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An Ecology of Hope
2001, production : Fernand Dansereau
Pierre Dansereau, a leading Canadian environmentalist and...
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An Ecology of Hope
2001, production : Fernand Dansereau
Environmental action can take many forms - public and...
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The Man Who Talks with Wolves
2001, production : Carlos Ferrand
People have had a long and complex relationship with...
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René Dumont: Global Ecologist
2001, production : Richard D. Lavoie
French agronomist René Dumont was an important early...
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René Dumont: Global Ecologist
2001, production : Richard D. Lavoie
The French agronomist René Dumont helped put...
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Something in the Air
2001, production : Sylvie Dauphinais
Pesticides help increase food production, particularly in a...
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Something in the Air
2001, production : Sylvie Dauphinais
Many PEI farms that once grew a range of crops are now...
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Worst Case Scenario
2001, production : Glynis Whiting
Shell Canada wants to drill for sour gas near Rocky Mountain...
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An Ecology of Hope
Excerpt  (2:33) 2001, production : Fernand Dansereau
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Pierre Dansereau, a leading Canadian environmentalist and intellectual, discusses ecology as a broad area of knowledge that unites the natural sciences with history, philosophy and other disciplines associated with the humanities. Dansereau and geographer Camille Laverdière describe the Gaspé coast, a specific ecosystem with unique geological and botanical characteristics. All ecosystems, they remind us, are in constant evolution.

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While the environment may be threatened by man, it will also be saved by man. So believes Pierre Dansereau, ecologist, visionary and inveterate optimist. Brimming with an amazing vitality at age 90, the internationally renowned scientist has a wide-ranging knowledge and a passionate commitment to humanity. In retracing the highlights of his long and fruitful life, the film takes us from Baffin Island to New York City, from the Gaspé Peninsula to Brazil. At each stop on this mini world tour, we witness landscapes of breathtaking beauty. All things are interrelated and the harmony of the whole is essential to our very survival.