The short film “13th German Deer Calling Championship” shows the annual championship of the german deer caller community, taking place at the hunting fair “Hunt and Dog” in Dortmund. During the competition eight gentlemen and firstly one lady battle against each other in three categories: “the young deer”, “two deers in a calling battle” and […]
Andreas Teichmann | 2011 | 4 min. | Germany
I am a 66-year-cicada. There was a big earthquake. There was a big tsunami. There also was a big accident.
Isamu Hirabayashi | 2011 | 7 min. | Japan
Tree planting is one of the most physically and mentally demanding jobs in Canada. Working long days alone in the baking sun of desolate clear cuts, you can expect rain storms, snow covered tents, bears, a relentless bombardment of flies, swamps and mud; that’s tree planting in Northern Alberta. The independent documentary, “78 Days”, follows […]
Jason Nardella | 2011 | 62 min. | Canada
“A Changing Delta” Official Trailer from Andrew Quinn on Vimeo. Left for dead after decades of neglect, the terminus of the Colorado River in Northern Mexico was once a vibrant wetland ecosystem the size of Rhode Island. “A Changing Delta” chronicles the stories, issues, and people of the Colorado River Delta in Mexico, and what […]
Marine Ventures Foundation | 2012 | 25 min. | USA
Alf Randell is a self-described “dirtbag” who has spent nearly a decade of his life living and climbing amongst the soaring sandstone cliffs of Indian Creek, Utah. He has no job, no bank account, and no house save the rickety camper perched atop his pickup truck. Sometimes climbing is more than a hobby or a […]
Austin Siadak | 2012 | 9 min. | USA
A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle For a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace saving the whales to […]
Mark Kitchell | 2012 | 100 min. | USA
All.I.Can is a stunning exploratory essay that compares the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change. Shot on 6 continents over 2 years, the world’s best skiers deliver inspirational performances while ground-breaking cinematography expands our vision of the natural world.
Dave Mossop, Eric Crosland | 2011 | 76 min. | Canada
Alma is the second in a trilogy of deforestation films by Patrick Rouxel. GREEN, the first in the trilogy, was screened at the Wild & Scenic FF in 2010. Alma focuses on Brazil and explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. Rouxel creates a cinematic essay about the global industrial economy and the speed […]
Patrick Rouxel | 2011 | 65 min. | France
This documentary was produced for the We Are Water Foundation about the ecological disaster of the Aral sea in Central Asia. Almost 50 years ago Aral was the fourth biggest lake in the world, with an area of 66 km². Now it’s a huge desert with ship skeletons stuck in the sand.
Isabel Coixet | 2010 | 25 min. | Spain
The highest purpose of art is to ride point on the front lines of consciousness change, to create “a field” for never before things to happen . . . like giant size dam removal. This film documents the role of art-activism in the second largest dam removal project in history. After ever larger participatory breaches […]
Daniel Dancer | 2012 | 22 min. | USA
In 2010, the United States approved the first new nuclear power plant in 32 years, heralding a “Nuclear Renaissance”. But that was before the Fukushima accident in Japan renewed a fierce public debate over the safety and viability of nuclear power. The Atomic States of America journeys to nuclear reactor communities around the country to […]
Don Argott,Sheena Joyce | 2012 | 90 min. | USA
In 2008, a baby girl is born in Bhopal, India, the site of the worst industrial disaster in history: the Union Carbide gas leak. What should be a celebration is a tragedy. She has severe birth defects due to the contaminated water, but the American company responsible still refuses to make amends 27 years after […]
Van Maximilian Carlson, Kirk Palayan | 2011 | 84 min. | USA
BIDDER 70 follows Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who on December 19, 2008, in a dazzling act of civil disobedience, derailed the outgoing Bush administration’s illegal Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction. As bidder #70, Tim bid 1.8 million dollars and won 22,000 pristine acres surrounding Utah’s National Parks. He had […]
Beth Gage, George Gage | 2012 | USA
Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan’s celebrated patch of green and the equally colorful, full-of-attitude New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. Acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen, an idiosyncratic trombone technician, a charming fashion-averse teenager, and a bird-tour leader who’s recorded every sighting […]
Jeffrey Kimball | 2012 | 60 min. | USA
Nearly half the planet still cooks over an open fire. The toxic smoke created from the basic act of cooking, kills nearly 2 million people each year – most of the victims are women and children. It is the 5th largest killer of people worldwide (WHO). BLACK INSIDE-Three Women’s Voices…was created to raise awareness about […]
Rodney Rascona, Russ Haan, Phil Tidy | 2012 | 12 min. | USA
Bottle vs. Tap takes place on a television debate show where guests representing bottled water and filtered tap water try to convince the audience that their water is better. This short film was filmed and edited in Kahului, Maui by four middle school students to raise awareness about the impacts of bottled water.
Jai Litman, Jason Schwien, Denise Torres, Danica Brown | 2012 | 5 min. | USA
Lead pollution is a serious problem in many parks and public spaces in Worcester’s inner-city neighborhoods. Motivated by this knowledge, in 2009 Needle joined the Toxic Soil Busters, a youth-run cooperative that offers residents soil testing, remediation, and lead-free landscaping services. He was only 13 then, but already well versed in environmental justice issues. Needle […]
Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
Growing up in Detroit, Brittany Stallworth and members of her family suffered from limited access to healthy food and exposure to toxic emissions from nearby car factories. Driven by her own experience with environmental injustice, Stallworth founded “Green is the New Black” — a food and environmental justice campaign at Howard University. As part of […]
Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
Straddling the Idaho-Montana border, the 88,000-acre Scotchman Peaks Roadless Area is one of the largest remaining wild areas in the region. Inspired by the “soaring proud pines, migratory moose herds, and pristine air” of the region, Jacob Glass produced En Plein Air, a film that documents the efforts of Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, a […]
Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
In the semi-arid San Joaquin Valley of California, UC Merced student Martin Figueroa has been the driving force in a campus movement to reduce water use and improve energy efficiency. In 2011, Figueroa recruited more than 600 students in the newest University of California campus to participate in the “UC Merced Water Battle” — a […]
Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
For Salsedo, the personal is political. Salsedo is the descendent of emmigrants from Puerto Rico who found their way to Hawaii in order to work in sugar cane fields. Her family has always had trouble accessing healthy food. That experience with food insecurity spurred Salsedo to dedicate herself to advancing food justice. In 2011 — […]
Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
Inspired by the idea that “when one teaches, many learn,” Ryland King founded Environmental Education for the Next Generation, a program that recruits college students to teach elementary school kids about our environment. King wanted to “promote sustainable action throughout communities, from the youngest members of society up” and so he designed an eight-week curriculum […]
Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
“Cafeteria Man” is a story of positive movement that shows what’s possible in our nation’s schools. It’s about the aspiration of activists and citizens coming together to change the way kids eat at school. It’s about overhauling a dysfunctional nutritional system. And, it’s the story of what it takes, and who it takes, to make […]
Richard Chisolm | 2011 | 65 min. | USA
Cafeteria Man: Memphis Makeover is the continuing story of Chef Tony Geraci’s journey to reform school lunch programs nationwide. After the release of the film Cafeteria Man, which chronicled the extraordinary school lunch reform effort that Tony lead in Baltimore, the city of Memphis Tennessee approached him with a deal he couldn’t refuse. That was […]
Richard Chisolm, Sheila Kincade | 2012 | 6 min. | USA
After CalTrout helped force the rewatering of the Pit River Powerhouse #3 stretch in the 1980s, one of California’s best — and toughest — fisheries was born. Renowned for its difficult access and wading, the Pit River’s PG&E-owned hydroelectric facilities recently came up for a FERC relicensing. CalTrout participated in the negotiations, and while higher […]
Mike E. Wier | 2012 | 6 min. | USA
Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle tells the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over America’s most controversial clean energy project. Cape Wind would be the U.S.’s first offshore windfarm…But strange alliances formed for and against: Kennedys, Kochs, and everyday folks do battle with the developer and green groups over the future of American […]
John Kirby, Libby Handros, Daniel Coffin, Robbie Gemmel | 2012 | 86 min. | USA
In Kenya’s Western Province, most drinking water is contaminated. The wood many Kenyans use to boil this water to make it safe is increasingly valuable. Women and girls, who bear the responsibility for finding water and fuel, often miss school or work while seeking both fuel and water. Some even encounter sexual violence. Yet waterborne […]
Evan Ambramson, Carmen Elsa Lopez Abramson | 2011 | 22 min. | USA
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our […]
Jeff Orlowski | 2012 | 75 min. | USA
CWE is an indigenous-led multimedia initiative to amplify local voices in the global discourse and to formulate a viable collective response to the global challenge of climate change. In ‘Imitaasi’ (A newborn that has no name yet) Comcaac villagers explain how Western companies came to their communities – promising lots of money – but causing […]
Samuel Romero (Comcaac), Jose Ramon Torres (Comcaac), Thor Morales (Participatory Video Facilitator) | 8 min. | Mexico
CWE is an indigenous-led multimedia initiative to amplify local voices in the global discourse and to formulate a viable collective response to the global challenge of climate change. ‘Tofiga O Pili Aau’ features the initiatives of vulnerable coastal communities in Samoa to mitigate the impacts of climate change on their environment, livelihoods and infrastructure. The […]
Community representatives from eight villages on Savai-i and Upolu islands | 12 min. | Samoa
According to Human Rights Watch, the Rwandan genocide resulted in the death of at least 800,000 people. In a matter of months in early 1994, Hutus slaughtered the majority of the country’s Tutsi population, despite the fact that the two groups had long lived side-by-side. However, amid these terrible acts of violence, incredible stories of […]
Iara Lee | 2010 | 3 min. | Rwanda
DamNation is a collection of impassioned voices and spirited stories from the people entrenched on both sides of this divisive issue. Examining the history and controversy behind current and proposed dam removal projects, DamNation presents a dynamic perspective on Man’s attempt to harness and control the power of water at the expense of nature. Nothing […]
Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, Matt Stoecker | 2013 | 3 min. | USA
In the Beginning, when the living beings emerged from the Sacred Spring on Mt. Shasta, Salmon gave her voice to Human. The Winnemem Wintu people remember that gift and maintain their ceremonies, despite hardship and loss. In 1945, the 600-foot tall Shasta Dam flooded their homes, drowned their river, and stopped their Chinook salmon runs. […]
Will Doolittle | 2012 | 66 min. | USA
On a rainy night in May of 2012 a coalition of musicians, scientists and activists gathered in Albany, NY, on the governor’s front doorstep, calling for a ban on hydraulic-fracturing. The goal of the varied participants, many of whom had never met before this night, was to explain in clear terms the environmental, economic and […]
Jon Bowermaster | 2012 | 75 min. | US
Free-ride skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and big mountain snowboarder Lucas Debari step out of their elements and make an attempt to climb, ski and snowboard Denali. Sage and Lucas get a helping hand from a huge cast of seasoned and professional climbers and ski mountaineers from the North Face Athlete Team, including Hilaree O’Neill, Conrad Anker,Ingrid […]
Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk | 2011 | 16 min. | USA
Countering the notion that deserts are little more than a void to be filled, DESERT DREAMS immerses viewers in a world pulsing with life and beauty year-round. This multimedia tapestry showcases 182 species of Sonoran Desert plants and animals in a seasonal chronology. HD video content and time-lapse imagery captured over four years blends with […]
Thomas Wiewandt | 2012 | 52 min. | USA
In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. But as they navigate the agro-industrial gastronomical complex, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since farmers once populated their family’s story. […]
Andrew Beck Grace | 2012 | 62 min. | USA
Quebec, Canada. At the summer solstice, a group of young Aboriginals from the Innu and Huron nations and young Quebecers travels the Jesuits’ ancestral trail, 310 km of land and water which links Lac Saint-Jean and Quebec City. Some embark on this 21-day long adventure to follow their ancestors’ trail, others for a unique experience […]
Olivier Higgins, Mélanie Carrier | 2011 | 51 min. | Canada
Over the years, the McCloud River has given much of herself away; with two thirds of her natural flow diverted, a dam to the north that contributed to the loss of one species, and another to her south that eliminated the migratory passage of steelhead and salmon. Remarkably, her blue ribbon grace and beauty […]
Keith Brauneis | 2012 | 14 min. | USA
A portrait of Eric Carle, international icon of picture books, champion of children, and nature-lover. Now 83, Eric is the author of over 70 books for children including the best-selling, classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this new documentary Eric invites us into his quiet studio and shows us how he creates his beautiful picture […]
Kate Geis | 2011 | 31 min. | USA
Ernest Wilkerson is struggling to hold onto an independent lifestyle while facing a changing world and his own advancing age. Born in 1924, this humble mountain man cherishes his active life: “I cannot picture myself just sittin’ around doing nothin’.” A local legend in Monte Vista, Colorado, Wilkerson learned to fend for himself at a […]
Samuel Bricker, Nathan Ward, Claude Demoss | 2012 | 5 min. | USA
Follow experimental filmmaker Miriam Needoba in this rare view of British Columbia’s remote Selkirk Mountains as seen through the eyes of wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence. Interweaving the startling imagery of Lawrence’s still photography with Needoba’s sublime cinematography, Eyes in the Forest: The Portraiture of […]
Miriam Needoba | 2012 | 13 min. | Canada
The Swinomish Tribe has lived on the coasts of the Salish Sea since time immemorial. Today, rising seas not only threaten cultural traditions, but also the economic vitality of this small island nation in the shadow of a large oil refinery. This short film is part of a series that explores global climate change through […]
Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
Kathleen Nisbet and her father, Dave, farm oysters in Washington’s Willapa Bay. They recently shifted some of their business to Hawaii, after ocean acidification started killing baby oysters in local hatcheries. This short film is part of a series that explores global climate change through people who live and work in the Pacific Northwest.
Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele | 2012 | 5 min. | USA
The Umatilla Tribe in Northeastern Oregon has promised to take care of the foods that promised to take care of them: water, fish, game, roots and berries. Can they keep that promise in a warming world? This short film is part of a series that explores global climate change through people who live and work […]
Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
John O’Conner grew Idaho potatoes where they had never been grown before. Then – with mountain snowpack dwindling – the state bought his water, permanently drying up the farmland. This short film is part of a series that explores global climate change through people who live and work in the Pacific Northwest.
Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele | 2012 | 5 min. | USA
The Fall River is California’s largest spring-fed wild trout fishery. Located approximately 50 miles to the east of Mount Shasta in a big, flat, agricultural valley, the river generates up to one million acre-feet per year of cold, clean, nutrient rich water. The water is used for hydro-power, agriculture, municipal supply, and outdoor recreation, but […]
Darren Campbell, Hunter Sykes | 2012 | 9 min. | USA
The First 70 is a story of Californians banding together to enact change and develop solutions in the face of a glaring oversight in California’s new state budget. After $22 million is cut from parks, the Department of Parks and Recreation is forced to close a quarter of their 279 state parks, leaving citizens and […]
Jarratt Moody, Cory Brown, Lauren Valentino | 2012 | 30 min. | USA
At the center of Fishing Without Nets is a young man named Abdi, a fisherman and father with a baby daughter. Although Abdi is struggling to get by with very little money, he initially refuses a pirate’s offer of some quick cash, saying he wants to stay honest and teach that honesty to his children. […]
Cutter Hodierne | 2011 | 15 min. | USA
Experience nature directly through the outdoor adventures of children in this short film directed and edited by thirteen-year-old Anabella Funk, who gets a hands-on experience of a non-profit that teaches youth how to survive in the wild.
Anabella Funk | 2012 | 5 min. | USA
Fueling the Future investigates the controversial practice of burning sugar cane on Maui and how a current bio-fuels study may change the future of what was once Hawaii’s largest industry. This short documentary was researched, filmed, and edited by four 8th grade students from Maui, Hawaii.
David Torres, Elijah Goldberg, Leimana Pu'u, Kahea Andrade | 2012 | 9 min. | USA
Generation Green follows the journey of Patrick Hearps, a young chemical engineer working at an oil refinery, as he becomes increasingly concerned about his companies contribution towards adverse climate change. Torn between his career and a higher obligation of environmental stewardship, his personal struggle reflects the great dilemma of our generation. Patrick’s courageous choices and […]
Briony Benjamin, Laura Noonan | 2012 | 13 min. | Australia
This short documentary is about Georgena Terry, founder of Terry Bicycles. Terry revolutionized the women’s biking industry by creating a frame specific to a woman’s body. This is the story of how she got her start and the challenges within the women’s biking movement.
Amanda Zackem | 2012 | 6 min. | USA
What has four legs, five arms and three heads? The Gimp Monkeys. Craig DeMartino lost his leg after a 100-foot climbing fall. Pete Davis with born without an arm. Bone cancer claimed Jarem Frye’s left leg at the age of 14. While the three are linked by what they are missing, it is their shared […]
Fitz Cahall | 2012 | 9 min. | USA
A FASCINATING JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN
: Two friends on a quest to travel the ultimate river by any means possible. Emmy nominated and multiple-award-winning filmmakers Josh Thomas and JJ Kelley have made a name for themselves traveling across Alaska’s vast and remote stretches of wilderness. In a fish out of water tale, Josh and JJ […]
J.J. Kelley, Josh Thomas, Ben Gottfried | 2012 | 83 min. | USA/India
Truly an independent film, self-taught and first-time director Katie Curran backpacked across the world to document today’s profit-centered food system — a war on the poor, especially farmers. While agribusiness reaps record wealth, protesters cry for affordable food and peasants choose between land and death. But farmers and workers are organized and fighting back, while […]
Katie Curran | 2012 | 80 min. | USA
20 kids, 10 days, 4,000 photographs. This short follows a Frame of Mind photographic expedition of 20 Haitian youth, ages 12-19, as they travel from their city of Jacmel, Haiti to Parc la Visite for the first time to see and document the environmental risks facing their country. Frame of Mind empowers youth around the […]
Jenny Nichols | 2012 | 11 min. | USA
You know those movies where the kids get together and do something awesome? When they unite to overcome insurmountable odds? Maybe win the championship from the favored bad guys. Maybe embark on an epic quest to stop the grown ups from doing something stupid. This is one of those movies, except this one really happened. […]
Andy Miller, Robin Moore | 2012 | 14 min. | USA
Waterfall kayaking has emerged as a dominant subset of whitewater paddling—thrilling audiences and pushing athletes to constantly tempt higher falls. It is constantly glorified and frequently misunderstood by all but the small group of kayakers who make waterfalls their life. Evan Garcia explores what it means to kayak off of big waterfalls—considering both the risks […]
Andy Maser | 2012 | 6 min. | USA
A boy goes missing in the icy wilderness, feared taken by wolves. A hunter undertakes a journey to find the boy; dead or alive. As the hunter tracks the boy into the mountains, he discovers that his instincts can no longer be trusted. Here, far from civilisation he must make decisions that will forever change […]
Marieka Walsh | 2012 | 8 min. | Australia
In Organic We Trust – Documentary – Teaser #1 from Pasture Pictures on Vimeo. “In Organic We Trust” is an eye-opening documentary that reveals the true meaning of “organic”. When corporations went into the business and “organic” became a brand, the philosophy and the label grew apart. But there’s hope for organic and for us! […]
Kip Pastor | 2012 | 81 min. | USA
The Thar Desert is one of the most water-stressed areas in all of India and with climate change average rainfall is expected to be more erratic and irregular. Research shows that already every one in five years is a drought year. In order to survive, Pani Devi, a woman from the village, is leading her […]
Ritu Bhardwaj, Usha Dewani | 2012 | 8 min. | India
Set in the rugged landscape of coastal Newfoundland, Canada and the spectacular ranchlands of Southern Alberta, Canada, “In The Same Boat” is an intimate portrait of one of Newfoundland’s last remaining inshore cod fishermen and the lessons he has to share with Alberta’s farmers. Through the stories of Bill Molloy and Norm Watmough we will […]
Rachel Bower, Duane Andrews | 2012 | 35 min. | Canada
INOCENTE is an inspiring coming-of-age story of a 15-year old girl in California. Though homeless and undocumented, she refuses to give up on her dream of being an artist, proving that her past does not define her – her dreams do.
Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine | 2012 | 40 min. | USA
This documentary celebrates the uniqueness of childhood and the nonexistence of limits to a child’s imagination. In an outdoor nursery in the woods, children create their own individually constructed worlds and can test out the boundaries of reality. The environment allows them to explore everything through their own experience and imagination while also bringing to […]
Anna Frances Ewert | 2010 | 15 min. | Scotland
In 2010, TGR’s Deeper rocked the snowboarding world as Jeremy Jones pushed himself and his crew to summit world-class lines in remote backcountry zones. Experimenting to see if this backcountry camping approach would work for the level of riding Jones was after, the TGR crew executed amazing first descents around the world. Through research, patience […]
Teton Gravity Research | 2012 | 30 min. | Norway, Japan, Austria, USA
The MoveShake film series presents the story of Julio Solis, a sea turtle conservationist in Puerto San Carlos, Mexico. In his youth, Julio was a poacher of sea turtles until a life changing mentor shifted his perspective about his relationship with the ocean. Julio now works to protect sea turtles by running a nonprofit dedicated […]
Alexandria Bombach | 2012 | 10 min. | Mexico
A Kara woman muses about her concerns for the survival of her people. The Kara are a community of indigenous people living along the Omo River in Southwestern Ethiopia. Ethiopian government projects now threaten these areas and their populations. The construction of the foreign financed Gibe III hydroelectric dam, being built on the upper Omo […]
Jane Baldwin | 2005 - 2012 | 6 min. | Ethiopia
Through images of kudzu-covered forms, photographed in black and white, and radiating with the luminance of early cinema, this ode to the climbing, trailing, and coiling species Pueraria lobata evokes the agricultural history and mythic textures of the South, while paying tribute to the human capacity for improvisation.
Josh Gibson | 2011 | 20 min. | USA
In Bangladesh, more than 80% of the population survive on less than $2 a day. The “multiplier effect” of climate change stands to push people deeper into poverty, undermining progress on development and even threatening regional stability. In this short film, EJF explains how climate change is having a profound human impact on one of […]
Environmental Justice Foundation | 11 min. | UK
Developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, the company responsible for AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC. and WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”, LAST CALL AT THE OASIS presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, […]
Jessica Yu, Elise Pearlstein | 100 min. | USA
For over 50 years Baltazar Ushca has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. His brothers, both raised as ice merchants, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a story of cultural change and how three brothers have adapted to it.
Sandy Patch | 2012 | 14 min. | USA/Ecuador
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2IA1e0afoE There is an undeniable magic in alpenglow– the final seconds of a day’s light that give mountains impossible texture and life before falling into shadow. In the endless spring hours of Haines, Alaska, light is as bountiful as snow. But to capture the best of both, that singularly lit moment that turns powder into […]
Nick Waggoner, Ben Sturgelewski | 2011 | 6 min. | USA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0EOVRWRWV0 The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath The Sea, is an uplifting giant screen journey exploring the beauty and mysteries of the world’s reef ecosystems: a distant yet parallel world, with living cities undeniably connected to our own human communities. Vanishing at five times the rate of rain forests, the world’s coral reefs are under […]
Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas | 2012 | 39 min. | USA
Let Our Rivers Flow portrays the history and present plight of Maryland’s key eastern shore rivers and the role of local Riverkeepers, interacting with the community, fighting to restore and protect these natural resources. The film is narrated by local writer and historian Tom Horton, is filled with music written and recorded by local musicians, […]
Tim Junkin, Sandy Cannon-Brown | 2012 | 26 min. | USA
THE LONGEST SUN – TRAILER from Patrick Smith on Vimeo. The Longest Sun is a narrative short film inspired by the mythology of the Tewa peoples of northern NM, and is told entirely in the endangered language of Tewa (less than 500 native speakers remain). A blend of fantasy, mystery, and romance, The Longest Sun […]
Patrick Smith | 2012 | 16 min. | USA
Early one winter morning, the rock band Los Ginger Ninjas—Nevada County locals—set out from home, destination southern Mexico. They had no van and no gigs, hauling their instruments, camping gear and 1000-watt human-powered sound system on cargo bicycles. Trusting a benevolent force they called the ‘golden bubble,’ the 7-month journey became a test of the […]
Sergio Morkin | 2012 | 78 min. | Mexico
A reflection on modernity and global development. Men as machines. The use of human physical force to perform work in the XXI century. The film takes place in the capital of Bangladesh, where the “machine men” execute different physical works, a mass of millions of people who become the driving force behind the city.
Roser Corella ,Alfonso Moral | 2011 | 15 min. | Spain
A claymation film created from over 350 photos, Malama i ke Kai reveals threats to our ocean such as marine debris and destructive fishing practices and explains what we can all do to help. It was created by four 8th grade students from Maui, Hawaii using still photographs, claymation, and other mixed media.
Jacob Harris, Kailey Kiborn, Kayana Kamoku, Kelvin Bio | 2012 | 3 min. | USA
https://vimeo.com/35927275 I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad. After 382 days spent riding through the streets of Montreal, being sometimes quite cold, sometimes quite hot – and sometimes quite scared, I dedicate this movie to him.
Guillaume Blanchet | 2012 | 3 min. | Canada
“Mayan Renaissance” is a feature length documentary which documents the glory of the ancient Maya civilization, the Spanish conquest in 1519, five hundred years of oppression, and the courageous fight of the Maya to reclaim their voice and determine their own future, in Guatemala and throughout Central America. This elegant, beautiful, and thought provoking film […]
Dawn Engle | 2012 | 69 min. | USA
Filmed over the course of a year, MEERKATS 3D follows an extraordinary – not to mention adorable – family that stands just 12 inches tall. Discover how these tiny but strong creatures survive in the harsh desert, led by the family’s tenacious matriarch, Klinky. Her daunting task is to both protect the offspring she has […]
National Geographic | 2012 | 40 min.
Situated in the mountains of Southern Arizona, the town of Patagonia has one of the most diverse populations of plants and animals in the country. Though the area has a past history of mining, in the last 50 years the town has successfully redefined itself as an eco-tourism destination. Current proposals for open pit mines […]
Michele Gisser | 2011 | 17 min. | USA
Susan Rockefeller’s latest and most personal documentary, Mission of Mermaids, is the representation of the award winning filmmaker, activist, and conservationist’s love for our ocean. Using the archetype of the mermaid, the film presents a poetic ode to the sea as well as a plea for its protection With the mermaid as our guide, it’s […]
Susan Rockefeller | 2012 | 15 min. | USA
Dean Potter is nothing if not creative. In this short piece, he highlines across a desert landscape with a massive full moon as his backdrop.
Mikey Schaefer | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
In 1968 Roger Smith ate a peach during a break from work. When he was finished he took out a pocketknife and began carving the peach pit into a tiny pig. 43 years later the retired meter reader and cattle rancher from Culloeka, Tennessee has carved hundreds of peach seeds into hummingbirds, stingrays, gospel choirs, […]
Stewart Copeland | 2012 | 12 min. | USA
Madeleine loves her Greek family’s traditional lamb souvlaki but her friends claim that meat is murder. Well, Madeleine’s never killed anything bigger than a spider, so she decides to reconnect the animal and the meal or never eat meat again. After talking to the people who slaughter animals for their livelihood she is encouraged to […]
Madeleine Parry, Daniel Joyce | 2011 | 17 min. | Australia
Father Edu Gariguez, a Catholic priest on the Philippine Island of Mindoro, led a courageous hunger strike to stop a nickel mine that endangered the indigenous people’s way of life.
Tom Dusenbery, Vicente Franco, Quinn Costello | 2012 | 4 min. | USA, Philippines
Caroline Cannon, an Inupiat indigenous leader, takes aim at the threat of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Sea which threatens her people and the region’s biodiversity.
Tom Dusenbery, Jim Iacona, Quinn Costello | 2012 | 4 min. | USA
Ikal Angelei returned to her homeland in Kenya to lead an effort to stop construction on a $60 billlion dam that would seriously threaten Lake Turkana and the indigenous communities whose survival depends on it.
John Antonelli, Chris Rohio | 2012 | 7 min. | USA, Kenya
Sofia Gatica’s infant daughter died as a result of pesticide poisoning. Now she’s organizing local women to stop the indiscriminate spraying of toxic agrochemicals on the soy fields surrounding their barrio and across Argentina.
Will Parrinello, Vicente Franco | 2012 | 4 min. | USA, Argentina
In the face of rampant political corruption, Evgenia Chirikova is mobilizing her fellow Russian citizens to reroute a highway that would destroy Moscow’s old growth Khimki Forest.
Will Parrinello, Andrew Black, Quinn Costello | 2012 | 5 min. | USA, Russia
Ma Jun created a website that provided air and water pollution data to Chinese citizens, empowering them to hold corporations accountable for their irresponsible, toxic manufacturing practices.
John Antonelli, Andrew Black, Todd Miro | 2012 | 4 min. | USA, China
A Vietnam veteran brings five men who have been severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan to the quiet rivers of Montana. He teaches them to fish. And to hope. A frank, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking look at the impacts of war and the journey to recovery.
Shasta Grenier, Sabrina Lee | 2012 | 40 min. | USA
What does the Ocean mean to you? Being below the waves is indescribable to someone who has never been. The Ocean is a beautiful web of interdependent relationships, as energy passes from one life form to the next. It is the perfect model for understanding our relationship to Earth, if we can listen.
Jeff Litton | 2012 | 3 min. | USA
The life of a woman – her life, her dreams, her legacy – painted on the canvas of still waters in deep canyons.
Skip Armstrong | 6 min. | USA
On the massive waves of Canada’s great rivers, the Shapeshifter conjures his magic, transforming from a charming rogue to a wild creature in flight.
Skip Armstrong | 6 min. | USA
His deep curiosity leads him to the far arctic north, to the streets of inner-city DC, and to the majestic waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest. But what is he seeking?
Skip Armstrong | 7 min. | USA
“Getting to the top matters.” So says Mark Richey as he prepares to climb Saser Kangri II, at 7,518 meters the world’s second highest unclimbed mountain. In “The Old Breed”, co-director and alpinist Freddie Wilkinson takes us with him on an adventure of true exploratory alpinism. Climbing with Richey and Steve Swenson, both in their […]
Rufus Lusk, Freddie Wilkinson | 2012 | 25 min. | USA
Barefoot Wine proudly presents One Beach, a film that tells the personal stories of people who are using creativity and innovation to help keep the world’s beaches “barefoot friendly.” Directed by renowned surf filmmaker Jason Baffa and produced by Farm League, the film profiles six passionate people who are working to help fix the global […]
Jason Baffa, Farm League | 2011 | 25 min. | USA
This documentary film tells the story of La’a Kea Farm in upper Paia. La’a Kea is a non-profit that is working to address the need for more locally grown organic produce on Maui while also creating a sustainable farming community that includes adults with special needs.
Ellissa Bio, Kamehanaokala Lee, Anthony Romero | 2012 | 8 min. | USA
The effects of cancer reach far beyond the physical symptoms of the disease. Those who survive often find themselves dealing with a profound loss of physical strength, community, identity and confidence, with few resources to turn to. On a quest to redefine themselves and defy their diagnosis, Out Living It tells the story of young […]
Michael Brown | 2012 | 44 min. | USA
Ed Begley, Jr. narrates this story of the battle being fought by the people of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect the region they love and to encourage saner water policies for all the people of California. This film explores the powerful forces arrayed against the Delta and the habitat, fisheries, farming, and communities that […]
Russell Fisher, Jason Sturgis | 2012 | 45 min. | USA
Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past present and future is a unique cultural relationship with the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and […]
Joel Heath | 2011 | 52 min. | Canada
James Prosek has been called an Audubon of the 21st century. “Picture The Leviathan” follows James on his quest to paint the 35 most important fish in the North Atlantic, lifesize, from life. It’s never been done before, and it takes James from Nova Scotia to Africa to the Caribbean and up and down the […]
Hal Clifford, Jason Houston | 2012 | 21 min. | USA
Prie Dieu (Pray to God in french) is one of the designation in France for the praying mantis. Welcome in a world where insects are connected to a divine power by threads until they decide to commit the sin and break this link.
Cokau | 2012 | 3 min. | France
The Center for American Progress, in partnership with the Sierra Club, undertook a series of video mini-documentaries that revealed three places held in the public trust threatened by pending proposals to mine and drill in or around them. In Part One, we head to the Grand Canyon, where a Canadian company is using outdated environmental […]
Andrew Satter, Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss | 2012 | 6 min. | USA
The Center for American Progress, in partnership with the Sierra Club, undertook a series of video mini-documentaries that revealed three places held in the public trust threatened by pending proposals to mine and drill in or around them. In Part Two, we look at a fight brewing in a small Utah town over the expansion […]
Andrew Satter, Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss | 2012 | 6 min. | USA
The Center for American Progress, in partnership with the Sierra Club, undertook a series of video mini-documentaries that revealed three places held in the public trust threatened by pending proposals to mine and drill in or around them. In Part Three, natural gas drilling would bring an ignoble end to Wyoming’s spectacular Noble Basin and […]
Pierre Kattar, Tom Kenworthy, Christy Goldfuss | 2012 | 6 min. | USA
Four million off-grid Indians are ready to save their precious World Heritage site with sustainable ways of living. They are already living virtually carbon-free in the world’s most unique and largest wetland. Two of their islands have vanished because of rising sea levels due to the effects of climate change. Low-cost coal or kerosene produces […]
Vinit Parmar, Ryoya Terao | 2012 | 10 min. | USA
REBELS WITH A CAUSE provides the David and Goliath origin for two of America’s most visited, and arguably its most beautiful, urban national parks – San Francisco’s Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. When California was the nation’s fastest-growing state, a handful of politically savvy activists awakened their neighbors, local farmers, […]
Nancy Kelly, Kenji Yamamoto | 2012 | 72 min. | USA
Alex Honnold has become known as the boldest soloist of his generation. In this dangerous game, how does he balance pure ambition with self-preservation? From highball boulder first ascents to 5.13 free solos, from far-flung trad climbing adventures, to speed records on The Nose, Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure […]
Pete Mortimer, Josh Lowell, Alex Lowther, Nick Rosen | 2012 | 33 min. | USA
Narrated by William Shatner, Return to the Forest is the heartfelt story of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation and its mission to return captive Asian elephants back to the wild in Thailand; saving them from abuse, exploitation, and extinction.
Patricia Sims, Michael Clark | 2012 | 30 min. | Thailand, Canada
THE RETURN is a follow-up to the feature-length documentary FACING THE STORM: STORY OF THE AMERICAN BISON. It documents the historic transfer of wild, genetically-pure bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck tribes of northeastern Montana. These are the first bison in over 100 years to leave the Yellowstone area alive.
Doug Hawes-Davis, Dru Carr | 2012 | 16 min. | USA
The Blue Creek Ah Pah Traditional Village Project is an effort to create a place for culture, language and salmon restoration along the banks of the Lower Klamath River. By working together to rebuild a traditional Brush Dance House, plank house and sweat lodge, members of the lower Klamath Tribes (Yurok, Karuk and Hupa) are […]
Thomas B. Dunklin | 2011 | 7 min. | USA
Riding Bicycles, tells the journey of four cyclists who bicycle tour Baja Mexico while video blogging along their way to see the Gray Whales. Despite fears of the Drug War, the four persevere across the Baja desert to discover that life isn’t about where you go but how you got there. Riding Bicycles is self […]
Acey Aseltine, Davin Hart | 2012 | 18 min. | USA
River marks the debut of nine-year-old filmmaker Wes Forslund-Mooers. Join him as he follows his baby sister Abby on a journey to our beloved Yuba. It’s a short, simple story about a rock, a river, and a return.
Wes Forslund-Mooers | 2012 | 2 min. | USA
Local rafting on our local rivers, both private and commercial rafting is documented in this fast-paced film highlighting the beautiful and steep rivers of Northern California.
Tyler Soule, Graham Morey | 2012 | 10 min. | USA
La Querencia De La Tierra……the love of your place, of your land, of the landscape that has contributed to you as a person. Rooted Lands witnesses the predominantly Hispanic rural villages of Mora and San Miguel Counties in New Mexico (labeled as among the poorest communities in the United States) stand up and speak out […]
Renea Roberts, Nancy Dickenson | 2012 | 66 min. | USA
Taos, New Mexico is bordered by a backyard of wildlife and wild land. Both take a beating as outdoor users love the Carson National Forest to death. Some of those users recognized the damage they caused and decided to instigate a movement for resource recovery. Illegal trails close. Sanctuaries open. Habitat bounces back. Wildlife comes […]
Kris Millgate | 2011 | 13 min. | USA
Colorado native Marc Pastore grew up snowboarding the snow covered peaks of the San Juan Mountains but in the warm months he earns his turns climbing up the North America’s largest sand dunes in The Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. With his hand-made, sand-specific board in hand, Marc climbs 2,000 vertical feet per […]
Samuel Bricker, Nathan Ward, William Kreutzer | 2011 | 4 min. | USA
This is the story of the repercussions of human negligence juxtaposed with the incredible power of human compassion. An entangled humpback whale, left for dead; a fishing net, her anvil. Estimated at 250 kilos this net had cut halfway through the left side of her tail. Between two dives, our film crew heard a radio […]
Céline Cousteau | 2012 | 6 min. | USA
Most people might think that helmets, kneepads, and skateboards are unusual tools for rebuilding a society, but not Oliver Percovich, who in 2007 founded Skateistan, Afghanistan’s first and only co-ed skateboarding school. Poor families will often dedicate their limited resources to investing in the education and futures of their sons at the expense of their […]
Iara Lee | 2010 | 2 min. | Afghanistan
An immensely visual documentary on the life and work of Ski Patrol at several Rocky Mountain Ski Resorts as well as the Search and Rescue teams that respond to winter emergencies in the backcountry. The goal will be to capture the hard work and passion of Ski Patrol and snow science experts as they work […]
Carson Garner | 2012 | 44 min. | USA
In this animation, a man and a sperm whale have a conversation about who is smarter. Each one lists various upsides and downsides of human and cetacean brains, but eventually come to an understanding.
Drew Christie | 2011 | 4 min. | USA
Soul Migration follows the story of Chris Scammon, descendant of Captain Charles Melville Scammon, the 19th century whaler responsible for the near-extinction of the California gray whale. Students and teachers from Finding the Good Traveling Semester lead Chris and his wife, Janet Cohen, co-founder of Wild and Scenic, to the gray whale’s calving grounds in […]
Debra Weistar, Tom Weistar | 2012 | 25 min. | USA
Stories of TRUST is the perfect trifecta of law, science, justice and daring youth who are pursuing what has been recognized as the last best chance to protect our atmosphere. In Part 1 of this series, meet youth plaintiff Alec Loorz, a 17-year old climate champion who has been working to find solutions to the […]
WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2011 | 6 min. | USA
Stories of TRUST, is the perfect trifecta of law, science, justice and daring youth who are pursuing what has been recognized as the last best chance to protect our atmosphere. In Part 3 of this series, meet Nelson Kanuk, a 17-year old whose teaches us about the problems people living in the Arctic endure. Nelson […]
WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2011 | 8 min. | USA
Stories of TRUST is the perfect trifecta of law, science, justice and daring youth who are pursuing what has been recognized as the last best chance to protect our atmosphere. In Part 4 of this series, meet Jaime Lynn Butler, an […]
WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2012 | 7 min. | USA
Stories of TRUST is the perfect trifecta of law, science, justice and daring youth who are pursuing what has been recognized as the last best chance to protect our atmosphere. In Part 6, meet Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, an 11-year old activist who shares, “The proof of climate change is everywhere. In my lifetime the amount of […]
WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2012 | 8 min. | USA
Stories of TRUST is the perfect trifecta of law, science, justice and daring youth who are pursuing what has been recognized as the last best chance to protect our atmosphere. In Part 8, meet Kelsey Juliana, a 16-year old artist and enthusiast who takes us on a beautiful journey from the crest of the Cascades […]
WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2012 | 9 min. | USA
Can shopping save the world? The Story of Stuff Project teamed up with Free Range Studios to create “The Story of Change” because shopping your values is a great place to start, but a terrible place to stop. In this video Annie Leonard walks through key ingredients for successful change-making: a big idea, commitment to […]
Free Range Studios, The Story of Stuff Project | 2012 | 6 min. | USA
In summer 2010, photographer James ‘Q’ Martin and conservation biologist Chris Kassar started an organization called Rios Libres. The organization uses multi-media to join the fight to protect the wild lands of Patagonia from proposed dams that threaten two of the most pristine rivers in one of the world’s most spectacular regions. Last April, Q […]
James Q Martin, Chris Kasar | 2012 | 25 min. | USA
High on a mountain, a rope ties together a climber and a mountaineer. They climb or fall as one. This bond is worn and strained as they ascend the treacherous peak.High on a mountain, a rope ties together a climber and a mountaineer. They climb or fall as one. This bond is worn and strained […]
Kyler Kelly | 2011 | 5 min. | Canada
This is the 5th video in Kyle Thiermann’s free online series, Surfing For Change. This time Thiermann travels from his hometown, Santa Cruz to South Africa where he explores the proposed nuclear power plant near J Bay, the most famous right point break in the world. Along the way he meets up with Van Jones, […]
Kyle Thiermann | 2012 | 8 min. | USA
Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a captivating mix of art […]
Deborah Koons Garcia | 2012 | 104 min. | USA
Just outside the snowy, crumbling town of Grants, New Mexico, is a 200-acre pile of toxic uranium waste, known as tailings. After 30 years of failed cleanup, the waste has deeply contaminated the air and water near the former uranium capital of the world. While those in town want the prosperity that new uranium mining […]
Sam Price-Waldman | 2012 | 12 min. | USA
Terra Blight is a 55-minute documentary exploring America’s consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology. Terra Blight traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal and juxtaposes the disparate worlds that have computers as their center. From a 13-year-old Ghanaian who smashes obsolete monitors to […]
Isaac Brown, Ana Paula Habib | 2012 | 54 min. | USA
TINY is a documentary about “home”, and how we find it. The film follows one couple’s attempt to build a tiny house from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Exploring homes stripped down to their essentials, the film looks […]
Christopher Smith, Merete Mueller | 2013 | 43 min. | USA
This Film is about the life cycle of the Southeast Pacific humpback whales, between their feeding grounds in the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic , and their mating grounds in the Tropic. It was shot on super 16 mm in the pacific coasts of […]
Andres Pineda | 2011 | 10 min. | Colombia
Threats to El Salvador’s precious water resources leads to murder when farmer-activists take a stand against pro-mining community members, politicians and a transnational gold mining corporation.
Will Parrinello, Vicente Franco | 2012 | 8 min. | USA, El Salvador
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VleEvII9S24 On a warm fall day in October, 1984 a fly fisher happened upon an Eastern Sierra creek that had been mostly dry since the LADWP diverted it in 1941 to flow hundreds of miles south to Los Angeles. Rush Creek flowed once more from the dam at Grant Lake seven miles to the mouth […]
C.R. Bell, Richard Dahlgren | 2011 | 12 min. | USA
Val and Pete have been swimming together every morning for the past seventeen years. Once a year they have a race, two laps up and back.
| 2010 | 5 min. | Australia
Throughout winter, relentless cold winds blow across Siberia and pick up moisture from the Sea of Japan. When this wet and frigid air pushes up against the mountains of Hokkaido, mind numbing amounts of snow fall on Japan’s northern most island, providing intrepid skiers and snowboarders an incredible playground to explore. With the rounding of […]
Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, Nick Waggoner | 2012 | 6 min. | USA
Three decades ago, filmmaker Pete McBride had the opportunity to climb Linana, the false summit of Mt. Kenya. He was 9. He discovered his first glaciers and became enthralled with this African mountain, the second highest in the continent, which produces 70% of Kenya’s water supply. Today, it is changing. It’s glaciers are retreating. Some […]
Pete McBride | 2013 | 28 min. | USA
International audiences will delight in this nearly wordless burst of color and music that draws inspiration from film classic “The Red Balloon”. Weaving together documentary and narrative elements, “Watermelon Magic” chronicles a season on the family farm, as young Sylvie grows a patch of watermelons to sell at market. The film employs a dynamic visual […]
Richard Power Hoffmann | 2013 | 38 min. | USA
Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting is a well-worn saying when it comes to water politics, but in the Colorado River Basin, where the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world struggles to flow, some think fighting may be the only way left to reclaim this valuable resource. Robert Redford’s voice […]
Mark Decena, Robert Redford | 2012 | 56 min. | USA
“You shouldn’t have to convince people to go to paradise,” –Shelton Johnson, Ranger, Yosemite National Park Although our national parks belong to all Americans, it’s a sad fact that very few people of color ever set foot in some of our country’s most beautiful places. Take a journey to Yosemite National Park with the Amazing […]
Amy Marquis, Sarah Menzies, Allie Bombach | 2011 | 9 min. | USA
Nature takes an unexpected twist in WELL-FED, a black comedy short documentary featuring four avid carnivorous plant collectors. “I used to have dreams about them almost every night… I think that they were almost beckoning me,” declares Peter, founder of “California Carnivores,” one of the largest carnivorous plant collections in the world. Damon feels enslaved […]
Anna Moot-Levin | 2011 | 6 min. | USA
Stricken with cancer, Earth First! organizer Judi Bari gives her testimony in her lawsuit against the FBI and Oakland Police for arresting her and organizing partner Darryl Cherney for car-bombing themselves in Oakland while on a musical tour for Redwood Summer 1990, a campaign which brought thousands of protesters to northern California to save the […]
Mary Liz Thomson, Darryl Cherney | 2012 | 93 min. | USA
A connection to nature, a place in the world, an artistic outlet, and a need to constantly push our limits. For this group of Southern California climbers, rock climbing isn’t just a sport, its an outlet, an escape, and a way of life. Why We Climb explores this raw passion and commitment through its […]
Chris Cresci | 2012 | 12 min. | USA
An Arctic crime caper about a true American folk hero. In 1972, Wild Bill Cooper led a ragtag crew of adventurers on a snowmobile expedition over the top of the world. Their goal was to reach Moscow. But Wild Bill’s journey took an unexpected turn.
Mike Scholtz, Dean Vogtman | 2012 | 60 min. | USA
Each year a feeding frenzy of sharks, dolphins, whales and other big game fish takes place along the Wild Coast of South Africa, as billions of sardines migrate up the KwaZulu-Natal Coast. Wild Ocean delves into this underwater struggle and examines the effects that global warming and over fishing have had on the great migration […]
Steve McNicholas, Luke Cresswell | 2008 | 40 min. | USA
Native carnivores balance ecosystems and keep wilderness healthy. But they are also seen as a threat to livestock, and for decades ranchers and government trappers have slaughtered them. The Wildlife Services program within U.S.D.A. kills a hundred thousand coyotes, wolves and other native carnivores annually. It is a battle against nature that is costly, brutal, […]
Daniel Hinerfeld, Molly O'Brien, Lisa Whiteman | 2012 | 39 min. | USA
Throughout California’s Sierra Nevada, flat plateaus are found at high elevations of twelve and fourteen thousand feet. These isolated “sky islands” are home to rock gardens filled with amazing wildflowers found nowhere else in the world. Botanists in Yosemite National Park are working to document these unique plant communities for the first time before a […]
Steven M. Bumgardner | 2011 | 7 min. | USA
Pre-dawn blue, chasms of grey. Slabs of granite await first light… and the first brave steps of the day. As a lone hang- glider prepares to launch into rays of sunlight – and the expansive ceilings of Yosemite Valley – we are left to ponder a single question… – ‘what have you done with your […]
Brendan Hedges | 2012 | 3 min. | USA
13-year-old Anya, an indigenous Siberian girl, sees her world literally melting away. She joins Arctic scientist Max Holmes’ research team, learns about her ecosystem and shares what she learns with her schoolmates
Lynne Cherry | 4 min. | USA
When four Florida middle-school students learn about the potential effect of sea level rise on Miami’s economy, they conduct a school energy audit with the help of the non-profit “Dream in Green”. Through their actions, their school saves thousands of dollars in energy costs by doing simple things that add up.
Lynne Cherry | 6 min. | USA
Green Ambassadors recycle, compost, plant trees, carry Klean Canteens, start a Clean Plate Club, educate elementary school kids about sustainability and do much more to reduce their carbon footprint.
Lynne Cherry | 4 min. | USA
12-year-old Alec Loorz has devoted his life to try to stop climate change in his lifetime. He creates the imatter campaign, the Sea Level Awareness Project and a Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels.
Lynne Cherry | 5 min. | USA
Olivia loves her New York forest and the Louisiana gulf coast where her grandparents live. When the BP Oil Spill devastates the coast, Olivia creates 500 paintings of her feathered friends to raise funds for Audubon’s bird rescue.
Lynne Cherry | 7 min. | USA
These eight inspiring short films document youth taking action against climate change. In Plant for the Planet, Felix, an 11-year-old German boy plants 3 million trees through his viral website. Team Marine students’ testify before their city council and ban plastic bags. The middle school girls in Dreaming in Green conduct an energy audit saving […]
Lynne Cherry | 2011 | 37 min. | USA
High school students are concerned about the effects of plastic bags on life in the ocean and on CO2 emissions. They dress up as plastic bag monsters and act to successfully ban plastic bags in their city of Santa Monica.
Lynne Cherry | 6 min. | USA
11-year-old Felix learns about how Wangari Maathai planted thousands of trees in Africa and decides to plant 1 million trees in Germany to sequester carbon dioxide. Through his viral website he plants over 3 million trees.
Lynne Cherry | 6 min. | USA
Set in the remote Alaskan Yukon Delta, Yukon Kings follows Yup’ik fisherman Ray Waska as he teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run. With environmental and cultural forces threatening their subsistence way of life, Ray holds onto the hope that his grandsons will one day pass on the traditional knowledge to their children.
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee | 2012 | 7 min. | USA