[Videolib] Introducing New Nature and Environmental DVD Distributor

Suzanne Harle (suzanne@greenplanetfilms.org)
Thu, 30 Dec 2004 00:18:44 -0800

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Hello to all...
This is my first post, after monitoring the list for many months=85its=20=

fascinating!

I would like to introduce Green Planet Films, our new non-profit=20
distribution organization whose mission is to get nature and=20
environmental DVDs easily and affordably into the hands of the American=20=

public.

We distribute documentaries that convey more than pure information -=20
they are enlightening, inspiring, and yes, even entertaining! These=20
films are made by both talented newcomers as well as seasoned,=20
professional filmmakers who find that their programs do not fall within=20=

the format restrictions of certain broadcast channels, or may have come=20=

from the film festival circuit.

Below are some samples of the DVDs and interactive CDs we have gathered=20=

from around the globe. Please visit our website to view more of our=20
nature and environmental DVD selections.

Sincerely,
Suzanne Harle
Executive Director
www.greenplanetfilms.org
PO Box 282
Corte Madera, CA 94976
415 383 0484
info@greenplanetfilms.org

-------------------------------------

KALAHARI - The Flooded Desert
Virtually all of the world's major rivers empty into the sea. The=20
Okavango River in Africa is a notable exception: it empties into a=20
desert, nourishing one of the most unusual ecosytems, in one of the=20
harshest regions in the world. The film captures the unique interaction=20=

and impact on the diverse wildlife.
=A0
KALAHARI =96 The Great Thirstland
The sands of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa comprise one of the=20=

most barren regions on Earth. Violent rainstorms sporadically subdue=20
the swirling hot sands, drenching the Magkadikadi saltpans. In their=20
wake, new generations are born in a staggering display of=20
over-abundance.
=A0
PATAGONIA, Confin Austral
FROM ARGENTINA: The natural history of Patagonia. Educational content=20
includes Perito Moreno glacier, Tierra del Fuego, whales, dolphins,=20
penguins, gumps, Bariloche city, National Parks, sea lions and sea=20
elephants, Volcanoes, Origin of the Andes Mountain range, and more.
=A0
Oil On Ice
NEW! Still in the film festival circuit=85.Oil on Ice is a vivid and=20
compelling documentary connecting the fate of the Arctic National=20
Wildlife Refuge to decisions America makes about energy policy,=20
transportation choices, and other seemingly unrelated matters. Caught=20
in the balance are the inhabitants of this fragile ecosystem.
=A0
Waters to the Sea: Rivers of the Upper Mississippi
CD-ROM: Media-rich explorations reveal how humans have changed the=20
rivers of the Upper Mississippi watershed. Three virtual river=20
journeys, led by historic guides, take you from prehistoric times up to=20=

the present through prairie, deciduous forest, and coniferous forest=20
ecoregions.
=A0
Waters to the Sea: The Chattahoochee River
CD-ROM: This interactive educational tool for grades 4-8 provides an in=20=

depth multidisciplinary learning experience focusing on the=20
environmental history of Georgia's greatest waterway, the Chattahoochee=20=

and Apalachicola rivers.
=A0
Water Down the Drain
CD-ROM: Alex, a sixfoot hip-hopping frog, introduces the causes of=20
non-point runoff pollution in urban settings. Six modules introduce a=20
watershed landscape perspective and provide information about the=20
impacts of impervious surfaces and pollution problems and solutions=20
common to residential lots.
=A0
The Baltic: Sea of Surprises
FROM FINLAND: More than any other sea in the world, the Baltic is high=20=

vulnerable. People all around the Baltic are now more aware than ever=20
of its fragile nature =96 and that maintaining the natural balance of =
the=20
sea is as important for people as it is for marine life.
=A0
Chased By The Light
This inspiring documentary tells the story of how Jim Brandenburg, one=20=

of the world's greatest nature photographers, immersed himself in a=20
Zen-like exploration of his craft and the untamed landscape of the=20
rugged north woods. A National Geographic cover story and book ensued.
=A0
=A0Walking Wild : Whatcom County, Washington
Journey up five trails in an incredible land of snow-covered volcanoes,=20=

high mountain meadows, deep pine forests, crystal lakes and sparkling=20
waterfalls. The wilderness through which the trails wind support an=20
amazing array of life from vivid blossoms to tremulous deer and defiant=20=

ptarmigans. This amazing, yet accessible wilderness lies just south of=20=

the Canadian border in Washington=92s western Cascades.

Walking Wild : Alpine Lakes Wilderness
(pacific crest trail)
Explore the Pacific Crest Trail as it winds its way through the=20
ever-changing wonders that lie between Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens Pass=20=

along the crest of Washington=92s Cascades. The scenic journey combines=20=

interviews with walkers and riders who travel this trail with images of=20=

nature.
=A0
Kilimanjaro For Hope
Journey with a group of 28 novice hikers committed to conquering Mt.=20
Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak in an unusual fundraiser for sick=20
children in Southwest Florida and disadvantaged children in Tanzania.
=A0
Aamakaar - The Turtle People
FROM INDIA: " We have to keep fighting for our existence - like a baby=20=

turtle has to keep flapping its flippers." Aamakaar tells the story of=20=

preservation. A people of a village in North Kerala fight to preserve=20
their village, and their livelihoods, threatened by sand mining on=20
their estuary. For the last ten years they have been conserving Olive=20
Ridley Turtles that come to their beach to nest . They see the=20
preservation of a species on the verge of extinction as an extension of=20=

their fight against the destruction of their estuary, their village,=20
and their lives. The film follows the rhythm of work in the village to=20=

unfold this struggle for existence of a species, of a people.
=A0
Pony Club: The Ride of Life in the Wild West
Set in the pristine wilderness of Northern Idaho young equine=20
enthusiasts gather from Canada and the West to enhance their horseback=20=

riding and knowledge skills. Early morning horse chore scenes,=20
surprises in the weather and numerous other adventures lend humor,=20
drama and breathtaking scenery in this inspiring film regarding the=20
ride of life in the Wild West and the communities that support this=20
adventure!
=A0
World of Raptors
WORLD OF RAPTORS is an intimate guide to American birds of prey that=20
portrays the majestic power and beauty of North Americas falcons, hawks=20=

and eagles in all their wild glory. Narrated by Acadamy Award winning=20
actress, JOANNE WOODWARD, and filled with spectacular aerial=20
photography, WORLD OF RAPTORS follows internationally renowned bird=20
authority, MORLEY NELSON, on an odyssey of natural discovery that will=20=

educate, entertain, and inspire. This film offers a fascinating=20
adventure in understanding the natural world as these predators hunt,=20
migrate, nest and fulfill their special role in the North American=20
ecosystem.
=A0
Animal Adaptations
FROM VENEZUELA: Camouflage, inaccessibility, poison, flight, symbiosis,=20=

parasitism, hideaways, shields, forming groups, fleeing, spikes and=20
knives; alarm calls, bright colors, distinctive smells, imitation,=20
attack and defense, adapting to the night, adapting to man, a complex=20
mosaic of survival strategies developed by animals to assure their=20
survival in nature.
=A0
Power =46rom The People
Should it be a crime for people to share their renewable energy with=20
others? =46rom an Iowa farmer to a California solar guerrilla, these=20
people have clean power to share--if only their utility companies would=20=

let them. Power =46rom The People is about the fight to distribute=20
homemade renewable energy over the nation"s power grid.

Fed Up!
About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered=20
ingredients and the biotech industry is spending $50 million a year to=20=

convince us that this technology is our only hope. Using hilarious and=20=

disturbing archival footage and featuring interviews with farmers,=20
scientists, government officials and activists, FED UP! presents an=20
entertaining and compelling overview of our current food production=20
system from the Green Revolution to the Biotech Revolution and what we=20=

can do about it.
=A0
No Room To Move
No Room To Move explores the effect of urban sprawl on sensitive=20
wildlife in Florida - developers entomb tortoises as they construct=20
homes, and speeding cars kill bears as they cross Floridas busy roads.=20=

This thirty-minute documentary also examines how Florida could=20
accommodate the needs of its wildlife and its growing human population=20=

through a development model known as The New Urbanism.

=A0Lolita: Slave to Entertainment
On Mothers Day 2002, Valerie Silidker and Tim Gorski set out to uncover=20=

the real life story of Lolita, the worlds oldest performing whale.=20
Their journey delivered them from Miami Florida to San Juan Island=20
where she was captured 3 decades ago. The intimate, heart-rending tale=20=

unfolded before them as they unearthed many heavily guarded secrets of=20=

the multi-billion dollar Marine Theme Park industry. Viewers travel=20
with Gorski and Silidker as they visit Lolitas immediate family in the=20=

wild and interview the renowned orca biologist Ken Balcomb who wants=20
her back.
=A0
The Faces of Environmental Injustice In Cincinnati
"The Faces of Environmental Injustice in Cincinnati" explores the=20
adverse health and other effects felt by economically poor and minority=20=

communities that too often face the brunt of environmental pollution=20
and poor land-use planning. Polluting industries, coupled with poor=20
regulation and decision-making, can add up to a toxic mix of pollution=20=

that poisons entire neighborhoods. While this story takes place in=20
Cincinnati, Ohio, the tale can be transposed to many other metropolitan=20=

ares across the United States, and the world.
=A0
Bilby Brothers - The Men Who Killed the Easter Bunny
FROM AUSTRALIA: Two men devise an ingenious plan to repopulate the=20
native Australian bilby, by getting the entire country involved. Winner=20=

of 2003 Best Independent Wildlife Film.

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<fontfamily><param>Arial</param><x-tad-smaller>Hello to all...

This is my first post, after monitoring the list for many months=85its
fascinating!

I would like to introduce Green Planet Films, our new non-profit
distribution organization whose mission is to get nature and
environmental DVDs easily and affordably into the hands of the
American public.

We distribute documentaries that convey more than pure information -
they are enlightening, inspiring, and yes, even entertaining! These
films are made by both talented newcomers as well as seasoned,
professional filmmakers who find that their programs do not fall
within the format restrictions of certain broadcast channels, or may
have come from the film festival circuit.

Below are some samples of the DVDs and interactive CDs we have
gathered from around the globe. Please visit our website to view more
of our nature and environmental DVD selections.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Harle

Executive Director

=
</x-tad-smaller><underline><color><param>0000,0000,FFFF</param><x-tad-smal=
ler>www.greenplanetfilms.org</x-tad-smaller></color></underline><x-tad-sma=
ller>

PO Box 282

Corte Madera, CA 94976

415 383 0484

=
</x-tad-smaller><underline><color><param>0000,0000,FFFF</param><x-tad-smal=
ler>info@greenplanetfilms.org</x-tad-smaller></color></underline><x-tad-sm=
aller>

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333,3333,3333</param><x-tad-smaller>

KALAHARI - The Flooded =
Desert</x-tad-smaller></color></bold><color><param>3333,3333,3333</param><=
x-tad-smaller>

Virtually all of the world's major rivers empty into the sea. The
Okavango River in Africa is a notable exception: it empties into a
desert, nourishing one of the most unusual ecosytems, in one of the
harshest regions in the world. The film captures the unique
interaction and impact on the diverse wildlife.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

KALAHARI =96 The Great Thirstland</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

The sands of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa comprise one of
the most barren regions on Earth. Violent rainstorms sporadically
subdue the swirling hot sands, drenching the Magkadikadi saltpans. In
their wake, new generations are born in a staggering display of
over-abundance.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

PATAGONIA, Confin Austral</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

FROM ARGENTINA: The natural history of Patagonia. Educational content
includes Perito Moreno glacier, Tierra del Fuego, whales, dolphins,
penguins, gumps, Bariloche city, National Parks, sea lions and sea
elephants, Volcanoes, Origin of the Andes Mountain range, and more.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

Oil On Ice</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

NEW! Still in the film festival circuit=85.Oil on Ice is a vivid and
compelling documentary connecting the fate of the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge to decisions America makes about energy policy,
transportation choices, and other seemingly unrelated matters. Caught
in the balance are the inhabitants of this fragile ecosystem.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

Waters to the Sea: Rivers of the Upper =
Mississippi</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

CD-ROM: Media-rich explorations reveal how humans have changed the
rivers of the Upper Mississippi watershed. Three virtual river
journeys, led by historic guides, take you from prehistoric times up
to the present through prairie, deciduous forest, and coniferous
forest ecoregions.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

Waters to the Sea: The Chattahoochee =
River</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

CD-ROM: This interactive educational tool for grades 4-8 provides an
in depth multidisciplinary learning experience focusing on the
environmental history of Georgia's greatest waterway, the
Chattahoochee and Apalachicola rivers.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

Water Down the Drain</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

CD-ROM: Alex, a sixfoot hip-hopping frog, introduces the causes of
non-point runoff pollution in urban settings. Six modules introduce a
watershed landscape perspective and provide information about the
impacts of impervious surfaces and pollution problems and solutions
common to residential lots.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

The Baltic: Sea of Surprises</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

FROM FINLAND: More than any other sea in the world, the Baltic is high
vulnerable. People all around the Baltic are now more aware than ever
of its fragile nature =96 and that maintaining the natural balance of
the sea is as important for people as it is for marine life.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

Chased By The Light</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

This inspiring documentary tells the story of how Jim Brandenburg, one
of the world's greatest nature photographers, immersed himself in a
Zen-like exploration of his craft and the untamed landscape of the
rugged north woods. A National Geographic cover story and book ensued.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

=
</x-tad-smaller></bold></color><color><param>3331,3331,3331</param><x-tad-=
smaller>=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>Walking
Wild : Whatcom County, Washington</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

Journey up five trails in an incredible land of snow-covered
volcanoes, high mountain meadows, deep pine forests, crystal lakes and
sparkling waterfalls. The wilderness through which the trails wind
support an amazing array of life from vivid blossoms to tremulous deer
and defiant ptarmigans. This amazing, yet accessible wilderness lies
just south of the Canadian border in Washington=92s western Cascades.=20

=
</x-tad-smaller></color><bold><color><param>3333,3333,3333</param><x-tad-s=
maller>Walking
Wild : Alpine Lakes Wilderness=20

</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>(pacific crest =
trail)</x-tad-smaller></color></bold><color><param>3333,3333,3333</param><=
x-tad-smaller>

Explore the Pacific Crest Trail as it winds its way through the
ever-changing wonders that lie between Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens
Pass along the crest of Washington=92s Cascades. The scenic journey
combines interviews with walkers and riders who travel this trail with
images of nature.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

Kilimanjaro For Hope</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

Journey with a group of 28 novice hikers committed to conquering Mt.
Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak in an unusual fundraiser for sick
children in Southwest Florida and disadvantaged children in Tanzania.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

Aamakaar - The Turtle People</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

FROM INDIA: " We have to keep fighting for our existence - like a baby
turtle has to keep flapping its flippers." Aamakaar tells the story of
preservation. A people of a village in North Kerala fight to preserve
their village, and their livelihoods, threatened by sand mining on
their estuary. For the last ten years they have been conserving Olive
Ridley Turtles that come to their beach to nest . They see the
preservation of a species on the verge of extinction as an extension
of their fight against the destruction of their estuary, their
village, and their lives. The film follows the rhythm of work in the
village to unfold this struggle for existence of a species, of a
people.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

Pony Club: The Ride of Life in the Wild =
West</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

Set in the pristine wilderness of Northern Idaho young equine
enthusiasts gather from Canada and the West to enhance their horseback
riding and knowledge skills. Early morning horse chore scenes,
surprises in the weather and numerous other adventures lend humor,
drama and breathtaking scenery in this inspiring film regarding the
ride of life in the Wild West and the communities that support this
adventure!

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

World of Raptors</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

WORLD OF RAPTORS is an intimate guide to American birds of prey that
portrays the majestic power and beauty of North Americas falcons,
hawks and eagles in all their wild glory. Narrated by Acadamy Award
winning actress, JOANNE WOODWARD, and filled with spectacular aerial
photography, WORLD OF RAPTORS follows internationally renowned bird
authority, MORLEY NELSON, on an odyssey of natural discovery that will
educate, entertain, and inspire. This film offers a fascinating
adventure in understanding the natural world as these predators hunt,
migrate, nest and fulfill their special role in the North American
ecosystem.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

Animal Adaptations</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

FROM VENEZUELA: Camouflage, inaccessibility, poison, flight,
symbiosis, parasitism, hideaways, shields, forming groups, fleeing,
spikes and knives; alarm calls, bright colors, distinctive smells,
imitation, attack and defense, adapting to the night, adapting to man,
a complex mosaic of survival strategies developed by animals to assure
their survival in nature.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

Power =46rom The People</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

Should it be a crime for people to share their renewable energy with
others? =46rom an Iowa farmer to a California solar guerrilla, these
people have clean power to share--if only their utility companies
would let them. Power =46rom The People is about the fight to distribute
homemade renewable energy over the nation"s power grid.

</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>Fed =
Up!</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered
ingredients and the biotech industry is spending $50 million a year to
convince us that this technology is our only hope. Using hilarious and
disturbing archival footage and featuring interviews with farmers,
scientists, government officials and activists, FED UP! presents an
entertaining and compelling overview of our current food production
system from the Green Revolution to the Biotech Revolution and what we
can do about it.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

No Room To Move</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

No Room To Move explores the effect of urban sprawl on sensitive
wildlife in Florida - developers entomb tortoises as they construct
homes, and speeding cars kill bears as they cross Floridas busy roads.
This thirty-minute documentary also examines how Florida could
accommodate the needs of its wildlife and its growing human population
through a development model known as The New Urbanism.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>Lolita: Slave to =
Entertainment</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

On Mothers Day 2002, Valerie Silidker and Tim Gorski set out to
uncover the real life story of Lolita, the worlds oldest performing
whale. Their journey delivered them from Miami Florida to San Juan
Island where she was captured 3 decades ago. The intimate,
heart-rending tale unfolded before them as they unearthed many heavily
guarded secrets of the multi-billion dollar Marine Theme Park
industry. Viewers travel with Gorski and Silidker as they visit
Lolitas immediate family in the wild and interview the renowned orca
biologist Ken Balcomb who wants her back.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

The Faces of Environmental Injustice In =
Cincinnati</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

"The Faces of Environmental Injustice in Cincinnati" explores the
adverse health and other effects felt by economically poor and
minority communities that too often face the brunt of environmental
pollution and poor land-use planning. Polluting industries, coupled
with poor regulation and decision-making, can add up to a toxic mix of
pollution that poisons entire neighborhoods. While this story takes
place in Cincinnati, Ohio, the tale can be transposed to many other
metropolitan ares across the United States, and the world.

=A0</x-tad-smaller><bold><x-tad-smaller>

Bilby Brothers - The Men Who Killed the Easter =
Bunny</x-tad-smaller></bold><x-tad-smaller>

FROM AUSTRALIA: </x-tad-smaller></color><x-tad-smaller>Two men devise
an ingenious plan to repopulate the native Australian bilby, by
getting the entire country involved. Winner of 2003 Best Independent
Wildlife Film.

</x-tad-smaller></fontfamily>=

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