Documentaries about Cities
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The Choice Is Ours (2016)
This film series explores many aspects of our society. To rethink what is possible in our world, we need to consider what kind of world we want to live in. Although we refer to...
Festival Museo Libre (2015)
A short documentary about a graffiti festival organized by a group of young artists who live in the periphery of the megacity Bogotá. With an annual graffiti festival they try...
JIN-NOW
Experimental road movie A kind of patchwork of the life. Crossing street musicians, homeless people, monks and nuns, workers, jugglers, soldiers... boats, airplanes, cars...
Last Call At The Oasis (2012)
Water. It's the earth's most valuable resource. Our cities are powered by it, countless industries depend on it, and all living things need it to survive. But it's very...
Singapore: Biophilic City (2012)
A whirlwind week in Singapore exploring the amazing story of how Singapore came to be one of the most 'biophilic' cities of the world, on the cutting edge of ecocity design and...
The Nature of Cities (2010)
"The Nature Of Cities" follows the journey of Professor Timothy Beatley as he explores urban projects around the world, representing the new green movement that hopes to move...
Christie Walk: A Piece Of Ecocity (2011)
A Piece of Ecocity is an inspiring 2-part film about one of the only inner-city eco-housing projects in the world. It is a great example of what could be possible...
Cheating & the Corporate Cannibals
Goldman Sachs struck a deal with politicians to avoid paying property tax. Subsidised by the small businesses and home owners of New York City, the financiers are enriched...
Street Fight (2005)
Nominated for an Academy Award, this film chronicles the hard-fought campaign for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, by Corey Booker, a young community activist and City Council...
Streets Of Plenty (2010)
An unprecedented look into the underworld of Vancouver’s downtown east-side ghetto. This 65 minute documentary follows one man’s 30 day experiment of joining the thousands of...
Taken for a Ride (1996)
Before freeways, traffic congestion and air pollution, public transportation was a vital part of the American landscape. Jim Klein and Martha Olson weave investigative...
Gimme Green (2007)
Gimme Green is a humorous look at the American obsession with the residential lawn and the effects it has on our environment, our wallets and our outlook on life. From the...
Edible City: Grow the Revolution (2012)
Edible City tells the stories of the pioneers who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and do something truly revolutionary: grow...
Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is a feature length documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Burtynsky makes large-scale photographs of ‘manufactured...
First Earth: Uncompromising Ecological Architecture (2010)
FIRST EARTH is a documentary about the movement towards a massive paradigm shift for shelter -- building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and...
Sprawling from Grace: Driven to Madness (2008)
For as long as most Americans can remember the car has been the embodiment of the American dream. But with more than 250 million cars and trucks on the road, Americans have...
Bogota: Building A Sustainable City (2008)
Bogota: Building a Sustainable City ´ documentary by PBS e2 series. Narrated by Brad Pitt. During his tenure as mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Enrique Penalosa was both revered and...
END:CIV (2011)
Directed by Franklin Lopez, END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned...
The End of Suburbia (2004)
"We're literally stuck up a cul-de-sac in a cement SUV without a fill-up" - James Howard Kunstler Global oil peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now...
Johnny Knoxville: Detroit Lives
Once the fourth-largest metropolis in America—some have called it the Death of the American Dream. Today, the young people of the Motor City are making it their own DIY...
Resist 2010: Eight Reasons to Oppose the 2010 Winter Olympics
Resist 2010: 8 Reasons to Oppose the 2010 Winter Olympics, is a short, fast-paced documentary focusing on the negative impacts of the 2010 Games to be held in Vancouver...