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The Sunnydale Kids, Movie

“We can’t pretend to fix all of the problems inner city kids face. What we can do is give them a fun day out…”

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Sand Wars: Environment Award 2014 Winner At The 11th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival

The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival has announced the 10 awards winners of its 11th Annual Festival, and conferred the Environment Award to Denis Delestrac Documentary Film: Sand Wars.

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The Floating Classroom, Journey to the South Pacific

The Kalabia is a floating classroom that travels from island to island, educating young villagers about the importance of their environments and how to protect them. “Journey to the South Pacific,” is a feature documentary by MacGillivray Freeman Films, presented by One World One Ocean and narrated by Cate Blanchett.

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Six Decades of a Warming Earth, NASA Video

This visualization shows how global temperatures have risen from 1950 through the end of 2013.

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Pipeline, Winter 2013; A Video

North Shore of Oahu, Pipeline. A Vimeo video by Eric Sterman.

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Rivers and Tides, Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2001)

Andy Goldsworthy
Celebrate, Films
Dec
25

If world reknown artist Andy Goldsworthy’s humility in the face of change reminds us that all is vanity, his playfulness also reminds us that a fervent engagement in the moment is in its own way infinite… A deeply moving film, shot in four countries and across four seasons…

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Boat Schools : A Floating Future

Every year millions of school children in Bangladesh miss countless school days when their schools are flooded. But now local NGO have come up with a simple solution, building schools that float.

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Beach Erosion, Western Australia

Erosion, Films, News
Dec
2

Residents living near a popular northern suburbs beach say it’s in danger of disappearing completely. Quinns Rocks locals say while governments argue over whose problem it is ….. the beach continues to erode.

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Let’s Talk About Sand: Denis Delestrac At TEDxBarcelona

Denis Delestrac latest feature documentary, “Sand Wars” is an epic eco-thriller that takes the audience around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: we are running out of sand! In this TEDxBarcelona talk, he explains us where sand comes from and where it ends up…

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