Carbon Nation
Carbon Nation (2011)

Carbon Nation is a feature length documentary about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this is a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 11, 2011
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2011
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

What we get is the filmic equivalent of a smiley face. But enthusiasm and sincerity don't make the hard questions go away.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

This film seems blissfully unaware that political obstructionists are paralyzing the legislative process; that deep-pocketed influence peddlers have a vested interest in maintaining the fossil fuel culture; that, in general, people resist change.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

Thought-provoking on a macro level in some of its interviews, but its sloppy construction, poor focus and rah-rah boosterism make for a sludgy viewing experience.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

"Carbon Nation" is an inspiring look at the many recent advances in clean energy and green technologies.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Alternative energy sources-algae, wind, and geothermal-are showcased, but Carbon Nation is most persuasive when it focuses on the individuals utilizing those supplies in their communities.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

The film's hectic pace and flow has more in common with design of a kids' educational TV show, and although the information seems sometimes chaotic. it is always lively, thought-provoking, and inspirational.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Interviewees who issue hysterical statements like "the sea ice cap is almost gone" go uncontradicted.

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John Anderson

Well intended but inert.

Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

Afraid of the dullness of its subject matter, and of being lost in the swarm of patronizing eco-documentaries, Carbon Nation tries really hard to speak to the language of "young people these days."

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