NatGeo Islands: Fiji
45 Minutes / 2011 / English / Directed by: Julia Moon & Angela Clarke
White sands, palm trees, crystal waters – but the iconic South Sea of idyll is under threat from devastating climate change. From bleached corals to rising sea levels, it sounds a dire warning to the world of what is to come. Islands can’t separate their futures from the fate of humanity as a whole. In so many ways, these shores are the frontline of global change. What happens here matters to us all.
86 Minutes / 2012 / English / Directed by: Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks
Humanity’s ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, A Short History Of Progress inspired Surviving Progress, shows how past civilizations were destroyed by “progress traps” – alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. The film focuses on the present-day impact of civilization and the lack of an ethical underpinning in modern global economic practices which is directly responsible for the over-consumption and exploitation of natural resources.
Mystery of the Fairy Circles
49 Minutes / 2011 / English / Directed by: Barbara Fally Puskás
When it rains in the Namib, a thick carpet of grass covers the sand and stony desert. But this green layer is punctuated by bare circular patches, as regular as if drawn by a compass. And there are not just one or two of them, but hundreds of thousands. But where did these mysterious come from? Footsteps of gods, underground dragons or UFOs? Three scientific teams have conflicting theories, but finally the amazing secret of the fairy circles is revealed!