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The Global Environmental Justice Documentaries collection includes the following films:

5x5 + Hope: Voices from the Forests + Climate Change Solutions-Indonesia5x5 + Hope: Voices from the Forests + Climate Change Solutions-Indonesia
Five short films from Indigenous communities across Indonesia show their response to threats to their forests posed by miners, loggers, palm oil plantations and global warming. In the sixth film a Dayak Iban community inspires hope as it offers a simple solution to the global cllimate crisis.


Arrows Against the WindArrows Against the Wind
West Papua, the "Amazon of Asia" is a vast tropical rainforest that has been occupied for  25,000 years.  The Dani and the Asmat people have lived in spiritual harmony with the land for millennia. Now they are threatened by Indonesia's policy of assimilation and the destruction of their lands.
Before the Flood IBefore the Flood I
Part I. The residents of the ancient Chinese cities of Fengjie clash with officials forcing them to evacuate their homes -- along with millions of other residents -- to make way for the massive Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.
Before the Flood IIBefore the Flood II
Part II. Yan Yu follows up his first film with Before the Flood II, a profile of the residents of Gongtan, a 1700-year-old village soon to be demolished and flooded during the construction of Three Gorges dams and reservoir.
Beijing Besieged By WasteBeijing Besieged By Waste
Director Wang Jiuliang traces the flow of garbage from his apartment to hundreds of toxic and illegal dumps grazed by sheep and plowed under by developers on the expanding edge of Beijing. He also discovers a determined community of scavengers who live in the wastelands.
Blood and GoldBlood and Gold
Blood and Gold: Inside Burma’s Hidden War explores the intensification of violence as a cease-fire collapses and a civil war flares up between Burma’s government military forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in the country’s Kachin State.
Come Hell or High WaterCome Hell or High Water
The journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport.
Dams, Drugs and DemocracyDams, Drugs and Democracy
Tells the story of a plan to dam the Irrawaddy River at its source: Myitsone, in Kachin State, northern Myanmar.
Death By DesignDeath By Design
Death By Design investigates the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs.
Final StrawFinal Straw
For nearly a century, industrial farming has unleashed ecologically destructive ways of growing food across the planet, affecting economies, cultures, health, and biodiversity. This film highlights aspirational but achievable methods to create “natural farms” in this thought-provoking journey through Japan, Korea, and the United States.
Gold's Lethal Toll in IndonesiaGold's Lethal Toll in Indonesia
Spotlights the alarming global rise of mercury pollution of air, water, and soil as well as severe disabilities, diseases, and death attributed to mercury poisoning in developing communities involved in small-scale gold mining, one of the major sources of mercury pollution worldwide.
The stories of five remarkable Native American activists in four communities who are fighting to protect Indian lands against disastrous environmental hazards, preserving their sovereignty and ensuring the cultural survival of their peoples.
Hope in a Changing ClimateHope in a Changing Climate
Demonstrates that it is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, to restore ecosystem functions in areas where they have been lost, to fundamentally improve the lives of people who have been trapped in poverty for generations and to sequester carbon naturally.
The Last MountainThe Last Mountain
Aroused Coal River Valley residents—who have endured community displacement, dangerous flooding, and increased brain cancer rates due to contaminated drinking water—join passionate activists from all over the country to resist Massey Energy in an effort to keep Coal River Mountain intact and preserve their community’s safety and well-being.
Lessons of the Loess PlateauLessons of the Loess Plateau
Documents a remarkable paradigm shift: the rebirth of a self-sustaining ecosystem in the dry and remote Loess Plateau region of China.
Lifting the Veil on Polluters in ChinaLifting the Veil on Polluters in China
In central Beijing, a small but ambitious environmental NGO is calling on major international corporations including Apple, Walmart and Hugo Boss, to take responsibility for suppliers who are fouling China's air and water as they produce goods for Western consumers.
People of a FeatherPeople of a Feather
Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes us through time into the world of the Inuit in the northern reaches of Canada.
Plastic ChinaPlastic China
Reveals the unsafe conditions in which adults and children alike toil, as they seek to eke out a basic living by processing toxic plastic waste products.
Plastic China (selected excerpts)Plastic China (selected excerpts)
If time is short these four excerpts from Plastic China could be assigned for viewing or shown in class.  Total running time is 35 minutes.
A River Changes CourseA River Changes Course
Sheds light on basic and fundamental challenges people face in the effort to eat, make a living, and have a meaningful family life amid Cambodia’s changing economic and environmental landscapes.
Searching for Sacred MountainSearching for Sacred Mountain
Journalist Liu Jianqiang and conservation biologist Lü Zhi discover a new way of looking at environmental conservation on the Tibetan Plateau where Buddhist monks and villagers have preserved vast tracts of land for centuries.
Shelter in PlaceShelter in Place
An intimate portrait of a community battling against environmental pollution from Texas oil refineries and petrochemical plants.
Standing on Sacred Ground: Profit and LossStanding on Sacred Ground: Profit and Loss
From the rainforests of Papua New Guinea to Canada’s tar sands, Standing on Sacred Ground: Profit and Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood, and cultural survival.
Tar CreekTar Creek
The story of the worst environmental disaster you've never heard of: the Tar Creek Superfund in northeastern Oklahoma.
The Toxic Price of Leather in IndiaThe Toxic Price of Leather in India
Showcases some of the ecological, social, and public health crises resulting from the thriving leather industry in northern India.
The True CostThe True Cost
An investigative look into the environmental costs of the fast fashion industry, from production—and the life of low wage workers in developing countries—to its after-effects such as river and soil pollution, pesticide contamination, disease and death.
Under the DomeUnder the Dome
Searing investigation into the sources of smog in China.
Under the Dome (selected excerpts)Under the Dome (selected excerpts)
Where time is short,teachers may choose to assign this 25 -minute compilation of three selected excerpts or screen them in class. These excerpts focus on the contribution of cars and trucks to China's deadly smog. 
Waking the Green TigerWaking the Green Tiger
Seen through the eyes of activists, farmers, and journalists Waking the Green Tiger follows an extraordinary,unprecedented and successful campaign to stop a huge dam
project on the upper Yangtze river in the high mountains of southwestern China. 
Waking the Green Tiger (selected excerpts)Waking the Green Tiger (selected excerpts)
Where time is short, teachers may choose to assign this 18-minute compilation of three selected clips or screen them in class.

The excerpts focus on
a key meeting between activists and farmers at Tianba village near the ManwanDam on the Lancang (Mekong) River in southwestern China.

Please see the teacher's guide for discussion questions relating to the excerpts.
Yindabad is a poignant chronicle of the dynamic struggles of the displaced indigenous peoples living by the Narmada River in India.