Daily Archives: August 12, 2015

Earth Overshoot Day – Earth Overshoot Day

Global overshoot occurs when humanity’s annual demand for the goods and services that our land and seas can provide—fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, wood, cotton for clothing, and carbon dioxide absorption—exceeds what Earth’s ecosystems can renew in a year. Overshoot means we are drawing down the planet’s principal rather than living off its annual interest. This overshoot leads to a depletion of Earth’s life-supporting natural capital and a buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Learn more

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Blue Gold World Water Wars Official Full Length Film


Enlightening Docs

Published on Apr 7, 2014

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The College Conspiracy Full Documentary


lila ceran

Published on Dec 3, 2014

The College Conspiracy Full Documentary – College Conspiracy is the most comprehensive documentary ever produced about higher education in the U.S. The film .

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IVORY TOWER Documentary on Exploding Tuition Costs w. Andrew Rossi


TheLipTV

Published on Jan 30, 2014

IVORY TOWER is the documentary about college costs and exploding tuition rates in the United States, and we look at the trailer and footage direct from the movie’s premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Filmmaker Andrew Rossi discusses how the United States has gone from a nation that emphasized accessible higher education, to a country where the big business of education has made economic and social mobility less fluid than ever. We also discuss the potential for alternative models of affordable education and the sacrifices that people are having to make to go to college in this BYOD–the world’s only talk show all about documentary films.

FILM INFO:
IVORY TOWER questions the purpose of higher education in an era when the price of college has increased more than for any other service in the U.S. economy since 1978. While many college graduates struggle to find menial employment waiting tables and cleaning toilets, new student loans over the next 10 years will total $184 billion. Filmmaker Andrew Rossi reveals the moment in history when the United States, long regarded as the epicenter of higher education, embraced a business model promoting property expansion over quality learning. Through interviews with Andrew Delbanco, Anya Kamenetz, and Internet education pioneer Daphne Koller, cofounder of the revolutionary online platform Coursera, Ivory Tower exposes the instability of traditional college education as it searches the country for alternative forms of cost-effective learning, ranging from concepts of self-governance taught at Deep Springs College in Big Pine, California, to the unofficial hacker houses of northern California.

Filmmaker Bio: Andrew Rossi returns to the Sundance Film Festival following his last film, Page One: Inside the New York Times, about the crisis in the newspaper industry. Distributed by Participant Media and Magnolia Pictures,Page One was nominated for two news and documentary Emmy Awards as well as receiving various critics’ awards. Rossi is also the director of Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven, which screened on HBO, and was an associate producer on Jehane Noujaim’s Control Room.

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Documentary explores why higher education has a higher price


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jun 23, 2014

The rise in U.S. college tuition is unsustainable. That’s the argument of a new television documentary, “Ivory Tower,” which tackles growing worries and critique over college costs and student debt. Jeffrey Brown talks to filmmaker Andrew Rossi about the origins of rising costs and financial competition among institutions, plus ideas about how to turn around the trend.

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Don’t Mention Income Inequality at a TED Talk


Sam Seder

Published on May 18, 2012

From the Majority Report, live M-F 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM:
Billionaire Nick Hanauer recently spoke at TED Talk about income inequality. After the speech, TED decided it was not going to release it to the public…

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Cold Rush? The Changing Arctic


Link TV

Published on Aug 12, 2015

The Arctic is warming faster than any other place on Earth. This affects weather and increases coastal erosion threatening many Alaskan communities. But with melting sea ice come new opportunities for shipping and development. Will the oil, gas and mineral rich Arctic lead to a rush for development? Might this lead to conflict and to serious consequences for the environment? Earth Focus looks at the changing face of the Arctic today.

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