25 Jul '11, 8pm

Take a deep breath and soak in this stunning video of Earth.

Stunning, high-def scenes of natural beauty fade in and out of one another, dramatic landscapes and colorful ecosystems flash past, and the beat of some sort of tribal-nouveau tuneage sets the mood. It could be the trailer for the next Avatar movie, but instead, it seems more like a modern-day, all-purpose recruitment video for environmental activists. What do you think -- is this effective? The editing is well done, and the wildlife and satellite shots are indeed captivating, as is the bit about consumption, resource depletion, and human expansion. The last third or so is dedicated to environmental martyrs like Chico Mendes. It's a curious thing: I can't tell whether it's primarily intended as a call to action, a celebration of activism, or just a reason to roll out some badass nature footage. It's exciting, even if it is tonally overwrought and kind of vague. The video's...

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