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Environment & Nature

Population growth, pollution and scarcity are a few of the factors contributing to environmental crises such as global warming, food and water shortages and corporate scandals that affect our world today. POV filmmakers uncover the stories that have been missed or under-reported by the mainstream media, giving voice to ordinary citizens dealing with the consequences of environmental devastation, including the women of Maquilapolis: City of Factories and the workers of Libby, Montana.

Image from The City Dark (POV 2012)

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Earth Day Lesson Plans, Video and Games

Earth Day Lesson Plans, Video and Games

Over the years POV has featured a number of films about the environment. In celebration of Earth Week, we've launched a collection that offers educators a range of our most popular accompanying content, from lesson plans to interactive games.

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Wood: Full Film

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The City Dark: Full Film

The City Dark Feature Films

Is darkness becoming extinct? Exploring the physical and psychological effects of light pollution, The City Dark is a portrait of the world after dusk, and a meditation on the human relationship to the stars.

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If a Tree Falls: Full Film

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Feature Films

This provocative film lifts the veil on a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s "number one domestic terrorism threat."

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If a Tree Falls: Partner Toolkit

Partner Toolkit: Partner Toolkit

We're glad you're excited about the broadcast of If a Tree Falls. Here you'll find everything you need to get involved with the film, from alerting your community to the PBS national broadcast, to hosting a free screening. It’s easy to do. Scroll down for a list of ways that you can share this film with your friends, family, and community.

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The City Dark: Filmmaker Interview

Ian Cheney Filmmaker Interviews

Filmmaker Ian Cheney discusses how moving to New York City from rural Maine and discovering a night sky devoid of stars inspired him to make the documentary The City Dark.

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'The City Dark' in Context

'The City Dark' in Context

Learn more about the growth of artificial lighting and its effect on astronomy, ecology and human health, as well as ways to reduce light pollution.

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Photos from 'The City Dark'

Photos from 'The City Dark'

The City Dark is a portrait of the world after dusk, and a meditation on the human relationship to the stars. Flip through a slideshow of photos from the film.

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