Grand Angle Productions

The dark side of green energies

Solar panels, wind turbines, electric cars… these green technologies are being deployed on a large scale to accelerate the energy transition. However, GreenTechs require metals such as copper and more rare ores, such as graphite, cobalt or lithium. In Latin America and Asia, mining countries are already paying a heavy environmental and human price to enable the West to go green. What if the green energy cure was just a big illusion? Despite the energy transition, CO2 emissions will not decrease across our planet. From the north of China to the Atacama desert in Chile, via the Bolivian salars, the United States or Norway, Switzerland or France, this global investigation reveals the "hidden face" of green energies, too often overlooked as the industrial and political stakes are considerable.

Destinations : China, USA, Norway, Congo, Chile, Germany, France, Switzerland, Bolivia

🌟 Awards and selections 2021 🌟 

  • Special prize, Deauville Green Awards 2021
  • Best Documentary Award, Cannes World Film Festival 
  • Best Documentary Award, Italia Green Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Feature, Social Awareness Award - Vegas Movie Awards 
  • Special Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature Film - Uruvatti International Film Festival 
  • Best Documentary Feature Film - Port Blair International Film Festival
  • Honorable Mention, Documentary Featurette - Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA)
  • Best Documentary Featurette - Rome International Movie Awards
  • Best Feature Documentary - Milan Gold Awards
  • Best Documentary Feature - Oniros Film Awards® New York
  • Best Documentary - American Golden Picture International Film Festival
  • Honorable Mention - New York International Film Awards™ (NYIFA)
  • Best Documentary Feature - Golden Sparrow International Film Festival 
  • Official selection 2021 : Krakow Green Film Festival, Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift, Sweden Film Awards, Cannes World Film Festival


Data sheet

Poster of The dark side of green energies

Directors : Jean-Louis Pérez, Guillaume Pitron 

Producers : Grand Angle Productions 

Co-producers : ARTE, RTBF, Public Sénat, ZDFinfo, RTVE, DPG Media 

Country of production : France

Year : 2020

Format : HD

Duration : 1h28

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