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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

  • Canada
  • 86
    Directors:
  • Jennifer Baichwal
  • Nicholas de Pencier
  • Edward Burtynsky
WATCH ON TVO

A stunning cinematic meditation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is the final film in an award-winning trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark. (TVO)

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Chasing Coral

  • USA
  • 88
    Director:
  • Jeff Orlowski

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From the director of Chasing Ice comes this breathtaking cinematic journey below the world’s oceans to its coral reefs. Spectacular time-lapse footage reveals the devastating impact of climate change, which threatens to eradicate this marvelous ecosystemwithin our lifespan.

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Chasing Ice

  • USA
  • 75
    Director:
  • Jeff Orlowski
WATCH ON FILMS FOR ACTION

This visually stunning film follows renowned National Geographic photographer James Balog on a harsh Arctic expedition where he captures a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers—undeniable evidence that our planet is in crisis.

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Fashions Dirty Secret

Fashion's Dirty Secret

  • UK
  • 58
    Director:
  • Emeka Onono
WATCH ON CBC GEM

Looking at the social and environmental implications of fast fashion, this film aims to raise awareness of the demands consumers are putting on the planet when they participate in this billion-dollar industry. How toxic chemicals released by the garment industry are polluting waterways that millions of people rely on. We will see the former Aral Sea once one of the largest bodies of fresh water now reduced almost entirely to dust. The doc challenges the viewer to make a difference, starting with their own closet.

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Hurricane Harvey

Flying into the Eye of Hurricane Harvey

  • UK
  • 8
    Director:
  • BBC Earth Unplugged

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Meet the men and women who fly into the eye of a developing hurricane to collect data before the storm reaches land and how that data is used to potentially save the lives of of countless people.

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Last Days Paradise High

Last Days at Paradise High

  • USA
  • 23
    Directors:
  • Emily Thomas
  • Derek Knowles

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The end of the school year is a time for reflection and celebration and that is especially true for the staff and students of Paradise High School. After the deadliest wildfire in California's history destroyed their town, they were forced into a new way of life.

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Sea Legacy

Sea Legacy

  • Canada
  • 5
WATCH ON SEALEGACY YOUTUBE

SeaLegacy’s pioneering photographic expeditions and global campaigns aim to shine a light on the threats our oceans face and the extraordinary opportunities we already have of healing the future — one sustainable solution at a time. (SeaLegacy)

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Mill

The Mill

  • Canada
  • 44
    Director:
  • David W. Craig

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When the Nova Scotia government mandates Northern Pulp to clean up their site in Pictou County, it is a victory for many members of the community. The Pictou Mill is the most polluted site in Nova Scotia, contaminating the water of the largely Indigenous land it is located on. The good news of the cleanup, however, comes with financial and environmental consequences that spark tensions in the region.

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Toad People

Toad People

  • Canada
  • 26
    Director:
  • Mike McKinlay

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Every year in early summer, thousands of fingernail-sized juvenile western toads must migrate from the wetlands where they’re born to the forest where they live, in the rural community of Ryder Lake in Chilliwack, BC. The only problem is that there’s a highway running between the two. Members of the community have taken it upon themselves to aid the toadlets make the journey safely, helping to preserve the species against all odds.

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Water Warriors

Water Warriors

  • Canada
  • 22
    Director:
  • Michael Premo
WATCH ON PBS SOCAL

When Texas-based SWN Resources arrives in New Brunswick to explore for natural gas, a multicultural group of warriors, including members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians, and English-speaking families, set up a series of road blockages to prevent exploration and protect their water and way of life.

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