(Re)Connecting Wild – Restoring Safe Passage

This is the remarkable story of the decade-long effort by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and its partners to improve human safety by re-connecting.. Read More

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The Accidental Environmentalist: Catherine Flowers

A mosquito bite decades ago leads Catherine Coleman Flowers on her life’s journey. The second film in the Southern Exposure series, this captivating film brings.. Read More

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Adventure Not War

U.S. veterans Stacey Bare, Robin Brown, and Matthew Griffin travel back into the mountains of Iraq on a mission to heal wounds and experience the.. Read More

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After the Fire

The residents of Sonoma Valley struggle to find their places in a community that has been reshaped overnight by the historic Northern California wildfires. After the.. Read More

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Aiden’s Butterflies

Meet 11-year-old Aiden Wang, who has been growing milkweed and harboring and releasing Monarch Butterflies since he was 6 years old. We join Aiden in.. Read More

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All That Remains

A year after deadly wildfires ravaged Northern California’s Wine Country, its vulnerable population of farmworkers, many of them undocumented, find themselves in a heightened state.. Read More

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The Arrowhead Traverse

Award Winner: 2019 Kids Jury - Best Film Maura and Bobby Marko are impassioned outdoor explorers. After becoming parents, they knew that passing on a.. Read More

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The Art of Fog Catching

Growing up on Mount Boutmezguida in southwest Morocco on the edge of the Sahara desert, Khadija Ghouate never imagined that the fog enveloping the nearby.. Read More

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Artifishal

Award Winner: 2020 Jury Award This is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that.. Read More

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Ashes to Ashes

A small community in Northeast Alabama. A mayor whose town sits on the river’s banks. A businessman in the Mobile Bay. All are impacted by.. Read More

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Ay Mariposa

This is the story of La Mariposa, Zulema, and Marianna–three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans.. Read More

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Bare Existence

A behind the scenes look into the plight of the polar bear, Bare Existence showcases the biologists on the front lines of protecting these species.. Read More

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Bayandalai, Lord of the Taiga

From inside his yurt deep within the heart of the Taiga, Bayandalai - an elder of the Dukhas tribe - muses about the significance of.. Read More

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Bears of Durango

Dive headfirst into bear dens with the biologists studying how human development affects bear behavior. In 2011, Colorado Parks and Wildlife initiated a major research effort.. Read More

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Becoming

The miraculous genesis of animal life is explored in great microscopic detail in the short film Becoming. We see the "making of" an Alpine Newt in.. Read More

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Becoming Ocean

When climate-change journalist Eiren Caffall was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, she realized that, like the planet, she was slowly drowning. But instead of allowing.. Read More

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The Best of Both Worlds: Cohousing’s Promise

Cohousing is a living arrangement providing both privacy and community. This film explores how a Danish model of intentional living has taken root in the.. Read More

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Big World

As parents, how do we teach our kids that there is a world beyond social media, standardized tests and soccer practice? Join Eddie Bauer athlete.. Read More

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A Bird in the Hand

Birds amaze us with flight, song, and beauty, but their abundance in North America has declined by almost a third in the past 50 years... Read More

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Blind Sushi

The film tells the story of a blind travel writer who goes foraging and diving with the world's first sustainable sushi chef, in search of.. Read More

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Blooming Culture: The Story of a Canoe and the Confluence of Cultures

Fourth-grade students from Palouse Prairie Charter School (PPCS) in Idaho share their experience building Blooming Culture, a canoe that combines European and Indigenous styles. Students.. Read More

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Blowout

From the oil fields of West Texas to tanker traffic busting the Panama Canal at its seems to an energy revolution across Asia, this Newsy.. Read More

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Blue

Award Winner: 2019 Kids Jury - Honorable Mention Fresh off training wheels, a four-year-old growing up in Valdez, Alaska begins to push her boundaries and.. Read More

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Blue Carbon

"Blue carbon" is carbon that’s captured and stored by coastal wetlands, helping to mitigate climate change. This film is about mud and the multiple benefits.. Read More

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Blue Heart

Award Winner: 2019 Honorable Mention The Balkan Peninsula is home to the last wild rivers in Europe. However, a deluge of hydropower development threatens to.. Read More

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Bring Them Home

An intimate look at the only indigenous tribal-led buffalo drive in North America, Bring Them Home follows members of the Blackfeet Nation as they experience.. Read More

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Bring Your Own

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, K-4th Grade Inspired by the popular OMI song "Cheerleader", this musical parody set to a student-written song, highlights.. Read More

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Broken

Jon Wilson struggled with the emotions of feeling broken after losing his leg to cancer. Today, crutching up and skiing down mountains at night serves.. Read More

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Brotherhood of Skiing

Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul and smiles to the mountain. Formed during the height of the black.. Read More

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California’s Watershed

Created to place a spotlight and raise awareness within the general public, as well as with elected and public officials, California's Watershed explores the critical.. Read More

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Camera Trap

Peter Mather is a teacher who started his career in the tiny northern community of Old Crow. It was there he developed a passion for.. Read More

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Carpe Diem

In a city of people trying to catch a break, one lucky man hooks into an unexpected dream that becomes the role of a lifetime,.. Read More

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Chandalar

On a clear morning in Portland, Oregon, fourteen youth with oversized backpacks await a long day of travel. Along with five veterans, a few volunteers.. Read More

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Clay Bolt

Clay Bolt is a natural history and conservation photographer for World Wildlife Fund and has been featured in prominent magazines such as National Geographic. Affectionately.. Read More

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Climbing out of Disaster

Award Winner: 2019 Best Short In the immediate aftermath of Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria, a group of local climbers bands together to use their skills.. Read More

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Colors of Change

Experience Greenland through the eyes of Artist Zaria Forman, NASA scientist John Sonntag, and Inuit Elder Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq "Uncle" as art, culture, and science collide.. Read More

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A Concerned Citizen: Civics in Action

Dr. Riki Ott is a citizen activist who came to the aid of her Alaskan community following the Exxon Valdez oil spill. After the Deepwater.. Read More

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The Condor & The Eagle

Award Winner: 2020 Honorable Mention Four Indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of.. Read More

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Confluir

A group of scientists and river experts investigate the Grand Canyon of the Amazon, Río Marañón, on a month-long raft expedition. The crew navigate intricate whitewater.. Read More

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Conviction

After a high-profile bribery scandal led to the convictions of the three powerful conspirators, the community they targeted is left in the dust to find.. Read More

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Cowboys & Scientists

Thirty years ago, a partnership between Archbold Biological Station and Buck Island Ranch inspired a new mission: cowboys and scientists working together to advance scientific.. Read More

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Creek Sessions

Nature has a rhythm – it just takes one to tune into it. Jess Kilroy – musician, climber, and conservationist – travels to wilderness areas.. Read More

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Current Revolution (Episode 1)

For decades, the utilities industry has been a driving engine of the U.S. economy, contributing significantly to our progress and standard of living with a.. Read More

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Dammed to Extinction

For eons, salmon-eating killer whales have hunted Chinook along the Pacific Coast. Since 1976, renowned whale scientist Ken Balcomb has closely observed them. He’s familiar.. Read More

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Deer 139

She travels 85 miles of Wyoming backcountry while pregnant. This is Deer 139. Now, a team of women follow her path on foot to understand.. Read More

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Defending the Deep

A tireless defender of the oceans and marine life, Claire Nouvian led a focused, data-driven advocacy campaign against the destructive fishing practice of deep-sea bottom.. Read More

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Detroit Hives

East Detroit urban beekeepers Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are a young couple working to bring diversity to the field of beekeeping and create opportunities.. Read More

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Downstream

Following years of intensive fertilizer use on farms, more than half of Iowa’s waterways do not meet federal quality standards. Now, an unlikely coalition is.. Read More

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DreamRide III

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, K-4th Grade Mike Hopkins' epic journey through a magical world comes to an end in the final chapter.. Read More

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Dulce

On Colombia’s Pacific Coast, a mother teaches her daughter, Dulce, how to swim. It is an essential skill in this remote region, where livelihoods are.. Read More

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Dust Rising

Dust – what could be more mundane? But those tiny specks actually have astonishing power. This documentary takes you on an eye-opening journey with dust.. Read More

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EARTHWATCH | Wildlife in the Changing Andorran Pyrenees

In the high slopes of the Andorran alpine ecosystem, Earthwatch scientists and volunteers are studying the effects of climate change on plants and wildlife to.. Read More

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Eating Up Easter

Native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata'u Rapu narrates to his son about the modern dilemma of their people, who risk losing everything to the.. Read More

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The Elwha Undammed: What’s a River For?

The Elwha River in Port Angeles, Washington is the stage for the largest dam removal in American history. A century ago, a businessman dammed the.. Read More

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Escape

Listen to the voice inside you. It ’s telling you to go. JaBig, a  Montreal-based  DJ, buys a bike on a whim and decides to attempt to.. Read More

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Every Nine Minutes

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, K-4th Grade Every nine minutes, the weight of a blue whale (300,000 pounds) in plastic makes its way.. Read More

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Exploring Soundscapes – Sequoia & Kings Canyon

The dramatic landscape of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity - rugged foothills, deep canyons, towering mountains, and.. Read More

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Feel of Vision

In 1997, Lonnie Bedwell lost his eyesight in a brutal hunting accident. Lonnie’s faith in most basic abilities was shaken and depression started to weigh.. Read More

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Ferryman at the Wall

Originally proposed as an international peace park with Mexico, Big Bend, Texas has a unique relationship with its southern neighbor. For the past 40 years,.. Read More

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A Few Acres at a Time

Lani Malmberg, a self-identified "gypsy goat lady", brings life back to the land with her herd of 500 goats.   More information: www.willsardinsky.com

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The Fight for Flight

Each year, millions of birds migrate through the Great Lakes. The Fight for Flight highlights this natural phenomenon and the stories of people who interact with.. Read More

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Fighting Fire With Fire

In an effort to restore the role of Native people as land stewards and mitigate the threat of wildfires, UC-Davis professor Beth Rose Middleton Manning.. Read More

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Fire Followers – Yosemite Nature Notes

Yosemite botanists search for fire-following flowers that germinate and bloom after a fire, covering the landscape in a beautiful but brief wildflower display that may.. Read More

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A Fistful of Rubbish

A Western environmental documentary, A Fistful of Rubbish is set in the Tabernas Desert in Spain - Europe's only desert. An area famous for being.. Read More

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Flipping the Switch

LeeAnne Walters led a citizens’ movement that tested the tap water in Flint, Michigan, and exposed the Flint water crisis. The results showed that one in.. Read More

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Follow the Drinking Gourd

Produced by Liberated Lens, an Oakland based social justice film collective, Follow the Drinking Gourd is a family-friendly, funny, and moving feature documentary that connects.. Read More

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For The Love Of Mary

First-time 97-year-old runner, George Etzweiler, completed the race up the northeast’s tallest peak, Mount Washington, when he was 69 years old. Despite having a pacemaker,.. Read More

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For the Love of Salmon

Under a haze of wildfire smoke and with her ancestors watching from above, Keely Weget-Whitney steps into the frigid and fast-moving waters of the Fraser.. Read More

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Forest on Fire

The Eagle Creek fire ravaged the Columbia River Gorge, causing communities to evacuate, and stranding 150 day-hikers who dramatically hike nearly 20 miles to safety... Read More

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Forget Shorter Showers

Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday; or.. Read More

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From Camel to Cup

In 2017, Kenya declared drought a national disaster and in early 2019 announced it had allocated 2 billion shillings, about $20 million, to respond. Extreme.. Read More

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From Darkness to Light

Life is challenging for women in Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania made up of numerous islands where half the population lives below the poverty.. Read More

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The Gardenator Challenge

This film depicts the prowess of sixth-grade students who have been gardening, cooking, and composting at their public school since Kindergarten. Using a competition format,.. Read More

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Get the Lead Out

Manny Calonzo spearheaded an advocacy campaign that persuaded his government to enact a national ban on the production, use, and sale of lead paint. He.. Read More

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Giants

In 2015, Everett Custom Homes purchased a property in Portland’s Eastmoreland Neighborhood. On the lot stood three giant sequoias, which the developer planned to cut.. Read More

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Girls and Glaciers

This film follows teenagers Akua and Melodie as they expand their personal boundaries in challenging high alpine glaciated terrain. They learn field science, art, wilderness.. Read More

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Givers and Takers

Don Jackson in Ware Shoals, South Carolina transitions from conventional cattle production to a grazing method - AMP grazing - that improves the environment and.. Read More

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Gone Tomorrow – The Story of Kentucky Ice Climbing

This adventure documentary will take you for a bourbon-fueled ride deep into the bushy hollers of Appalachia with a crew of harmless misfits as they.. Read More

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Great Basin Water Is Life

The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is proposing to install a 300-mile pipeline from eastern and central Nevada to enhance Las Vegas' already limited groundwater.. Read More

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Great Old Broads for Wolves

Welcome to the southwest, where the land is wild and the women...might be even wilder. Introducing the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and their fight.. Read More

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Green Gone

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, 5-8th Grade This infomercial parody made by Maui youth pokes fun at the overuse of pesticides and herbicides.. Read More

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Greenland Melts

Dr. Konrad Steffen, the Swiss climate scientist whose research propelled Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" and "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power", reveals his alarming.. Read More

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GRIZZLY COUNTRY

After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time.. Read More

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Growing Together

Sierra Harvest educates, inspires and connects families to fresh, local seasonal foods through farm to school education, training the next generation of farmers and supporting.. Read More

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The Guardian Elephant Warriors of Reteti

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, 9-12th Grade Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. This oasis.. Read More

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Hammer Dam

IN PERSON: Tricia Bratcher (Featured) Harold Hammer lives on his remote property in Northern California. When the Department of Fish and Wildlife discover his homemade.. Read More

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The Hammocks

While an early generation of climbers was summiting Everest and enjoying Yosemite’s spectacular beauty in the 1950s, Africans Americans couldn’t gain access to beaches in.. Read More

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Hat Creek: A Wild Trout Legacy

Every story has a beginning.  Our story, in many ways, begins with Hat Creek. Hat Creek is our founding project, our legacy project. Back in.. Read More

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A Healing Journey

For thousands of years, the Nimiipuu people piloted their canoes along the tumbling waters of the Snake River. But after dams were built and the.. Read More

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Hear Our Olympics

The wild Olympic Peninsula is like nowhere else. It has been recognized as a National Park, a wilderness area, an International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage.. Read More

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Hear the Call: Salmon Nation

In Hear the Call: Salmon Nation, singer Ashleigh Ball of Hey Ocean! travels with filmmaker Josh Thome to the remote coast of British Columbia where.. Read More

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Herd Impact

North Texas couple, Deborah Clark and Emry Birdwell, let nature dictate how they graze their cattle. They are having tremendous success in regenerating their land.. Read More

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Hidden Pacific 3D

This breathtaking 3D film profiles some of the Pacific Ocean's most beautiful islands and marine national monuments. Hidden Pacific explores the storied histories of Palmyra,.. Read More

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Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia

This film explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, North America’s most biologically rich waters. Hidden Rivers follows the work of conservation.. Read More

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Homecoming – A Boundary Waters Story

Joe Fairbanks was born and raised in Northern Minnesota. In Homecoming, he travels through the waters where he learned to paddle as a boy. Today,.. Read More

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Horse Rich and Dirt Poor

Wild horses are caught between an incredibly polarized and emotionally charged debate aiming to write their future in the American West. The result of this.. Read More

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A House Without Snakes

In Botswana, two young Bushmen struggle to build their futures in the wake of their people's relocation from their ancestral homeland. A House Without Snakes is an.. Read More

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THE HUMAN ELEMENT

We humans are a force of nature. As human activities alter the basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire – those elements.. Read More

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I am Public Lands

Being a veteran who continues to battle with frequent PTSD is exhausting; so Soul River Inc. is bringing both diverse youth and veterans into the.. Read More

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If They Build It, What Will Come?

The Cahaba River is one of the Southeast’s most iconic river systems. Urban sprawl in the state’s largest metropolitan area has already placed a great.. Read More

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If You Can Hear My Voice: The Fight to Ban Chlorpyrifos

Claudia Angulo's son was born with developmental delays after she was exposed to chlorpyrifos during her pregnancy. Now, she's fighting for a ban on the.. Read More

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In Celebration of Open Space

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park pursues collaborative solutions to critical environmental problems through discovery and learning. In 2018, we worked with organizations and volunteers.. Read More

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In Perpetual Motion

Surfers and free divers know well those dark, lung-searing seconds waiting to surface after a wave has pinned you to the ocean floor. It can.. Read More

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In the Land of My Ancestors

Beloved Ohlone elder, Ann Marie Sayers, has devoted her life to preserve the stories and culture of her indigenous ancestors. In the Land of My Ancestors shines.. Read More

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In Your Hands

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, 5-8th Grade Visceral imagery, emotional score, and a powerful speech by John F. Kennedy underscore a timeless theme:.. Read More

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Iniskim

Shot on the real-life Blackfeet buffalo drive and inspired by a true story, Iniskim follows a young girl’s journey from trauma to recovery. By reconnecting.. Read More

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Insect Guardian

82-year-old Willem bought a remote potato farm field back in 1980 and transformed it into a butterfly paradise. For almost 40 years, he has worked.. Read More

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Into the Black

Many of the ecosystems in Alabama and throughout the southeast evolved with fire. Human ignited “prescribed fire”, also known as controlled burns, are an essential.. Read More

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Into the Canyon

In 2016, filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon... Read More

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Introducing the Super Stoked Surf Mamas of Pleasure Point

Through surfing and a love for the ocean, five women who live near Pleasure Point (a world-class surf spot in Santa Cruz, CA) become friends.. Read More

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JUNK

On June 1st, 2008, Marcus Eriksen and Joel Paschal embarked from California for Hawaii aboard a plastic bottle raft. Without a motor or support vessel,.. Read More

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Kashia Pomo Tribal Traditions in the MPA

This short film illustrates how the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians are uniquely positioned through their long history and traditional practices and values to be.. Read More

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Kids Speak on Plastic Pollution

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, K-4th Grade What do kids think about the growing problem of plastic pollution? Our students explore young perspectives.. Read More

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The King’s Keeper

Prahlad lives at a place where "we work for elephants." Gajraj, a seventy year old tusker who's name means "king of elephants" spent fifty years.. Read More

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L’eau est la Vie (Water is Life): From Standing Rock to the Swamp

On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking.. Read More

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L’orchestre D’hibernation Animaux (How Animals Hibernate)

What if hibernating animals of different species formed an orchestra and performed a symphony about their winter’s sleep? Well, they did—sort of. Because this is.. Read More

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Land without Evil

Throughout history, people have always been searching for a perfect place. This short film, based on Guaraní mythology (Tierra sin mal), offers another point of.. Read More

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Last Call For The Bayou

Louisiana’s delta is a veritable bounty of rich estuarine life, supporting a robust commercial fishing industry, fertile oil fields, millions of migrating waterfowl, and at.. Read More

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Last Call For The Bayou Episode 1: The Duck Queen of Plaquemines Parish

IN PERSON: Dominic Gill (Director), Nadia Gill (Producer) Dr. Alex Kolker is the face of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, better known as LUMCON, one.. Read More

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Last Call For The Bayou Episode 2: Mud, Sweat & Fears

Dr. Alex Kolker is the face of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, better known as LUMCON, one of the premier research institutes working to understand.. Read More

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Last Call For The Bayou Episode 3: On A Wing and A Prayer

IN PERSON: Dominic Gill (Director), Nadia Gill (Producer) Dr. Alex Kolker is the face of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, better known as LUMCON, one.. Read More

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Last Call For The Bayou Episode 4: Sink or Swim

IN PERSON: Dominic Gill (Director), Nadia Gill (Producer) Dr. Alex Kolker is the face of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, better known as LUMCON, one.. Read More

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Last Call For The Bayou Episode 5: South As South Can Go

IN PERSON: Dominic Gill (Director), Nadia Gill (Producer) Dr. Alex Kolker is the face of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, better known as LUMCON, one.. Read More

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The Last Green Thread

Amidst the backdrop of massive development and population growth, three friends embark on a journey through the Everglades Headwaters in Florida to survey a fragile.. Read More

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The Last Herd

The Henry Mountains bison herd roams over 385,000 acres of Southern Utah –free from fences, culling, or roundups. Despite all this space, Henry Mountains bison.. Read More

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Last Wild Places: Gorongosa

For 15 years, Mozambique was engulfed in a brutal civil war that devastated human and wildlife populations alike. Now, in part by focusing on empowering.. Read More

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A Letter to Congress

Award Winner: 2018 Best Short Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in.. Read More

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Life of Pie

In 2002, mountain bikers and entrepreneurs Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to Fruita, Colorado, in search of cheap rent, world-class single track, and free.. Read More

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Literacy for Environmental Justice: Cultivating Youth Leaders in Southeast San Francisco

Bayview-Hunters Point in Southeast San Francisco has been on the front lines of the environmental justice movement since the 1940s. This short documentary film follows.. Read More

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Living in the Future’s Past

In this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking, Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers, and a dazzling.. Read More

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Love, Trails, & Dinosaurs

This heartwarming film tells the story of the first person with autism to hike every trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Garan Moore... Read More

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Lowland Kids

The filming of Lowland Kids began as an adventure. A trip down to Isle de Jean Charles to experience this magical place before it’s gone... Read More

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The Man of the Trees

This is a portrait of Daniel Balima, a horticulturist from Tenkodogo, a small town in Burkina Faso. Daniel contracted Polio as a child and despite.. Read More

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March of the Newts

Follow one of the forest's funkiest creatures into a gangly gathering of amphibious affection... and learn how you can help protect these sensitive animals from.. Read More

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Matsutake Hunters

The forest holds many mysteries. We follow some unique foragers as they hunt for the elusive and highly prized Japanese Matsutake mushroom, also known as.. Read More

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Meadows – Yosemite Nature Notes

Yosemite National Park has over 3,000 meadows, which hold the greatest diversity of plant and animal species despite only making up 3% of the park... Read More

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Meet The Real Wolf

What happens when fairy tales and reality collide? Throughout history, myths about the “big bad wolf” have generated fear and concern that creeps out of.. Read More

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A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, 9-12th Grade Set a couple of decades from now, A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is.. Read More

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Metamorphosis

A poem for the planet, Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper’s film Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our Earth and bears witness to a moment of.. Read More

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Mexican Fishing Bats

When the sun sets over the Sea of Cortez, a tiny bat weighing about as much as five nickels emerges from the boulder-covered hillsides on.. Read More

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Mi Mamá

Nadia Mercado grew up in a working-class community with her single mother, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, and three sisters. In this film, Nadia.. Read More

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Moonline

When night falls on the mountains, it is by no means time to go to bed for Valentin Delluc. It's in the dark that one.. Read More

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Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs – Yosemite Nature Notes

Once the most abundant vertebrate in the Sierra Nevada, mountain yellow-legged frog populations plummeted with the introduction of non-native fish. Restoration efforts in Yosemite National.. Read More

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My Mom Vala

Award Winner: 2019 Kids Jury - Honorable Mention Life has a way of putting us where we need to be. For Vala, that's in both.. Read More

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Nature Now

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, 5-8th Grade Made with no flights, recycled footage, and zero net carbon. Given away for free. Viewed 53.. Read More

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The Need To GROW

With an estimated 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, The Need To GROW is a character-driven story of innovators behind decentralized solutions and.. Read More

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The New Environmentalists

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.. Read More

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The New Environmentalists – From Liberia to Mongolia

Bayarjargal Agvaantseren helped create the 1.8 million-acre Tost Tosonbumba Nature Reserve in Mongolia's South Gobi Desert—a critical habitat for the vulnerable snow leopard. Then she.. Read More

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The New Environmentalists: A Volatile Habitat

Rodrigue Katembo risked his life to protect the precious mountain gorillas in the Congo by standing up to corrupt government officials and ruthless armed militia.. Read More

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The New Environmentalists: Gaining Ground

The Q’eqchi people of Guatemala, with the help of Rodrigo Tot, fought to protect their ancient lands from a proposed nickel mine that would have.. Read More

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The New Environmentalists: Ghosts of the Mountains

Bayarjargal Agvaantseren helped create the 1.8 million-acre Tost Tosonbumba Nature Reserve in Mongolia's South Gobi Desert—a critical habitat for the vulnerable snow leopard. Then she.. Read More

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The New Environmentalists: On Her Watch

Amidst an onslaught of coal development, octogenarian Wendy Bowman stopped a powerful multinational mining company from taking her family farm and protected her community from.. Read More

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The New Environmentalists: Sacred Ocean

A crucial coalition comes together to protect the tiny but precious Cook Islands, going beyond citizen activism to cultivate robust legal standards for the protection.. Read More

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The New Environmentalists: The Blockade

Liberia’s precious forests face the threat of being exploited under a new president. A lawyer teams up with native people to prevent new palm oil.. Read More

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The New Environmentalists: The Chapel

Portland, Oregon residents fight to prevent the construction of the largest Oil Terminal in North America.

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The New Environmentalists: The Community They Fight For

Community activist Mark Lopez pushed government officials to provide comprehensive lead testing and cleanup of East Los Angeles homes contaminated by a battery smelter that.. Read More

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The New Environmentalists: The Spirit of the River

Indigenous activists in Chile fight back against numerous hydroelectric dam projects that would further damage a region already affected by clearcutting and drought.

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The New Environmentalists: The Verge of Extinction

Macedonian Activists and Scientists work together with their community to prevent the construction of two major dams planned to be build within a national park.

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A New View of the Moon

Become reacquainted with awe alongside strangers interacting with a telescope trained on the moon. Watch as Wylie Overstreet takes a telescope around the streets of.. Read More

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Nigerians Fight to Protect the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal

Pangolins are believed to be the most trafficked mammals in the world. As the four Asian species of pangolins have dwindled, poachers are increasingly turning.. Read More

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Our Gorongosa, A Park for the People

Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has become one of Africa’s most celebrated wildlife restoration stories. After a decade, Gorongosa’s large mammal population has grown to.. Read More

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Our Last Trash

The film highlights the current global recycling crisis and the adverse effects of disposable plastics on the environment. Our Last Trash explores the meaning of a "zero.. Read More

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Our National Parks belong to everyone. So why are they so white?

Only 20 percent of visitors to National Parks are people of color. As the broader conservation movement continues to struggle with diversity and inclusion, many.. Read More

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Outnumbered in Africa

Most people know the story of Zimbabwe’s most famous lion and how he was illegally shot by an American dentist in 2015. The world reacted.. Read More

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Paradise

An unlikely environmentalist, Bryan Wells, finds himself standing between Yellowstone National Park and an industrial-scale gold mine. The proposed mine sits just above his home,.. Read More

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The Path Back

For thousands of years, the buffalo or plains bison sustained the many native tribes that inhabited the Great Plains region of North America. But when.. Read More

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Pebble Redux – The Bears of Amakdedori

If you thought the original Pebble Mine proposal was a bad idea for salmon in Bristol Bay, you'll despise Pebble Redux even more! This film.. Read More

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Place of the Pike / Ginoozhekaaning

In 1971, A.B. LeBlanc (Bay Mills Ojibwe) set a gill net in Pendills Bay on Lake Superior. The Michigan DNR arrested LeBlanc and he was.. Read More

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Plastic Warriors

Kristal Ambrose also known as "Kristal Ocean" battles plastic pollution in The Bahamas. More Information: www.bahamasplasticmovement.org  

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Positive Forward Motion

Hiker and endurance athlete, Jennifer Pharr Davis, reflects on the challenges and lessons that life has brought her following her record-setting thru-hike on the Appalachian.. Read More

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Pursuing the Monarchs

Award Winner: 2019 Student Filmmaker Award, Anna Chahuneau This succinct yet poignant documentary examines the social and biological factors causing a rapidly waning monarch butterfly.. Read More

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Raccoon and the Light

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, K-4th Grade A raccoon finds a flashlight in the woods.

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The Radicals

A group of professional snowboarders and surfers drift from their respective sport into the world of activism. Together, they journey across the West Coast of.. Read More

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Remember

In this short theatrical film, three generations of women reflect on the beauty of their island home and the changes they see taking place in.. Read More

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Resilience at the Roots

This short documentary follows a community in El Salvador who, after fleeing government repression and spending a decade in exile, returned to their country to.. Read More

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RJ Ripper

Award Winner: 2019 Jury Award Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem.. Read More

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Rock-Paper-Fish

Every year, all five species of salmon return to the Chilkat River and sustain the communities of Haines and Klukwan, but now a modern day.. Read More

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Rocky Intertidal Zones: Oregon

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, K-4th Grade Filmed on the stunning Oregon Coast, this short film follows a 7-year-old boy as he explores.. Read More

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Run Wild Run Free: 50 Years of Wild and Scenic Rivers

Over 60 years ago, America was at the peak of the industrial revolution and the nation’s waterways were dying from dams, water diversions, and pollution... Read More

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The Sacramento, at Current Speed

Award Winner: 2020 People's Choice Award The Sacramento River is a workhorse, hemmed in by freeways, channelized for agriculture and drinking. But there is a.. Read More

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Sacred Strides

Bears Ears National Monument is one of the most talked-about public lands under threat, though the dialogue often glosses over how sacred it is to.. Read More

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Sanctuary

Set against the backdrop of the North Umpqua's most famous tributary, Steamboat Creek, which was recently designated as the Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead.. Read More

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The Secrets Held in the Ice

Follow the adventure of the pioneer glaciologist Claude Lorius who, in 1956, when he was still a young student, left to study Antarctica. This extreme.. Read More

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See Animals

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, 5-8th Grade This short, animated film shows unwelcome changes in an uncertain future. More Information: scottwenner.com   |   motion504.com

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Seeds of Hope

Award Winner: 2019 John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award - Jon Bowermaster From planting to harvest, follow the Akwesasne Tribe of northern New York, the.. Read More

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The Shepherdess

A Navajo shepherdess perseveres despite extreme drought in this poetic short film about a rapidly vanishing way of life. “We didn’t even go up the.. Read More

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Shifting Sands

A tale of the friendship and camaraderie shared between the Bedouin community and climber Rob Durran, Shifting Sands takes us on a journey into the.. Read More

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Sniper

In New Zealand, Yellow-eyed Penguin numbers have dwindled. Finding these penguins in the dense bush to monitor and conserve the population is tricky. But former ranger.. Read More

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Sonora Rising – A story of water, wheat, and life in the Tucson desert

Water and wheat — foundations of life for millennia across the American Southwest. The Colorado River water flows more than 300 miles across Arizona to.. Read More

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Sounds of Survival

Deep in the emerald cloud forests of Cusuco National Park of Honduras, scientists are on a quest to record the never-before-heard call of the endangered.. Read More

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Space to Explore

Natalie Panek has spent her life focused on her biggest dream - to be the first to set foot on another planet. Natalie is an.. Read More

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Spawning Hope

Coral biologists are concerned about the genetic health of many endangered coral. Spawning Hope follows a team of scientists as they attempt to use cryopreserved.. Read More

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Stand with Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, the Amazon and the Climate

The Amazon Rainforest and Brazil’s Indigenous peoples are under increasing attack with President Bolsonaro and his regime’s devastating assaults on social and environmental protections. Women’s.. Read More

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Station 15

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, 9-12th Grade High school student and poet, Chasity Hunter, experienced intense flooding in her New Orleans neighborhood during.. Read More

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Surviving: The Story of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

The Pyramid Lake Lahontan Cutthroat Trout was declared extinct in the 1940's as a result of a badly planned diversion dam on the Truckee River... Read More

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takayna

takayna / Tarkine in northwestern Tasmania is home to one of the last undisturbed tracts of Gondwanan rainforest in the world, and one of the.. Read More

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There’s Something in the Water

"There's two kinds of lakes in the South: them that's got Giant Salvinia and them that's about to have Giant Salvinia." Caddo Lake is the only.. Read More

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Things Find A Way

The country is in the midst of an unprecedented gas drilling rush—brought on by a controversial technology called hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking"). It starts when.. Read More

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Think Like A Scientist: Renewal

Featuring an emerging young scientist from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Renewal is a heart-warming story of transformation and restoration. Produced with HHMI Tangled Bank.. Read More

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Too Precious to Mine

The Havasupai - people of the blue-green waters - have lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for centuries. But now uranium mining on.. Read More

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Tracking Snow

Discover a novel way of studying elusive carnivores…using snow! Join two scientists – Jessie and Tommy - as they re-purpose an old technique in a.. Read More

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Treeline

Quietly, patiently, trees endure. They are the oldest living beings we come to know during our time on earth. They provide our shelter, our fuel, our companions,.. Read More

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The Trouble with Wolves

Death threats, court battles, and an iconic endangered species in the middle, The Trouble With Wolves takes an up-close look at the most heated and.. Read More

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Truth to Power

As grassroots activists, Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid built a broad coalition to stop the South African government’s massive secret nuclear deal with Russia. In.. Read More

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Valve Turners

On October 11, 2016, in solidarity with Standing Rock and in response to the climate emergency we are facing, a team of activists took direct.. Read More

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Venture Out

This is a story of overcoming odds, the power of resilience, and ultimately, the ever-lasting effects of LGBTQ community building. The Venture Out Project, founded.. Read More

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Visions of the Lost Sierra

This film examines the past, present, and future of the Middle Fork of the Feather River, one of the first eight rivers protected by the.. Read More

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Wave Hands Like Clouds

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, K-4th Grade Suspended in the airy expanse between heaven and Earth, highliners walk a thin, wiggly piece of.. Read More

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What Does it Take?

What Does it Take? is the introduction to the New Environmentalists series. The New Environmentalists share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from.. Read More

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Where Life Begins

Award Winner: 2020 Best Short Along the Arctic Coast, at the northmost point on American soil, we explore the inseparable bond between mother and child,.. Read More

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Where The Wild Things Keep Playing

An ode to the athlete who relishes in getting dirty, who chuckles after a long day in the mountains, effortlessly glides through the crystal clear.. Read More

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Who’s Your Farmer?

Farming is a practice that impacts our health, our environment, our communities and our world. Knowing from where our food really comes and how safely.. Read More

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Wild Olympics

Follow paddlers Adam and Susan Elliott as they kayak, fish, packraft and explore the wild rivers of the Olympic Peninsula. The Olympic Peninsula’s wild rivers.. Read More

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Wild Owyhee

Tucked away in southeastern Oregon is a gem of a wilderness. For those in the know - ranchers and anglers, trail runners and climbers, hikers.. Read More

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Wild Possibilities

This film highlights unique conservation efforts of 5 different land trusts in Oregon to help show and explain their value to their local communities. More.. Read More

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Wild Toddler Chronicles: Legacy

Award Winner: 2020 Kids Jury - Best Children's Film With an endless supply of fruit snacks, plenty of extra underwear and a pile of old.. Read More

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WILD UTAH: America’s Red Rock Wilderness

This short documentary advocates for protecting more than 9 million acres of federally managed public lands as Wilderness, areas of pristine natural beauty, unique and.. Read More

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Wildlife and the Wall

Filmmaker Ben Masters (UNBRANDED) goes into the heart of the Big Bend, the last true wilderness in the state of Texas to consider what effects.. Read More

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Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s Watershed Whiteboard Animation

This 3-minute whiteboard animation from Clouds North Films and Wisconsin Wetlands Association provides viewers with the 411 on how watershed health is critical to wetland.. Read More

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Words Have Power

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, 5-8th Grade Ten-year-old Jaysa's dynamic speeches at rallies and city hall catalyze her community against the coal-fired power.. Read More

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You Can’t Dam Your Way to Paradise

The San Joaquin is one of the most over-allocated rivers in America, and yet plans remain to dam it further. The proposed Temperance Flat Dam.. Read More

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Your Rivers Need You

The Red River in Kentucky was slated to be dammed in the early 60s and young landowner Joe Bowen supported it. He even gave the.. Read More

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