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Mind Your Beeswax: Calling Attention to CCD (A Film Review)

"Vanishing of the Bees" follows the story of American beekeepers who are rapidly losing their bees to the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The investigation reveals that the culprit may be tied to our industrial farming practices.

Tracking Trash

Why do we know so much about the supply chain and so little about the removal chain? TrashTrack focuses on how pervasive technologies can expose the challenges of waste management and sustainability.

Pig Business on Capitol Hill

The British documentary Pig Business provides an outstanding overview of the industrialization of hog production in the US and Big Pork's subsequent efforts to replicate this deplorable model throughout the world.

The Greenhorns: A Movie and a Movement

The Greenhorns sprung from the dream of making a film documenting the burgeoning movement of young farmers in order to provide hope for a culture viewed as struggling and dwindling. Now, after nearly three years of production, the film is ready to take its audience by storm.

The Electric Car Exacts its Revenge

Just five years ago, director Chris Paine asked "Who Killed the Electric Car?" With his new film, "Revenge of the Electric Car," we get the inside story of how the EV has been reborn.

Our Hero: Jessica Yu, Director of ''Last Call at the Oasis''

In her new movie "Last Call at the Oasis," Oscar-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu trains her lens on the world water crisis, with a particular emphasis on the United States - a nation that is little aware of its burgeoning water quality and quantity problems.

Film Review - King Corn

King Corn is a humorous and touching documentary about two best friends who decide to move to Iowa to grow an acre of corn after finding out through laboratory hair analysis that their bodies are primarily made out of corn. But this is not your typical buddy picture. While it traces a year in the life of two friends, the film focuses on the history of corn in modern America and the filmmakers' relationship with the crop they've decided to grow.

Film Review - Fast Food Nation

Some films are created to do more than just entertain. Fast Food Nation is one of these films, produced with the goal of educating consumers and mobilizing them to make positive change in the food system. Based on Schlosser’s 2001 best-selling book of the same title, Fast Food Nation engages audiences in two hours of imagery and dialogue illustrating the complicated and often disturbing truth behind our burgers and fries.

Film Review - The Real Dirt on Farmer John

This documentary tells the story of one farm in Illinois and the man who was responsible for its evolution from a failing single-family farm into a lively and successful community farm.

Vandana Shiva on Seeds of Humanity

Physicist, feminist philosopher and passionate environmental advocate Vandana Shiva appeared on Bill Moyers' show, Moyers and Company, talking seeds, GMOs and complicity in the "war on Earth". Prime viewing, yes? Check it out here.

Meet the Energy Bills

We can’t help but feature another episode of our favorite energy efficiency odd couple, The Energy Bills, as they learn how to save more watts and dollars.

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