Stone Hall, Friday Evening

Bluebird Man

35 years ago Bluebird Man Al Larson joined a movement of citizen scientists who over the past several decades have helped reverse declines in bluebird populations by setting up networks of nestboxes designed specifically for this emblematic bird. Now, at age 92, Al continues to monitor and maintain over 300 nestboxes across Southwestern Idaho.

Neil Paprocki, Matthew Podolsky, Wild Lens | 2014 | 29 min.

Harnessing the Sun to Keep the Lights on in India

More than 1 billion people throughout the world lack reliable access to electricity. In 2014, the Center for American Progress and Sierra Club traveled to India to see firsthand how solar power is providing clean, affordable electricity in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state – and one of its poorest. This film explores how solar […]

Andrew Satter, Vrinda Manglik, Justin Guay | 2014 | 9 min.

Monarchs & Milkweed

Take a microcosmic safari through a field of milkweed and discover a whole world of life, from bees to wasps to hummingbirds to butterflies. The charismatic Monarch butterfly is completely dependent on milkweed for its survival, and places like Yosemite National Park offer protection for this often overlooked plant.

Steven M. Bumgardner | 2014 | 8 min.

Project Wild Thing

Meet David Bond, Marketing Director for Nature. This film is the hilarious, real-life story of one man’s determination to get children out and into the ultimate, free wonder-product: Nature. With the help of branding and outdoor experts, he develops and launches a nationwide marketing campaign to get British children outside.

David Bond, Ashley Jones, Green Lions Ltd | 2013 | 79 min.

Spaceship Earth Passenger Safety Briefing

Airline passengers are routinely briefed on how to make their flight safe and comfortable. Imagine if every passenger on Spaceship Earth were similarly briefed. Buckle up and hold on…

Dave Gardner, Lynsey Jones, GrowthBusters | 2014 | 2 min.

Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra

Explores the history, operations, programs, and successes of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, an organization whose passion for the land, the communities, and the culture of California’s ‘Lost Sierra’ are explored in this exciting and motivating film. A must view for any and all trail advocates.

Hunter Sykes, Coldstream Creative | 2014 | 25 min.

Stone Hall, Saturday Morning

Divide In Concord

The residents of Concord, Massachusetts take pride in their town’s role in the American Revolution and celebrate direct democracy by voting on proposed bylaws at town meetings. Feisty octogenarian Jean Hill, concerned about the environmental impact of our disposable culture, is on a mission to ban the sale of plastic bottled water, facing off against […]

Kris Kaczor, Dave Regos | 2014 | 82 min.

Common Ground

Several ranching and farming communities living against the stunning landscape of the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana are faced with the decision of what is to become of this unprotected public land. As the community battles with the idea of proposing more wilderness areas, heritage and tradition are seemingly defended on both sides. When the […]

Alexandria Bombach, Thatcher Bean | 2014 | 18 min.

Pride

Pride explores the cultural relationship between residents of Gujarat, India and the last remaining population of Asiatic Lions in the world. With fewer than 50 lions in the wild at the turn of the 20th century, rural communities started working with the government to create a haven for this top predator and are successfully securing […]

Roshan Patel | 2013 | 15 min.

Reciclando Santiago (Recycling Santiago)

Delve into the issue of solid waste in the capital of Chile, Santiago. The rapidly growing city faces some problems; these initiatives are helping solve them.

Will Hanley, Sebastian Parra Beckman | 2014 | 7 min.

Stewards of the Wild Sea

In a rich emotional journey that spans two continents, Stewards of the Wild Sea highlights the pivotal role that California North Coast tribes played in protecting their ancestral fishing and gathering rights – and in the creation of the first statewide network of 122 marine protected areas in the United States. The film is the […]

William Bayne, The Baum Foundation, Coyote Films | 2014 | 10 min.

The Big Pick

Rame Peninsula Beach Care wanted to pick up every piece of rubbish from a small cove, sort it, count it and see how long it took to fill up again. This film was made with the local beach cleaning organisation trying to grapple with the amount of marine pollution on their local Cornish beaches. The […]

Bryony Stokes, Bryony Stokes films | 2014 | 6 min.

The New Environmentalists: Corrupting Nature (Europe – Russia)

The New Environmentalists share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. The film is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group’s Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed […]

Will Parrinello, John Antonelli, Tom Dusenbery | 2014 | 4 min.

The New Environmentalists: Habitat for The Endangered (Island Nations – Indonesia)

The New Environmentalists share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. The film is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group’s Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed […]

Will Parrinello, John Antonelli, Tom Dusenbery | 2014 | 4 min.

Stone Hall, Saturday Afternoon

SINK OR SWIM, Learning to Swim in the Maldives

Like many corners of Planet Ocean, the Maldives suffer from a variety of ills, mostly manmade: Overfishing. Plastic pollution. Rising sea levels due to a warming ocean. Acidification. Despite living just a couple feet above sea level, many of the locals here never learn to swim. The One Ocean Media Foundation helped organize, and film, […]

Jon Bowermaster | 2014 | 53 min.

Garden In The Sea

Mark Dacascos (Hawaii Five-O, Iron Chef America) narrates this documentary focusing on the efforts of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG). Based in Kauai, NTBG’s leading team of researchers and scientist work to stem the tide of extinction that plagues indigenous plant species in Hawaii.

Olaolu Jegede | 2012 | 11 min.

Chuitna

“Chuitna” chronicles the journey of conservation-minded fly fishermen who travel to Alaska’s unspoiled Chuitna Watershed to wade waist-deep into its salmon-rich waters and the fight to defeat the proposed Chuitna Coal Mine. With every cast and every conversation with the frontier Alaskans fighting to protect their homeland, the travelers obtain a deeper understanding of the […]

Trip Jennings, Paul Moinester, Sam Weis, Balance Media | 2014 | 29 min.

Ola I Ka Wai: Water is Life

The state of Hawaii has an obligation to protect and regulate Hawaiʻi’s water resource for the benefit of its people. Yet 90% of the states streams continue to be diverted, with devastating impact. This is the story of a communities fight to find balance, and to ensure that the laws are enforced for the benefit […]

Dawn Kaniaupio, 4 Miles LLC | 2014 | 34 min.

Pohakuloa: Now that you know do you care?

Visitors have long described the islands of Hawaiʻi as paradise, yet the living heart of the largest island has been bombed by the US military for decades. Pohakuloaʻs 133,000 acres, much of it sacred, sits in the center of Hawaii island, an island that is home to 200,000 residents and 1.5 million visitors annually. Most […]

Dawn Kaniaupio, 4 Miles LLC | 2014 | 17 min.

River of Eden

Join filmmaker Pete McBride, a National Geographic Freshwater Hero, on a journey into the Fijian Highlands to discover why the locals said “no” to easy money from resource extraction, and how they turned to tourism to fund a conservation area that protects one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth.

Peter McBride in association with O.A.R.S. | 2014 | 5 min.

Stone Hall, Saturday Evening

Harnessing the Sun to Keep the Lights on in India

More than 1 billion people throughout the world lack reliable access to electricity. In 2014, the Center for American Progress and Sierra Club traveled to India to see firsthand how solar power is providing clean, affordable electricity in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state – and one of its poorest. This film explores how solar […]

Andrew Satter, Vrinda Manglik, Justin Guay | 2014 | 9 min.

Marijuana Grows and Restoration

Marijuana growing on our national forests causes significant harm to the land, water and animals. The toxicants as well as the lethal weapons used on these sites, is both shocking and dangerous. The Forest Service, along with other agencies and volunteers, are working together to restore these impacted lands.

Ann Dunsky, Steve Dunsky, U.S. Forest Service | 2014 | 5 min.

Sand Wars

This is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet’s reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world’s beaches are in decline and bound to disappear as victims of erosion, or of sand smuggling. Triggered by building construction, sand mafias […]

Denis Delestrac | 2013 | 52 min.

Silent River

Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement 20 years ago, U.S. companies have used the Santiago River as their own waste canal. Silent River follows a young woman and her family as they defy death threats to try and save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.

Jason Jaacks, Steve Fisher | 2014 | 25 min.

Thirsty for Justice: The struggle for the human right to water

In the wealthiest state in the nation, how can so many lack access to safe, affordable water for basic human needs? Thirsty for Justice shares powerful stories of those who suffer and of the inspiring grassroots movement which, against all odds, made the human right to water the law of the land in California. What […]

Rev. Lindi Ramsden, Ian Slattery | 2014 | 39 min.

Stone Hall, Sunday Morning

Death Makes Life Possible

Death is something that most people fear and don’t want to think about. But is it possible that facing our mortality can inspire us to live our lives more fully? Death Makes Life Possible follows cultural anthropologist and scientist Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., as she explores the mysteries of life and death from a variety of […]

Marilyn Schlitz, Deepak Chopra | 2014 | 63 min.

Joanna Macy and the Great Turning

This is a time when we need the wisdom of our elders. Here, eco-philosopher Joanna Macy shares her understanding of these times when everything we treasure seems to be at risk. But it is not a film about despair. Instead, it is about the opportunity we have to participate in the global shift to a […]

Christopher Landry | 2014 | 26 min.

The Light at Walden

A visual poem shot at Walden Pond, Massachusetts, this film interweaves pieces of Thoreau’s texts and a war resister’s personal journey on a wilderness island in Canada. The filmmaker, as a young man during the U.S. / Vietnam War, attempts to follow Thoreau’s principles: building a cabin and living sustainably in the woods, “to front […]

Pablo Frasconi | 2014 | 39 min.

The Story of Place

Deep into the unprotected territory of Southeastern Utah, Author Craig Childs narrates the story of this grand landscape, how it has shaped each and every one of us, and the threats this wild landscape is currently facing.

Sinuhe Xavier, Justin Clifton | 2014 | 8 min.

Stone Hall, Sunday Afternoon

Dear Governor Hickenlooper

This film is a compilation by Colorado creatives that follows Shane Davis (a.k.a. The Fractivist) as he guides us through a series of vignettes. These stories were collected from the state’s filmmakers, farmers, skiers, activists and concerned citizens and use both science and emotional appeal to explain why fracking is problematic in Colorado. This confident […]

Stash Wislocki, David Holbrooke, Allison Wolff | 2014 | 70 min.

Water for Gold

A gold mine in the Yuba Watershed threatens to reopen on San Juan Ridge, despite a disastrous chain of events when the mine operated in the 1990s, and a proposed dewatering rate of millions of gallons per day. This is the story of what a community can do when they decide enough is enough, and […]

Tom Weistar, Debra Weistar, Respond Productions | 2014 | 35 min.