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Rebecca Sweetman, the Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift: how one young activist uses documentary film to inspire change

Sophie Laggan

20th December, 2011

Rebecca is an ordinary woman with extraordinary ambitions, inspiring people all over the world and making 'Shift Happen' through her charity that creates free educational films more...
Corn seller

Food speculation – how betting on food commodities fuels Mexico’s tortilla crisis

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2011

A surge in financial speculation on maize is causing vastly inflated prices for corn tortillas - a sacred staple in Mexico - and threatening the health and livelihoods of the country's poor. Tom Levitt investigates more...

Dwindling forests, dwindling futures – how forest dwellers being ignored by the Bangladeshi Government

A new Ecologist-produced film - to be screened by campaigners from the Forest People's Programme at the forthcoming Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Japan - highlights how the rights of indigenous peoples and their sustainable use of natural resources are being ignored by the Bangladesh Government more...

Selling The Sea – revealing Indonesia’s little-known plans to privatise huge swathes of coastline for aquaculture

Jim Wickens

In an exclusive investigation, the Ecologist Film Unit reveals the impact of Indonesia's plans to privatise its entire 90,000 km coastline more...
Pigs on a farm

Sick As A pig – the menace of MRSA linked to industrial pig farming

Another strain of MRSA is emerging from the factory farms of Northern Europe, and it is linked to the insatiable demand for cheap meat on our plates. The Ecologist Film Unit investigates more...
A salmon

The Greed of Feed – the hidden cost of your cheap farmed salmon

1st December, 2008

Andrew Wasley & Jim Wickens

A major investigation by the Ecologist reveals a host of unreported environmental and social costs linked to the fishmeal production industry in Peru more...

Giri Raja: the Forest King – reporting on the “wonder-chicken” hailed as a solution to feeding India’s poor

Andrew Wasley

7th August, 2008

It was bred to aid the rural poor, but one bird is also helping break industrialised farming’s stranglehold on India. Andrew Wasley meets the remarkable Giriraja more...

Melting Point – on the frontline of environmental activism

Andrew Wasley

13th July 2008

The Ecologist Film Unit's second release documents how espionage, news manipulation, legal threats and even violence have become the knee-jerk response of Government and big business to the increasingly vocal concerns of environmental protesters in the UK more...

Hell For Leather – investigating the leather industry in Bangladesh

Jim Wickens

1st June, 2008

Must-have handbags? shoes to die for? From cheap trinkets to luxury car interiors, Jim Wickens discovers the startling facts behind what we buy into when we buy leather goods more...
Pollution

Burned: Merthyr's fight for clean air and green jobs

The Ecologist

27th June, 2011

What would you do if an American company planned to site a huge incinerator - bigger than the Millennium Stadium - above your town? How would you feel if you knew that no existing technology could prevent that incinerator pumping out toxic chemicals? more...
If a Tree Falls

If a tree falls: the story behind the making of an American 'eco terrorist' group

Matilda Lee

22nd June, 2011

The Earth Liberation Front targeted dozens of businesses they accused of destroying the environment. As a new film charting its rise and fall premieres in the US, Matilda Lee speaks to director Marshall Curry about the fine line between activism and terrorism more...
World map

The beginners guide to (rogue) carbon trading

The Ecologist

3rd May, 2011

The Environmental Investigation Agency's animated film highlighting how the global trade in carbon credits is open to abuse and exploitation... more...

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oil spill

The BP Deepwater Horizon disaster: one year on

The Ecologist

21st April, 2011

Greenpeace video released on the anniversary of the 'worst environmental disaster in the history of the US' more...
Plantation worker

A bitter cup: the truth behind Britain's favourite drink

The Ecologist

13th April, 2011

Watch this film examining how tea workers in the developing world struggle to get by on poverty wages while British supermarkets make huge profits more...
Facebook

Just how green is Facebook?

The Ecologist

5th April, 2011

Greenpeace's 'Unfriend Coal' campaign is calling on the world's biggest social networking site to free its energy-intensive business from coal power

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David Were, Hands of Love, Kenya

Human Rights Watch film festival: young film-makers tackle eco-issues

Matilda Lee

30th March, 2011

From the next Erin Brokovitch, to a group of teens cleaning up Kenya's Kibera slum, a clutch of innovative youth film-makers are documenting crucial issues and demanding social and environmental justice more...
Climate change is already causing environmental degradation (Copyright: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan)

Climate refugees: Environmental Justice Foundation teams up with London cinemas

The Ecologist

14th March,2011

EJF’s ‘No Place Like Home’ film is part of their campaign arguing the case of people affected by climate change, who without international help and new binding agreements on assistance, will have no where to go and no means to survive... more...
A nuclear power station

The toxic cost of coal in China

Ecologist

28th February, 2011

Grave dangers face those living next to ash disposal sites connected to Chinese power stations more...
Soldier in the DRC

Gold's Costly Dividend: film reveals the hidden side of gold production

Ecologist

21st February,2011

In the month that the world's first Fair Trade gold is launched, Human Rights Watch release a film reporting on alleged abuses at Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea more...
1 minute to save the world - Film Competition

Give the colours back to the earth

Ecologist

11th February,2011

Watch the winner of the 'best youth film' award in the 1 Minute to Save the World competition, sponsored by Unicef and SONY Open Planet, produced by the children and staff at Wilbury Primary School more...
Pig Business

Pig Business: the film the industrial pork lobby tried to silence

The Ecologist

3rd February,2011

Ahead of Pig Business's debut screening at the EU Parliament in Brussels, watch highlights from Tracy Worcester's mammoth investigation into the truth behind cheap pork more...

Warriors of Qiugang: how one Chinese 'cancer village' rose up

The Ecologist

January 31st,2011

Watch the trailer for the Oscar-nominated film documenting how Chinese villagers challenged a powerful chemical company over pesticides and dye-factory pollution more...
A short-haired bumblebee

Biodiversity begins with a Bee (according to Scottish Natural Heritage)

The Ecologist

27th January,2011

Scottish Natural Heritage launch a new film in the name of safeguarding biodiversity, complete with with sword-fighting and motorcycling bees...
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Why you should think twice before eating bananas

The Ecologist

21st January, 2011

The Frontline Club holds a special London screening of acclaimed film - Bananas!* - exposing the scandal of pesticide use in banana cultivation more...

The Economics of Happiness

Ecologist

12th January,2011

A sneak preview of Helena Norberg-Hodge's epic documentary which examines how 'going local' is a powerful strategy to help repair our fractured world - ecosystems, societies and individuals more...

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