THE CARBON RUSH !

Incinerators burning garbage in India. Hundreds of hydroelectric dams in Panama. Biogas extracted from palm oil in Honduras. Eucalyptus forests harvested for charcoal in Brazil. What do these projects have in common? They are all receiving carbon credits for offsetting pollution created somewhere else. But what impact are these offsets having? Are they actually reducing emissions? And how are they affecting the people who live in these countries? THE CARBON RUSH takes us around the world to meet the men and women on the front lines of carbon trading. So far their voices have gone unheard in the cacophony surrounding this multi-billion carbon industry, nicknamed "green gold" by its beneficiaries. Indigenous rain forest dwellers are losing their way of life. Waste pickers at landfills can no longer support themselves. Dozens of Campesinos have been assassinated. THE CARBON RUSH travels across four continents and shows the connection between these tragedies and the United Nations' Clean Development Mechanism. This groundbreaking documentary feature reveals the true cost of carbon trading and shows who stands to gain and who stands to lose.

—Amy Miller

  • Amy Miller
    Director
  • Amy Miller
    Writer
  • Byron A. Martin
    Producer
  • Amy Miller
    Producer
  • Robin Smith
    Producer
  • Daryl Hannah
    Key Cast
  • Karine Vanasse
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 24 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil, Canada, Honduras, India, Panama
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • HANIFF
    Hannoi
    Viet Nam
    August 1, 2019
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • KARENNINA UNIVERSAL FILM STUDIOS
    Country: Viet Nam
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Amy Miller

Amy Miller (born 1980 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a Canadian filmmaker and social justice activist. She is the director of four feature films, Myths for Profit (2009)The Carbon Rush (2012) "No Land No Food No Life" (2013) and "Tomorrow's Power" (2017). Miller is a producer/director with Wide Open Exposure, the production company she founded.[1] She attended Carleton University in Ottawa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Miller

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Director Statement

Within the Films We are presenting, The Carbon Rush travels across four continents, takes you around the world to meet the men and women on the front lines of carbon trading and shows the connection between these tragedies and the United Nations' Clean Development Mechanism. This ground-breaking documentary feature reveals the true cost of carbon trading and shows who stands to gain and who stands to lose.
My award-winning documentary Tomorrow’s Power won the Panorama Award in last year’s HANIFF and I would very much like to continue my worldwide screening participations in your wonderful festival.
Sincerely,

Amy Miller
Wide Open Exposure Productions