Films and Visual Culture

Oil & Gas:

Alberta. Dir. Meredith Danluck. TOXIC. VICE TV. June 2007. Official website http://www.vice.com/toxic/toxic-alberta-1-of-3.

Being Caribou. Dir. Leanne Allison and Diana Wilson. June 2005. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468452/. Video available at http://www.nfb.ca/film/being_caribou/.

Blood and Oil. Dir. Jeremy Earp. 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1316581/. Official website http://www.bloodandoilmovie.com/.

The Big Fix. Dir. Josh Tickell & Rebecca Harrell Tickell. June 2012. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1939753/. Official website http://www.greenplanet3d.com/.

A Crude Awakening. Dir. Basil Gelpke, Raymond McCormack a& Reto Caduff. May 2006. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0776794/.

Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil. Dir. Richard Smith. ABC Science. May 2007. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1551617/. Official website http://www.abc.net.au/science/crude/.

Crude: The Real Price of Oil. Jan. 2009. Dir. Joe Berlinger. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1326204/. Official website http://www.crudethemovie.com/.

Elemental. Dir. Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Gayatri Roshan. Oct. 2012. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2089674/. Official website http://www.elementalthefilm.com/.

Fuel. Dir. Josh Tickell. Jan. 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1294164/. Official website http://thefuelfilm.com/.

Gas Hole. Dir. Scott Roberts & Jeremy Wagener. April 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1333998. Official website http://www.gasholemovie.com/. Full documentary available at http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/gashole/.

GasLand. Dir. Josh Fox. Jan. 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1558250/. Official website http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/.

Gulf. Dir. Meredith Danluck. TOXIC. VICE TV. June 2010. Official website http://www.vice.com/toxic/toxic-gulf-1-of-3.

Hayneswille: A Nation’s Hunt for an Energy Future. Dir. Gregory Kallenberg. Nov. 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1523293/. Official website http://www.haynesvillemovie.com/.

In the Kingdom of Oil and Millions. [Neft va milyonlar saltanatinda]. Dir. Boris Svetlov. May 1916. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212583/.

A Journal of Crude Oil. [Caiyou riji]. Dir. Wang Bing. Jan. 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1356735/.

The Killing Ground. Dir. Steve Singer. 1979. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079402/.

Land of Oil and Water. Dir. Warren Cariou and Neil McArthur. May 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1362430/. Official website http://landofoil.com/Home.html.

Lenz, Garth. “The True Cost of Oil.” TEDX TALK. TEDxVictoria. Nov. 2011. http://www.ted.com/talks/garth_lenz_images_of_beauty_and_devastation.html

Manufactured Landscapes. Dir. Jennifer Baichwal. Sept. 2006. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0832903/.

The Oil Factor. Dir. Gerard Ungerman and Audrey Brohy. July 2005. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435710/. Official website http://www.theoilfactor.com/.

Oil on Ice. Dir. Bo Boudart and Dale Djerassi. May 2004. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420036/. Official website http://www.oilonice.org/.

Oil: Smoke and Mirrors. Dir. Ronan Boyle. Jan. 2007. Official website http://www.oilsmokeandmirrors.com/. Full documentary available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oVzJhlvtDms.

Petropolis. Dir. Petter Mettler. 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504458/. Official website http://www.petropolis-film.com/.

The Pipedreams Project. Dir. Faroe Des Roches and Ryan Vandecasteyen. 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2231623/. Official website http://www.thepipedreamsproject.org/.

Split Estate. Dir. Debra Anderson. Aug. 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1362500/.

SpOil. Dir. Trip Jennings. 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1839611/. Official website http://www.pacificwild.org/site/dispatches_from_the_rave/1296589563.html.

Sweet Crude. Dir. Sandy Cioffi. June 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1028583/. Official website http://www.sweetcrudemovie.com/.

Tipping Point: Age of the Oil Sands. Dir. Tom Radford and Niobe Thompson. The Nature of Things. CBC. January 2011. Official website http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episode/tipping-point.html. http://tippingpointdoc.ca/.

Total Denial. Dir. Milena Kaneva. March 2006. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0976178/.

United Nations University. Oil Series. 2010. http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/series/oil/.

White Water, Black Gold. Dir. David Lavallee. 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1870579/. Official website http://www.whitewaterblackgold.com/.

Wiebo’s War. Dir. David York. Oct. 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935315/. Official website http://www.wieboswar.com/.

 

Electric:

Power Trip. Dir. Paul Devlin. Feb. 2003. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358647/. Official website http://powertripthemovie.com/homepage/.

 

Energy & Automobility:

A Snow Mobile for George. Dir. Todd Darling. Jan. 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1314278/. Official website http://www.asnowmobileforgeorge.com/.

Global Car. Dir. Dodge Billingsley. 2009. Official website http://www.beyondtheborder.org/globalcar.php.

Revenge of the Electric Car. Dir. Chris Paine. April 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1413496/. Official website http://www.revengeoftheelectriccar.com/.

Who Killed the Electric Car? Dir. Chris Paine. Jan. 2006. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0489037/. Official website http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com/.

 

Climate change, peak oil & the Anthropocene:

The 11th Hour. Dir. Nadia Conners and Leila Conners Petersen. Aug. 2007. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0492931/.

The Age of Stupid. Dir. Franny Armstrong. Feb. 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300563/. Official website http://www.spannerfilms.net/films/ageofstupid.

Aftermath: Population Zero. National Geographic Channel. March 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1264068/. Official website http://www.history.ca/lifeafterpeople.

Aluna. Dir. Alan Ereira. June 2012. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2358887/. Official website http://www.alunathemovie.com/en/.

The Antarctica Challenge. Dir. Mark Terry. June 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1306953/. Official website www.theantarcticachallenge.com.

Are We Changing Planet Earth? Dir. Nicolas Brown and Stephen Cooter. May 2006. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810491/.

Carbon Nation. Dir. Peter Byck. Oct. 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1482991/. Official website http://www.carbonnationmovie.com/.

Chasing Ice. Dir. Jeff Orlowski. Jan. 2012. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1579361/. Official website http://www.chasingice.com.

Collapse. Dir. Chris Smith. Sept. 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1503769/. Official website http://www.collapsemovie.com/.

Cool It. Dir. Ondi Timoner. Nov. 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1694015/. Official website http://coolit-themovie.com/.

The Crisis of Civilization. Dir. Dean Phuckett. Nov. 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1970039/. Official website http://crisisofcivilization.com/. Full video available at http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the_crisis_of_civilization_2011/.

Crude Impact. Dir. James Jandak Wood. 2006. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0932519/. Official website http://crudeimpact.com/.

Earth 2100. Dir. Rudy Bednar. June 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1471346/. Official website http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Earth2100.

The End of Suburbia. Dir. Gregory Greene. May 2004. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446320/. Official website http://www.endofsuburbia.com/.

Escape from Suburbia. Dir. Gregory Greene. Aug. 2007. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1530487/.

Everything’s Cool. Dir. Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand. Jan. 2007. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810970/. Official website http://www.everythingscool.org/.

The Great Warming. Dir. Michael Taylor. Oct. 2006. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0904079/. Official website http://www.thegreatwarming.com/.

Home. Dir. Yann Arthus-Bertrand. June 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014762/. Official website http://www.homethemovie.org/en.

How to Boil a Frog. Dir. Jon Cooksey. Sept. 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1455659/. Official website http://www.howtoboilafrog.com/.

An Inconvenient Truth. Dir. Davis Guggenheim. May 2006. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497116/. Official website http://www.takepart.com/an-inconvenient-truth.

The Island President. Dir. Jon Shenk. Sept. 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1990352/. Offical website http://www.theislandpresident.com/.

Life After People. Dir. David de Vries. Jan. 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1173907/. Official website http://www.history.ca/lifeafterpeople.

Odyssey 2050. Dir. Daniel Barmejo. 2012. Official website http://www.odyssey2050themovie.org/.

PetroApocalypse Now? Dir. Andrew Evans. Sept. 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1322970/. Official website http://www.petroapocalypsenow.com/.

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. Dir. Faith Morgan. May 2006. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814275/. Official website http://www.powerofcommunity.org/.

Sizzle. Dir. Randy Olson. July 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270787/. Official website http://www.sizzlethemovie.com/.

Sprawling from Grace. Dir. David Edwards. June 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1294716/. Full video available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPS1y81b1Bw&lc=71ESj78ecTV_MDSnyaSJfnEtPxdoFdHHCIGh4dN4waA.

Surviving Progress. Dir. Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks. Sept. 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1462014/. Official website http://survivingprogress.com/.

Sun Come Up. Dir. Jennifer Redfearn. April 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1621975/. Official website http://www.suncomeup.com/film/Home.html.

Vince, Gaia. “Anthropocene.” Frontiers. BBC 4. Nov. 21, 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nxw2l

Welcome to the Anthropocene. Dir. Owen Gaffney and Felix Pharand Deschenes. 2012. http://vimeo.com/39048998.

What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire. Dir. Timothy S. Bennett. 2007. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1413259/. Official website http://www.whatawaytogomovie.com/.

 

Climate change skepticism:

An Inconsistent Truth. Dir. Shayne Edwards. Jan. 2012. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1806777/. Official website http://www.aninconsistenttruth.com/home.cfm.

An Inconvenient TruthOr a Convenient Fiction? Dir. Leesa Kelly and Tim Donner. April 2007. Full documentary available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nITPIK6cZtE.

Climate of Doubt. Frontline. PBS Television. Oct. 2012. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2261614/.  Official website http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/climate-of-doubt/.

The Denial Machine. The Fifth Estate. CBC Television. Nov. 2006. Official website http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/denialmachine/.

The Great Global Warming Swindle. Dir. Martin Durkin. March 2007. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020027/. Official website http://www.greatglobalwarmingswindle.co.uk/.

Greedy Lying Bastards. Dir. Craig Rosebraugh. March 2013. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2069784/. Official website http://greedylyingbastards.com/.

The Greenhouse Conspiracy. Dir. Hillary Lawson. Equinox. Channel Four Television. Aug. 1990. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/444184.

Not Evil Just Wrong. Dir. Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney. Oct. 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1493038/. Official website http://www.noteviljustwrong.com/.

 

Coal:

Before the Mountain Was Moved. Dir. Robert K. Sharpe. March 1970. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064076/. Available for download from http://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.53856.

Broken Rainbow. Dir. Mario Florio and Victoria Mudd. 1985. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088857/.

Burning the Future: Coal in America. Dir. David Novack. April 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1065120/. Official website http://www.burningthefuture.org.

Harlan County, USA. Dir. Barbara Kopple. Oct. 1976. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074605/. Official website http://www.cabincreekfilms.com/films_harlancounty.html.

The Hole Story. [Trou Story]. Dir. Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie. Nov. 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2245245/. Official website http://theholestory.nfb.ca/#/theholestory.

Journey to the End of Coal. Dir. Samuel Bollendorff and Abel Ségrétin. 2008. Interactive web documentary. Official website http://www.honkytonk.fr/index.php/webdoc/.

The Last Mountain. Dir. Bill Haney. Jan. 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1787816/. Official website http://thelastmountainmovie.com/.

Mountaintop Removal. Dir. Michael Cusack O’Connell. Sept. 2007. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1100902/.

Sludge. Dir. Robert Salyer. 2005. Official website http://www.appalshop.org/sludge/.

Westray. Dir. Paul Cowan. Sept. 2001. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310346/. Available at http://www.nfb.ca/film/westray.

West Virginia. Dir. Meredith Danluck.  TOXIC. VICE TV. Aug. 2009. Official website http://www.vice.com/toxic/toxic-west-virginia.

 

Nuclear:

Buried in Earthskin. Dir. Helena Kingwill. 2009. http://www.earthskin.co.za/.

Into Eternity. Dir. Michael Madsen. Jan. 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1194612/. Official website http://www.intoeternitythemovie.com/.

Uranium: Is It a Country? Dir. Kirsten Schnatz. Nov. 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600100/. Official website http://www.strahlendesklima.de/en/uranium/.

White Horse. Dir Maryann DeLeo and Christophe Bisson. 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1183950/.

 

Water & hydroelectric:

America’s Water Crisis. Dir. Meredith Danluck.  TOXIC. VICE TV. Nov. 2012. Official website http://www.vice.com/toxic/americas-water-crisis-part-1.

Blue Gold: World Water Wars. Dir. Sam Bozzo. Oct. 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1137439/. Official website http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/.

Cadillac Desert. Dir. Jon Else and Linda Harrar. June 1997. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118279/.

Chasing Water. Dir. Peter McBride. Sept. 2011. Yale Environment 360. Official website http://e360.yale.edu/feature/video_colorado_river_running_near_empty/2443/.

Dreamland. Dir. Þorfinnur Guðnason and Andri Snær Magnason. April 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1590014/. Official website http://dreamland.is/.

Drowned Out. Dir. Franny Armstrong. Aug. 2002. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424055/. Official website http://www.spannerfilms.net/films/drownedout.

Elemental. Dir. Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Gayatri Roshan. Oct. 2012. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2089674/. Official website http://www.elementalthefilm.com/.

Flow: For Love of Water. Dir. Irena Salina. Dec. 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149583/

Hindsight and Foresight. Terra #534. Dir. Gary Shigenaka. Full video available at http://www.lifeonterra.com/portfolio/terra-534-hindsight-and-foresight-20-years-after-the-exxon-valdez-oil-spill/.

Last Call at the Oasis. Dir Jessica Yu. May 2012. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2043900/. Official website http://www.lastcallattheoasis.com/.

Liquid Assets: The Big Business of Water. CNBC Originals. Sep. 2010. Official website http://www.cnbc.com/id/39312043.

One Water. Dir. Sanjeev Chatterjee and Ali Habashi. Feb. 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2084910/. Official website http://www.onewater.org/movie.

Poisoned Waters. Dir. Rick Young. PBS Frontline. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1389978/. Official website http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poisonedwaters/view/.

Running Dry. Dir. Jim Thebaut. 2005. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458466/. Official website http://www.runningdry.org/world.html.

Sam. Dir. Aaron D. Weisblatt. 1986. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091887/.

Semper Fi: Always Faithful. Dir. Tony Hardmon and Rachel Libert. April 2011. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1863372/. Official website http://semperfialwaysfaithful.com/.

Tapped. Dir. Stephanie Soechtig & Jason Lindsey. July 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1344784/.

Thirst. Dir. Alan Snitow. June 2004. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413370/. Official website http://www.thirstthemovie.org/.

Waterlife. Dir. Kevin McMahon. May 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1436049/. Official website http://waterlife.nfb.ca/.

The Water Front. Dir. Liz Miller. Nov. 2007. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1474579/. Official website http://www.waterfrontmovie.com/.

Water on the Table. Dir. Liz Marshall. March 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1638967/. Official website http://www.wateronthetable.com/.

The Water War. Dir. Licinio Azevedo. 1995. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113231/.

 

Plastics & waste:

Addicted to Plastic. Dir. Ian Connacher. Oct. 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1572965/. Official website http://www.crypticmoth.com/plastic.php.

Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? Dir. Suzan Beraza. April 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612246/. Official website http://www.bagitmovie.com/.

Into Eternity. Dir. Michael Madsen. Jan. 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1194612/. Official website http://www.intoeternitythemovie.com/.

Garbage Island. Dir. Meredith Danluck. TOXIC. VICE TV. June 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1525365/. Full video available at http://www.vice.com/toxic/toxic-garbage-island-1-of-3.

The Killing Ground. Dir. Steve Singer. 1979. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079402/.

Midway. Dir. Chris Jordan. 2013 (forthcoming). Official website http://www.midwayfilm.com/.

Plastic Bag. Dir. Ramin Bahrani. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504691/. Official website http://futurestates.tv/episodes/plastic-bag.

Plastic Paradise. Dir. Angela Sun. 2012. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2277946/. Official website http://plasticparadisemovie.com/.

Plastic Planet. Dir. Werner Boote. Sept. 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1292648/. Official website http://www.plastic-planet.de/.

Redemption. Dir. Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neil. 2012. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2201886/.

Tar Creek. Dir. Matt Myers. Aug. 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1478433/. Official website http://tarcreekfilm.com/.

Trash Inc. CNBC Originals. Sept. 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1922768/. Official website http://www.cnbc.com/id/38830389/.

The Warriors of Qiugang. Dir. Ruby Yang. Sept. 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1744887/. Official website http://www.warriorsofqiugang.com/. Full video available at http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_warriors_of_qiugang/2358/.

 

Alternative energies:

The Fourth Revolution: Energy. Dir. Carl-A. Fechner. March 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1619022/. Official website http://www.4-revolution.de/.

Other resources:

Capitalism is the Crisis by Michael Truscello

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