The best films around the topics of deforestation, resource extraction in mining, intensive land use and the consequences of resource extraction on people and on the environment.
In a finite world, unlimited extraction of non-renewable resources leads to collapse. So far, so clear. Many raw materials such as phosphorus or rare metals for electronic devices are already becoming scarce. Also, the extraction of raw materials often goes hand in hand with the destruction of entire ecosystems, the loss of biodiversity, pollutant emissions, forced resettlements and armed conflicts, as well as corruption.
With its unrestrained consumption of resources and unlimited growth models, humanity is depriving itself of its own livelihood. But the solutions and examples for resource conservation are manifold: produce less, reuse, repair or revalue products and return recyclable materials to the product cycle.
The films in this section show the effects of our resource consumption on the environment and on people, but also how we can behave in a resource-conserving way.