Films, Documentaries

Films and documentaries available as streaming media from Hoopla Digital.

Note! Available to KPL Resident Area borrowers only.

Bananas! by Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)Bananas!
Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)
2009
BANANAS!* is a multi-layered courtroom drama about the global politics of food, the dynamics of 1st and 3rd world nations, and human rights at its simplest through a landmark legal case pitting a dozen Nicaraguan plantation workers against Dole.
Chow Down by Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)Chow Down
Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)
2010
Root for Charles, John, and Garnet as they try to buck the system of pills and procedures and outfox their heart disease and diabetes. When their doctors inform them that they can't get better, our intrepid trio tells the doctors to think again. With lighthearted animation, piercing expert interviews and a feisty attitude, CHOW DOWN is the moving story of the success you can achieve when you rewrite the recipe for a healthy life.
Dive! Living off America's Waste by Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)Dive! Living off America's Waste
Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)
2010
Every year in America we throw away 96 billion pounds of food - 263 million pounds a day. Inspired by a curiosity about society's careless habit of sending good, edible food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food - resulting in an eye-opening documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action.
Fed Up! by Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)Fed Up!
Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)
2002
This documentary states that 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is spending $50 million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope.
Flow: For Love of Water by Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)Flow: For Love of Water
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2008
This award-winning documentary investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century: the world water crisis. Building a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply, the director focuses on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
Food Matters by Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)Food Matters
Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)
2008
“Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food” – Hippocrates. That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in the controversial new documentary film Food Matters from Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch. With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what's wrong with our malnourished bodies, it's no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide ‘sickness industry' and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally. In what promises to be the most contentious idea put forward, the filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer. The focus of the film is in helping us rethink the belief systems fed to us by our modern medical and health care establishments. The interviewees point out that not every problem requires costly, major medical attention and reveal many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive than conventional medical treatments.
Fresh by Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)Fresh
Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)
2009
Both an enlightening documentary and a stirring call to action, Fresh outlines the vicious cycle of our current food production methods, while also celebrating the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are reinventing our food system.
Genetically Modified Food: Panacea or Poison by Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)Genetically Modified Food: Panacea or Poison
Streaming media from Hoopla Digital (for resident cardholders only)
2006
In the last thirty years global demand for food has doubled. In a race to feed the planet, scientists have discovered how to manipulate DNA, the blueprint of life, and produce what they claim are stronger, more disease-resistant crops. However, fears that genetically modified food many not be safe for humans or the environment has sparked violent protest.

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