Human Potential

While many look towards technical solutions for protecting life on earth against todays threats, often one of the most important requirements is forgotten: The precious human resource.

Humans, often individuals, have teared down dams, put multinational companies in their place, founded global environmental organizations, renewed governments, but also brought up surprising insights and connections through their intuition, wisdom, courage and integrity.

Humans touch, educate and inspire humans and are their heros. Humans go ahead over decades and do not give up.

Todays challenges require changes of our way to think and how we see ourself in order to change our actions and social systems.

Here are the most remarkable movies on sustainability and ecology for you we know so far for this topic.

"When you meet chimps, you meet individual personalities. When a baby chimp looks at you it's just like a human baby. We have a responsibility to them." - Jane Goodall

Our Film Tips on "Human Potential"

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The Island President

Maledive's president Mohamed Nasheed confronts a weird challenge. With the oceans raising for one meter all his islands become inhabitable. His relentless efforts find sits peak on the Kopenhagen Climate Summit where we get a rare insight into the horse trade on top-level. Due to Nasheed and his persistence an agreement is born...
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Taking Root

A woman knows how forests, erosion, water, soil, democracy and poverty are linked together. She is teaching thousands of women to plant trees. At the end her country is overcoming dictatorship and she is receiving the Peace Nobel Price.
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Rise of the Eco-Warriors

For one 100 days a group of young people dare to go into the jungles of Borneo to protect the rainforest and the orangutans. They build a rehabilitation center for the apes and support the local communities to combat the palm oil industry.
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Waste Land

What we throw away, is not away: It ends up at others. Artist Muniz realizes a project with outlawed trash pickers on one of the biggest landfills on earth. They lay artworks and attain a new perspective on themselves. International attention leads to a modern recycling center and work with dignity.
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I Am

The life of successful director Tom Shadyac changes dramatically after an accident. Instead of striving for fame he is suddenly confronted with existential questions. Discussing with brilliant individuals as Desmond Tutu and many others he doesn't find THE answer but a new perspective onto the core of our being and the current global challenges.
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Jane's Journey

Since 25 years, 300 days a year, nearly every day on another location: Jane Godall, one of the most impressive women of our time was not only the changing the understanding on great apes but also the thought on environment around the planet. She also founded one of the first eco-tourism projects.
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Planetary

Planetary is a contemplative but intense film which connects our perspective at ourselfs with todays world challenges. Breathtaking images of earth and wisdom of many people work out the fact that all life is connected.
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The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Crazy or inspired? As a hippie farmer John founded one of the first community supported agriculture projects after the farm of his family could not be financed anymore. First resisted by the local community, it brought a large profit for the region.
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Solartaxi

Teacher Louis Palmer is dreaming as a child of travelling around the world by solar car. One day the time has come: resources find together, many contribute selflessly. Around the world Palmer takes children, dictators and even the UN Secretary General on a joyride.

More Films on "Human Potential"

The Most Exciting Clips on "Human Potential"

This May: Break Free From Fossil Fuels

This May: Break Free From Fossil Fuels

Mother of All Rivers

Life in Syntropy

Life in Syntropy

Bolivian WALL-E: Teen Inventor Makes Robots Out Of Trash

Bolivian WALL-E: Teen Inventor Makes Robots Out Of Trash

Defined by the Line

Defined by the Line

The Fisherman’s Son

The Fisherman’s Son

A Good Day

A Good Day

Ancient Future: The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive Story

Wangaari Maathai - I will be a hummingbird

Wangaari Maathai - I will be a hummingbird

The Man Who Planted Trees

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Mile for Mile: A Film About Trail Running and Conservation in Patagonia

Mile for Mile: A Film About Trail Running and Conservation in Patagonia