Category Archives: Sustainability Films

Distrify Media – Welcome To Green Space – Video On Demand (VOD)

The changes to our environment are happening fast, predictions aren’t looking much gentler. Natural resources are dwindling, weather is wilder, screens are disconnecting our children, and the bees are still disappearing. Here’s our top list of award winning environmental documentaries you can stream now on Greenspace VOD powered by Distrify Media. See 12 nonfiction features by great filmmakers .

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Koch Brothers EXPOSED: 2014

Brave New Films

Published on Jan 21, 2015

Billionaires David and Charles Koch have been handed the ability to buy our democracy in the form of giant checks to the House, Senate, and soon, possibly even the Presidency. SUBSCRIBE:… GET INVOLVED! Sign up: Host a FREE screening:

The last time we exposed the Koch Brothers’ dealings to the world we here at Brave New Films wound up in their crosshairs. They produced online ad campaigns attacking us, but, it takes more than a banner ad to slow us down.

We’ve reissued Koch Brothers Exposed in an updated version, Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition, to shine a light on them. We’ve delved even deeper into where their money is going, who their money is hurting, and how much they are making during this whole process leading up to the 2014 Elections.

Two years ago when we made this film very few people knew who the Koch Brothers were or what the Koch Brothers were doing. But now, we so strongly believe that everyone should know what is happening that with your help and donations we are able to offer the film for free. We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to see the truth.

(5:11) How the Koch Brothers use Citizens United to corrupt democracy

(7:11) The Koch plan to re-segregate public schools

(17:11) Koch University: Rewriting your Education
Is your school on the list…

(21:02) Kochs VS The Minimum Wage

(25:09) Kochs & Voter Suppression

(31:26) Koch Attacks on Unions

(34:54) The Koch plan to dismantle Social Security

(38:20) Kochs & The Environment

(40:52) How the Koch Brothers Cause Cancer by dumping their toxic waste everywhere


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The Soil Solution to Climate Change – Film


Published on Oct 12, 2014

What If A Solution To Climate Change Was Beneath Your Feet?

Soil is a living universe beneath our feet. As important to our lives as clean air and water, soil also holds a potential solution to the global climate crisis. Increasing numbers of scientists, farmers and ranchers are implementing innovative land use practices that build fertile soil and sequester atmospheric carbon These methods of land management have the potential to provide us with nutritious food, improved human health, cleaner water, and a healthier planet for all.

World wide, most soils are depleted of carbon. The atmosphere contains an excess of carbon in the form of CO2, a climate change causing gas. What if that CO2 could be removed and stored in our carbon-hungry soil through land management practices? Find out how in The Soil Solution.

The Soil Solution to Climate Change was one of thirteen films featured in A Climate of Change Tour sponsored by, TRUST campaign and Wild and Scenic Film Festival. It has screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Sausalito Film Festival, Awareness Festival, Davis Film Festival, Wild and Scenic Film Tour 2013 and the One Earth Film Festival.

Anything that we do to increase soil fertility could be a step in reversing climate change.
Here’s what you can do:

What Goes Up Must Come Down!- Cover bare soil with plants! Fertile soil is a natural sink for atmospheric carbon; the very same carbon that contributes to climate change. Excess carbon can be pulled out of the atmosphere by photosynthesis and into plants and the soil where it can have a beneficial effect.
Support Farmers and Ranchers Who Treat The Soil Like Gold- Buy from local food producers who increase soil fertility by using climate friendly agricultural methods including no or low-till plowing, cover cropping, composting and organic farming. If you eat meat, buy grass-fed beef from ranchers who practice holistic or rotational grazing methods that mimic the natural patterns found in nature.

If You Grow Your Own Food, Grow Your Own Soil- If you grow food, take care of your soil. Increase soil fertility by avoiding the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides on your garden or lawn. These poisons kill microorganisms that reside in and on the soil. These organisms perform numerous ecosystem services; including providing nutrients for plants, creating soil humus and loam and increasing plant health. The soil is filled with billions of unemployed microorganisms ready and willing to take on the job of providing nutrients to plants and indirectly to you.
Increase Your Skill Set- If you feel hopeless about climate change- it’s time to take action. Learn how to grow food without increasing atmospheric CO2. Take a course in organic gardening or regenerative farming. If you work with animals, learn about the benefits of rotational grazing. Get to know your local soil microbes and the Soil Food Web.

And see series: SOIL and Play Series: Soil

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Stealing Africa Why Poverty 58min English Subtitles

Why Poverty

Published on Sep 19, 2014

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Consumed – Is Our Consumer Culture Leading to Disaster?

Journeyman Pictures

Published on Aug 9, 2013

Consumed: Discover how the secrets of the human mind are destroying our world

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Consumerism has become the cornerstone of the post-industrial age. Yet how much do we know about it and what it is doing to us? Using theories of evolutionary psychology to underpin a bold narrative of our times, this film takes a whirlwind tour through the “weird mental illness of consumerism”, showing how our insatiable appetite has driven us into “the jaws of the beast”. Both an apocalyptic and redemptive view of the human condition.

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Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis

Journeyman Pictures


Published on Jul 2, 2012

Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis. Award-winning youtube hit giving fresh insight into the greatest economic crisis of our age: the one still awaiting us.

For downloads and more information visit:…

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Getting Back to Abnormal |108 Essential Documentaries About New Orleans

Getting Back to Abnormal   #gettingbacktoabnormal

Premiere Date: July 14, 2014   Check the broadcast schedule »
Explore Getting Back to Abnormal filmmaker Paul Stekler’s list of essential documentaries about New Orleans below, or read more in his history of documentary film in New Orleans

Title Year Filmmaker(s) / Producer(s) More Info / Watch
New Orleans Travelogue 1940 James A. Fitzpatrick YouTube
The Children Were Watching 1961 Robert Drew The New Yorker
Stranded in Canton 1973 William Eggleston YouTube
Black Indians of New Orleans 1976 Maurice Martinez YouTube
Cheap And Greasy 1977 Burwell Ware/NOVAC Vimeo
Changing The Channel: The Renovation Question 1977 Louis Alvarez & Andrew Kolker Vimeo
Degas in New Orleans 1977 Gary Goldman YouTube
Ain’t Nobody’s Business 1978 NOVAC Vimeo
Talking Crime 1978 Louis Alvarez & Andrew Kolker Vimeo
Always for Pleasure 1978 Les Blank YouTube
This Cat Can Play Anything 1978 Stevenson Palfi, Eddie Kurtz and Andrew Kolker YouTube
The Clarks 1979 Louis Alvarez & Andrew Kolker Vimeo
Up from the Cradle of Jazz 1980 Jason Berry/NOVAC Jason Berry Author
Hot Stuff: The Restaurants of New Orleans 1980 John Beyer POV
Pete! 1980 John Beyer POV
Yes Ma’am 1982 Gary Goldman Filmakers
View from the Stoop 1982 Karen Snyder/NOVAC New Orleans Historical
The Ends of the Earth 1982 Louis Alvarez & Andrew Kolker YouTube
Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together 1982 Stevenson Palfi YouTube
The Men of LSU 1982 John Beyer YouTube
To the Best of Our Abilities 1984 Fred Schultz Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Yeah, You Rite! 1984 Louis Alvarez & Andrew Kolker YouTube
A House Divided 1984 Burrell Ware POV
Get Down Street Sound 1984 Neil Alexander POV
In that Number 1985 Jerry Brock Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Huey Long 1985 Ken Burns PBS
Real New Orleans series 1986 Eddie Kurtz Vimeo
Which Governs Best 1986 Eddie Kurtz Vimeo
La Pharmacie Francais 1986 Robin Katchan POV
The Chief: Louis Prima 1986 John Beyer POV
Uncle Earl 1986 Rick Smith/LPB POV
Among Brothers: Black Politics in New Orleans 1987 Paul Stekler Vimeo
Gottschalk Festival: The Life and Music of Louis M. Gottschalk 1987 John Huszar Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
The Creole Controversy 1987 Karen Synder/WYES Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Mystery of the Purple Rose 1989 Peggy Scott Laborde Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Men of the Ring: Boxing Legends of New Orleans 1989 Kathleen Mulvihill/WLAE Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Red Beans and Ricely Yours: Satchmo in New Orleans 1990 Peggy Scott Laborde/WYES Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Backlash: Race and the American Dream 1991 Bess Carrick Vimeo
Island of Saints and Souls 1991 Neil Alexander Folklife in Louisiana
Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics 1991 Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker & Paul Stekler POV
John McCrady’s Southern Scene 1992 Matthew Martinez Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Greetings from Out There 1993 Ellen Spiro Spiro Films
He Must Have Something 1994 Steven Tyler YouTube
New Orleans Jazz Funerals from the Inside 1995 David Jones Cajun Market
Streetcar Stories 1995 Michael Mizell-Nelson Po Boy Festival
Journey for Justice: The A.P. Tureaud Story 1996 Rachel Emanuel LPB
New Orleans Voodoo from the Inside 1996 David Jones Voodoo Shop
Storyville: The Naked Dance 1997 Anne Craig & Maia Harris ITVS
Pushcarts and Plantations: Jewish Life in New Orleans 1998 Brian Cohen Wikipedia
He’s the Prettiest: A Salute to Big Chief Allison “Tootie” Montana’s 50 Years of Mardi Gras Indian Suiting 1998 Will Horton Folklife in Lousiana
Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening 1998 Tika Laudun PBS
Ruthie, The Duck Girl 1999 Rick Delaup Best of New Orleans
Degas in New Orleans: A Creole Sojourn 1999 David Jones Degas House
Irish in New Orleans 1999 Terri Landry Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Jazz 2000 Ken Burns Artist Direct
The Danny Barker Show 2001 Matthew Martinez/WYES Kurts Communications LLC
Italian New Orleans 2001 Terri Landry Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Fatal Flood 2001 Chana Gazit PBS
Shalom Y’all 2003 Brian Bain Brian Bain
Louisiana – A History 2003 Louisiana Public Broadcasting LPB
All on a Mardi Gras Day 2003 Royce Osborn/WYES Spyboy Pictures
The Quorum: Blacks, Creoles, and Whites Arrested for Socializing at a Coffee House 2004 Maurice Martinez Door Knob Films/Youtube
German New Orleans 2004 Terri Landry Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Desire 2005 Julie Gustafson Vimeo
Hurricane Katrina: The Storm that Drowned a City 2005 Caroline Penry-Davey & Peter Chinn PBS
The Storm 2005 Martin Smith PBS
New Orleans is Sinking 2005 60 Minutes, Scott Pelley YouTube
William Eggleston in the Real World 2005 Michael Almereyda YouTube
American Creole: New Orleans Reunion 2006 Glen Pitre & Michelle Benoit Cote Blanche Productions
C’est Levee 2006 Ellen Reynolds Vimeo
Jewish New Orleans 2006 Terri Landry Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
When the Levees Broke 2006 Spike Lee YouTube
Hurricane on the Bayou 2006 Greg MacGillivray & Glen Pitre YouTube
Too White to be Black, Too Black to be White: The New Orleans Creole 2007 Maurice Martinez Door Knob Films
The Axe in the Attic 2007 Ed Pincus & Lucia Small The Axe in the Attic
New Orleans 2007 Steven Ives Thirteen
Along Lake Pontchartrain 2007 Peggy Scott Laborde WYES
Reborn: New Orleans Schools 2007 Drea Cooper YouTube
Tootie’s Last Suit 2007 Lisa Katzman YouTube
By Invitation Only 2008 Rebecca Snedeker By Invitation Only
Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans 2008 Dawn Logsdon & Lolis Eric Elie YouTube
Trouble the Water 2008 Tia Lessin & Carl Deal YouTube
Member of the Club 2008 Phoebe Ferguson YouTube
A Village Called Versailles 2009 Leo Chiang ITVS
The Old Man and the Storm 2009 June Cross PBS
The Yes Men Fix the World 2009 Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno & Kurt Engfehr YouTube
Mine 2009 Geralyn Pezanoski YouTube
Land of Opportunity 2010 Luisa Dantas Vimeo
If God is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise 2010 Spike Lee HBO
Lost Restaurants of New Orleans 2010 Peggy Scott Laborde Peggy Scott Laborde
Race 2010 Katherine Cecil Race The Documentary
The Big Uneasy 2010 Harry Shearer The Big Uneasy
Walker Percy 2010 Win Riley Walker Percy
The Sons of Tennessee Williams 2010 Tim Wolff YouTube
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington 2011 Leo Chiang Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
New Orleans in the ’50s 2011 Peggy Scott Laborde WYES
Bury the Hatchet 2011 Aaron Walker YouTube
I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful 2011 Jonathan Demme YouTube
Tchoupitoulas 2013 Bill & Turner Ross The New York Times
Rebel 2013 Maria Agui Carter Rebel Documentary
Rebirth: New Orleans 2013 John Merrow Rebirth: New Orleans
A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas 2013 Jessy Cale Williamson Vimeo
Bayou Maharajah 2013 Lily Keber Vimeo
Tradition is a Temple: The Modern Masters of New Orleans 2013 Darren Hoffman YouTube
The Whole Gritty City 2013 Richard Barber YouTube
T-Galop 2013 Connie Castille YouTube
Shell Shocked 2013 John Richie YouTube
Getting Back to Abnormal 2014 Louis Alvarez, Andy Kolker, Peter Odabashian & Paul Stekler YouTube

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Oil Smoke and Mirrors


Uploaded on Dec 14, 2010

“I heartily recommend this documentary. It should be watched by every citizen of the U.S.” – Dale Allen Pfeiffer. Author “Eating Fossil Fuels”. Please visit: and purchase a copy of the DVD or send the producers of this film a donation, to help support future productions of this caliber in the future.

“Oil Smoke & Mirrors” offers a sobering critique of our perceived recent history, of our present global circumstances, and of our shared future in light of imminent, under-reported and mis-represented energy production constraints.

Through a series of impressively candid, informed and articulate interviews, this film argues that the bizzare events surrounding the 9/11 attacks, and the equally bizzare prosecution of the so-called “war on terror”, can be more credibly understood in the wider context of an imminent and critical divergence between available global oil aupply and and global oil demand.

The picture “Oil, Smoke & Mirrors” paints is one of a tragically hyper-mediated global-political culture, which, for whatever reason, demonstrably disassociates itself from the values it claims to represent.

While the ideas presented in this film can at first seem daunting, it’s ultimate assertion is that these challenges can indeed be met and surpassed, if, but only if, we can find the courage to perceive them.

“Oil, Smoke & Mirrors” is an independent production. The producer has neither association with, nor membership of, any political organisation.

Additional Links for getting educated on Oil:

A great article I read in Boston Bimmer Magazine:…
(This guy knows his stuff)

Absolutely you must read a book called “The Prize” – By Daniel Yergin
I am going to try to upload the PBS documentary here to YouTube for education purposes, but otherwise you can find it posted on Just search for “The History of Oil Money Power and Corruption”

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Renewable Energy

Largest Dams

Published on Dec 20, 2013

Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.

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Solar Power Revolution – Here Comes The Sun — Documentary

Global Climate News

Uploaded on Jan 23, 2012

Countries all over the world are leading the way towards a green economy. Unfortunately lobbying by the oil, gas, coal and nuclear industries are hindering progress. Very soon, perhaps even now depending on the cost of electricity in your area, solar technology will be more economically cost effective than traditional forms of electrical production.

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