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Green Planet Films is a non-profit distributor of Nature, Environment, and Human Ecology Films

See our new releases for educational usage or community screenings below…

Life is One

$25.00$49.00

EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For self-hosted school servers $400 (PURCHASE a download above, includes caption file).

“Life is One” is the story of three orphan sun bear cubs from Indonesia and their return to the wild. The story is told by the foster parent of these cubs who accompanied them to their independence. The viewer is placed in total immersion with the bears in the rainforest and discovers how beautiful, joyful and energetic they are. The film is a tribute to life on earth, a reminder that we are all connected and that we owe respect and compassion to those we share the planet with.

DVD: Colleges/Universities, Government & Businesses $49
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: Community Screenings License $49
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12, Non-Profits, Public Libraries $25
BluRay $49

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From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City

$79.00$149.00



From Flint
 goes beyond the news headlines to spotlight the impact of the devastating water contamination crisis on the people of Flint, Michigan. The film highlights the stories of residents who were personally injured, along with the work of local organizations and individuals that rallied to support them.

DVD: Colleges, Government, Business: $149
DVD: K-12 Schools, Public Libraries & Non-Profits: $79

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Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night

$29.00$79.00

EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For self-hosted school servers $125 (PURCHASE a download above).

Saving Fireflies and Nocturnal Habitats

Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night and Light of the Genji explore the Importance of Darkness, and the Erosion of it, told through the study, preservation and celebration of firefly habitats in Japan and the United States.  Fireflies are reportedly disappearing, as artificial night lights disrupt their ‘languages of light’.  Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night and Light of the Genji feature artists and scientists on different continents working to understand firefly flash patterns and how to live among wildlife in Urban Settings.

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Colleges / Universities (includes Public Performance Rights) $79
K-12 Schools (includes Public Performance Rights) $49
Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $29
Digital Streaming License
(varies by platform) $75-$150
Community Screening License $49

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The New Environmentalists Series

$39.00$999.00

The New Environmentalists share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution. The program features portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists around the globe who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries for environmental justice in their communities.  Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change.

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Colleges Universities, Business & Gov’t  $999
(Boxset with SDH Captions)
K-12 Schools  $599
(Boxset with SDH Captions)
Public Libraries $39
(Existing DVD inventory with single program, no Captions)
Public Libraries $375
(Boxset with SDH Captions)
Community Screening $99 Each Program
Digital Streaming 1 Year License varies by platform ($75-$150)
On Green Planet Films & Green Planet Stream EDU $195 Per Purchase to each Digital Program
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Península Mitre

$39.00$195.00

EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For self-hosted school servers $475 (PURCHASE a download above).

The Gauchos del Mar brothers (producers of the films Gauchos Del Mar and Tierra de Patagones) perform an unprecedented 400 KM expedition by foot with 35kgs+ on their backs during 53 days on the easternmost tip of Tierra del Fuego Province, a pristine area where no one lives. The brothers have the goal of surfing a world-class wave never ridden before at the Cape San Diego Lighthouse, the most easterly point. To get there they overcome heavy terrains, scarcity of food and harsh climate. With no communication whatsoever they document the region and decide to share their message of environmentalism, avoiding consumerism and living simply in order to protect Península Mitre forever!

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DVD: Colleges/Universities, Government & Businesses $195
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools $89
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $39
DVD: Non-Profit/Community Screening License $195
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To the Ends of the Earth

$39.00$195.00

EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For self-hosted school servers $475 (PURCHASE a download above).
55 MINUTES BROADCAST VERSION, please scroll down for 80 Minutes Directors Cut.

Filmmaker David Lavallee brings us up close and personal with shale gas fields, tar sands and the huge pipelines that represent the far edges of resource extraction in the 21st century. What are the consequences of no-holds-barred energy acquisition? What are we doing to the planet and ourselves?

Filled with compelling and vivid footage you won't see elsewhere, the documentary film To The Ends Of The Earth takes us on a journey to see for ourselves what is happening and what people are doing to fight back. From the frontiers of the Arctic to the Alberta tar plains to our own Colorado River, so-called “unconventional” extractions are shattering boundaries and changing forever the connection between the earth and the lives dependent on it.

Winner of the 2016 Doc LA Film Festival

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DVD: Colleges/Universities, Government & Businesses $195
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools $89
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $39
DVD: Non-Profit/Community Screening License $195

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Safe Harbor

$39.00$99.00

EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For self-hosted school servers $250 (PURCHASE a download above).

Wellfleet Harbor off of Cape Cod Bay features a particularly striking and unusual tidal environment. Central to its ecosystem are naturally occurring wild Oyster beds and increasingly important shellfish aquaculture grants. During the spring and early summer high tides it is also the meeting place of local populations of two threatened species: Horseshoe Crabs and Diamondback Terrapin Turtles. This film presents the recent research efforts of scientist, naturalists and local citizens to understand and protect these inhabitants of this fragile harbor in the coastal environment of Cape Cod.

DVD: Colleges/Universities, Gov’t, Businesses
(includes Public Performance Rights) $99

DVD: K-12 Schools (PPRs)  $59
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only)  $39

DVD: Community Screenings (includes PPRs) $99
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Sink or Swim: Learning the Crawl in the Maldives

$39.00$99.00

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Over 350,000 people live 4 feet above sea level in the island republic of Maldives, yet most never learned to swim. National Geographic “ocean hero” Jon Bowermaster organized a learn-to-swim camp there to teach 50 third graders and 20 of their burka-clad mothers how to swim. In a place more threatened by global climate change and rising sea levels than almost anywhere on the planet, it is important that its residents understand what is at risk. Diving into the ocean is a big first step.

DVD: Colleges/Universities $99
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools $59
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $39
DVD: Community Screening License $99

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Babushkas of Chernobyl

$89.00$250.00

The Babushkas of Chernobyl journeys into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone several decades after the world’s worst nuclear disaster in April 1986. The tightly regulated 1000 square mile Dead Zone remains one of the most radioactively contaminated places on Earth, complete with military border guards.

DVD: Colleges, Government, Business: $250
DVD: K-12 Schools, Public Libraries & Community Groups: $89
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Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

$89.00$295.00

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many aspects of the growing “minimalist” movement that is challenging compulsory consumerism and seeking a different path.

DVD: Colleges, Government, Business: $295
DVD: K-12 Schools, Public Libraries & Community Groups: $89
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The Future of Energy

$79.00$195.00

The Future of Energy journeys across America to shine a light on the communities and individuals who are at the forefront of the clean energy revolution, taking practical steps to transition from fossil fuels to renewable power.

Solar, wind and water could power the planet by the year 2050, according to experts in the film, substantially reducing carbon emissions. What’s needed is the social and political willpower to make the change on a large scale.

DVD: Colleges/Universities, Government & Businesses $195
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools, Public Libraries, Community Screenings $79
(includes Public Performance Rights)
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Nature’s Orchestra: Sounds of Our Changing Planet

$69.00$149.00

Nature’s Orchestra follows Bernie Krause on a soundscape expedition in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. To record habitats that are neither disturbed nor destroyed by human activities, nature sound recordists have to travel far. Along with animal voices, including migratory bird songs, the barking of a fox, and a grizzly’s sniff, the expedition records the melting of permafrost and other evidence of climate change.

DVD: Colleges/Universities, Government & Businesses $149
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools, Public Libraries, Community Screenings $69
(includes Public Performance Rights)
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The Nuclear Requiem

$89.00$295.00

An updated, in-depth reflection on the continuing danger that nuclear weapons pose and a frank assessment of the roadblocks to disarmamen.

DVD: Colleges/Universities, Government & Businesses $295
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools, Public Libraries, Community Screenings $89
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1.5 Stay Alive

$39.00$150.00

EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For self-hosted school servers $400 (PURCHASE a download above).

The aim of international climate change policy is to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius. But scientists believe that a temperature rise of just 1.5 degrees could lead to irreversible damage to ecosystems and terrestrial and marine areas.
MUSIC MEETS SCIENCE: The style of 1.5 Stay Alive is part music video and part factual. In it, popular Caribbean musicians express their experiences with rising seas by composing and performing songs about climate change, and their visions of how to confront it.
DVD: Colleges/Universities $150
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DVD: K-12 Schools $79
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $39
DVD: Non-Profit/Community Screening License $150
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OCEANS The Mystery of the Missing Plastic

$39.00$159.00

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99% of the plastic that should be floating in the oceans is missing. Even accounting for the plastic that washes up on beaches or is trapped in arctic ice, millions of tonnes has simply disappeared.
As most plastic never deteriorates, it simply breaks down into smaller and smaller particles that are invisible to the human eye, what happens to this missing ocean plastic is a mystery. In this investigation, scientists embark in search of the micro-plastics. Small, mostly invisible, toxic, they are home to a new ecosystem: the plastisphere. But where are they? Ingested by organisms? Buried under the ocean floor? Degraded by bacteria? And what is the impact of them entering the food chain?
DVD: Colleges/Universities $159
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DVD: K-12 Schools $79
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $39
DVD: Non-Profit/Community Screening License $150
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Dear President Obama

$39.00$195.00

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Filmmakers and journalists worked on the film for nearly three years, filming in more than twenty states and conducting more than 120 interviews. Narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, the film is a direct appeal to President Obama as he shapes his environmental legacy, but it is also a very loud shout-out to every elected official in the country to carefully consider the growing evidence that proves that leaving fossil fuels in the ground is the only reasonable energy path forward.

DVD: Colleges/Universities, Government & Businesses $195
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools $89
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $39
DVD: Non-Profit/Community Screening License $195

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Dear Governor Cuomo

$39.00$195.00

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A cross between “The Last Waltz” and “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Dear Governor Cuomo” captures a concert organized on the doorstep of the New York state governor to protest the lifting of a four-year moratorium against hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The event brought together scientists, musicians, activists and actors in a scripted night onstage inviting the governor to join the anti-fracking majority in his home state. The film that resulted – written and directed by Jon Bowermaster, with musical direction by Natalie Merchant, and featuring Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope, Medeski Martin and Wood and many more – is equal parts message and music.

DVD: Colleges/Universities, Government & Businesses $195
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools $89
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $39
DVD: Non-Profit/Community Screening License $195

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Dear Governor Brown

$39.00$99.00

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When you think of California, what images pop first into mind? Ocean … beaches … mountains … healthy living … Hollywood … beautiful people.

All of which are true.  But so is the fact that California is the third largest oil producing state in the nation.

Today while four-term Governor Jerry Brown is an outspoken champion of reducing emissions that contribute to global warming he is simultaneously a big promoter of California’s oil and gas industry. This new film asks, Can you really be for both?

DVD: Colleges/Universities, Gov’t, Businesses
(includes Public Performance Rights) $99

DVD: K-12 Schools (PPRs)  $59
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only)  $39

DVD: Community Screenings (includes PPRs) $99
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Love Thy Nature

$89.00$295.00

Love Thy Nature presents a compelling case that reconnecting with the natural world is the key to improving personal health and ensuring our survival on earth.

Traversing the globe, the film celebrates the dazzling natural spectacles of our planet, while also revealing how a deeper connection with nature can transform each of us and inspire us to restore endangered ecosystems, as well as the human family.

Liam Neeson provides the voice of Homo Sapiens — our collective humankind — reflecting on how in the past several thousand years we have become separate from nature, believing we were meant to subdue it. The film especially traces the disconnect between humans and nature from the agrarian and industrial revolutions to the digital revolution. This disconnect has disrupted billions of years of evolution, leading to a mass extinction of species and threatening the very survival of the human race.

DVD: Colleges, Businesses, Other Institutions: $295
DVD: K-12 Schools, Public Libraries: $89

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Revolution

$89.00$295.00

In this multi-award-winning film, Rob Stewart embarks on a global journey to uncover the grave dangers threatening the world’s oceans — and ultimately, humanity — as well as to learn what it will take to reverse the challenges to life on earth.

DVD: Colleges, Government, Business: $295
DVD: K-12 Schools, Public Libraries & Community Groups: $89

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HEAR ME NOW The Bullied Have a Voice

$39.00$195.00

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“Hear Me Now” is a stylish and poignant documentary featuring compelling stories from dozens who have been affected by bullying in schools and continue to be affected, giving viewers a candid look inside the world of bullying and the inspiration to find hope amid the darkness.

DVD: Colleges/Universities, Government & Businesses $195
(includes Public Performance Rights)

DVD: K-12 Schools $89
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $39
DVD: Nonprofits / Community Screening License $195

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FREIGHTENED

$49.00$195.00

EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For self-hosted school servers $495 (PURCHASE a download above, includes caption file).
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Denis Delestrac’s (‘Sand Wars’) audacious investigation reveals the mechanics and perils of freight shipping. An incredible 90% of the products consumed in the Western world come from overseas. This expansive journey uncovers the obscure world of container ships that are central to our economy and environment.
DVD: Colleges/Universities, Gov’t, Businesses $169
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools $89
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $49
DVD: Community Screenings $195
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BAOBABS Between Land and Sea

$49.00$225.00

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A SCIENTIFIC ADVENTURE TO ENCOUNTER THE BAOBABS OF MADAGASCAR AND THE VEZO, A NOMADIC TRIBE OF THE SEA
By their sheer size and original shapes, baobabs are among the most remarkable trees on the planet. Relatively unknown in Madagascar, the giants are currently threatened by deforestation. To study them, in the heart of their forests, the French biologist Cyrille Cornu travel by pirogue with his colleague Wilfried Ramahafaly, exploring 400 km of wild and isolated coastline in the southwest of Madagascar.
DVD: Colleges/Universities, Gov’t, Businesses $225
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools $99
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $49
DVD: Community Screenings/Film Festivals $195
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Materia Wood

$39.00$195.00

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In Italy there’s a strong tradition of working with wood. In this documentary we start in the Forest of Violins in Paneveggio. Each tree is specially selected and felled for its quality grain. The forest is never over-harvested, with a mindfulness of preserving the forest and the traditional trees that are used to make the world’s finest violins and other objects of art.
DVD: Colleges/Universities, Gov’t, Businesses $195
(includes Public Performance Rights)
DVD: K-12 Schools and Public Libraries (PPRs) $89
DVD: Public Libraries (Circulation Only) $39
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