The most moving films on mining for metals, coal and sand, on forest clearing and people who oppose the destruction of their livelihoods.
Concerns about the scarcity of resources such as oil, are not new. Foreign dependence on oil and gas is a dominant theme in most developed governments, however, the advent of the Information Age has opened up new concerns over a great variety of resources. The exponential demand for electronic devices also increases the demand for an ever-wider range of metallic or non-metallic minerals and supplies. In addition to concerns over resource depletion, concerns have been growing over "resource nationalism“, a concept that describes the tendency of governments to assert control over natural resources in their territory and to push out global corporations.
The diverse and extensive impacts of natural resource extraction can be witnessed in the films below.