"Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification" - August 12, 2009, the world premiere of Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification, featuring narration and commentary by Sigourney Weaver. Acid Test is a groundbreaking documentary produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) that explores ocean acidification and what it means for thousands of marine species. The documentary will kick off Planet Green's Blue August month, featuring documentaries and special episodes on water-related environmental issues.
"CITIES ON SPEED" (Bogotá, Shanghai, Cairo, Mumbai) are four brand new Danish documentaries about life in the megacities of the 21st century. Currently 50% of the world’s population live in urban areas. By 2050, this figure is expected to increase to 80%. Almost all urban growth in the 21st century will be in developing countries. As consequence we will experience an explosion of huge megacities in regions with only limited resources to meet the serious environmental and infrastructural challenges that will face them. The 21st century demands visionary thinking, innovative technological solutions and political courage. The video jockeys '2DVisuals' will use the footage from the CITIES ON SPEED series to make an explosive visual live mixed film collage. In 2050 80 % of the worlds population will live in cities. How do we prevent cities from collapsing. This is the official trailer for a new feature film series on the megacity issue. Join this exciting journey to Mumbai, Shanghai, Bogotá anf Cairo.
"The Bill" | Germanwatch | Eco Film Three friends meet in a bar and start talking about their lives. Cars, holidays, energy and diet represent a colorful range of "climate sins". With the appearance of the barmaid, the film takes a surprising change of course...
"One Degree Matters"| European Environment Agency - WORLD Premiere 13.12.2009 One Degree Matters follows social and business leaders as they travel to Greenland and experience for themselves the dramatic effects of the melting of the ice cap and come to understand the planetary effects of climate change and the impacts these will have on society and the economy. The film brings to the screen the latest science from the Arctic and shows why a further rise in global temperature of one degree matters for the future of humankind. Film premiere: 13 December 2009.
"The Environmental Atlas of Europe"| European Environment Agency - WORLD Premiere 13.12.2009 The Environmental Atlas of Europe is a UNEP-EEA-European Space Agency joint project showcasing communities responding to environmental change across Europe. The film presents a series of these inspirational stories about how people are responding to climate change and in so doing, transforming their lives for a more sustainable future. Film premiere: 13 December 2009.
"Our Arctic Challenge"| European Environment Agency - DK Premiere 26.11.2007 “Our Arctic Challenge” is a documentary which will open everyone’s eyes to the realities of climate change. The fragile Arctic environment is testimony to the biggest and fastest signs of climate change. Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency (EEA), and three of her colleagues have chosen to be part of an extraordinary journey across East Greenland.
"The Cloud Mystery" preview by Henrik Svensmark “Our clouds take their orders from the stars,” says the Danish scientist Henrik Svensmark. That's the amazing and provocative discovery reported here. Most experts thought the idea was crazy. The film records ten years of effort by the small team in Copenhagen that, in the end, solved the mystery of how the Galaxy and the Sun interfere in our everyday weather.
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Earth Hour | For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
Dj Spooky - Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica DJ Spooky/Paul D. Miller’s next large scale multimedia performance work will be an acoustic portrait of a rapidly changing continent. Sinfonia Antarctica transforms Miller’s first person encounter with the harsh, dynamic landscape into multimedia portraits with music composed from the different geographies that make up the land mass. Miller’s field recordings from a portable studio, set up to capture the acoustic qualities of Antarctic ice forms, reflect a changing and even vanishing environment under duress. Coupled with historic, scientific, and geographical visual material, Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica is a seventy minute performance, creating a unique and powerful moment around man’s relationship with nature. DJspooky.com
FEATURE FILMS ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT
"Earth Days - The Seeds of a Revolution" - US premiere 14.08.2009 It is now all the rage in the Age of Al Gore and Obama, but can you remember when everyone in America was not “Going Green”? Visually stunning, vastly entertaining and awe-inspiring, "Earth Days" looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement—from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s incendiary bestseller Silent Spring, to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action.
"The Age of Stupid" - World premiere 22.09.2009 - DK site "The Age Of Stupid" is the new cinema documentary from the Director of ‘McLibel’ and the Producer of the Oscar-winning "One Day In September". This enormously ambitious drama-documentary-animation hybrid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching "archive" footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?
"HOME" | wikipedia.com | imdb.com Facebook | See the film - French premiere 05.06.2009 "Home" is an ode to the planet's beauty and its delicate harmony. Through the landscapes of 54 countries captured from above, Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes us on an unique journey all around the planet, to contemplate it and to understand it. But HOME is more than a documentary with a message, it is a magnificent movie in its own right. Every breathtaking shot shows the Earth - our Earth - as we have never seen it before. Every image shows the Earth's treasures we are destroying and all the wonders we can still preserve. "From the sky, there's less need for explanations". Our vision becomes more immediate, intuitive and emotional. "Home" has an impact on anyone who sees it. It awakens in us the awareness that is needed to change the way we see the world
"An Inconvenient Truth" | wikipedia.com | imdb.com - UK premiere 15.09.2006 Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced. If that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, "AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH", which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it.
"The 11th Hour" | wikipedia.com | imdb.comUK Premiere 21.03.2008 "The 11th Hour" describes the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how humanity has arrived at this moment - how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. The film features dialogues with experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders who present the facts and discuss the most important issues that face our planet.
"A Sea Change" - Imagine a world without fish. It’s a frightening premise, and it’s happening right now. A Sea Change follows the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans. After reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Darkening Sea,” Sven becomes obsessed with the rising acidity of the oceans and what this “sea change” bodes for mankind. His quest takes him to Alaska, California, Washington, and Norway as he uncovers a worldwide crisis that most people are unaware of. Speaking with oceanographers, marine biologists, climatologists, and artists, Sven discovers that global warming is only half the story of the environmental catastrophe that awaits us. Excess carbon dioxide is dissolving in our oceans, changing sea water chemistry. The more acidic water makes it difficult for tiny creatures at the bottom of the food web to form their shells. The effects could work their way up to the fish 1 billion people depend upon for their source of protein.
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. As the world watched in horror, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Like many who watched the unfolding drama on television news, director Spike Lee was shocked not only by the scale of the disaster, but by the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery effort. Lee was moved to document this modern American tragedy, a morality play witnessed by people all around the world. The result is "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts". The film is structured in four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans.