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Groundbreaking Films - New Wave of Movies with a Message

Jul 02, 2009 09:44PM

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Food, Inc. by filmmaker Robert Kenner, opening this summer, lifts the veil from our nation’s food industry. It exposes the highly mechanized underbelly hidden from consumers with our government’s consent. “Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations,” the movie notes. “We also have new strains of e-coli, widespread obesity particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.”

Fuel, an award-winning production 11 years in the making by activist/director Josh Tickell, that has been touring schools and town halls around the country, tracks the rising domination of the petrochemical industry. Then it reveals a gamut of available solutions to re-power America with sustainable, clean energy sources.

The Story of Stuff, a 20-minute online video by activist Annie Leonard, is a simple, stark assessment of how much stuff Americans waste, which is proving popular in classrooms. It spells out the disastrous environmental consequences of a consumer-driven economy and lists 10 ways to use less stuff.   Learn more at (includes online petition);; and

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