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The Carbon Rush

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Amy Miller

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Narrated by Daryl Hannah, THE CARBON RUSH takes us around the world to meet the people most impacted. They are the least heard in the cacophony surrounding this emerging "green-gold" multi-billion dollar carbon industry. From indigenous rain forest dwellers having their way of life completely threatened, to dozens of Campesinos assassinated, to the livelihood of waste pickers at landfills taken away, THE CARBON RUSH travels across four continents and brings us up close to projects working through the United Nations, Kyoto Protocol designed Clean Development Mechanism. This groundbreaking documentary feature proposes the fundamental question "What happens when we manipulate the markets to solve the climate crisis?" Who stands to gain and who stands to suffer?

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The Ottawa Citizen

Directed by Canadian filmmaker Amy Miller, The Carbon Rush takes a complex subject and makes it clearer. Carbon-trading — mandated by the Kyoto Protocol — is a multi-billion dollar business that has become something of a stock market. Polluters buy and sell credits, and then set up environmentally friendly “offsets” that often turn out to be vast industrial projects that upend the local ecology, displace powerless natives and enrich the companies even further.

It’s a revealing look at a system that sounds fishy even on the surface: should companies be allowed to buy permissions to pollute.

The Carbon Rush: A documentary on the system of “carbon credits,” that allows big companies to pollute more in exchange for doing something green somewhere else. Filmmaker Amy Miller has found, though that the “something green” is frequently just another form of pollution taking place in a Third World nation. The result is a searing indictment of the whole system.

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