A young woman takes a journey to uncover the forces that are ruining the planet. She soon sees the world as it has never been seen before. Who Rules the Earth uses animation to bring to life the most important idea in all of the social sciences - that of social rules, or institutions - and reveals what it will really take to promote sustainability. This film was written by a leading scholar of environmental politics and animated by twelve Cal Arts animation students, each of whom offers a unique visual interpretation of the story. Combining beauty, science, and activism within a compelling narrative, Who Rules the Earth brings the audience on a discovery adventure quite unlike any other.