The New Environmentalists

A compilation of 10 programs - 2 new to national broadcast and 8 encore programs. The New Environmentalists share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution. Each 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 Best of New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change.

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Unfair Game

Through the inspiring stories of two African environmental activists -Thuli Makama, and Hammer Simwinga-the film explores conservation and sustainable development as a viable method for safeguarding wildlife. The program also bears witness to the human rights violations inflicted on indigenous peoples whose traditional homelands are bordering wildlife conservancies.

Sea Change

This program follows the grassroots efforts of Ikal Angelei, a 36 year-old Kenyan native, as she struggles to protect half a million indigenous people from the impact of the Gibe III dam in Ethiopia. The dam could well put an end to this oldest known living culture.

From Peru to Tanzania

This episode includes stories of environmental activism in Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Peru and here at home in Baltimore.

From Myanmar to Scotland

This episode includes stories of environmental activism in Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Canada, Scotland and Myanmar.

From Ithaca to the Amazon

This episode includes stories of activism in South Africa, India, Russia, Peru, Indonesia and here at home in New York state.