Sheffield DocFest 2009

A collection of documentaries about climate change, ecology, conservation, and what organisations and individuals are doing to change the way we treat our planet.

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The Cove The Cove
The Cove and Petropolis, Aerial Perspectives On The Alberta Tar Sands
The Blood Of The Rose (Country: UK, Japan, Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Henry Singer)
The story of conservationist Joan Root, who died trying to protect Lake Naivasha in Kenya.
The Cove (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Louie Psihoyos; Writer: Mark Monroe; Stars: Ric O'Barry), Official Site, Trailer
Documentary exploring dolphin killing in Japan.
Earth Days (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Robert Stone; Writer: Robert Stone)
The history of our environmental undoing through the eyes of nine Americans whose work and actions launched the modern environmental movement.
Haynesville: The Relentless Hunt For An Energy Tomorrow (Haynesville: A Nation's Hunt for an Energy Future) (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Gregory Kallenberg; Writer: Gregory Kallenberg), Official Site
A documentary looking at what happens to the people who find they are living atop America's largest natural gas field.
Petropolis, Aerial Perspectives On The Alberta Tar Sands (Country: Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Peter Mettler)
An exploration of the clash between oil-hungry industry and those determined to protect a fragile ecological resource.
Haynesville: The Relentless Hunt For An Energy Tomorrow Haynesville: The Relentless Hunt For An Energy Tomorrow
Haynesville: The Relentless Hunt For An Energy Tomorrow and Earth Days
Shelter In Place (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Zed Nelson)
Meet one of the impoverished Texan communities regularly suffering as a result of petrochemical pollution which is allegedly accidental.
A Time Comes: The Story Of The Kingsnorth Six (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Nick Broomfield)
A look at the trial of the Greenpeace activists who climbed up the chimney at Kingsnorth power station to unfurl a protest banner.

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