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Documenting the Environment

John A. Duvall

John A. Duvall is Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Dominican University of California, USA, specializing in Cinema Studies, Production, and Writing. He produced the documentary Peak Oil and Transition in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr Duvall formerly edited sound effects in Hollywood and writes feature screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Environmental Documentary : Cinema Activism in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...What qualifies as an “environmental documentary”? A nature series like British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Life that describes the natural world from a scientific viewpoint? A film like An Inconvenient Truth that employs persuasion...

General Environmental History and Concerns

John A. Duvall

John A. Duvall is Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Dominican University of California, USA, specializing in Cinema Studies, Production, and Writing. He produced the documentary Peak Oil and Transition in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr Duvall formerly edited sound effects in Hollywood and writes feature screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Environmental Documentary : Cinema Activism in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Most of the films surveyed in this book deal with defined areas of concern—climate change, fossil fuel depletion, food and water, species extinction, and so on. Of course, all these topics are ultimately interrelated in their impacts...

Animals and Extinction

John A. Duvall

John A. Duvall is Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Dominican University of California, USA, specializing in Cinema Studies, Production, and Writing. He produced the documentary Peak Oil and Transition in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr Duvall formerly edited sound effects in Hollywood and writes feature screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Environmental Documentary : Cinema Activism in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Environmental documentaries confront their audiences with damage done to nature’s creatures, at the level of both the microcosm and the macrocosm. Some films weave a comprehensive tapestry of how the unrelenting spread of human population...

Climate Change

John A. Duvall

John A. Duvall is Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Dominican University of California, USA, specializing in Cinema Studies, Production, and Writing. He produced the documentary Peak Oil and Transition in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr Duvall formerly edited sound effects in Hollywood and writes feature screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Environmental Documentary : Cinema Activism in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Without a doubt, the environmental issue that dominates the attention of the world in this historical moment is anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change. Late in the nineteenth century, some scientists began to understand that CO2...

Introduction

John A. Duvall

John A. Duvall is Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Dominican University of California, USA, specializing in Cinema Studies, Production, and Writing. He produced the documentary Peak Oil and Transition in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr Duvall formerly edited sound effects in Hollywood and writes feature screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Environmental Documentary : Cinema Activism in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The environmental crisis is the epochal challenge of our times. In the long view, the very survival of human civilization is at stake, as also of the ecosystems that sustain countless other species. Yet to most of us, this is an invisible...

Direct Activism and Community

John A. Duvall

John A. Duvall is Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Dominican University of California, USA, specializing in Cinema Studies, Production, and Writing. He produced the documentary Peak Oil and Transition in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr Duvall formerly edited sound effects in Hollywood and writes feature screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Environmental Documentary : Cinema Activism in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...All of the documentary programs discussed so far make important activist arguments about dangers posed to the environment that impact human and animal survival. Yet often these films have been criticized for not offering solutions...

Conclusion

John A. Duvall

John A. Duvall is Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Dominican University of California, USA, specializing in Cinema Studies, Production, and Writing. He produced the documentary Peak Oil and Transition in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr Duvall formerly edited sound effects in Hollywood and writes feature screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Environmental Documentary : Cinema Activism in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Without question, the first decades of the twenty-first century have been a golden age for environmental documentary films and television programming, as well as a pivotal moment in ecological history. The threats of global warming, peak...

Food and Water

John A. Duvall

John A. Duvall is Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Dominican University of California, USA, specializing in Cinema Studies, Production, and Writing. He produced the documentary Peak Oil and Transition in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr Duvall formerly edited sound effects in Hollywood and writes feature screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Environmental Documentary : Cinema Activism in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The two most fundamental human needs are food and water, yet access to safe and abundant food and water is becoming more precarious across the globe. Industrial-scale farming has become dependent on fertilizers and pesticides based...

Peak Oil

John A. Duvall

John A. Duvall is Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Dominican University of California, USA, specializing in Cinema Studies, Production, and Writing. He produced the documentary Peak Oil and Transition in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr Duvall formerly edited sound effects in Hollywood and writes feature screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Environmental Documentary : Cinema Activism in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The concept of peak oil expresses the belief that crude oil is a nonrenewable or finite resource and will logically at some point begin to run low. After maximum production is reached, whether due to geological or economic forces...

A Brief History of the Environmental Documentary

John A. Duvall

John A. Duvall is Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Dominican University of California, USA, specializing in Cinema Studies, Production, and Writing. He produced the documentary Peak Oil and Transition in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr Duvall formerly edited sound effects in Hollywood and writes feature screenplays. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Environmental Documentary : Cinema Activism in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Cinema itself is a product of the technological era, combining the chemistry of still photography with the inventions of electrical generation and the electric light bulb, along with other mechanical advancements. So this art form is very...