The most moving films about deforestation, mining and people who resist the destruction of their livelihoods.
Many of the resources we depend on today are non-renewable. This means that our consumption exceeds the new formation of the raw material, so that sooner or later it will run out. Prominent examples: fossil fuels such as crude oil, natural gas and coal, but also rare metals that are important for the manufacture of electronic devices.
Our current approach to natural resources is not sustainable. It not only leads to a shortage of raw materials but also has serious ecological and social consequences. The extraction of raw materials is often accompanied by the destruction of entire ecosystems, the loss of biodiversity, massive emissions of pollutants, water scarcity, forced resettlement, armed conflicts, etc.
Here you will find the best films about resource depletion, its consequences for people and the environment.