DVDs & Videos
POSTED AUGUST 2013
HEIST is a groundbreaking documentary about the roots of the American economic crisis, and the continuing assault on working and middle class people in the United States. Released by Bullfrog Films, HEIST unflinchingly reveals the crumbling structure of the U.S. economy--the result of four decades of deregulation, massive job outsourcing, and tax policies favoring mega-corporations and wealthy elites, implemented by both the Republican and Democratic parties. It also offers a robust Take Action section with real world solutions. Grade Level: 10 - 12, College, Adults. More details, plus a trailer are at http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/heist.html
Carbon Nation is a climate change solutions movie that highlights a range of clean energy technologies that are taking root in the U.S. , e.. wind, geothermal, solar to make the point that the US as not as divided on climate change/clean energy as the media would have us think. It points to the activity going on locally, statewide and in private companies. DVD is available from www.carbonnationmovie.com
The Story of Broke. We know that our government is currently in the midst of making trillion dollar decisions on our behalf. These spending decisions will speak to our priorities as a country and impact millions of citizens. Annie Leonard's recent "The Story of Broke" describes a system of power and influence that is corrupting our political process and leaving us, in the 99%, without real representation. And, yet, in a democracy - we have the power to shift this broken system. Join us as we help forge a responsible and healthy future. You can view this short wonderful video and make your voice heard at:
And for other videos on similar themes visit http://www.storyofstuff.org/
Valentino's Ghost, released by Bullfrog, Films, takes viewers on a chronological journey through more than a century of images of Muslims, Arabs and Islam in the U.S. media, from the early 20th-century fantasies of romantic sheiks to today's damaging stereotypes as evil fanatics. Through interviews with Robert Fisk, Niall Ferguson, and John Mearsheimer amongst others, the film shows the way in which the changing image of Arabs and Muslims has mirrored America's political agenda in the Middle East. The film aims to sharpen viewers' media literacy and increase their skills in questioning media representations, especially those of minority groups and people with whom our government is in conflict. More details including a trailer are on our webpage at http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/vghost.html
POSTED JANUARY 2012
The Miniature Earth Project is a short WEB MOVIE that reduces the world’s population to a community of 100 to provide a perspective on our differences-ethnic, religious, gender, quality of life, satisfaction of basic needs. The movie is available in five languages and can be downloaded to your computer from www.miniature-earth.com
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. It shows how from its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. It calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. Download it from www.storyofstuff.com/index.html or order a DVD.
True Cost of Food, a 15-minute animation VIDEO produced by the Sierra Club, is an excellent teaching tool for introducing discussions of food topics as environmental issues. See the video at www.truecostoffood.org and order one from firstname.lastname@example.org
BigPictureSmallWorld produced the WEB MOVIES listed in below. The movies speak simply, understandably and inspiringly to social and ecological issues. To watch the movies listed below and others visit http://www.bigpicturesmallworld.com
Half Full/Half Empty Is the world in serious trouble? Are we on the verge of disaster? Or are things better than ever? See how the angle we view things at can shape our reality.
Increasing Humanity This movie takes a fresh approach to the critical subject of population. As its title suggests, the movie deals with the growth of population in the world, both in a quantitative and qualitative sense. It points to the “race between education and catastrophe” as more and more people, and their needs, come into the world. Can our growing capacities as a result of this increase in population win the race? As our numbers increase does our humanity—our empathy with the rest of our fellow beings also increase?
Winning Peace2 What is war? What is peace? Released in 2004 just before the U.S. went to war in Iraq and viewed by over 1 million people in it's first month on the web, this movie looks at what war really does . . . and doesn't do, and how to win peace.
Let's Make It So (UNEP) Poverty is the most toxic element known to humanity. Learn about the environment and what we need to do to make it better.
Environment in 10 Seconds (UNEP) What happens in our environment in 10 seconds? You'll be amazed. . . . This movie was done for the United Nations Environmental Programme. It was premiered as the curtain raiser at their recent Environmental Ministers meeting at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Sisters on the Planet , a DVD produced by OXFAM, America, presents the stories of four inspirational women—from Bangladesh, Brazil, U.S. Gulf Coast and Uganda —and how they responded to the impact of climate change in their communities. They are stories of inspiration, hope and the power of people to bring about change. View the individual stories and/or order your free DVD at www.oxfamamerica.org/sisters
The Climate Change and Earth Charter VIDEO stresses the importance of incorporating values and ethics as the basis of all climate change negotiations. View the video at www.earthcharterinaction.org
The Age of Stupid is an independent British FILM which presents a view of the world in 2055 following a hypothetical catastrophe due to climate change. To organize a viewing of this movie, contact the producers through their website www.ageofstupid.net