Category Archives: Films

Artifishal, A Documentary; By Patagonia Films


WATCH: “Artifishal, a Patagonia film documentary, directed by Josh Murphy (© 2019)

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Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature…

Protect Wild Fish
Tell decision makers to stop wasting money on failed plans and invest in science-based solutions to save endangered wild salmon and orcas: Stop hatcheries, reduce harvest, remove dams and restore rivers.
Sign the petition, today, on Change.org

Learn More: Artifishal : The Fight to Save Wild Salmon; Patagonia Films

Full Film: Artifishal | The Fight to Save Wild Salmon; YouTube, Uploaded on October 30th, 2019.


Farmed salmon are different at DNA level than wild salmon in hundreds of ways; Oregon State University (02-18-2016)

Farmed Fish Consumption At Record High, UN Report Reveals, Guardian Uk (05-19-2014)
Humans have never eaten so much fish and other seafood, but nearly half of it is no longer caught wild but is grown in farms, says the United Nations. The rapid growth in the number of people living near coasts and fish farming’s ability to keep up with population growth has seen per capita fish consumption soar from 10kg per person in the 1960s to more than 19kg in 2012…

Aquaculture in Northeast China, NASA (09-28-2015)

How aquaculture is threatening the native fish species of Africa; Yale E360 (10-30-2017)
Africa has long looked to fish farming to help feed its burgeoning human population. But scientists are warning that a new aquaculture push is introducing invasive species that could devastate natural ecosystems…

Official fish trade ‘hugely underestimates’ global catches; Science Daily (10-09-2017)
Conservation of dwindling fish stocks is being severely hampered by poor controls on global trade, according to new research…

As global per-capita fish consumption hits all-time high, UN warns on over harvesting; UN (07-07-2016)
A new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that while growth in aquaculture has helped drive global per capita fish consumption above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, almost a third of commercial fish stocks are now overharvested at biologically unsustainable levels…

Overfishing is as big a threat to humanity as it is to our oceans; Guardian UK (02-16-2016)

Nearly Half of U.S. Seafood Supply is Wasted, Study Shows, Science Daily (09-25-2015)
As much as 47 percent of the edible US seafood supply is lost each year, mainly from consumer waste, new research suggests…

Fish Farms Cause Rapid Sea-Level Rise, Nature (08-16-2013)

Midnight Blue – a sand art animation, by David Myriam


WATCH: “Midnight Blue” – sand art animation; By David Myriam, Vimeo (Length: 07’55” – June 2013.)

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This ecological tale takes us to the heart of the underwater world, between night and light, following the rhythm of a whale’s meditations, a privileged witness of human activity on the oceans…

“I imagined this film after creation of two live sand drawing performances for the Festival Musica Nigella in 2011, with music by Crumb and Natsuda.

The theme of the concert was “The Secret Life of Oceans” , and I was inspired dramas including the Japanese tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster , and the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operated by BP.

For the first time , I used blue sand , which corresponded well to the diving atmosphere.
Thereafter, I imagined a storyboard inspired by these performances , adding other elements , including the issue of fishing and fish consumption.

Once editing advanced , on the advice of productor Citron Bien & Hélène Ducrocq , I wrote a poem to give another dimension to the film. For the first time , I created a movie with lyrics…” – David Myriam

Read Original Article And Learn More, on Vimeo

David Myriam, The Moving Sand

Surfing from Saturn, A video


WATCH: SURFING FROM SATURN – BY DRAKE EPSTEIN, 12 year old surfer. Published on Youtube January 31, 2018.

“Every year there is a surf contest at Rincon, California, called The Rincon Classic, and as part of it, there is also a Rincon Classic Video contest. Drake, 12 year old avid surfer, submitted one video this year, in the age 17 and under category. He missed a lot of editing time with both Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudflow evacuations, but he did a great job.

These kids love this wave and with everything that has happened here with both Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudflows, Rincon is catching a lot of the debris and pollution… Rincon, the Rincon Classic, and this contest need your good thoughts and love.”– Monica.

Rincon Classic Video Contest, The Independent (02-04-2018)

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Can permaculture save Togo’s precious coastline from the ravages of sand mining? A Video


WATCH: A Deutsche Welle Video, published April 6, 2017.

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African countries are raising alarm because of their disappearing coastlines. Beaches erode mainly because of illegal sand mining. A Swiss foundation wants to help Togo restore its coastline…

Read Full Article And Watch Video by DW (04-06-2017)

Illegal Beach Sand Mining, Togo, a Youtube Video;
Despite a recent law prohibiting sand mining on Togo’s beaches, illegal sand mining continue, unabated…

Closure Of Illegal Beach Sand Quarries, Togo; Lome (01-24-2014)
The Togolese Minister of Mines, Noupokou Dammipi, said that the recent decision by the Government to close down 90% of the illegal sand quarries, was justified by reasons pertaining to environmental protection…

Sand mining decimates African beaches, DW (02-15-2017)

The Market For African Beach Sand: Who’s Buying, Selling And Mining It?, AFK Insider (02-17-2017)
Sand mining on beaches and in riverbeds is a source of income for unemployed Africans, but it’s often an unregulated — or under-regulated — business. Environmental impact is a growing concern…

Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks: A UNEP report (GEA-March 2014)
Despite the colossal quantities of sand and gravel being used, our increasing dependence on them and the significant impact that their extraction has on the environment, this issue has been mostly ignored by policy makers and remains largely unknown by the general public.
In March 2014 The United Nations released its first Report about sand mining: “Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks.”
“Sand Wars” film documentary by Denis Delestrac – first broadcasted on the european Arte Channel, May 28th, 2013 in its french version: “Le Sable: enquête sur une disparition”, where it became the highest rated documentary for 2013 – expressly inspired the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to publish this 2014-Global Environmental Alert.

The Conservation Crisis No One Is Talking About, TakePart (09-21-2016)
Beaches around the world are disappearing. No, the cause isn’t sea-level rise, at least not this time. It’s a little-known but enormous industry called sand mining, which every year sucks up billions of tons of sand from beaches, ocean floors, and rivers to make everything from concrete to microchips to toothpaste…

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Award-Winning Filmmaker Denis Delestrac (©-2013)
As of 2011-2012, when investigative filmmaker Denis Delestrac and team, were first collecting and unveiling unpublished sand mining datas and information from the professionals involved, the Sand business was estimated to be a $70 billion industry, worldwide…!—Denis Delestrac (©-2013)
“Sand is the second most consumed natural resource, after water. The construction-building industry is by far the largest consumer of this finite resource. The traditional building of one average-sized house requires 200 tons of sand; a hospital requires 3,000 tons of sand; each kilometer of highway built requires 30,000 tons of sand… A nuclear plant, a staggering 12 million tons of sand…”

Global Sand Mining: Learn More, Coastal Care

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power Trailer (2017) Official


WATCH: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power the new Trailer (2017), from Paramount Pictures – on Youtube

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth. In theatres July 28, 2017.

Climate Changes, Truth Does Not.

A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Directed by Jon Shenk & Bonni Cohen

Cast: Al Gore

Learn More: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power Trailer (2017) Official, Youtube (03-28-2017)

Thirty Million, a documentary from Raw Cinematics

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WATCH: “Thirty Million”, a 35 mn film documentary from Raw Cinematics, on VIMEO

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Thirty Million People.

A statistic. But this statistic is made up of individuals.

Bangladesh is often described as the most vulnerable country on the planet in the face of a changing climate.

Find out why.

Thirty Million is a 35 minute documentary on the effects sea-level rise and climate change will have on the people of Bangladesh. The country is widely considered the most vulnerable in the world to climate change. The title Thirty Million references a staggering statistic: 30 million people are expected to be displaced over the coming decades as the country is projected to lose 17% of its land as global sea levels rise by one meter.

The film, Thirty Million, was co-directed by British climate scientist Dr Daniel Price – who last year cycled from New Zealand to Paris as part of the Pole to Paris campaign – and New Zealand TV journalist Adrien Taylor. Joined by up and coming film makers Samuel Walls and Michael Roberts the film aims to bring the realities we are facing from climate change to a wide audience. Expenses for Thirty Million were covered by the United Nations Development Program, but it is an entirely non-commercial undertaking.

Learn More: “Thirty Million,” a documentary from Raw Cinematics

Rising Tides: a new award-winning documentary from J. Lazarus Auerbach and Scott Duthie

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WATCH: Rising Tides; MOVIE TRAILER

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Rising Tides explores the topic of coastline erosion, showing what has been done in the past, what is being done now, what worked, what didn’t and what the coastal areas can expect in the future.

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Filmed along some of the United States’ most threatened coastlines – Florida, North Carolina, and Southern California– as well as in France, the Philippines and India, the directors interviewed a vast range of scientists, environmentalists, business owners and government officials.

The experts concur that the combination of glacier melt, thermal expansion of sea water and plate tectonics coupled with the impact of man-made erosion due to developments too close to the shores, are to blame.

A 2012 N.O.A.A. publication, estimates that over 123 million people or 39% of the nation’s population lived in coastal shoreline counties.

This award winning documentary offers an interesting and educational perspective so that the viewer can decide what should or should not be done to combat this global threat in our very near future…

Learn More: “Rising Tides”

Learn More And Watch The Movie Trailer, “Rising Tides,” on Youtube

All the Way to the Ocean, The Movie: Today Premieres on ITune

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WATCH: All the Way to the Ocean; MOVIE TRAILER

World Oceans Day is here!!!

“All the Way to the Ocean” animated film premieres on iTunes today, World Oceans Day!

Help educate and celebrate with All the Way to the Ocean the animated movie now available on iTunes – featuring the talents of acclaimed actors, award winning musicians, and dedicated activists; including Amy Smart, Ben Harper, Burning Spear, Jack Johnson, Joel Harper, Marcia Cross, and Xavier Rudd.

In honor of World Oceans Day and the amazing support given by the community to Joel Harper’s beloved book and cause – exclusives are offered on both iTunes and on Vimeo.

Learn More And Watch The Movie Trailer, from Freedom Three Publishing

The Book: “All The Way To The Ocean,” by Joel Harper (© 2010)
A book teaching kids and parents that sewage pollution runs “All the Way to the Ocean.”

Plastic pollution: When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care