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article imageDocumentary Channel celebrates the planet every night in April

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By Elizabeth Batt     Mar 14, 2012 in Environment
Nashville - The Documentary Channel and TakePart are teaming up in April to present an entire month of environmentally-aware documentaries. "EarthView" boasts an impressive lineup of films.
It's an environmentalist's dream come true. A full month of award-winning and environmentally focused documentary films to be shown every night in April. Hoping to raise awareness and inspire action, Participant Media's digital division – TakePart, has joined with the Documentary Channel (DOC) to present "EarthView."
EarthView promises an "eye-opening exploration of our earth, the environment, and ways we can all participate in making the world a better place to live" said the Documentary Channel. For passionate Earth advocates it's an opportunity to put butts on seats and share the love.
James Ackerman, President and CEO of Documentary Channel said, "our planet and its resources are a priceless asset for which there is no replacement. We are excited to partner with TakePart to showcase these important films that celebrate our earth and share the inspiring stories of the innovators who are confronting today's environmental challenges."
So what is on the menu?
EarthView is kicking off on April 01, 8 p.m. ET/PT, with the US television premiere of INGREDIENTS: Who's Your Farmer? A look into the not-so-palatable aspects of where food comes from. Filmmaker Robert Bates examines the collaboration and partnership between farmers and chefs who create great food and increase consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local.
Bag It, which airs April 22, tells the story of an average man who's entire life changes when he makes the simple decision to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store.
The IMAX film Blue Planet reveals Earth as a delicate living organism, constantly being reshaped and rejuvenated by the awesome forces of nature and the impact of the choices we make.
Also in the lineup, is a series of movies about water. Comprehensive narratives describe the role of water in the development of modern societies and catalog the struggle to control what in some areas, is sheer liquid gold. This battle for water impacts politics, wars, peace, and often, entire continents. The Future of Water: The Waterlords will air on April 04 followed by The Future of Water: The New Uncertainty on April 11 and The Future of Water: The Water Age on April 18.
A special Earth Day marathon starting at 4:00 p.m. ET on April 22, will present encore airings of INGREDIENTS: Who's Your Farmer, Tapped and Kudzu Vine and the premiere of Bag It.
Meanwhile, Tapped examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on health, climate change, pollution, and the reliance on oil.
In conjunction with April's EarthView, TakePart will host a dedicated "EarthView" web page at Takepart.com/earthview. The page will allow viewers to connect with organizations whose missions are related to the issues in the featured films, and directly strike a chord with the viewer.
Christopher Gebhardt, General Manager of TakePart said of the project, "It is a thrill to team with Documentary Channel in this combined effort to engage viewers in stories about the environment and actions they can take to protect Earth and all its natural resources."
Documentary Channel (DOC) is the USA's first 24-hour television network exclusively devoted to documentary films and independent documentary film making. TakePart is the digital division and online Social Action Network of Participant Media, an entertainment company whose films include: The Kite Runner, Charlie Wilson's War, An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc. and the 2010 Academy-Award winning documentary, The Cove.
Documentary Channel is primarily available through satellite television services DISH Network and DIRECTV. A complete list of films showing throughout April is available at Documentarychannel.com/earthview.
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