Showing posts with label Nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nature. Show all posts

Sep 15, 2019

Super Fungi (2013)

Mushrooms could be man's best allies in the struggle against sanitary and environmental challenges that are threatening our societies. From digesting oil waste to allowing trees to grow in the desert, these Super Fungi are truly incredible organisms.

Sep 13, 2019

Man of Aran (1934)

This documentary presents life on Ireland's Aran Islands, a beautiful, rugged, and remote locale where survival was a constant struggle. Featuring scenic shots of seaside cliffs and rocky expanses, the film, which takes a few fictional liberties, shows islanders fishing and farming in inventive ways in order to keep food on their tables. While some dramatic moments reveal a sense of narrative, the main draw of the production is the stunning scenery.

The South Seas 3D: Bikini Atoll & Marshall Islands (2012)

The South Pacific – the ocean between the American continent and Asia, stands for endless vastness, an infinite stretch of water and pristine nature. For many, the South Pacific is synonymous with paradise sun, beaches and of course, the bikini. But the bikini, or rather the island Bikini, also stands for a disastrous series of nuclear tests, carried out by the USA immediately after the Second World War. To this end, numerous ships of different sizes and categories were brought together. The remnants of these vessels have found a watery grave at the bottom of the lagoon: in depths of up to 60 metres, practically inaccessible for the average diver. Until recently, the region could not be visited for decades, due to radioactive contamination. But how have nature and mankind developed? Accompany us to a very special ships cemetery. Explore a region untouched by human hand for more than 60 years and experience the magic of the South Seas.

Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003)

Alvin, a deep-sea mechanized probe, makes a voyage some 12,000 feet underwater to explore the Azores, a constantly-erupting volcanic rift between Europe and North America.

Coral Sea Dreaming: Awaken (2010)

'Coral Sea Dreaming - Awaken' celebrates and pays tribute to the magical but fast disappearing world of coral reefs. It was filmed in High Definition on over 2,000 dives by Emmy Award winner cameraman and Producer David Hannan over the last 8 years on the world's most beautiful reefs and features Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef and Papua New Guinea.

Sep 12, 2019

Planet RE:think (2012)

Today we are facing not one but two global crises: the financial crisis but also the more insidious one relating to our misuse of natural resources. The two are so tightly linked that we will not solve the global financial crisis until we start to think of using resources more efficiently and sustainably. For example with each smart phone made, more than 50 minerals are exploited. Our growing dependence on these finite resources for new technology will only deepen the financial crisis as prices increase exponentially. A potential battleground for the future has been laid, as these resources get more and more scarce. Planet RE:think investigates where we are failing and gives hope for our future on a planet with finite resources.

Islands of the West (1972)

A tour of the landscape and wildlife of the Western Isles in Scotland.

Sep 8, 2019

To Be Forever Wild (2013)

In To Be Forever Wild, a crew of filmmakers, musicians and artists explore New York's Catskills Mountains, landscapes that have for centuries captured America's imagination and inspired a love of wilderness. Along the way they profile historian, hikers, scientists, cliff divers, organic farmers and others. In the film we see the power of nature to restore, reclaim and provoke our deepest emotions and connections to the world. It's a film that inspires people to reconnect with nature in their own way, wherever they happen to be.

Sep 5, 2019

Under the Sea 3D (2009)

An underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans.

Sep 4, 2019

No Land No Food No Life (2013)

No Land No Food No Life is a hard-hitting film which explores sustainable peasant and community agriculture and the urgent calls for an end to corporate global land grabs.

Sep 2, 2019

Treasure Seekers: Africa's Forgotten Kingdom (2001)

National Geographic A 50-minute drama documentary detailing the adventures the geologist Karl Mauch and the archaeologist Gertrude Caton Thompson.

Aug 28, 2019

Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001)

Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton and Aulenbach are extreme athletes and extreme scientists - scientists who gather their data in treacherous places where few dare to follow. In Journey Into Amazing Caves they travel to caves in Arizona, Greenland and Mexico searching for discoveries that may lead to cures for human disease.

Antarctica (1991)

Filmmaker John Weiley explores the continent and its animals, as well as the scientists who work there.

Aug 25, 2019

Nature Cuba: The Accidental Eden (2010)

Cuba may have been restricted politically and economically for the past 50 years. but at the same time, the island became a safe haven for rare and intriguing animals. What will the future bring to this untouched wilderness?

Nature Kilauea: Mountain of Fire (2009)

Kilauea, on Hawaii's Big Island, is the world's most active volcano. Its last eruption began in 1983 and hasn't stopped since. Few have ever filmed the cataclysmic meeting of 2,000-degree lava and 75-degree ocean water.

Aug 24, 2019

Amazon (1997)

Both Indian shaman Julio Mamani and ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin seek medicinal plants in the basin of the Amazon River.

Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose: Egypt, Quest for the Lord of the Nile (2007)

Egypt is a vast desert with a searing sun beating down. For millennia, only by the grace of the waters of the Nile did people and creatures thrive in this land. Rain almost never fell. But once a year the river magically surged with water, flooding the land and leaving fertile black soil to nourish the crops. And with this annual flood, thousands of crocodiles washed into the lives of the Ancient Egyptians. Death by crocodile was common. The scaly beast exacted both fear and awe. The Lord of the Nile made his way into the great tombs of kings and deep into the psyche of the ancients. But as time and technology changed, the Lord of the Nile slowly disappeared. Hunting, pollution and the Aswan dam robbed the river of its ancient consort. Today there are reports that crocodiles are making a miraculous return in the south of Egypt. Our goal is to catch a glimpse of this legendary creature and along the way to come to know the powerful god, Sobek, that he inspired thousands of years ago.

Aug 21, 2019

Chasing Coral (2017)

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Aug 16, 2019

TimeScapes (2012)

TimeScapes is the debut film from award-winning cinematographer and director Tom Lowe. The non-narrative film features stunning slow-motion and timelapse cinematography of the landscapes, people, and wildlife of the American South West.

Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees (2016)

Visionary scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger takes us on a journey to the ancient forests of the northern hemisphere, revealing the profound connection that exists between trees and human life and the vital ways that trees sustain all life on the planet.