Abalone Odyssey

Abalone Odyssey

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A chronicle of the Bamfield Huu-ay-aht Community Abalone Project, or BHCAP, a community stewardship project on Vancouver Island that couples First Nations wisdom with western science to revive the threatened population of the pinto abalone.

Against the Current

Against the Current

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Against the Current follows the struggle of a small native band in British Columbia, the Uchucklesaht on Vancouver Island, in their struggle to restore a once-healthy salmon run.

Athlii Gwaii: The Line at Lyell, Parts 1 & 2 • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 2)

Athlii Gwaii: The Line at Lyell, Parts 1 & 2 • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 2)

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In 1985, a small but resolute group of Haida elders joined the front lines to fight clearcutting on Lyell Island.

Bending the Rails

Bending the Rails

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Residents of Toronto’s Junction Triangle work to stop Metrolinx and the Provincial Government’s joint plan to run more than 400 diesel trains a day through their neighbourhood.

Birdman

Birdman

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An astronaut reflects on his childhood experiences on planet Earth and the quirky neighbor known as “Bird Man” who dared to suggest suburban residents consider ecology.

Canadas Best Kept Secret: The Natural World of R.D. Lawrence

Canada's Best Kept Secret: The Natural World of R.D. Lawrence

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Between 1996 and his death in 2003, naturalist R.D. Lawrence wrote 30 books, published in 32 countries and in 16 languages. Canada’s Best Kept Secret combines interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the prolific Canadian author and ecologist who provided a voice for those without one.

Cherchez le courant

Cherchez le courant

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Détails de l'histoire de l'industrie énergétique du Québec, le coût probable de l'environnement du plan de construire quatre centrales hydroélectriques sur la rivière Romaine vierge et explore la pléthore de solutions de rechange, tels que l'énergie solaire, la biomasse, le biogaz, l'efficacité énergétique, l'énergie éolienne et géothermique.

Death is in Trouble Now: The Sculptures of Mark Adair

Death is in Trouble Now: The Sculptures of Mark Adair

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Contemporary sculptures with mixed media in a Gothic style explore contemporary issues in a body of work that has led this Ontario artist to be referred to as "master of the grotesque" and "ecologist of the human soul."

Deconstructing Supper

Deconstructing Supper

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Chef John Bishop explores the politics, economics and ethics of eating in the billion-dollar battle to control global food production.

Dinner Parade

Dinner Parade

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Dinner Parade is an animated narrative that takes the viewer through fluid metaphors portraying consumption, both as the theme and protagonist.

Do It with Joy!

Do It with Joy!

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This classic documentary from the 1970s tells the off-beat story of an itinerant group of tree planters in the wilds of northern British Columbia. Musicians, ex-loggers, environmentalists and a mime artist all come together for this uplifting film.

Drinking from my Mothers Well (Woolastook) • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Drinking from my Mother's Well (Woolastook) • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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Maliseet storyteller Jeff Bear returns to his traditional territory at Negootkoog, which is situated at the confluence of the Woolastook and Tobique Rivers. The "Woolastook" is the mighty St. John River (from the Maliseet word "wolastoq" meaning "beautiful river).

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson

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Documentary on notorious activist Paul Watson. Explores the birth of the modern environmental movement and the founding of Greepeace and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Every Year the Salmon Come Back • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Every Year the Salmon Come Back • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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Salmon were one of the most prolific species of fish in the ocean, common in all waters surrounding North America and as far south as New Zealand. Stocks have declined on the west coast and in Atlantic Canada, wild salmon are no longer available in the market place, having been replaced by the omni-present farmed fish.


The Flight of BIRD

The Flight of BIRD

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A team of Canadian silviculture experts and Costa Rican researchers collaborate on a privately funded reforestation project in Costa Rica.

Fractured Land

Fractured Land

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"Deep down we're all fractured," an oil and gas representative tells young Aboriginal leader and lawyer Caleb Behn. Behn knows that feeling all too well, as he struggles with the role he'll play in protecting his traditional territory under Treaty 8 in northern British Columbia, an area that is currently under siege from some of the world's largest natural gas operations. 

Freedom Babies

Freedom Babies

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A young family from the Secwepemc First Nation lives in a traditional pit house near Kamloops in the Thompson River Valley of British Columbia. Their lives are rooted in concern for the environment, respect for unceded traditional territory and a return to traditional First Nations culture. 

The Friendship Village

The Friendship Village

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The Friendship Village follows the life of George Mizo, a Native American veteran of the Vietnam War. Decades after the war, he realized a dream to build a village for Vietnamese children exposed to the notorious dioxin, Agent Orange.

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [52 min version]

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [52 min version]

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Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot reveals the important role of women in establishing grassroots social movements like the one to protest clearcut logging in Clayoquot Sound on Canada's West Coast.

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [86 min version]

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [86 min version]

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Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot reveals the important role of women in establishing grassroots social movements like the one to protest clearcut logging in Clayoquot Sound on Canada's West Coast.

Grassland Transfer

Grassland Transfer

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This documentary profiles the Canada-China Sustainable Agriculture Development Project that teams Canada's grassland farming researchers with counterparts in Inner Mongolia.

Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing

Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing

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Bringing the sustainability question home–with shelter in mind, what sort of future will you build?

Greenpeace: Voyage to Save the Whales

Greenpeace: Voyage to Save the Whales

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An award-winning documentary which depicts the dramatic confrontation in the Pacific between Russian whalers and environmentalists determined to save the whale from extinction. The film also provides valuable information about whales in their habitat.

Growth Rings

Growth Rings

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People who live in the seemingly pastoral setting of Canada's west coast and the First Nations people of the area reflect on the pressures from outside for change that will impact their ways of life and the fragile eco-system.

The Hand of Franklin

The Hand of Franklin

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A four-person team attempts to be the first to row self-propelled through the fabled Northwest Passage in order to shed light on the effects of climate change in the Canadian Arctic.