Michael Moore Releases ‘Planet Of The Humans’ Documentary For Free On Eve Of Earth Day

Michael Moore has released Planet of the Humans, a documentary directed by filmmaker and environmentalist Jeff Gibbs and executive produced by Moore, for free on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The film, which initially screened at the Traverse City Film Festival in August, is making its world premiere today on Moore’s YouTube channel via his Rumble Media label.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (10450902f) Michael Moore speaks at the "Bernie's Back Rally" at Queensbridge Park, Long Island City, in New York Bernie's Back Rally with Bernie Sanders, New York, USA - 19 Oct 2019. (Credit: Shutterstock)
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According to the filmmakers, Planet of the Humans takes a harsh look at how the environmental movement has lost the battle through well-meaning but disastrous choices, including the belief that solar panels and windmills would save us, and by giving in to the corporate interests of Wall Street.

Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans | Full Documentary | Directed by Jeff Gibbs

Michael Moore presents Planet of the Humans, a documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It’s too little, too late.

Removed from the debate is the only thing that MIGHT save us: getting a grip on our out-of-control human presence and consumption. Why is this not THE issue? Because that would be bad for profits, bad for business. Have we environmentalists fallen for illusions, “green” illusions, that are anything but green, because we’re scared that this is the end—and we’ve pinned all our hopes on biomass, wind turbines, and electric cars?

No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs (lifelong environmentalist and co-producer of “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine”). This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way—before it’s too late.

Featuring: Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Richard Branson, Robert F Kennedy Jr., Michael Bloomberg, Van Jones, Vinod Khosla, Koch Brothers, Vandana Shiva, General Motors, 350.org, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Nature Conservancy, Elon Musk, Tesla. Music by: Radiohead, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Blank & Jones, If These Trees Could Talk, Valentina Lisitsa, Culprit 1, Patrick O’hearn, The Torquays, Nigel Stanford, and many more.

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Bill McKinnen’s Response: Planet of the Humans Documentary


Comment by Gaianicity:

Well, there is quite a bit of torquing in the film but, as far as Bill McKibben is concerned, it is unfair to ignore his current position [see link above].

In the on-going effort to develop  climate solutions it is inevitable that there are going to be mistakes made over time. The important thing is whether there is any learning from the mistakes. That is how we make incremental progress. The most shocking thing I learned from the film was Al Gore’s change of direction.

So what works? Planting trees, Protecting our forests, Protecting biodiversity. Local gardening. Acting as stewards of the earth and life on it. Restoring and reclaiming land. Understanding that want is not need. Becoming active participants in democracy. Being compassionate.
And, of course, there is a list of things we should not be doing: extractivism, nuclear energy, militarism, ecocide.

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