Elemental (2012)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Environmental Science  |   Release Date - May 17, 2013 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Canada, Germany, USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Three individuals on three separate continents devote their lives to solving some of the planet's most urgent ecological challenges in this sobering documentary from filmmakers Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Gayatri Roshan. Disturbed by the pollution that's strangling the life out of the sacred Ganges River, renegade Indian government official Rajendra Singh makes it his personal mission to raise awareness about the effects of industrialization on one of India's most revered landmarks. Meanwhile, in Canada, young mother Eriel Deranger endures a grueling uphill battle in her efforts to halt construction of a proposed 2000-mile Keystone XL Pipeline that would keep oil flowing from one of the country's largest oil deposits. And what if we could actually develop technology capable of slowing down the process of global warming itself? That's the question posed by Australian innovator Jay Harman, who's created a unique device that uses nature's own design to cleanse our polluted environment.

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ecological-disaster, entrepreneur, global-warming, natural-resources, nature, oil-industry, oil-pipeline, pipeline