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Director: Denis Delestrac, Sandrine Feydel

Production: ARTE FRANCE, VIA DECOUVERTES FILMS, France, 2014,
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French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swahili 56 mn

Filmed in France, Belgium, the USA, Great Britain, Indonesia, Uganda, Mexico and Brazil, this documentary tells the story of the stranglehold that banking and finance has on the planet’s living resources.
Plants and animals are now converted into banking products and listed on stock exchanges.
A new market is developing: living species are disappearing, and are thereby gaining value.
The environment has become speculative capital. What will the cost be for nature and people?

Please note the full version of this film is not available in  Canada, USA, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, US Virginia Islands and Puerto Rico.

Director's statement

Three years ago, during a conference on the green economy, we found out that in the USA, private institutions, biobanks, were in charge of protecting endangered species.
As we delved deeper into this, we discovered that economists were starting to talk about the financialization of nature, and were even discussing the risks of a new crash if finance became too connected with environmental conservation.

Denis Delestrac, Sandrine Feydel

Why we selected this film

Capitalism in the extreme or how cynicism can exceed all limits conceivable to a normally constituted person.
A real slap in the face for nature lovers, this film shows us just how far finance is able to go and why we must strengthen efforts to protect the Earth from such greed.
This taboo subject is a major issue for the future of our planet and its inhabitants.
A spine-chilling documentary…

Awards

- Winner of the Expo Milano 2015 Prize (Italia)
- Best Feature Film/Full Length Documentary at the 8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2015 - KLEFF2015 (Malaysia)
- The Award of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences" at the Life Sciences Film Festival à Prague - LSFF 2015 (Czech Republic)
- Grand Prize of the City of Innsbruck 2015 (Austria)
- Best International Feature Award at Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival of Toronto 2015 (Canada)
- Best Short Documentary Golden Sun at the International Environmental Film Festival Barcelona 2016 - FICMA (Spain)
- Special Prize "Emys Foundation" at the International Environmental Film Festival Barcelona 2016 - FICMA (Spain)
- Prix "Greenpeace" au festival du Film Vert de Genève 2016 - FFV (Suisse)
- Prix Planet au International Doc Festival in Brazil

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• Volunteer with solidarity associations, fair trade activities, or other charitable arenas
• Spread the word on info, news and petitions related to local and international solidarity and how everyone can make a different in their everyday lives
• Work with your school: take charge and build awareness in your school community. You could help your institution become a model for sustainability.
• Take action at work: encourage your employer to choose ecological products from fair trade sources to sell/use/manufacture.
• Make a Facebook group calling on your favorite brand to transition to 100% fair trade
• Write to your preferred brands by posting on their Facebook wall
• Ask your local grocers and storekeepers to offer more fair trade products

Diminishing traditional resources

Traditional energy sources (oil, gas, uranium, carbon) are running out.
These sources aren't renewable, and their reserves are diminishing faster and faster: global consumption has increased by 75% in the past 30 years and doesn't show signs of slowing.
If we don't change our habits, we will surpass our planet's capacity for supplying traditional energy sources in the near future.

Use renewable sources

Once your home is well-insulated and well-equipped, you can go even further by using renewable energy sources – at no cost!
Solar power can heat up to 60% of your daily hot water use or provide 40% of your daily electricity use. You can also capture heat from the soil by using a heat pump.

5 Comments

Marie · Thursday January 17th, 2019 at 04:45 PM

Pourquoi certains films ne sont pas accessible dans certains pays? Le Canada par exemple.

pierre ratio · Monday January 14th, 2019 at 11:11 PM

Impossible de visionner ce film au Canada. Pourquoi?

    L'équipe du Greenpeace Film Festival · Monday January 14th, 2019 at 11:21 PM

    La production nous impose des restrictions géographiques dues aux contrats de distribution passés dans certains pays.

Frank Stivers · Tuesday January 8th, 2019 at 03:46 AM

I AM 58 …

I DO NOT SPEAK FRENCH

COULD THE LANGUAGES BE CHANGED TO OTHER LANGUAGES … ????

    Anaelle · Monday January 14th, 2019 at 07:39 PM

    Hello Franck,

    On the top left of the page, you’ll find the language preference , just pass your mouse on the French flag and change it with the english one. It will bring you on the english version of all the videos.

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