United Nations Climate Change Conference 2018 | Award of Merit, The Indie Festival | Best Emerging Filmmaker, Yorkton Film Festival | Closing Night Film, The Cape Town Eco Film FestivalClimate Crisis • The Carbon Industry • Pollution • Land Defenders in Latin America and India • Clean Development
Date of Completion: 2012 | Run Time: 84 minutes | Language: English & French with Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi & German subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director: Amy Miller | Producers: Amy Miller & Byron A. Martin | Writer: Amy Miler | Editors: Boban Chaldovich & Étienne Gagnon | Director of Photography: Paul Kell | Composer: Benoît Groulx | Post-Production Supervisor: Boban Chaldovich
Hundreds of hydroelectric dams in Panama. Incinerators burning garbage in India. Biogas extracted from palm oil in Honduras. Eucalyptus forests harvested for charcoal in Brazil. What do these projects have in common? They are all receiving carbon credits for offsetting pollution created somewhere else. But what impact are these offsets having? Are they actually reducing emissions? And what about the people and the communities where these projects have been set up? THE CARBON RUSH takes us around the world to meet the people most impacted. They are the least heard in the cacophony surrounding this emerging "green-gold" multi-billion dollar carbon industry. THE CARBON RUSH is a groundbreaking documentary feature that proposes the fundamental question: "What happens when we manipulate the markets to solve the climate crisis?". Who stands to gain and who stands to suffer?