Film

The Islands and the Whales - a deeply enchanting film

Brendan Montague
| 28th March 2018
The huldufolk have disappeared from the Faroe Islands, and with them an ancient understanding of nature. They vanished when in the 1950s when the roads and the lights appeared. Now, the local community are coming to terms with further extinctions - and a threat to their own lives from coal pollution. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reviews The Islands and the Whales, out tomorrow.

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A young Aboriginal Australian in Arnhem Land. Photo: Rusty Stewart via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Utopia - breaking the Great Australian Silence

Fiona Broom
| 8th January 2015
Australia must acknowledge the horrors lurking in its own history, writes Fiona Broom, and admit to its continuing Aboriginal genocide. It's made harder by the deliberate ignorance of Australia's mainstream culture, politics and media. But with John Pilger's outstanding film, 'Utopia', the excuses are fast running out.

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Chasing Ice: DVD Review

Susan Clark
| 28th September 2013
With the release of the Climate Change film Chasing Ice on DVD, Susan Clark is surprised to find most of what she was looking for – the science and heart-breaking footage of majestic glaciers seemingly just slipping away – not in the main feature but in the hour-long DVD extras

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The Ecologist guide to video activism

Eifion Rees
| 23rd November 2010
The video camera is the weapon of choice for activists and campaigners around the world, with campaign films an effective way to get a message across and fight back against mainstream media bias. Here's our guide to taking your stand...

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The Story of Stuff: Cosmetics

Matilda Lee
| 27th October 2010
Annie Leonard is back with another installment of the Story of Stuff - this time taking an in-depth look at the cosmetics industry and how we are dying to be beautiful

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The Other CO2 Problem

The Other CO2 Problem

Kate Herbert
| 1st September 2009
Students at Ridgeway School in Plymouth show concern for ‘the other CO2 problem’ in an award-winning animated film about ocean acidification

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The Age of Stupid

The Ecologist
| 5th March 2009
You'd be stupid to miss this. And to ensure that you, and others, don't, why not help spread the word about this fantastic documentary by putting up some posters.

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It's a pig's life

Phil Moore
| 2nd February 2009
Tracy Worcester's film <i>Pig Business</i> exposes the abuses of factory farming and challenges consumers to make a stand. Phil Moore meets a woman on a mission.

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Man's Industrial Progress

Phil Moore
| 25th September 2008
One of Canada’s most well known photographers, Edward Burtynsky, has travelled the world documenting the link between nature and industry through his large-format photos of nature transformed through industry; the ‘manufactured landscapes’ of mines, dams, and factories.

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Poison Fire Interview

Phil Moore
| 11th September 2008
Filmmaker Lars Johansson talks to the Ecologist about the making of the film 'Poison Fire' and the curse of oil in the Niger Delta.

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