Specials)
Burning in The Sun (a young West African man starts a business building & selling solar panels n Mali, Bullfrog Films)
Buyer Be Fair (Bullfrog Films)
Cheat Neutral (inadequacies of carbon offsets, Bullfrog Films)

Climate Wars (CBC, Radio 1)
Community - Planet Neighbourhood (Bullfrog Films)
Cultivating Change (growing food as a an avenue to social change, Bullfrog Films)
Deconstructing Supper (food safety in the age of GMOs & industrial agriculture, Bullfrog Films)
DIRT!The Movie (story of Earth's most valuable & underappreciated source of fertility & its crippling degradation, Bullfrog Films)
Dont' Buy Any Food You've Ever Seen Advertised, Part 1 and Part 2 (Michael Pollan interview on Democracy Now, YouTube)
Dimming the Sun (Duncan Copp)
eWaste Dumping Ground (CBC, The National)
Everything's Cool (media strategies on both sides of global warming, Bullfrog Films)
Food (devising a sustainable food system -- one that is healthy, accessible, and affordable, Bullfrog Films)
Food Inc. (Michael Pollan)
Fresh (Ana Sofia Joanes)
Gaia: The Living Planet (on James Lovelock, originator of the theory that the earth is a living organism, Bullfrog Films)
Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage
 (Heather Rogers) on Google Videos
Good Food (farmers, ranchers, businesses creating sustainable food systems in the Pacific Northwest, Bullfrog Films)
Greening Business (report on sustainable business practices & philosophies, Bullfrog Films)
Here's My Question: Where Does My Garbage Go? (a film to teach children about waste and recycling, Bullfrog Films)
Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution-and How it Can Renew America (Thomas Friedman) Audio Book
How To Boil A Frog (Jon Cooksey)
Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root (narrated by Bebe Neuwirth)

I Am Fish (narrated by Dr. David Suzuki, on YouTube)
King Corn (the impact that corn is having on the environment, public health & family farms, Bullfrog Films)
Lost in Palm Oil (
Manufactured Landscapes (Edward Burntynsky)
Oil on Ice (fate of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to critical decisions about energy policy, Bullfrog Films)
Our Daily Poison (reveals broken safety system concerned with protecting trade secrets over human health, Icarus Films)
Partnership (changing our exploitative relationship with Earth to one of partnership, Bullfrog Films)
Peak Oil (
Planet Neighbourhood (energy saving technology & good design, Bullfrog Films)
Radically Simple (the path to simple & sustainable living, Bullfrog Films)
Reinventing The World (creating sustainable cities, food systems & lifestyles, Bullfrog Films)
Save Our Land, Save Our Towns (cause, effect & solutions to suburban sprawl, Bullfrog Films)
Silent Sentinels (examines the unprecedented mass coral bleaching in 1998, Bullfrog Films)
Split Estate (Bullfrog Films)
Subdivide and Conquer (causes & remedies for suburban sprawl, Bullfrog Films)
Teach Every Child About Food (Jamie Oliver on TED)
The Biofuel Myth (
The Corporation (a film by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott & Joel Bakan)
The Disappearing Male (CBC Newsworld Documentary)
The Ecological Footprint: The Impact of Our Consumption on Natural Capital, an interview with William Rees (DVD)
The Ecological Footprint (accounting for a small planet with Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, Bullfrog Films)
The Electronic Wasteland (CBS, 60 Minutes)
The End of the Line (impact of overfishing on our oceans, Bullfrog Films)
The Future of Food (Eco Preservation Society)
The Human Race (is our western model of global development sustainable?, Bullfrog Films)  
The Lightbulb Conspiracy (planned obsolescence shortens consumer product lifespan to increase demand, McNabb Connelly)
The Millennium Goals (ambition & scope of the UN's goals & obstacles to their achievement, Bullfrog Films)
The Next Industrial Revolution (authors of "Cradle to Cradle" bring together ecology & human design, Bullfrog Films)
The Passive House (Sustainability Productions DVD)
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions)
The Root Cause (Devon Wong) introduction to food security issues in Richmond, BC, Canada
The Story of Cap & Trade (Annie Leonard)
The Story of Change (Annie Leonard)
The Story of Electronics (Annie Leonard)
The Story of Stuff (Annie Leonard)
The Suzuki Diaries (inspiring people & projects that give hope for a sustainable future, Bullfrog Films)
Thirst ( the global corporate drive to control & profit from our water, Bullfrog Films)
Thomas Friedman on Copenhagen (an interview, The Rachel Maddow Show)
Tipping Point Ahead (Leo Murray)
Turning Down The Heat (the new energy revolution, Bullfrog Films)
Twinkie vs. Carrot (Michael Pollan, YouTube) 1:42
Waste=Food (Icarus Films)
Waste Land (Almega Projects)
Water On The Table (portrait of Maude Barlow & debate over water as commercial good or human right, Bullfrog Films)
What's On Your Plate? (a witty &provocative documentary about kids and food politics, Bullfrog Films)
What's The Economy For, Anyway? (whether GDP is an adequate measure of society's well-being, Bullfrog Films)
When Food Kills (Journeyman.TV, 44 mins)
Who Killed the Electric Car? (Sony Pictures Classics)
Work (energy-efficient skyscrapers, controlling waste, innovative automobile design & recycling, Bullfrog Films)

the filmmakers

bullfrog films

Bullfrog Films is the oldest and largest publisher of videos and films about the environment. Their mission is to bring together programs that point the way to a new paradigm for living happily, healthily and sustainably.  Their producers include the National Film Board of Canada, CBC, Television Trust for the Environment, BBC-TV, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and leading independent producers from around the world. Find more from their collection of over 700 educational DVDs & videos, and new releases.

icarus films

Icarus Films is a leading distributor of documentary films in North America, founded in 1978, and based in Brookly, NY, they are dedicated to distributing films about people & ideas (too often unseen or unheard), and specialize in social, political, and historical documentaries. They work with international filmmakers and independent production companies, seeking films that provide innovative and informative views of a rapidly changing world. 

journeyman pictures

Journeyman Pictures is an international, leading independent distributor of topical news features, documentaries and footage. You can preview their latest films, search their archive of over 5,000 films, or view documentaries on their high quality viewing platform.

sustainability productions

Sustainability Productions produces a series of short video reports that showcase good practices, and real-life examples of local urban and grassroots initiatives which are helping to pave the way to a better world, featuring initiatives that cities and local communities have taken to reduce energy and water consumption, promote social diversity and intergenerational mixing, decrease the emission of greenhouse gases and increase the production of renewable energy, improve the quality of urban life of residents and provide engaging and fulfilling job opportunities. 

the story of Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard  spent nearly two decades investigating and organizing on environmental health and justice issues. Witnessing first hand the impacts of both over- and under- consumption around the world, Annie is fiercely dedicated to reclaiming and transforming our industrial and economic systems so they serve, rather than undermine, ecological sustainability and social equity. Annie is currently the Director of The Story of Stuff Project.


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