Documentaries about Energy
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How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (2016)
Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12...
The Empire Files: The Tyranny of Big Oil
The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin uncovers big oil's strong-arm reach--its...
Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds (2012)
There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a...
Corridors of Resistance: Stopping Oil and Gas Pipelines (2015)
The Unist’ot’en camp in North-Western British Colombia, Canada, is front and centre in a global battle for climate and energy justice. Since 2011 they have been maintaining a...
Momenta (2015)
Momenta is a film and movement founded to educate, raise awareness, and activate communities to stop all proposed coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. We are dedicated to...
The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People (2015)
The Future of Energy is a powerful documentary that captures the movement across the United States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help...
The Land of Fires
Natural beauty, fertile lands and good food, this the description of the southern regions of Italy, a piece of heaven on Earth which the Ancient Romans used to call "Campania...
Gasland Part II (2013)
Gasland Part II follows on three years later, to continue documenting how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most devastating environmental issues rapidly...
The Collective Evolution III: The Shift (2014)
The Collective Evolution III is a powerful documentary that explores a revolutionary shift affecting every aspect of our planet. As the shift hits the fan, people are becoming...
Canada's Toxic Chemical Valley (2013)
The first thing you notice about Sarnia, Ontario, is the smell: a potent mix of gasoline, melting asphalt, and the occasional trace of rotten egg. Shortly after my arrival I...
Shift | Beyond the Numbers of the Climate Crisis (2013)
A film by brother/sister duo, Sam and Kate Fulbright to take a closer look at what climate change really means in the United States, and dive beyond the daunting numbers and...
DAMOCRACY: Debunking the Myth of Dams as 'Clean' Energy
DAMOCRACY: A documentary that debunks the myth of large-scale dams as clean energy and a solution to climate change. It records the priceless cultural and natural heritage...
The Town That Was (2007)
In 1962, a trash fire ignited a seam of anthracite coal beneath Centralia, Pennsylvania, a once thriving mining town of over 1600 people. By the mid 1980’s, giant plumes of...
Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade (2013)
Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade is an hour-long documentary film written and directed by Garrett Graham in collaboration with the Tar Sands Blockade and...
Power from the People (2002)
Should it be a crime for people to share their renewable energy with others? From an Iowa farmer to a California solar guerrilla, these people have clean power to share--if...
The Thorium Dream (2011)
Motherboard's 30-minute film on the grassroots movement to make thorium nuclear power a reality. Follow us: @motherboard on Twitter | motherboardtv on Facebook Note for...
LFTR in 5 Minutes: Thorium Remix 2011: An Energy Solution
Thorium is readily available & can be turned into energy without generating transuranic wastes. Thorium's capacity as nuclear fuel was discovered during WW II, but ignored...
The Cleantech Future (2012)
What if we could live in a clean world? A world in which energy would be 100% renewable, water no longer polluted, transportation truly green and production methods clean and...
Get Up, Stand Up: The Movement Against Kudankulam Nuclear Plant
The documentary, “Get Up, Stand Up”, 34 minutes in duration, is in some ways, an answer to many of the myths surrounding the nuclear power projects, the world over. Though this...
The Big Fix (2012)
An investigation into BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. “The film’s scope is staggering, including its detailed outlining of BP’s origins and fingerprints across decades of...
The Battle for the Arctic (2012)
The Arctic holds thirteen percent of the world’s undiscovered oil and thirty percent of its untapped natural gas, which is trillions of dollars of potential profit. And that...
Unearthed: The Fracking Facade (2012)
A video exposing a flawed claim often abused in the sales pitch for promoting shale gas development across the world: "With a history of 60 years, after nearly a million wells...
Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws (2012)
For one eventful year, filmmaker Emily James gains unprecedented access to document the work of a group of environmental activists engaged in nonviolent direct-action campaigns...
Burning the Future: Coal in America (2008)
Burning the Future: Coal in America examines the explosive conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. Confronted by emerging "clean coal" energy...
THE SKY IS PINK (2012)
18 minutes could save New York. PINK LINKS: Selected Compiled Research The Sky Is Pink- Annotated industry documents featured in the film...
Farm for the Future (2009)
Natural World: Farm for the Future BBC documentary on the precient global farming and food crisis, filmed in the UK. Topics covered are the influence of oil on the food...
The Fuck-it Point (2012)
A film about the dark side of civilization, why we should bring it down and why most civilized people don't. [THE FUCK-IT POINT]'When you have had enough. When you decide to...
There's No Tomorrow (2012)
A 34 minute animated documentary about resource depletion and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet.
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006)
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This...
Collapse (2009)
Americans generally like to hear good news. They like to believe that a new president will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil and that fresh thinking...
Haiti Earthship Project: Overview
After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, members of the Earthship Biotecture crew visit Haiti to build an off-grid, sustainable housing unit and teach Haitians how to build...
A Passion For Sustainability (2008)
Envision a society where economic opportunity, social justice and sustainable culture all spring from environmental stewardship. Imagine a world where nurturing the health of...
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...
The Age of Stupid (2009)
Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite plays an old man living in the devastated world of 2055 in this documentary-drama-animation hybrid from Director Franny Armstrong and...
GasHole (2010)
GasHole is a new documentary film about the history of Oil prices and the future of alternative fuels. The film takes a wide, yet detailed examination of our dependence on...
Who's Afraid of Nuclear Power?
Almost every day seems to bring more horror stories on fossil fuels. We're bombarded with reports about global warming. The price of oil keeps increasing. But with each gloomy...
The Battle of Chernobyl (2006)
THE BATTLE OF CHERNOBYL dramatically chronicles the series of harrowing efforts to stop the nuclear chain reaction and prevent a second explosion, to "liquidate" the...
Gasland (2010)
The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When...
Iran (Is Not the Problem) (2008)
IRAN (Is Not The Problem) is a feature length documentary film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information...
Poison Fire (2008)
Poison Fire, a documentary exposing oil and gas abuses in Nigeria and featuring Friends of the Earth Nigeria volunteers, was launched with a world premiere at the prestigious...
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...
Harlan County, USA (1976)
Barbara Kopple's Oscar-winning documentary depicted a group of coal miners' prolonged and frequently dangerous strike against the Brookside Mine in Harlan County, Kentucky in...
Fuel (2008)
Eleven years in the making, FUEL is the in-depth personal journey of filmmaker and eco-evangelist Josh Ticknell, who takes us on a hip, fast-paced road trip into America's...
Carbon Nation (2010)
Carbon Nation is an optimistic, solutions-based, non-partisan documentary that illustrates why it's incredibly smart to be a part of the new, low-carbon economy: it's good...
PBS FRONTLINE:  The Spill (2010)
Through interviews with current and former employees and executives, government regulators, and safety experts, FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith joins with the...
Here Comes The Sun (2008)
If it were up to the sun, we would have no energy problem. Every half hour on the Earth’s surface, there is more than enough light to provide energy needs for the whole world...
Who Killed The Electric Car? (2006)
In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline... Ten years later, these cars were...
A Crude Awakening (2007)
Produced and directed by award-winning European journalists and filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, A Crude Awakening tells the story of how our civilization’s addiction...
Oil, Smoke & Mirrors (2007)
"Oil Smoke & Mirrors" offers us a sobering critique of our perceived recent history, of our present global circumstances, and of our shared future in light of imminent...