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Paradise or Oblivion

2012 Unrated

Paradise or Oblivion, a documentary created by the nonprofit organization The Venus Project describing detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system of economics and society.   The whole point of The Venus Project is to advocate and promote a new vision of the future in or[...]

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

2010 Unrated

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? This seemingly simple question is what British naturalist David Attenborough wanted to find out so he decided to make this documentary.   Reflecting on a time he can remember back in the 1950's when the world's population was around 2.5 bi[...]

The Private Life of Plants

1995 Unrated

The Private Life of Plants: a 1995 documentary by naturalist David Attenborough who presents a compelling look at the life cycles of plants from across the globe. The time scale plants change on is more suited to be analysed on a weekly to monthly basis and as a result, this was one of the earlier d[...]

Aftermath Population Zero

2008 Unrated

Aftermath Population Zero, a dark documentary depicting the end of humanity and what the planet will look like after there are no humans left.   Of course, this documentary seems largely like speculation, though it is based on facts and features a number of scientists. Those featured spec[...]

Mysteries of Evolution

2017 Unrated

Mysteries of Evolution, a six-part documentary series exploring the amazing journey of the evolution of life on planet Earth over millions of years, the result of which is thousands of diverse species that are specially adapted to thrive in their particular environments.   The film covers[...]

OVERVIEW

2012 Unrated

The short documentary "OVERVIEW" by Planetary Collective marks the 40th anniversary of the famous Blue Marble photograph taken by the crew of Apollo 17 on December 7, 1972.     The above image is easily one of the most famous images ever. It was taken around 29,000km[...]

Naqoyqatsi

2002 Unrated

  Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio returns once again to present "Naqoyqatsi", a 2002 art documentary film which takes the viewer on a journey highlighting depth in seemingly mundane things we see in everyday life.   Naqoyqatsi follows the same artistic characteristics of his ot[...]

Dirt! The Movie

2009 Unrated

  Dirt! The Movie, "a story with heart and soil" is the brainchild of Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow which focuses on the idea that soil can bring us all together.   With narration by American actress Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), the documentary brings to life the, econom[...]

Earth's Natural Wonders: Series 2

2018 Unrated

  Earth's Natural Wonders: Series 2 is a 2018 nature documentary series which looks at surviving in some of the most famous and extreme natural wonders on planet Earth. This is a follow up to the 2015 two-part series "Living on the Edge".   In Episode 1 - Surviving t[...]

Earth's Natural Wonders - Living on the Edge

2015 Unrated

Earth's Natural Wonders takes across the planet to see some of the most amazing natural spectacles, with narration by British actor Oliver Colman.   In part one, titled "Extreme Wonders", the documentary takes us to Victoria Falls, The Grand Canyon and Mount Everest. Three c[...]

The Trouble with Space Junk

2015 Unrated

  Ever since the space-race in the 1960's, we have been putting all kinds of objects into low and high earth orbit. When first launched these satellites have performed all kinds of tasks from being communication satellites to running scientific experiments. Once their use has expired or[...]

Do the Math

2013 Unrated

  The 2013 Do The Math environmental documentary by directors Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott implores us to take more notice of climate change caused by fossil fuels. The fossil fuel industry is killing us. They have five times the amount of coal, gas and oil that is safe to burn - and t[...]

What on Earth? Hunting the Ark of the Covenant

2018 Unrated

  The 2018 documentary What on Earth? Hunting the Ark of the Covenant narrated by American voice-actor Steven Kearney takes us on an investigation which may find the Ark of the Covenant.   New discoveries lead investigators to a crypt rumoured to hold the Ark of t[...]

The Lie We Live

2015 Unrated

  The Lie We Live is a very short (8min) environmental documentary by Spencer Cathcart that calls the world to wake up and start existing. It’s a rarity that such a short documentary would find it’s way into this website but while the message is not great in length it d[...]

Wonders of the Moon

2018
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  Our closest neighbour, the moon has always been an enigmatic symbol in the night sky, yet one which represents stability. This barren rock in space bears scars which tell us about the chaotic early days of our solar system because with no atmosphere and geological activity it's surface[...]

Powaqqatsi

1988
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  Powaqqatsi is the next documentary that award-winning filmmaker Godfrey Reggio made after the ground-breaking Koyaanisqatsi (1982).   This film explores how technology in developing, second-world countries is affecting people as they transition into first-world west-style m[...]

Programming of Life 2: EARTH

2015 Unrated

  Programming of Life 2: EARTH, is the follow-up to the popular documentary "Programming of life" by Jason LaBarge which examines the delicate balance of life on Earth.   The film shows how small changes in the orchestra of variables which make life possible can have a h[...]

Kymatica

2009 Unrated

  Kymatica, a 2009 documentary by Benjamin Stewart which explores the human condition, conscious and the possibility to conjure infinite ideas.   Do we really control reality that surrounds us? Or are humans doomed to extinction in a world built around chaos? Kymatica explores que[...]

Frozen Planet

2011
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Prolific British naturalist Sir David Attenborough takes us to the final frontiers of Earth in Frozen Planet; the Arctic and Antarctic in this 2011 documentary series produced by the BBC.   While the north and south poles of Earth are incredibly inhospitable places, they are full of[...]

Bag It

2010 Unrated

  Bag It is a 2010 comedy documentary following American actor Jeb Berrier (I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore)  after he made a pledge to stop using plastic bags.   While he doesn't see himself as a "tree hugger", he and his wife came to the realisa[...]

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