Archive | 2008

Fishy business: the real cost of cheap farmed salmon

In its latest film the Ecologist Film Unit (EFU), a collaboration between Ecostorm and the Ecologist magazine, travels to Peru to investigate a host of unreported environmental and social costs – including pollution and health problems, overfishing, and impacts on ecosystems and wildlife – arising from the production of fishmeal and fish oil, principal ingredients […]

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Bangladesh leather investigation featured at Paris fashion show

Hell for Leather – the debut film of the Ecologist Film Unit, which investigated Bangladesh’s leather trade, has been screened at the International Ethical Fashion Show in Paris. The film, which documented the environmental and human rights abuses connected with leather production in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, was screened prominently at the pioneering fashion show, one […]

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Giri Raja: a solution to the food crisis? How one chicken might just change the world…

Set against a backdrop of rising global food prices, and the spread of factory farming in countries such as India, The Ecologist Film Unit – a major collaboration between Ecostorm and The Ecologist magazine – this month releases a film which tells the story of a food revolution in Southern India. Produced in conjunction with […]

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Former chief government scientist brands Heathrow third runway ‘White Elephant’ ahead of climate camp

In an exclusive interview with the Ecologist Film Unit (EFU) Professor Sir David King has said that government plans to expand British airport capacity are both short-sighted and economically unsound. Sir David, until recently the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, said that the Government’s own policy of drastically reducing carbon emissions made nonsense of current proposals […]

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Melting point: how Britain’s eco-activists are being targeted

As part of our unique collaboration with The Ecologist, Ecostorm is pleased to announce publication of a new special report and accompanying film “Melting Point: the new frontline in eco-activism” in the July / August edition of the magazine. Ahead of next month’s ‘Climate Camp’ at Kingsnorth, Kent – where a coalition of campaigners have […]

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Revealed: the shocking human cost of cheap leather

A major investigation by Ecostorm for the Ecologist Film Unit (EFU) has revealed the appalling and unreported human and environmental cost of the leather trade in Bangladesh, South Asia. The investigation, entitled “Hell For Leather”, is released this week as a short, hard-hitting, documentary film and as a special report in the June edition of […]

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Ecologist magazine launches film production arm

In a major new venture, Ecostorm has teamed up with The Ecologist magazine, the world’s most widely read environmental magazine, to launch the Ecologist Film Unit (EFU), which will make hard-hitting, investigative films to be streamed on the internet, broadcast on TV and at film festivals and events. Building on the Ecologist’s reputation for agenda […]

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