Global Environmental Justice

Introducing the Global Environmental Justice Documentaries Project: a curated collection of 25 documentaries and teacher’s guides


These documentaries can be used in a wide range of subject areas, from Asian, environmental, and Indigenous studies to law, geography, anthropology, global health, policy, conservation biology, and more.

Under-reported stories

Initially focusing on Asia and North America, the GEJ project provides educators and students with an online collection of films that explore the intersections of human rights, environmental degradation, colonization, industrial development, and climate change.


Curated by faculty from Whittier College, Yale, Brandeis, and NYU, this project provides educators access to a critical collection of documentaries and teacher's guides designed primarily for use at the undergraduate level.


25 films for the price of 3. Thanks to our supporters the collection is available for as little as US$395 / year for a three year license. Canadian institutions can request an extra 25% discount to help offset currency exchange costs. More titles will be added each year at no additional cost to subscribers.

Rebecca Overmyer-Velázquez
Winner of the Association of Asian Studies' Buchanan Prize Teacher's Guides

Each film has a teacher's guide, which includes:
   - Context & background information
   - Suggested subject areas
   - Selected excerpts, if time is short
   - Discussion questions and activities
   - Supplementary resources

Collaboration for Global Awareness

This project is made possible by support from filmmakers and distributors, the Henry Luce Foundation, Whittier College, the Global Reporting Centre, and Face to Face Media. Your subscription supports this project.

2020 Finalist for the Learning on Screen Awards Quality Online Delivery

Academic streaming by Docuseek includes:
   - Video markup for class presentations
   - Copyright cleared
   - Closed captioning
   - Synchronized transcripts
   - Create custom video clips

Stay up to date

If you'd like to know more about the project or be notified when new films are added to the collection, please send a note to Gary Marcuse, Project Director at the Global Reporting Centre.

GEJ Sponsors