Treasures of the Earth – Power

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Festival Theme 2017: Anthropocene – Welcome to the Human Age

Treasures of the Earth – Power

Title: Treasures of the Earth – Power

Director: Doug Hamilton; Terri Randall; Kate Dart - Series Director
Produced by: A NOVA Production co-produced by Pioneer Film and Television Productions Limited with China International TV Corporation with CCTV-10 and PAAN Media Holdings Co., Limited, with KBS Korea in association with PBSd, for WGBH and KBS; A NOVA Production by Hamilton Land and Cattle, Inc. for WGBH Boston; A NOVA Production by Terri Randall Productions for WGBH Boston.
Running Time: 56:51 Minutes
Country: United States of America
Year: 2016

Age Guideline:
Secondary School (12 - 16)

Category: Ecology & Environment

Screened In: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Namibia, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India

Drill down to discover the treasures beneath our feet that power our world. Fossil fuels–coal, oil, and natural gas–powered the industrial revolution and allowed us to build a way of life that many cherish today. Personal cars, planes, lights, hot showers – all of these are gifts from our fossil fuels, but they have a dirty dark side in that they are polluting the planet. Where did that energy come from, and can we find alternative energy resources that come in a cleaner form? The hunt is on for new treasures that might allow us to power our modern way of life without damaging the environment. Travel the globe to see how our energy treasures are changing — and if they can keep the lights on.