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VIDEO & DOCUMENTARIES - updated 7 August 2017


Some documentaries are listed under more than one category


INDEX



Appropriate Design & Technology - updated 11 July 2017

'Design for the Real World: Some Lessons from Experiments in India' - Babitha George - Vimeo link here

‘Introducing the PEBL: A Vehicle for a Sustainable Future’ - YouTube link here

‘Open Building Institute: Eco-Building Toolkit. Open source initiative to make affordable eco-housing widely accessible’ - Video link here



Climate Change - updated 3 June 2017

‘Climate Change and Politics’ - Johns Sterman 2012 - YouTube link here

‘Climate Change: Fact And Fiction’ - Bruce Wielicki - TEDxNASA - YouTube link here

‘Climate Science 1956: A Blast from the Past’ - YouTube link here

'A Banquet of Consequences: Systems Thinking and Modeling for Climate Policy' - John Sterman - YouTube link here

‘Climate Change — The state of the science’ - International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme - Vimeo link here

'Climate of Concern' - Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd (1991) - YouTube link here   This 25 year old documentary by Shell is a damning indictment against climate change deniers since 1991, inaction by many governments including New Zealand (see ‘Hot Air: Climate Change Politics in New Zealand’  here) and subsequent inappropriate action by Shell itself (see The Guardian 2017 report on Shell here and here ).

‘Delivering on 2°C: evolution or revolution?’ - Kevin Anderson - YouTube Link here

‘From Climate Change to Political and Personal Change: Building a Prosperous, Sustainable World’ - John Sterman 2016 - YouTube link here

‘President Donald Trump Statement To Withdraw From Paris Climate Change Accord 1 June 2017’ - YouTube link here

‘Top CEOs to Trump: You're wrong on climate change’ - YouTube link here

'Racing To The Precipice' - Noam Chomsky (March 2017) - YouTube link here

‘State of Denial: What does a Trump administration mean for science and environmental policy as science vs politics debates intensify?’ - Aljazeera link here

'The Dynamics of Climate Change—from the Political to the Personal'  - John Sterman 2016 webinar- YouTube link here

‘The American Denial of Global Warming’ - Naomi Oreskes- YouTube link here



Consumption - updated 4 March 2017

‘A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity’ - YouTube link here

‘Enough is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources’ - Dan O’Neill - YouTube link here

‘Enough is Enough: Full Film’ - YouTube link here



Critical Thinking - updated 29 June 2017

‘Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts’ - University of Michigan Teach-Out - YouTube link here

‘Understanding Your Divided Mind: Kahneman, Haidt and Greene’ - Audio- YouTube link here




Economics - Critiques - updated 17 April 2017

‘Capitalism Hits the Fan’ - Richard Wolffe - YouTube link here

‘Curriculum Reform is Vital if Economics is to Serve Humanity’ - Joel Earle - YouTube link here

'Days of Revolt: How We Got to Junk Economics' - Michael Hudson - YouTube link here

'Days of Revolt: Junk Economics and the Future' - Michael Hudson -YouTube link here

‘GDP’ - Dirk Philipsen - YouTube link here
‘Robert F. Kennedy challenges Gross Domestic Product’ - YouTube link here

‘The Crisis of Civilization’ based on the book by Nafeez Ahmed - YouTube link here

‘The Dangerous Disconnect Between Economics and Ecology’ - William Rees- YouTube link here

'What Math and Physics Can Do for New Economic Thinking' - Eric Weinstein - YouTube link here

‘Zombie Economics’ - John Quiggan- YouTube link here



Economics - updated 16 June 2017

‘Allocating Capital for Long-Term Returns: The Strengthened Case for Sustainable Capitalism' - Generation Foundation - Link here

An Economic Reality Check’ - TEDTalks - Tim Jackson- YouTube link here

‘A New Paradigm for Finance’ - TEDxHelvetia - David Blood - YouTube link here

‘A provocative way to finance the fight against climate change’ - TEDTalks - Michael Metcalfe  - YouTube link here

‘Capitalism’ - Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel Prize in Economics)- YouTube link here

‘Managing without Growth’ - Peter Victor - Vimeo link here

’Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution’ - Amory Lovins - YouTube link here

‘Prosperity Without Growth’ - Tim Jackson - YouTube link here

‘Prosperity Without Growth: A Contradiction in Terms’ - Debate between Daniel Ben-Ami and Tim Jackson - YouTube link here

‘Real Value’ - Economics Documentary on sustainability and social entrepreneurship - Dan Ariely- YouTube link here

'The Law of Diminishing Returns' - Richard Heinberg - YouTube link here

‘Three Stories About Capitalism’ - Jonathan Haidt 2014 - YouTube link here

‘Will Work for Free’ - Documentary on technological unemployment - YouTube link here



Educational - updated 7 August 2017

‘A Guide to Being Human in the 21st Century’ - Nate Hagens - YouTube link here

‘Sustainability 101: Exponential Growth - Arithmetic, Population and Energy (Full - Updated)’ - Al Bartlett - YouTube link here

‘Curriculum Reform is Vital if Economics is to Serve Humanity’ - Joel Earle - YouTube link here

‘Do the Math’ - Documentary - YouTube link here

‘Doughnut Economics’ - Kate Raworth - YouTube link here

‘Education for a Changing Biosphere’ - David Suzuki- YouTube Link here

'Oceanic Economics' - Peter Neil - YouTube link here

‘Schooling the World 2010’ - Link here

‘Schooling the world’ - Wade Davis - TEDxWestVancouverED - YouTube link here

‘The Accelerated Crash Course’ - Documentary on the Economy, Energy, and the Environment link here

‘The Law of Diminishing Returns’ - Post Carbon Institute- YouTube link here

‘The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives’ - TEDTalks - Jonathan Haidt - YouTube link here

‘Tools to Transform our Thinking’ - Daniel Dennett - YouTube link here

‘Why Resource Depletion, Climate Change, and Debt Spell the End of Economic Growth’  - Richard Heinberg - YouTube link here



Energy Production - Renewable - updated 8 June 2017

‘6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World’ - Paul Stamets - TEDTalks - YouTube link here

‘Are Algae Biofuels the Future of Energy?’ - YouTube link here

‘How the Laws of Physics Constrain Our Sustainable Energy Options’ - TEDxWarwick - David MacKay - YouTube link here

‘Reinventing Fire’ - TEDxRainier - Amory LovinsYouTube link here

‘Renewable Energy’ - ‘Power Surge’ documentary by NOVA - YouTube link here

‘Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air’ - David MacKay - YouTube link here     David MacKay memorial video - Vimeo link here



Energy Production - Non-Renewable - updated 13 January 2017

Carbon Tracker's event at COP21 - Al Gore warns investors of stranded assets risk. "The event featured a discussion of Carbon Tracker’s report "The $2 trillion stranded assets danger zone: How fossil fuel firms risk destroying investor returns" which warns that fossil fuel firms risk wasting $2 trillion on uneconomic projects in the next decade if they pursue business as usual strategies." - YouTube link here
‘Earth From Above: The End of Oil’ - Documentary - YouTube link here

'Fault Lines - Fracking in America' - Aljazeera Documentary - YouTube link here

‘Oil - Where it Comes From and Where it’s Going’ - YouTube link here

‘The Problem - Peak Oil - Part One Understanding and looking forward’ - YouTube link here

'The Problem - Peak Oil - Part Two Understanding and looking forward. Part 2b' - Documentary on transition in Cuba to a less oil dependent food production nation - YouTube link here

‘This is our Energy Reality’ - YouTube link here



Energy Production - Nuclear - updated 29 May 2017

Nuclear Waste Disposal Documentary - YouTube link here

The Medical Implications of Fukushima and Chernobyl - Helen Caldicott - YouTube link here

‘The Nuclear Option’ - 2017 Documentary - YouTube link here



Environment - updated 14 July 2017

'Entangled Right Whale Lives to Swim Another Day' - YouTube link here

‘Hope in a Changing Climate’ - by John D. Liu (2009) - YouTube link here



Ethics, Equality, Justice, & Social Responsibility - updated 11 July 2017

‘Blue Gold World Water Wars’ - Full documentary - YouTube link here

'Global Financial Meltdown' - YouTube link here

‘How equal do we want the world to be? You'd be surprised’ - Dan Ariely- YouTube link here

'Stealing Africa .... Why Poverty' - Documentary - YouTube link here

‘The End of Poverty’ - Documentary - Link here

‘The Inside Job’ - Documentary on what brought about the 2008 global financial meltdown - YouTube link here

‘The Ethics of Globalization and the Globalization of Ethics’ - Michael Ignatieff - YouTube link here  (skip lengthy intro to 10-45)

‘The Price of Inequality’ - Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel Prize in Economics)- YouTube link here

‘The Tax Free Tour (VPRO Backlight)’ - Documentary - YouTube link here

‘The Theory of Justice by John Rawls’ - Interview with Joe Oppenheimer - YouTube link here

'War Made Easy - How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death' - YouTube link here

‘What the 1% Don’t Want You to Know’ - Paul Krugman on Thomas Piketty- YouTube link here



Food Production - updated 24 June 2017

‘6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World’ - Paul Stamets - TEDTalks - YouTube link here

‘$75,000 on 1/3 acre. Profitable Urban Farm Tour. Green City Acres’ - YouTube link here

‘Controlling Our Food: A Documentary On Genetically Modified Foods’ - YouTube link here

'Climate Change and Food Supply' -  Thomas Homer-Dixon - World Government Summit, Dubai, February 2017 - Vimeo link here

‘Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret’ - Link here

‘Dirt! The Movie’ - YouTube link here

‘Hope in a Changing Climate’ - by John D. Liu (2009) - YouTube link here

‘Hugh’s Fish: Fight Save Our Seas’ - YouTube link here

‘Organic Farming: New Zealand Approach to Self-Reliance’ - Link here

‘Rebuilding the Foodshed’ - Community Resilience Chat #1 - YouTube link here

‘Rebuilding our Food System Infrastructure’ - Michael Conard at TEDxManhattan 2011 - YouTube link here
'The World Peace Diet: Being Healthy and Saving the Planet' - Will Tuttle - YouTube link here

‘Who will feed us in a planet in crisis’  - Miguel A. Altier- Link here



Global Footprint - updated 4 March 2017

‘National Footprint Accounts – Ecological Balance Sheets for 180+ Countries’ - Global Footprint Network - YouTube link here



Globalisation  Updated 19 January 2017

‘For a Green and Just Way out of the Global Crisis’ - Susan George - YouTube link here

‘Why Globalisation Fails’ - Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel Prize in Economics)- YouTube link here



History - updated 4 March 2017

‘A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization’ - Link here

‘Collapse of Complex Societies’ - Joseph Tainter -YouTube link here



Limits to Growth - updated 5 August 2017

‘Al Bartlett Interview’ - YouTube link here

‘Blind Spot’ - Documentary - YouTube link here

‘Energy Gain and Future Energy: Collapse of Sustainability’ - Joseph Tainter - YouTube link here

'Final Warning Limits to Growth' - YouTube link here

‘Four Horsemen’ -Renegade Economist - Documentary on how the world really works - YouTube link here

‘Our Renewable Future’ - Post Carbon Institute- YouTube link here

‘The 11th Hour’ - Documentary - Link here

‘The Great Burning’ - Post Carbon Institute- YouTube link here

'The Limits to Growth: 2009' - Graham Turner- YouTube link here

‘There's No Tomorrow’ - Documentary on peak oil, energy, growth and the future - YouTube link here

William Catton - Interview of the author of ‘Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change’ published in 1980 - YouTube link here



Money  - updated 31 May 2017

‘97% Owned’ - Documentary on workings of Central Banks and money creation process - YouTube link here

‘Ascent of Money: A financial History of the World’ - Niall Ferguson- YouTube link here

‘Community Currencies and the Brixton Pound’ - TEDxLeeds - Simon Woolf - YouTube link here

'Global Financial Meltdown' - YouTube link here

‘Goldman Sachs How Does it Make Money?’ - Greg Smith - YouTube link here

‘Silvio Gesell - Free Money & The Natural Economic Order’ - YouTube link here

‘The Inside Job’ - Documentary on what brought about the 2008 global financial meltdown - YouTube link here

‘What Are Regional Currencies?’ - YouTube Link here



New Zealand Specific - updated 12 June 2017

‘Hot Air: Climate Change Politics in New Zealand’ - Link here

'Parlimentary Recklessness: Why We Need to Legislate More Carefully' - Professor Jermemy Waldron - Maxim Institute John Graham Lecture 2008 - Vimeo link here



Organisations - updated 16 April 2017

'Reinventing Organizations' - Frederic Laloux - YouTube link here



Politics - updated 2 July 2017

‘Blue Gold World Water Wars’ - Full documentary - YouTube link here

‘Can We Do It Ourselves: A Film about Economic Democracy’ - YouTube link here

‘Crude (2009)’ - Documentary on the progress a $27 billion legal case brought against the Chevron Corporation following the drilling of the Lago Agrio oil field in Ecuador (see Wikipedia history here)  - YouTube link here

‘Free Trade Agreements 101 (Satirical)’ - YouTube link here

‘Getting to Grips with the Trump Phenomenon’ - David Cay Johnston - YouTube link here

'Global Financial Meltdown' - YouTube link here

‘Goldman Sachs How Does it Make Money?’ - Greg Smith - YouTube link here

‘How to Have Better Political Conversations’ - TEDTalks - Robb Willer - YouTube link here

‘Merchants of Doubt Series’  - Naomi Oreskes - YouTube link here

‘Power at Stake’ - TEDxGeneva - Susan George - YouTube link here

‘The Corporation (2003)’ - Documentary - YouTube Link here

‘The Inside Job’ - Documentary on what brought about the 2008 global financial meltdown - YouTube link here

‘The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives’ - TEDTalks - Jonathan Haidt - YouTube link here

‘The New Rulers of the World’ - John Pilger- Link here

‘Three Stories About Capitalism’ - Jonathan Haidt 2014 - YouTube link here

'War Made Easy - How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death' - YouTube link here



Pollution - updated 4 March 2017

'The Precautionary Principle' with the history of lead poisoning as a case example - Julie Torquati - YouTube link here



Population - updated 21 June 2017

‘Don’t Panic: The Facts about Population’ - Hans Rosling - One  hour documentary. Link here

‘Earth 2025: Population Explosion - Aftermath’ - Hans Rosling - YouTube link here

'Endangered Species Condoms' - Dave Gardner of the Center for Biological Diversity - YouTube link here

‘How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth’ - BBC Documentary - YouTube link here

‘Sir David Attenborough: an interview with the Wellcome Trust’ - YouTube link here



Resilience - updated 4 March 2017

‘Interview on Peak Oil, Financial Crisis, Resilience, and More’ - Nicole Foss- YouTube link here

‘In Transition 2.0: A Story of Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times’ - YouTube link here

Kevin Anderson, Matt Ridley, and others (9 December 2014) - The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee taking 'evidence' on the subject of the resilience of the electricity grid, hearing from Kevin Anderson among others (First 1 hour 14 minutes. An interesting climate change denial interjection by a committee member at 25 minutes). YouTube link here



Sharing the Commons - updated 4 March 2017

‘How Does the Commons Work?’ - YouTube link here

'The Role of Culture in Solving Social Dilemmas' - Elinor Ostrom (Nobel Prize in Economics) - YouTube link here



Steady State/Ecological Economics - updated 26 March 2017

'Ecological Economics, Degrowth and Denial' - William Rees- YouTube link here

‘What Is a Steady State Economy?’ - Dan O’Neill - Vimeo link here



Transition to a Sustainable Future - updated 19 July 2017

‘A Guide to Being Human in the 21st Century’ - Nate Hagens - YouTube link here
‘A Resilient Society’ - Post Carbon Institute - YouTube link here

'Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It ' - Paul Hawken - YouTube link here

‘Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview’ - YouTube link here

‘Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming’ - Paul Hawken - YouTube link here

‘Energy 2050 Life After the Oil Crash [2009]’ - YouTube link here

‘Envisioning a Sustainable World’ - Donella Meadows- Vimeo link here

‘Interview on Peak Oil, Financial Crisis, Resilience, and More’ - Nicole Foss- YouTube link here

‘In Transition 2.0: A Story of Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times’ - YouTube link here

‘Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization’ - Lester Brown- YouTube link here

'Retrofitting Suburbia' - TEDxAtlanta - Ellen Dunham-Jones - Link here

'Supply Shock: Economic Growth @ Crossroads & the Steady State Solution' - Brian Czech- YouTube link here

‘The Route to a Sustainable Future’ - TEDTalks - Alex Steffen - YouTube link here

'The Thriving World, The Wilting World, & You' (Tax, Gift, Redistribute, or Reform) -Anand Giridharadas - Keynote speech at Aspen Institute Forum - YouTube link here



Urban Transport - updated 9 July 2017

‘4 ways to make a city more walkable’ - TEDxMidAtlantic - Jeff Speck - Ted.com link here

‘Introducing the PEBL: A Vehicle for a Sustainable Future’ - YouTube link here



Waste & Recycling - updated 4 March 2017

‘Unwasted: The Future of Business on Earth’ - YouTube link here



Water Supply - updated 29 May 2017

‘Blue Gold World Water Wars’ - Full documentary - YouTube link here

‘Last Call at the Oasis’ - Full documentary on water supplies - YouTube link here