A wise man once said, "Ignorance is bliss, knowledge is responsibility." These movies provide amazing insight into some of the critical issues of our day and time. Take your newfound knowledge and act!
Narrated by Malcolm McDowell, this documentary posits that we're moving closer to a world in which water, a seemingly plentiful natural resource, could incite conflict. As water becomes an increasingly precious commodity, corrupt governments, corporations and private investors are scrambling to control it. The future of our water resources will determine the fate of the human race, and ultimately our planet.
Richard Linklater's fictional movie (inspired by Eric Schlosser's nonfiction book of the same name) critiques the junk-food that is at least partially responsible for America's rising obesity rate. Follow beef's journey from the corrals to the slaughterhouses and eventually to your stomach, then go out and find a local farmer to buy your meat!
Robert Kenner's Oscar-nominated documentary explores the industrial food industry's detrimental effects on our health and environment. Kenner spotlights the men and women who are working to reform an industry rife with oligopolies, powerful lobbyists, and questionable political ties.
Food Matters takes a deep look at how the food we eat can help or hurt our health, and provides advice for what we can do to live and eat better. Nutritionists, naturopaths, scientists, doctors, medical journalists and more weigh in on everything from using food as medicine to the value of organic food and the safety of the food we consume.
In Aaron Woolf's hilarious and eye-opening documentary, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis move to America's Corn Belt to plant an acre of corn and follow their crop into the U.S. food supply. What they learn about genetically modified seeds, powerful herbicides and the realities of modern farming calls into question government subsidies, the fast-food lifestyle and the quality of what we eat.
The high cost (to the environment and our health) of bottled water is the subject of this documentary that enlists activists, environmentalists, community leaders and others to expose the dark side of the bottled water industry. Humans may rethink their obsession with bottled water when they learn of the industry's willingness to ignore environmental and health concerns, and the problems that arise as a result.
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