Breath of Life: Wayne “Vene” Chun at a waterfall

Crude

Coming in the wake of rising global concerns about the continued supply of oil, and increasingly weird weather patterns, award-winning Australian filmmaker Richard Smith takes us through time: from the birth of oil deep in the dinosaur-inhabited past, to its ascendancy as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. Filmed on location in 11 countries across five continents, Smith consults the leading international scientific experts to join the dots between geology and economy and provide the big-picture view of oil.

Available until
2019-09-30T00:00:00-07:00

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Tapped

"Tapped" looks into the bottled water industry and its long-term effects socially, economically and ecologically. The filmmakers focused on industry giants such as PepsiCo and Nestlé Waters, visiting a town containing a Nestlé factory as well as running tests on the bottles the company uses for its products. Their results came back showing "several potentially harmful chemicals, some known carcinogens".

Fierce Green Fire

An exploration of the environmental movement — grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Featruing Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, and Ashley Judd.

Farmageddon

"Farmageddon" tells the story of family farms who were providing healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop by agents of misguided government bureaucracies.

Heather Booth: Changing The World

A film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin traces the ongoing legacy of activist and community organizer Heather Booth. In telling the story of Heather’s life and work, the film presents an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement, as well as a manual on how to become an organizer.

Showrunners

"Showrunners" explores the fascinating world of the U.S. television showrunner and the creative forces around them, as they battle daily between art and commerce to deliver television comedies and dramas to audiences worldwide.