*2. We avoided repeating what's in those reviews for brevity. Gibbs doesn't mention nuclear and - a little lamely, perhaps - has no clear lesson or moral, other than the need to take a fiercely critical look at the environmental establishment. We need Economic Degrowth. Here are 20 films that tell me "it's not all hopeless.". If you're short on time, we recommend reading the top 3-6 reviews below, plus our commentary below the reviews. Stream It Or Skip It: 'Paranormal' On Netflix, An Egyptian Thriller Where A Sad Sack Professor Gets Roped Into Rooting Out Ghosts And Spirits. Likewise, if we find ourselves critical of the film, we may gloss over or accept weak arguments uncritically while failing to acknowledge the film's merits. You can watch on Moore’s channel, or click play on the video above to stream. When Gibbs talks about us being in "the wrong story," we couldn't agree more. But for billions around the world, civilization, as it exists, is the problem and is not worth saving. 6 Reasons Why “Planet of the Humans” is a Disaster of Misinformation - Ben Wehrman. We see them as a media literacy exercise through which we can learn more about all the issues the film brings up. (Click the links!). It's true, we'll never have ecological sustainability without limits to growth. Our full statement is below: When Planet of the Humans first came out, we added it to the site before watching it because we trusted Michael Moore's track record of releasing quality films that are factually accurate. It might even help Trump clinch the next presidential election for it undermines the entire basis of the Green New Deal being pushed in one form or another by his opponents. Again, read the top 4 reviews above for more on that. As Michael Moore said in a podcast, "We're not coming after you, we need you." We've long held a lot of respect for him. Moore released it on YouTube for free viewing on April 21, 2020, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.. ), 1. Review of Planet of the Humans: What They Get Right and the Environmentalists Get Wrong - Paul Fenn, 2. We've learned a ton from reading the reviews below. Add videos to our library! 4 min - The US Government has made an ad about QAnon and it’s surprisingly honest and informative. We need our environmental leaders. Now Here's What I Need From You, White People in Solidarity With Black Lives Matter, Culture In Decline #3: C.V.D. This has been a critique within the environmental movement for a long time, hence the ever-lasting tension between mainstream groups and the groups that always seem to get far less attention, including in this film. Reading reviews and critiques of the film is pretty much required. Skepticism Is Healthy, but POTH is Toxic - Vote to Survive. 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The people who make money out of it are the worst kind of crony-capitalists. At what point are we going to stop bulldozing the wilderness at the edges of every city and say enough is enough? We believe that is the most important takeaway from the film - but it's pretty unfortunate that the film makes some pretty erroneous claims along the way (like when Ozzie Zehner says, "You would have been better off just burning fossil fuels in the first place, instead of playing pretend.”). Have a question or suggestion? How did Michael Moore become a hero to climate deniers and the far right? A Cast Guide To Netflix's Film Version of the Tony Award-Winning Play, Meet the Gay Pioneers Who Made 'The Boys in the Band' Happen, Will There Be a 'Queen's Gambit' Season 2 on Netflix? ", 5/13 Podcast: "Why We Still Need the Green New Deal Plan for 100% Clean Energy:  In response to the Michael Moore film Planet of Humans, Stanford Professor Mark Z  Jacobson, a civil and environmental engineer who is one of the architects of the energy transition plan foundational to the Green New Deal discusses the current state of solar, wind, hydro-electric and more to move usrapidly from fossil fuel dependent energy to 100% Renewable Energy (with 2030 as the target for an 80% transition)— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.". We say messy because the film is officially hosted by Youtube. *4. Despite the film's flaws, the film is asking us to come to terms with some difficult realities which we have yet to face: namely, that sustaining our infinite growth, industrial civilization on renewables is neither desirable nor possible, yet that is exactly what green capitalists are intent on pursuing. This is an opportunity for us to point people towards the best solutions, knowledge and resources that can guide us in the right direction. *5/7 This is how the right-wing site Breitbart is writing about the film: "Moore has backed the most powerful, brutally honest and important documentary of his career. How to Watch Live on TV and Online, How to Watch Joe Biden's Election Speech Live Tonight. We believe we're all brothers and sisters. While we may find ourselves in disagreement, it's important to recognize that we're all on the same team - yes, even the people who oppose us - they're just parts of our family who are tragically bound up "in the wrong story" - the story that sees us as separate from nature and each other. Half of our best content was added by members. The truth is, pinning our problems on population lets industrial capitalism off the hook - what Daniel Quinn called the culture of maximum harm. It's painful to think about how all this positive knowledge is still not getting the attention it deserves while this FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt) is getting the global spotlight.