Scarred lands & wounded lives

Scarred Lands Wounded Lives Film

Scarred Lands is a compelling documentary exploring the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war. The film confronts the immensely broad ecological and human ramifications of everything from technological development and natural resource exhaustion to weapons testing and modern warfare itself.

Ecosystems around the world are in distress from forces of humanity’s own making: increasing population, unsustainable demands on natural resources, habitat and species loss, and climate change. One of the most destructive of human behaviors – war – is not commonly included as a contributor to the growing global environmental crisis.

Yet, in all its stages, from the production of weapons through combat, military operations pollute land, air, and water, destroy entire ecosystems, and drain limited natural resources.

Using archival material from the Civil War through more recent wars, along with expert testimony and eyewitness accounts, the film clearly presents the environmental and human cost of combat, and argues for public scrutiny of the ecological and human impact of war as essential to a more sustainable – and secure – world.

  • CINE Golden EagleBest DocumentaryCalifornia Independent Film Festival
  • Planet Earth Award Cinema Verde Film Festival
  • Special Jury REMI AwardWorldFest, Houston International Film Festival
  • Best Environmental DocumentaryChagrin Documentary Film Festival
  • Best Environmental FeatureColumbia Gorge Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION Opening Night FilmEnvironmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C.
  • Opening Night Film One World Film Festival, Ottowa, Canada
  • Wildscreen International Wildlife and Environmental Film FestivalBristol, England
  • Cine Eco Environmental Film and Video Festival Portugal
  • United Nations Association Film FestivalStanford University
  • Ekotopfilm 2008 FestivalBratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Amazonas Film FestivalManaus, Brazil
  • Wild and Scenic Environmental Film FestivalNevada City, CA
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival Bellingham, WA
  • San Francisco Green Film Festival San Francisco, CA
  • Golden Film Festival Golden, CO
  • Maryland International Film FestivalHagerstown, MD
  • Flagler Film Festival Palm Coast, FL

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  • JOIN ACTIVISTS around the world to help increase public awareness about the extensive and often hidden environmental and social consequences of war.

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