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Elemental (2013)

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A powerful and unusually intimate portrait of modern environmental activism, Elemental captures the stories of three eco-warriors, separated by oceans, but united by their deep connection with nature and commitment to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

Rajendra Singh is dedicated to cleaning up the Ganges River; Eriel Deranger, in northern Canada, fights the development of the Tar Sands oil deposit; and Jay Harman in Australia looks to technology to slow global warming. The characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view – part mirage, part miracle. Yet they share an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, and they should serve as inspiration for all of us.

Eriel Deranger, Rajendra Singh, Jay Harman
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Gayatri Roshan
English, Hindi with subtitles

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deena.mtrising, posted on July 2, 2014

Powerfully moving. Mobilizing people in Unity in service to Our Mother who gives and cares for all of us. Thank You Gaiam. Thank you too, to all those, who always working so diligently to effect changes that make a difference to all of us whether we are aware of it or not. Thank you. Thank you.
Thank You to President Obama who tries to hear our hearts desire for the Planet that we share. Thank You mother Earth for blessing us, nurturing us and nourishing us. Love to our beautiful Mothership who is a star.

Christel P, posted on June 27, 2014

Thank you for this film. What if everyone of us or at least many more of us would find their voice (purpose) to be the change we want to see in the world?

rosaluna, posted on September 7, 2013

It is always enlightening to see what one person can do to help on a global scale. These three warriors have the will and the dedication to promote change and to advance conscious awareness about the decline of the eco-system, each in a totally different way. The story about the extreme pollution of Mother Ganges in India is particularly revolting -- as is the no-holds-barred approach of powerful interests in Canada to continue with the fracking of oil deposits in the Canadian heartland. Without the co-committed and conscious awareness of the rest of the world, we would all be at even greater risk. Let's hope films like this will really start to make a difference.

pete_didy, posted on September 7, 2013

For the XLpipe line in the West Coast Region of Canada, I was surprised there was no mention of the Idle No More Movement and a few others, such as 1 tribe set up there own grid completely based off of Solar Panels. Never the less, decent information. The India Ganges aspect was very new to me, and very informative! I always wondered when and what they were going to do about it. As for the guys invention, Im interested in seeing updates.

Othen then that at first you got to read some sub-titles, then it switches to English speakers, has a good flow to it, then at one point you see every ones lows. Then everything picks back up and the end is fulfilling. Imagine that stretched out through the whole film, for lack of better terms.

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