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2013 Films On Tour

13th German Deer Calling Championship (13th Deutsche Hirschrufermeisterschaft) (On Tour)

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 […]

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Andreas Teichmann | 2011 | 4 min. | Germany

A Changing Delta (On Tour)

“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 […]

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Marine Ventures Foundation | 2012 | 25 min. | USA

A Desert Life (On Tour)

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 […]

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Austin Siadak | 2012 | 9 min. | USA

Aral: the Lost Sea (Aral: el Mar Perdido) (On Tour)

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.

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Isabel Coixet | 2010 | 25 min. | Spain

Black Inside-Three Women’s Voices (On Tour)

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 […]

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Rodney Rascona, Russ Haan, Phil Tidy | 2012 | 12 min. | USA

Brower Youth Awards: Asa Needle (On Tour)

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 […]

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Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA

Brower Youth Awards: Brittany Stallworth (On Tour)

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 […]

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Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA

Brower Youth Awards: Jacob Glass (On Tour)

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 […]

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Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA

Brower Youth Awards: Martin Figueroa (On Tour)

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 […]

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Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA

Brower Youth Awards: Maya Salsedo (On Tour)

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 — […]

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Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA

Brower Youth Awards: Ryland King (On Tour)

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 […]

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Dominic Howes, Joel Weber | 2012 | 4 min. | USA

Cafeteria Man: Memphis Schools Makeover (On Tour)

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 […]

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Richard Chisolm, Sheila Kincade | 2012 | 6 min. | USA

Carbon for Water (On Tour)

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 […]

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Evan Ambramson, Carmen Elsa Lopez Abramson | 2011 | 22 min. | USA

Courage of Neighbors: Stories from the Rwandan Genocide, The (On Tour)

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 […]

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Iara Lee | 2010 | 3 min. | Rwanda

Dancing Salmon Home (15 min version On Tour)

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. […]

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Will Doolittle | 2012 | 66 min. | USA

Denali Experiment, The (On Tour)

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 […]

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Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk | 2011 | 16 min. | USA

Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book (On Tour)

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 […]

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Kate Geis | 2011 | 31 min. | USA

Ernest (On Tour)

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 […]

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Samuel Bricker, Nathan Ward, Claude Demoss | 2012 | 5 min. | USA

Eyes in the Forest: The Portraiture of Jim Lawrence (On Tour)

                      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 […]

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Miriam Needoba | 2012 | 13 min. | Canada

Facing Climate Change: Coastal Tribes (On Tour)

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 […]

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Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele | 2012 | 4 min. | USA

Facing Climate Change: Oyster Farmers (On Tour)

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.

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Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele | 2012 | 5 min. | USA

Facing Climate Change: Plateau Tribes (On Tour)

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 […]

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Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele | 2012 | 4 min. | USA

Facing Climate Change: Potato Farmers (On Tour)

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.

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Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele | 2012 | 5 min. | USA

Fishing Without Nets (Jallaabasho Shabaq La’aan) (On Tour)

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. […]

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Cutter Hodierne | 2011 | 15 min. | USA

Generation Green (On Tour)

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 […]

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Briony Benjamin, Laura Noonan | 2012 | 13 min. | Australia

Georgena Terry (On Tour)

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.

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Amanda Zackem | 2012 | 6 min. | USA

Gimp Monkeys, The (On Tour)

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 […]

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Fitz Cahall | 2012 | 9 min. | USA

Haiti: Frame of Mind (On Tour)

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 […]

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Jenny Nichols | 2012 | 11 min. | USA

How The Kids Saved The Parks (On Tour)

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. […]

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Andy Miller, Robin Moore | 2012 | 14 min. | USA

Huck (On Tour)

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 […]

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Andy Maser | 2012 | 6 min. | USA

In The Same Boat (On Tour)

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 […]

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Rachel Bower, Duane Andrews | 2012 | 35 min. | Canada

Into the Middle of Nowhere (On Tour)

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 […]

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Anna Frances Ewert | 2010 | 15 min. | Scotland

Jeremy Jones’ Further (On Tour)

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 […]

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Teton Gravity Research | 2012 | 30 min. | Norway, Japan, Austria, USA

Julio Solis, A MoveShake Story (On Tour)

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 […]

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Alexandria Bombach | 2012 | 10 min. | Mexico

Kara Women Speak (On Tour)

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 […]

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Jane Baldwin | 2005 - 2012 | 6 min. | Ethiopia

Last Ice Merchant, The (El Último Hielero) (On Tour)

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.

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Sandy Patch | 2012 | 14 min. | USA/Ecuador

Last Light (On Tour)

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 […]

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Nick Waggoner, Ben Sturgelewski | 2011 | 6 min. | USA

Let Our Rivers Flow (On Tour)

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, […]

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Tim Junkin, Sandy Cannon-Brown | 2012 | 26 min. | USA

Longest Sun, The (On Tour)

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 […]

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Patrick Smith | 2012 | 16 min. | USA

Man Who Lived on His Bike, The (On Tour)

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.

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Guillaume Blanchet | 2012 | 3 min. | Canada

Moonwalk (On Tour)

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.

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Mikey Schaefer | 2012 | 4 min. | USA

Mr. Smith’s Peach Seeds (On Tour)

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, […]

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Stewart Copeland | 2012 | 12 min. | USA

Murder Mouth (On Tour)

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 […]

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Madeleine Parry, Daniel Joyce | 2011 | 17 min. | Australia

New Environmentalists: A Voice for the Voiceless (On Tour)

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.

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Tom Dusenbery, Vicente Franco, Quinn Costello | 2012 | 4 min. | USA, Philippines

New Environmentalists: Arctic Garden, The (On Tour)

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.

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Tom Dusenbery, Jim Iacona, Quinn Costello | 2012 | 4 min. | USA

New Environmentalists: Home to Turkana (On Tour)

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.

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John Antonelli, Chris Rohio | 2012 | 7 min. | USA, Kenya

New Environmentalists: Mothers of Ituzaingo’, The (On Tour)

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.

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Will Parrinello, Vicente Franco | 2012 | 4 min. | USA, Argentina

New Environmentalists: New Russia, The (On Tour)

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.

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Will Parrinello, Andrew Black, Quinn Costello | 2012 | 5 min. | USA, Russia

New Environmentalists: Supply Chain (On Tour)

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.

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John Antonelli, Andrew Black, Todd Miro | 2012 | 4 min. | USA, China

Not Yet Begun To Fight (On Tour)

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.

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Shasta Grenier, Sabrina Lee | 2012 | 40 min. | USA

Of Souls + Water – The Mother (On Tour)

The life of a woman – her life, her dreams, her legacy – painted on the canvas of still waters in deep canyons.

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Skip Armstrong | 6 min. | USA

Of Souls + Water – The Shapeshifter (On Tour)

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.

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Skip Armstrong | 6 min. | USA

Of Souls + Water- The Nomad (On Tour)

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?

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Skip Armstrong | 7 min. | USA

Old Breed, The (On Tour)

“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 […]

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Rufus Lusk, Freddie Wilkinson | 2012 | 25 min. | USA

One Beach (On Tour)

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 […]

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Jason Baffa, Farm League | 2011 | 25 min. | USA

Public Lands, Private Profits: A Grand Threat (On Tour)

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 […]

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Andrew Satter, Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss | 2012 | 6 min. | USA

Public Lands, Private Profits: Boom or Bust (On Tour)

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 […]

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Andrew Satter, Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss | 2012 | 6 min. | USA

Public Lands, Private Profits: Too Special To Drill (On Tour)

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 […]

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Pierre Kattar, Tom Kenworthy, Christy Goldfuss | 2012 | 6 min. | USA

Quest for Energy (On Tour)

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 […]

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Vinit Parmar, Ryoya Terao | 2012 | 10 min. | USA

Return to the Forest (On Tour)

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.

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Patricia Sims, Michael Clark | 2012 | 30 min. | Thailand, Canada

Return, The (On Tour)

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.

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Doug Hawes-Davis, Dru Carr | 2012 | 16 min. | USA

Sanctuary (On Tour)

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 […]

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Kris Millgate | 2011 | 13 min. | USA

Sand Rider (On Tour)

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 […]

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Samuel Bricker, Nathan Ward, William Kreutzer | 2011 | 4 min. | USA

Scars of Freedom (On Tour)

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 […]

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Céline Cousteau | 2012 | 6 min. | USA

Skateistan (On Tour)

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 […]

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Iara Lee | 2010 | 2 min. | Afghanistan

Soil Solution, The

What if an answer to climate change was found beneath your feet? The Soil Solution explores the fascinating world of soil and documents the ranchers, farmers, and scientists who conserve, protect, and regenerate our natural resource. Healthy soil may provide a biologically-based, low cost solution to global climate change. We speak with those on the […]

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Producers Jill Cloutier and Carol Hirashima | 2012 | 30 min. | USA

Song of the Spindle (On Tour)

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.

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Drew Christie | 2011 | 4 min. | USA

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, Part 1: TRUST California (On Tour)

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 […]

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WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2011 | 6 min. | USA

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, Part 3: TRUST Alaska (On Tour)

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 […]

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WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2011 | 8 min. | USA

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, Part 4: TRUST Arizona (On Tour)

                            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 […]

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WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2012 | 7 min. | USA

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, Part 6: TRUST Colorado (On Tour)

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 […]

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WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2012 | 8 min. | USA

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, Part 8: TRUST Oregon (On Tour)

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 […]

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WITNESS, Our Children's Trust and the iMatter Campaign | 2012 | 9 min. | USA

Story of Change, The (On Tour)

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 […]

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Free Range Studios, The Story of Stuff Project | 2012 | 6 min. | USA

Streams of Consequence (On Tour)

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 […]

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James Q Martin, Chris Kasar | 2012 | 25 min. | USA

Summit, The (On Tour)

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 […]

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Kyler Kelly | 2011 | 5 min. | Canada

Tailings (On Tour)

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 […]

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Sam Price-Waldman | 2012 | 12 min. | USA

Travelers Between Two Worlds (Viajeras de dos Mundos) (On Tour)

                          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 […]

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Andres Pineda | 2011 | 10 min. | Colombia

Troubled Water (On Tour)

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.

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Will Parrinello, Vicente Franco | 2012 | 8 min. | USA, El Salvador

Two Laps (On Tour)

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.

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| 2010 | 5 min. | Australia

Unicorn Sashimi (On Tour)

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 […]

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Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, Nick Waggoner | 2012 | 6 min. | USA

Water Tower, The (On Tour)

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 […]

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Pete McBride | 2013 | 28 min. | USA

Watermelon Magic (On Tour)

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 […]

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Richard Power Hoffmann | 2013 | 38 min. | USA

Way Home, The (On Tour)

“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 […]

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Amy Marquis, Sarah Menzies, Allie Bombach | 2011 | 9 min. | USA

Wild Things (On Tour)

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, […]

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Daniel Hinerfeld, Molly O'Brien, Lisa Whiteman | 2012 | 39 min. | USA

Yosemite Nature Notes – Sky Islands (On Tour)

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 […]

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Steven M. Bumgardner | 2011 | 7 min. | USA

Young Voices for the Planet, Anya: Citizen-Scientist in Siberia (On Tour)

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

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Lynne Cherry | 4 min. | USA

Young Voices for the Planet, Dreaming in Green (On Tour)

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.

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Lynne Cherry | 6 min. | USA

Young Voices for the Planet, Green Ambassadors (On Tour)

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.

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Lynne Cherry | 4 min. | USA

Young Voices for the Planet, Kids vs. Global Warming (On Tour)

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.

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Lynne Cherry | 5 min. | USA

Young Voices for the Planet, Olivia’s Birds and the Oil Spill (On Tour)

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.

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Lynne Cherry | 7 min. | USA

Young Voices for the Planet, Team Marine (On Tour)

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.

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Lynne Cherry | 6 min. | USA

Young Voices for the Planet: Plant for the Planet (On Tour)

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.

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Lynne Cherry | 6 min. | USA

Yukon Kings (On Tour)

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.

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Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee | 2012 | 7 min. | USA