EARTH DAY, one of the highlights of this month of April on IWONDER
This April, iwonder turns its attention to Earth Day and earthday.org’s mission to mobilize the world to take action on climate change.
Two new series and a multi-award-winning documentary film are coming to iwonder this month: “Green Warriors” and “Green Cops” follow the exploits of life-threatening activists to uncover and prevent environmental abuse by some of the biggest sinister groups. As ‘Trashed’ sees acclaimed actor Jeremy Irons embark on a journey to combat unchecked consumerism.
April’s iwonder What Top Five then takes a close look at endangered animals and natural resources, why we seem unable to prevent endangered species from being pushed to the brink of extinction, and why the world must change course before it’s not too late.
#Environment #Global #Series
Launch April 19
A six-part science-based investigative series on the environmental scandals facing the planet, investigative journalist Martin Boudot tracks major environmental scandals across the globe: contaminated rivers, air pollution, toxic waste, illegal logging resources, poaching of endangered species… .
Armed with his drone, Martin circumvents obstacles and thwarts prohibitions to reveal what some are trying to hide: a factory that discharges its polluted water into a river, a toxic mining dump located next to a residential area, and even villages. poisoned nearby. to soybean plantations.
In the episode “Indonesia, the most polluted river in the world”, a journalist teams up with international scientists to investigate the causes and consequences of the pollution endangering the lives of 14 million Indonesians who depend on the river. Citarum.
#Climate #Crime #Series
Launch April 21
All over the world, specialized units of commandos and rangers fight the enemies of the environment. Their mission is to dismantle gangs, often real mafias with minions, who shamelessly and illegally exploit the resources of the planet.
This action-packed six-part series follows the team members in their daily lives and in the field, battling toxic waste trafficking by the Italian mafia, deforestation in Colombia, toxic gold mining in French Guiana, rhino poaching in South Africa, illegal fishing in Indonesia and animal trafficking in Cameroon.
In the garbage
#Campaign #Pollution #Consumption
Launch April 19
Trashed is an environmental documentary film, written and directed by British filmmaker Candida Brady. It follows actor Jeremy Irons as he investigates the global scale and impact of humanity’s modern waste and pollution. The film is a call for urgent action to solve the problem of existing deposits and drastically reduce our consumption towards sustainable and zero waste levels, while demonstrating how this is already being successfully achieved in many communities around the world.
Nominated for the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, this penetrating documentary is multi-award winning, including the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Maui Film Festival, the Special Documentary Prize at the d’environnement de Paris and winner of the Grand Prix at the kyiv International Documentary Film Festival.
I wonder when
April 22n/amarks Earth Day, and its mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Originating from the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter for the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in more than 192 countries to drive positive action for the planet.
The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Investing in our planet”, with earthday.org suggesting 52 ways everyone can take a small action to make a big difference this April 22n/a. Learn more at earthday.org
I wonder who
Best known for his roles in ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’, ‘Dead Ringers’, ‘Reversal of Fortune’, ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’ and as the voice of Scar in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’, versatile actor Jeremy Irons is also well known for his charity work. He supports various causes and organizations, including The Hungry Project and homeless charities, and has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
In Trashed, which debuts on iwonder in April, Jeremy turns his concern for the environment to the harmful effects of careless consumerism, while exploring how nations and individuals can play their part in combating wasteful habits and harmful.
i wonder what
Threatened and in danger
From majestic tigers on the brink of annihilation to sacred forests demolished to fuel entertainment, April’s iwonder What Top Five features a series of films exposing the damage to fragile ecosystems and animals around the world, while suggesting the behavioral changes humanity must make if it is to protect the planet’s biodiversity, crucial for our own survival.
1) Banking nature
#Nature #Finance #Endangered Species
Launch April 21
Protecting our planet has become big business, with companies promoting new environmental markets. This involves cash banking, where investors buy large tracts of land, full of endangered species, to enable them to sell ‘nature credits’. Companies whose actions destroy the environment are now obliged to buy back these credits and new financial centers have emerged, specializing in this trade.
Many respected economists believe that the best way to protect nature is to put a price on it. But others worry that this market in nature could lead to companies having a financial stake in the extinction of a species. There are also fears that – like the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008 – the nature credit market could collapse. And there are larger issues. What guarantees do we have that our natural heritage will be protected? And should our ecological heritage be for sale?
#Organized Crime #Environment #Conservation
Unscrupulous investors speculating on the disappearance of rare animals and increased demand for animal products from Asia are pushing endangered animals towards extinction.
Around the world, the illegal trade in endangered animals is on the rise. It is no longer just the work of individuals or small gangs, it is now dominated by well organized and equipped international cartels. The poaching of wild animals has become the most lucrative illegal trade, after drug and arms trafficking, with an annual turnover estimated at twenty billion dollars.
Today, only 3,200 tigers roam in the wild. At the current rate of poaching, elephants, rhinos and tigers living in the wild will be extinct in our lifetime. Who are the global players in this deadly game of power, greed and profit? Who is pulling the strings and who are the customers? And why have ivory and rhino horn become compelling investment opportunities?
#Anti-hunting #Conservation #Nature
What drives people around the world to hunt animals, often driving them to extinction? How does hunting affect our relationship with nature and does it impact fragile ecosystems? And how do hunting lobbies influence lawmakers and the media?
Through the personal story of a former hunter, “On The Wild Side” unites the global anti-hunting movement, while providing insight into hunting throughout history. Featuring interviews with activists, politicians and organizations from around the world, this documentary sheds light on the psychology of hunting and the methods of saboteurs.
Is it possible to end the hunt forever?
#Deforestation #Olympic Games #Investigation
What do the world’s most-watched mega-event and an isolated indigenous community have in common? A forgotten indigenous tribe in Borneo is devastated by a ruthless logging company. Determined to find the source of the forces ravaging their ancestral forest, three members of the tribe take matters into their own hands and track their stolen wood. Then begins a quest that will lead them to Tokyo, to the heart of the Olympic phenomenon.
The film raises the question of how supply chains can be traced or hidden and what role politics plays in it, while delving into the coexistence with nature and the mythical relationship of indigenous peoples with the forest.
With magnificent images and a deep closeness with local populations, the filmmakers tell of a landscape in transition and a very special relationship between man and nature.
#Climate change #Survival #Economy
They call it “blue gold”. Around the world, the demand for water is exploding. By 2050, at least one in four people will live in a country with water scarcity, creating ideal conditions for a new market…
Goldman Sachs, HSBC, UBS, Allianz, Deutsche Bank, BNP: banks, investment funds and hedge funds are rushing to invest billions of euros in everything related to water. A veritable water monopoly has been established.
From California to Australia, from New York to London via Marseille, Lords of Water investigates the financialization of water: new power relations are established and access to water is threatened.
It is a battle that is taking place on several fronts: ideological, political, environmental and of course economic. The fate of nearly 10 billion people in the world depends on its outcome.