Films & Documentaries

Stolen Land, Stolen Culture, Stolen Climate

A short (5-minute) online film taken during the press launch of the British Museum's 'Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation' exhibition (21.4.15). The film was made by the 'BP or not BP' group demonstrating against the sponsorship by BP for this (and other) BM exhibition(s) and highlighting the topic of repatriation. The film was produced by Gathering Place Films and Clear Blue Films for BP-or-not-BP.org  . It is part of an awareness campaign spotlighting the ethical inconsistencies inherent in permitting major cultural institutions to accept exhibition sponsorship funding from massive extractive industries (in this particular case BP) such as oil companies or mining companies. 

 

The Margaret Mead Film Festival 

The Mead screens documentaries, experimental films, animation, and hybrid works that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet.

 

Fading Sands

This 2015 documentary (currently screening in Australia) highlights the cultural and environmental impacts of climate change on indigenous communities living in the Solomon Islands.

 

Chasing Ice

Academy Award nominated documentary following acclaimed National Geographic photographer, James Balog, on his multi-year journey in the arctic to record time-lapse footage of vanishing glaciers.

 

A Fierce Green Fire: the Battle for a Living Planet

A review of global environmental activism from conservation to climate change

 

Bad Weather

The story of a Bangladeshi community striving to survive in their island home in the face of climate change

 

Listening for the Rain

A documentary portraying Indigenous peoples' understandings of and responses to climate change in the Central United States of America

 

Sun Come Up

Award-winning film about the Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea, one of the world's first environmental refugees 

 

There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

The story of the Polynesian community of Takuu, in the South Western Pacific, experiencing the disastrous effects of climate change on their lives

 

The Last Days of Shishmaref

A documentary about the Inupiaq Eskimo community living on an island in the far northwest corner of Alaska bound to disappear within the next ten year

 

Merchants of Doubt

Robert Kenner's documentary, based on Naomi Oreske's book, about how corporate-led climate change deniers operate at the highest political levels to mislead the public about scientific evidence on global warming

 

The Island President

The story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives in his struggle against climate change. A rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable

 

The 11th Hour

Through interviews with world leaders and scientists, this documentary describes the perilous state of our planet in the face of climate change

 

Out of Balance: ExxonMobil's Impact on Climate Change

Tom Jackson's award-winning documentary shows how the largest company in the world has been successful in blocking necessary action on climate change by exercising its influence on governments, the media and citizens

 

What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire

From his Midwestern roots, filmmaker Tim Bennett reflects on the realities human beings face that pose a threat to human life in the planet

 

The Age of Stupid

Set in a dystopian world ravaged by climate change in 2055, this film asks the question: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?

 

Indigenous Voices on Climate Change Film Festival

Indigenous filmmakers address climate change in their communities in 22 films, shown at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen in 2009

 

The Free Sea

A film essay considering the impacts of sea level rise on the identity, sovereignty, and prosperity of island nation of the Maldives

 

Saving My Tomorrow

A collection of songs, activism, and tips from children about how to protect the earth, a collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History and HBO