Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture.
Journey with more than two million wildebeests, zebras and antelopes as they travel over 500 miles across the Serengeti plains. The video also features Africa's greatest predators: lions, crocodiles and cheetahs, in deadly pursuit of the migrating prey.
What will the world be like when mankind is extinct? The pyramids may stand forever, but the cities will disappear. Our greatest masterpieces will fade and crumble. As global warming and the depletion of natural resources become ever more pressing issues it is critical to consider how we can reduce our impact on the planet. Journey to locations around the globe already going through the processes of a lack of human intervention.
This series uses state-of-the-art graphics, cutting-edge research and globe-spanning investigations to understand how our environment is changing and why.
Wars of the future will be fought over water, as they are today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Will ours too?
This film should be lauded for preserving images of the wilds of nature while they were still around to preserve, the tacit message being it is up to humanity to save the planet from the ecological disaster of global warming. It follows three animal "families: on treks spanning continents and oceans: polar bears racing a melting icecap, elephants crossing a parched African plain, and whales swimming thousands of miles from warm-water breeding grounds to Antarctic feeding grounds.
Join geneticist Spencer Wells and a team from National Geographic's Genographic Project as they trace the human journey through time, from our origins in the heart of Africa to the ends of the world. Cutting edge science, coupled with a cast of New Yorkers -- each with their own unique genetic history -- helps paint a picture of these amazing journeys. The human family tree answers some of humanity's most burning questions -- who we are and where we come from -- and forces us to change how we think not only about our relationships with our neighbors, but ourselves.
Combines computer animation and live-action landscapes to show the evolution of dinosaurs of North America.
Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. Among others, Fresh features urban farmer and activist Will Allen, sustainable farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin, and supermarket owner David Ball.
Documentary Science Films: Planet Earth (as you've never seen it before) and The Blue Planet : Seas of life (2007)
BBC natural history producer Alastair Fothergill spent the last ten years producing two of the most stunningly beautiful series ever created, The Blue Planet: Seas of Life and Planet Earth. For the first time, these must-own programs will be offered together in special collector's gift set.