Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War

Directed By
Alice & Lincoln Day
Past Presentation
Cinema Verde
Earth Award
2012
Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War
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Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War
68
Minutes
Minute
Government
,
Chemicals
,
Pollution
United States
2008

In all its stages, from the production of weapons through combat to cleanup and restoration, war consists of elements that pollute land, air, and water, destroy biodiversity and entire ecosystems, and drain our limited natural resources. Yet the environmental damage occasioned even by preparation for war, not to mention war itself, is routinely underestimated, underreported, and even ignored. This outstanding, timely, new film explores the crucial need for public scrutiny of the ecological impact of war and reminds us of the importance of accountability and sustainability not in spite of global conflict, but because of it.

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