939

Shattered Sky

The Battle for Energy, Economy, and the Environment

Overview

Genre
Environment, Contemporary Issues, Social Issues, Politics, and Science
Synopsis

Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer 'the size of North America.' The culprit was a man-made chemical called CFCs, which were prevalent in billions of dollars worth of refrigeration, air conditioning, and other products that had revolutionized America's way of life. With doctors forecasting skyrocketing cancer if we didn't make a change, the stakes were literally 'life as we know it.' Yet business remained bitterly opposed. Politicians were slow to act. Like with today's CO2 emissions, an invisible compound was threatening the Earth's life-support systems, but a solution seemed beyond reach. Eerily reminiscent of today's energy and climate crisis, SHATTERED SKY tells the story of how America led the world to solve the biggest environmental crisis ever seen.

Stage
finished
Running time
55 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Dorst MediaWorks
Country
United States
Years of Production
4
Locations
Washington, D.C., California, Florida, North Carolina, New York, Connecticut, Maryland,

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
DC Environmental Film Fest
Language
English

Photos

Screen shot 2016-12-22 at 8.56.25 pm_thumb

Browse documentary films on The D-Word