This Is Our Planet, This Is Our Earth - Volume 1/Notre planète, notre terre - Volume 1
This Is Our Planet, This Is Our Earth is a series of
documentaries that expose various environmental situations and evoke us to
understand the impact while empowering and encouraging all of us to make
positive changes. The passion for the truth and the openness of those involved
is essential to making a difference for our planet earth.
DISC 1 - TOXIC TRESSPASS
In Toxic Trespass, intrepid filmmaker Barri Cohen launches an investigation into the effects of the chemical soup around us. She starts with her 10-year-old daughter, whose blood carries carcinogens like benzene and the long-banned DDT. Then, Cohen heads out to Windsor and Sarnia: Canadian toxic hotspots, with startling clusters of deadly diseases. Toxic Trespass is accompanied by a comprehensive guidebook for educators, activists and concerned citizens.
DISC 2 - THE FIGHT FOR TRUE FARMING
In this documentary, crop and animal farmers offer solutions to the social and environmental scourges of factory farming. In Europe as well as North America, a current of resistance bringing together farmers and consumers insists that it is possible – indeed imperative – to grow food differently. The Fight for True Farming is a film of grim lucidity but also irrepressible hope.
DISC 3 - BONUS EPISODES (Only available in English )
BHOPAL: SEARCH FOR JUSTICE
In 1984, the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, leaked poisonous methyl isocyanate gas, killing at least 15,000 people. Hundreds of thousands more were permanently maimed. Twenty years later, amid charges of corruption, graft and suppression of medical and environmental research about the tragedy, the victims are still not adequately compensated and cared for.
CRAPSHOOT: THE GAMBLE WITH OUR WASTES
A hazardous mix of waste is flushed into the sewer every day. The billions of litres of water - combined with unknown quantities of chemicals, solvents, heavy metals, human waste and food - where does it all go? And what does it do to us? This bold documentary questions whether the sewer is actually compounding our waste problems. While scientists warn of links between sewage practices and potential health risks, activists, engineers and concerned citizens challenge our fundamental attitudes to waste.
2009, 222 min 43 s
Also available in French
Includes the following titles
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