World Future Documentaries
It’s hard to imagine life before the Internet. We have become so used to sharing information instantaneously with people all over the world that it would be tragic not to be able to do so.
Manifest Destiny or Grand Illusion?
There are some who see Mars as a frontier of freedom and prosperity—the next home for humans. But the true Mars is a failing world, harsh cold, bone dry, and with a toxic landscape.
Recent studies show that the average adult spends most of his or her waking hours staring at a screen on a device of some sort.
A Radical New Sharing Economy
The slow down in economic activity has increased dissatisfaction toward government institutions while germinating extreme political movements around the world. To make matters worse, scientists are predicting that global warming will produce a mass extinction of life on Earth.
An internationally recognized law known as “terra nullius” (no man’s land) declares that if no one states a claim on a land, then anyone is entitled to it as his or her own.
Hundreds of years from now, few people will remember the names of famous celebrities, but everyone will remember the names of those four brave men and women who were the first to live on Mars.
The history of industrialization has proven that limitless economic growth, advanced technology, and material affluence are the keys to financial prosperity.
Like many other species, humans have always made an impact on the ecosystem. After all, we’ve all heard of locust and mice plagues.
Dom Heder, Brazilian Archbishop, once said ‘When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.’
This documentary features original footage and interviews with various Disney legends and historians along with valuable archival material that are the property of The Walt Disney Company.
This documentary, which was produced and directed by Alfred Birkegaard and Katja Gry Birkegaard Carlsen, explores how the Internet is changing the way in which we do science and create knowledge.
Digital networks are becoming denser. People are online all the time and every day it seems like there are less places where one can really disconnect and be alone.
Self-Sustaining Homes for a Post-Apocalyptic US?
The State of New Mexico gave them two acres to do any kind of experimental architecture they wanted to, and so they started working on projects that wouldn’t normally be accepted by other counties.
The Rise of the Global Fossil Fuel Resistance
The weather is increasingly going to extremes. It’s either the hottest it has ever been or the coldest. There’s either a devastating drought or sudden flooding.
Antarctica is still the most undiscovered continent on Earth because freezing temperatures and deadly storms have defeated explorers and scientists in search for answers about this mysterious, uninhabited land.
A Film About Inventions with a Purpose
Whether we want to admit it or not, our world is facing more than a few huge problems. All the experts seem to have an idea about how to solve them, but most of what they say is just talk and we all know that talk doesn’t reduce pollution, grow food, or heal the sick.
What is it that makes us human? Is it the ability to love? Is it because we are able to show different emotions and express different feelings?
Our Solar System has a mysterious zone that holds the clue to our origins. NASA has been trying since 2006 to gain access to this zone aboard the biggest rocket yet.
In December 1972 two astronauts climbed into a small metal capsule and prepared to return to Earth. The Apollo 17 crew included the first scientist to set foot on the moon and the astronauts spent more than three days exploring.
Since 1989, the government of Sudan, led by Omar al-Bashir, has committed mass murder of its citizens. Violence has continued until the present day including the use of chemical weapons that specifically target civilians.
Deep in the jungles of northern Borneo, Malaysia, lies a small village. It’s the last portion of untouched rainforest left in the country.
A Film for Change
What future do you want to see? That is the theme of Connected, a film that aims to make us question the way our society functions on a global level.
Directed by documentarian Joseph Ohayon, Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview, puts into question the human condition in the context of the 21st century.