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Earth Speaks…voices of ecological debt

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Earth Speaks…voices of ecological debt DVD, 11 minutes In this short dvd program we see and hear a concise and informative introduction to the devastation caused by gold mining in Central and South America.

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Devil Operation

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(The) Devil Operation DVD 2010 69 minsFather Marco, a humble priest from the mountains of Peru, is being followed. A private security firm is filming and photographing the priest’s every move; their meticulous reports are code-named “”The Devil Operation””. Marco’s allies are murdered and tortured, but he and his disciples refuse to be victims. They turn their cameras on the spies and develop a counter-espionage plan that leads to South America’s largest gold mine, owned by the Newmont Mining Corporation of Colorado.For the past two decades, Father...

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Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror

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This DVD examines the link between oil interests and current U.S. military interventions.Includes original footage shot over a four-month period in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as many interviews with a large array of personalities including Bush administration officials.“”The Oil Factor”” makes a clear assessment of today’s global oil situation with sky-rocketing consumption and declining production.93 minutes

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Dead in the Water

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DEAD IN THE WATER (DVD) – There’s a problem with the world’s water supply. One person in four doesn’t have access to clean drinking water. Many governments lack either the resources or the will to provide this essential commodity to their citizens. In recent years, a number of powerful companies have spotted this crisis and seen a business opportunity. From the deserts of California to the streets of Sweto, and in several thousand other cities and towns throughout the world, often with the involvement of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, these...

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Radically Simple

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RADICALLY simple DVD-RS Author:Jim Merkel Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity, leads by example on the path to simple and sustainable living. Imagine that you are first in line at a potluck supper. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How do you know how much to take? How much must you leave for your neighbors behind you – not just the 6 billion human beings, but our fellow creatures and the yet-to-be-born? In the face of looming ecological disaster, many people feel the need to change their...

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Ecological Footprint: Accounting for a Small Planet

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The Ecological FootprintAuthor:Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D. Dr. Mathis Wackernagel introduces the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures human demand on the Earth. Humans are the most successful species on the planet. But our growing economy is placing unprecedented demand on the planet’s limited ecological resources. How can we assure our future well-being? “”We can choose to live on a depleted planet or we can choose to live on a rich, biologically diverse, more stable planet”” proposes Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological...

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Mozambique [Spirit Connection 200/01 (June 2001) – dvd]

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Striking the Anvil: Mozambique–June 13, 2001Mozambique — a country still battling the vestiges of colonialism and a brutal internal war that lasted 17 years. Recent droughts and floods have added to the woes of a people left with little in the way of resources to rebuild their lives. Yet, in spite of this, the people of Mozambique have continued to tackle their problems head on. In this documentary the United Church’s partners tell the story of their beloved country and its commitment to, against all odds, shake the shackles of repression, globalization and poverty.

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Manufactured Landscapes

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Manufactured Landscapes – A film by Jennifer Baichwal Manufactured Landscapes is a feature documentary on the work of internationally renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. The film follows him as he travels through China photographing the evidence and effects of that country`s massive industrial revolution. The Three Gorges Dam, factory floors a kilometre long and the breathtaking scale of Shanghai`s urban renewal are subjects for his lens and our motion picture camera. Shot in Super-16mm film, the documentary extends the narratives of Burtynsky`s photographs, meditating on human impact on...

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