New Eco-Films Debut at Sundance 2010
Obselidia: In this indie drama by Diane Bell, a young man who believes he is the last door-to-door salesman on Earth sets out to create his own encyclopedia of all things obsolete. After interviewing a scientist who predicts that climate change will destroy 80 percent of the world by 2100, he begins to grapple with questions about how to live in a world facing extinction.
Climate Refugees: More than 25 million “climate refugees” have had to leave their homes due to the effects of climate change, often when a loss of natural resources leaves their homelands untenable. For this moving documentary, filmmaker Michael Nash traveled for two years documenting the devastation in highly affected areas including
GasLand: Since Halliburton developed “fracking," a method for natural-gas retrieval, many rural landowners have been offered big money from energy companies for use of their properties. Filmmaker Josh Fox traversed 32 states to investigate some of the harmful effects of this drilling boom, such as toxic waste, chronic illness, and gas explosions.
Cane Toads: The Conquest: Cane toads were imported into