Films

DIRT! the Movie (86 minutes, DVD) looks at the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. (Order from http://interfaithpowerandlight.org/resources/films/)



Dirty Business shows the true social and environmental costs of coal power and tells the stories of innovators who are pointing the way to an alternative energy future. The film examines what it means to remain dependent on a 19th century technology that is the largest single source of greenhouse gases. (Order from http://interfaithpowerandlight.org/resources/films/)



Food, Inc. (91 minutes, DVD, 2008) examines the costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact. Director Robert Kenner explores the subject from all angles, talking to authors, advocates, farmers, and CEOs, like co-producer Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma). (Order from Amazon and other stores.)



Flow (84 minutes, DVD) is an award-winning documentary investigation the world water crisis. It builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's diminishing fresh water supply with a focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. (Available from Amazon and other stores; more info at www.flowthefilm.org)



Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America (56, 24, and 12 minute versions) deals with energy issues and motivates people to take action and begin saving energy and choosing renewable power. (Order from www.kilowattours.org)

Lighten Up! A Religious Response to Global Warming explains the complex issue of global climate change and offers ideas on what each of us can do to help. (Available from http://interfaithpowerandlight.org/resources/films/)



Nourish (30 minutes, DVD) traces our relationship to food from a global perspective to personal action steps. Nourish illustrates how food connects to such issues as biodiversity, climate change, public health, and social justice. In addition to a half-hour television special, the Nourish DVD includes a collection of 11 short films. (Order from http://www.nourishlife.org/)

Too Hot Not To Handle (54 min., DVD) This informative documentary offers a guide to the impact of global warming on the U.S. — and the measures that need to be taken to reverse this trend. (Order from HBO.)



Renewal (collection of short films) presents stories from America's religious-environmental movement. (Available from http://www.renewalproject.net/dvd)





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