"This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers"
Can capitalism be a part of the solution? Could social pressure rather than laws be what compels us to become more 'green'? Crimes against the environment take many forms, but it is a complex area of criminology. This excellent program introduces transgressive criminology and the wider concept of harm, which can be applied to problems like rainforest destruction and global warming.
"The Age of Stupid imagines the world in 2055, devastated by the disastrous effects of climate change. Humanity's sole survivor takes refuge in an Arctic storage facility, compiling archive footage from 1950-2008 to discover what went wrong. Director Franny Armstrong presents a fascinating mosaic of people whose lives have been deeply affected by global warming, including a Hurricane Katrina survivor, an elderly French mountain guide, and an 8-year-old Iraq war refugee. Their stories show the ravages of climate change and suggest, in some cases, possible solutions for a more hopeful future."
Here is a sample of the videos you can access online from Films on Demand (you will need to use your blackboard/network ID to access the full version):