Environment Documentaries

Chris Jordan on The Midway Project

Photographer Chris Jordan discusses his Midway Project; a fine art photography series documenting the tragic phenomenon of the death of the local albatross population due to excessive intake of plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Brave New World with Stephen Hawking

Machines The team showcase breakthroughs in technology and engineering that are creating a new generation of machines. Mark Evans fuses his brain with a computer in Switzerland to test a new breed of machine.

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The Majestic Plastic Bag

The Majestic Plastic Bag is a mockumentary that hammers home the stark reality of California’s plastic bag pollution situation. The journey begins in the open plains of the asphalt jungle.

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Last Days of the Arctic

The world turns its gaze toward the Arctic. Nowhere are the signs of climate change more visible; here global warming already affects the day-to-day lives of the local people.

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The Mark of Cain

Sailing ships, stars, angels and executioners — The Mark of Cain chronicles the vanishing practice and language of Russian Criminal Tattoos.

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The Coconut Revolution

THe world's first successful eco-revolution

Bougainville Island, with a populations of only 160,000, used to be home to one of the largest mines on Earth. In an act of heroic resistance, the people of Bougainville rose up in an environmental revolt and managed to have the mine shut down and kept shut.

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Multiple Personality Disorder

This documentary explores the strange and surprising story of MPD through the lives of the patients themselves, and through the key psychiatrists in the field.

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How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

In this documentary, naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. In his lengthy career, Sir David has watched the human population more than double from 2.5 billion in 1950 to nearly seven billion.

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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?

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Being Caribou

In this feature-length documentary, husband and wife team Karsten Heuer (wildlife biologist) and Leanne Allison (environmentalist) follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot across 1500 km of Arctic tundra.

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