Green Screen is a monthly column that summarizes and reviews the best in eco documentaries from around the world.


The Clean Bin Project

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A few years ago, Vancouverites Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer decided to take on a daunting 365-day challenge. The rules: give up consumerism, and produce zero waste.


The Economics of Happiness

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Bamboo talks to the director of this doc, examining the very deep connection between the economy and our unhappiness—or our happiness.


Play Again

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Tonje Hessen Schei is a talented Norwegian journalist, documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate. But, first and foremost, she’s a mother. Her experiences as a parent were a big part of the inspiration for her thought-provoking documentary, Play Again (2010), which explores the impacts of a childhood separated from nature.


Eat the Sun

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The ancient practice of sungazing—staring directly at the sun for long periods each day, instead of eating food—turns both those ideas (and essentially our entire belief system) on their heads.


[one percent] of the story

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One percent. Sounds like a pretty small number, right? But when a company or individual signs up to donate one percent of their revenue to an environmental organization, those single digits can add up to some powerful positive change. This simple equation is the basis behind 1% for the Planet, a groundbreaking initiative that began [...]


Climbing Redwood Giants

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Green Screen is a monthly column that summarizes and reviews the best in eco documentaries from around the world. As the 2011 UN International Year of Forests comes to a close, now is the perfect time to acknowledge one of the most intriguing environmental documentaries on the topic. Climbing Redwood Giants (2009), produced for National Geographic [...]


Cars 2

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Green Screen is a monthly column that summarizes and reviews the best in eco documentaries from around the world. Every month, Bamboo introduces readers to thought-provoking films that in some way address an environmental issue. But, instead of looking at an informative new documentary, this month’s Green Screen is taking us into bold new territory—animated children’s films. Disney and [...]


The Polar Explorer

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Green Screen is a monthly column that summarizes and reviews the best in eco documentaries from around the world. Mark Terry has gone where no director has gone before. Not only has he visited both the North and South Poles, he’s also become an inspiration to documentary filmmakers around the world, using his work and [...]


Waterlife

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Green Screen is a monthly column that summarizes and reviews the best in eco documentaries from around the world. The Great Lakes contain about 20 percent of all surface fresh water on the earth. Here in North America, these five bodies of water—along with all the smaller lakes, rivers and waterways that connect them—are an [...]


Carbon Nation

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Green Screen is a monthly column that summarizes and reviews the best in eco documentaries from around the world. Peter Byck, Director (2011) In the ongoing climate change debate, people are often divided into two sides—the believers and the non-believers. But in reality, it’s not that simple. Despite what you may think, it’s not only the [...]