36 Inches

A recovering apathetic millennial embarks on a journey of discovery to understand the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project, a $7.6 billion natural gas export project.. Read More

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62 Years

The last time Ken Brower traveled down the Yampa River in Northwest Colorado was with his father, David Brower, in 1952. This was the year.. Read More

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The Accidental Environmentalist

Award Winner: 2016 Spirit of Activism John Wathen was just an average guy until coming into contact with toxic chemicals, stumbling upon a video camera,.. Read More

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The Accord

The reality of growing up a surfer in Iceland is different from anywhere else in the world. It’s a harsh place. There are no surf.. Read More

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Ace and the Desert Dog

For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out for a 60-day backpacking trip in Utah’s canyon country. The.. Read More

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ĀINA: That Which Feeds Us

  The best-kept secret on Kaua`i isn’t a secluded beach or surf spot, it’s that four of the world’s largest chemical companies use the island.. Read More

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Art for Change

Facing heavy government scrutiny, Myint Zaw, an accomplished photojournalist, launched a series of art exhibits that influenced the government to stop construction of the Myitsone.. Read More

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Avaatara: The First Route Out

David Lama achieves first ascent of the Baatara gorge in Lebanon. “If you travel roads that have already been discovered, you are basically always just following... Read More

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Bison – Yellowstone InDepth

Yellowstone preserves the most important bison herd in the United States. Learn more about the near extinction and recovery of these remarkable animals, how they.. Read More

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Black Bears – Yosemite Nature Notes

Hundreds of black bears make their home in Yosemite National Park and seeing a wild bear is a highlight of any trip to the park... Read More

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Bringing Back the Brooks: A Revival of the South’s Trout

A poetic look at a forgotten native of Appalachia, the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout, which is being brought back from the brink… by hand, bucket,.. Read More

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Canyon Song

A Navajo family balances modern life with the traditional “Navajo Way,” teaching their children their language, culture, and ceremony within the sacred walls of Canyon.. Read More

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China: A Skier’s Journey

Skiing as sport is in its infancy in China, a phenomenon of the country’s exploding middle class. As a means of survival, however, it is.. Read More

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Climbing Kilimanjaro: A 12 Year Old’s Passion Project

Lilliana Libecki set a goal to reach all seven continents by 12 years old.  With hard work, focus on school, and commitment, it was within.. Read More

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Co2ld Waters

Five of the most respected names in the fly fishing world converge on a single creek in Montana to talk about their passion and to.. Read More

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Comes With Baggage: A Short History of Bicycle Travel from Boneshakers to Bikepackers

This lighthearted history of bicycle travel in the Americas makes you want to sell all your possessions, quit your job and escape on a bike... Read More

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Connecting the Tracks: The Last of the Northern Jaguars

Follow the life story of a Sierra Madre jaguar, Corazón, and how her isolated population is linked to sparse jaguars in the southwest United States... Read More

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Coral Reef Rescue

An upbeat look at a downbeat topic, coral reefs are home to 25% of all marine species and protect the coastlines of more than 100.. Read More

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The Creature Show Episode 1: Salamander Rain

On the first warm rain of early spring, salamanders march by the thousands to the vernal pools in which they breed. In New Jersey, this.. Read More

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Crossing Home: A Skier’s Journey

Any weary traveler is faced with a road that ultimately winds to an end. They must return home. In the series finale, after excursions through.. Read More

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A Dam Problem

Building successful relationships takes time but those relationships are the key to completing a successful dam removal and floodplain restoration project near Sisters, OR, that.. Read More

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Defendant 5

Young filmmaker Heidi Lee Douglas goes to Tasmania to make a documentary about the destruction of the island’s ancient forests. As anti-logging protests escalate, logging.. Read More

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Defined by the Line

Josh Ewing began visiting the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah to climb at Indian Creek and explore the local archaeology. But when he moved.. Read More

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Denali

Award Winner: 2016 Best Short  There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times. Denali is.. Read More

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Destiny’s Bay

Destiny Watford organized her community to prevent construction of the nation’s largest incinerator in a Baltimore neighborhood less than one mile from her high school–and.. Read More

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Devotion: Libby Peter

Libby Peter is one of the UK’s most respected rock climbers, with years of experience in expeditions, instructing, coaching and guiding around the world. Throughout.. Read More

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Disobedience

This is a David vs Goliath tales of front line leaders around the globe risking life and limb in the fight for a livable future for.. Read More

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Diversity and Inclusion in our Wild Spaces

A campfire discussion on improving the diversity of both the visitation and the employment within our parks and wild spaces happened last May in Yosemite.. Read More

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Douglas Tompkins: Wild Legacy

Award Winner: 2017 Honorable Mention In person: James Q Martin (Director) Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. The founder of The North Face.. Read More

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Dream Day

What would it feel like to begin your day in fresh powder and end it in the briny Pacific on the perfect sunset wave? It.. Read More

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Dredging up a Solution

Howard Wood, an amateur diver, restored the marine ecosystem in Lamlash Bay by establishing the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland. Narrated by Robert.. Read More

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Eating for Change

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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An Education, A Father-Daughter Trip of Discovery

National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki tackles his 58th expedition with his 11 year old daughter, Lilliana, for her first skiing expedition to Antarctica. Neither had.. Read More

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Elk River

Award Winner: 2017 Most Inspiring Adventure Film Scientist Arthur Middleton, photographer Joe Riis, artist James Prosek and filmmaker Jenny Nichols join forces in this documentary.. 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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Emerald Waters of the Klamath-Siskiyou: Wild Rivers at Risk

In the heart of Southwest Oregon, the remote and rugged Kalmiopsis region is home to some of this country’s most iconic Wild and Scenic Rivers... Read More

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Eternally Wild

The Smith River is a poster-child for how an entire watershed can be protected. Here there are no dams, no wretched clear-cut blocks, no mitigating.. Read More

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The Fable of the Wolf

A long time ago wolves and men hunted together, but over time this relationship changed. This animated short explores the relationship between wolf and man.. Read More

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Fair Trade: The First Step

How is your clothing made? Patagonia’s new short film investigates why choosing Fair Trade Certified clothing is an important first step toward changing the garment.. Read More

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Faith Against Fracking

This inspirational documentary explores the moral imperative to protect communities, the climate and our planet from extreme fossil fuel extraction practices like fracking. Prominent faith.. Read More

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The Falconer

Landon Moore is a falconer who combines a deep understanding of ecology and spirituality as he works with a team of falcons to rid organic.. Read More

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Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story

Bert Raynes, a boy from the “mean streets” of New Jersey, discovers the two great loves of his life: nature and Meg, his wife and.. Read More

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Filtering a Plastic Ocean

Microplastics researcher Marc Ward invented a low-cost tool to tackle marine microplastic pollution. The film highlights the problem of toxic microplastics and their effects on.. Read More

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The Fire Next Time

  When the Rim Fire burned 256,000 acres of the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park in 2013, it exposed the impacts that high.. Read More

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The Fisherman’s Son

Born and raised in a small fishing community in Chile, Ramón Navarro found his passion riding some of the biggest waves on the planet. From.. Read More

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Flint

Celebrate the unique beauty and character of Georgia’s Flint River through the eyes of three individuals – Robin McInvale, Jimmy Miller, and Paul DeLoach– and.. Read More

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Flying Doors Off Over Baja California

Take the doors off your airplane, and join National Geographic photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins on an aerial photography expedition to capture the unparalleled beauty of.. 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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A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee

Everyone has heard about bee declines, but with so much attention focused on domesticated honeybees, someone has to speak up for the 4,000 species of.. Read More

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Great Lakes, Bad Lines

Two Michigan-born adventurers journey fossil-free for 500 miles across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula along the route of Enbridge Oil’s Line 5, a 63-year-old pipeline that threatens our.. Read More

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The Great Siberian Traverse

Join a 6,000-mile ski journey through Russia, along the Trans-Siberian Railway. The documentary – created in collaboration with POWDER and Sherpas Cinema – showcases a fringe.. Read More

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Growing Change

Jim Cochran arrived at work before dawn. He walked out into the strawberry fields. As the sun rose and light hit the field, he began.. Read More

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Growing Resistance: Drought, Oil & Climate Change in California

These are stories of communities on the frontlines who are rising up against not only the immediate health impacts of the oil and gas industry, but.. Read More

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Guided

Meet Ray Reitze, a Maine wilderness guide and gentle spirit who shares his philosophy of how to live in harmony with the outdoors to the next generation.. Read More

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Hanford: A Race Against Time

The Hanford Reach lies on the Columbia River past the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The short film shares footage of the Hanford Reach and unique perspectives.. Read More

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The High Divide

They say The High Divide is the place where the world is cut in two. Then again, it may be where everything comes together. This.. Read More

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The Importance of Lios

This is the story of a young earthworm named Lios who longs to know his place in the world. He spends many days alone in.. Read More

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The Important Places

Award Winner: 2016 Jury Award As a father and son rediscover their connection through a journey down the Colorado River and in the Grand Canyon, this poignant short teaches.. Read More

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In Current

Rowing a dory in the Grand Canyon is considered by some as the most coveted job in the world. It can take 20 years of.. Read More

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Invisible Ocean: Plankton & Plastic

‘Invisible Ocean: Plankton & Plastic’ follows NYC sci-artist Mara Haseltine as she create a sculpture to reveal a microscopic threat beneath the surface of the.. Read More

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Iran: A Skier’s Journey

Cautioned not to travel to Iran, Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots decide to go, regardless. They immediately find comfort in Tehran’’s bustling bazaars, Isfahan’’s dazzling.. Read More

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Joe

National Geographic wildlife photographer Joe Riis reminds us that even those who have achieved it all still face many of the struggles that we all.. Read More

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Kew Gardens: Beyond the Gardens – The Forgotten Home of Coffee

This is a story of guardianship over one of the world’s most economically valuable crops, revealing the surprisingly fragile foundations that lie beneath the multi-billion.. Read More

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The Last Dragons: Protecting Appalachia’s Hellbenders

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, K-3 An intimate glimpse at North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander that lives as much in myth.. Read More

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The Last Resort

Be inspired by Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera; he led a successful campaign to establish a nature reserve in Puerto Rico’s Northeast Ecological Corridor, a critical.. Read More

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Leave It As It Is

The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic landscapes on the planet. But this natural masterpiece of the Colorado River faces a battery of.. Read More

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A Line Across the Sky

The Fitz Roy Traverse is one of the most sought after achievements in modern alpinism: a gnarly journey across seven jagged summits and 13,000 vertical.. Read More

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A Line in the Sand

When three power plants began to dump their waste, known as coal ash, on a rural community in Pennsylvania, they thought no one would notice... Read More

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The Living Forest

The Kichwa tribe in the Sarayaku region of the Amazon in Ecuador believe in the ‘living forest,’ where humans, animals and plants live in harmony... Read More

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Martin’s Boat

Honoring the legacy of Martin Litton, this film follows the newest boat in the Grand Canyon Dories fleet, the Marble Canyon, on its maiden voyage.. Read More

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Mile for Mile

Ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s.. Read More

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Milk & Honey

Yuma, Arizona is the land of plenty for nearly all the leafy vegetables Americans enjoy in the winter months. For the people who work the.. Read More

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Mindful Vineyards

Amelia Ceja emigrated from Mexico when she was 12 years old to work in Napa Valley as a grape picker. The daughter of agricultural workers,.. Read More

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Mother of All Rivers

Berta Cáceres rallied her indigenous Lenca people to wage a grassroots protest that successfully pressured the government of Honduras and the world’s largest Chinese dam.. Read More

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My Haggan Dream

On the island of Saipan, a young girl’s mysterious dream about a haggan, or green sea turtle, leads her to investigate the sea turtles that.. Read More

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Namuli

In person: Eric Wilburn (Production Manager) This community-backed film highlights the spirit of exploration and what happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists set.. Read More

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Native Waters – Rio Grande

The Wild & Scenic Rio Grande River is the lifeblood of New Mexico. But for Tesuque Pueblo member Louie Hena and his family, the river.. Read More

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Nature Rx

This award-winning comedy series is about a struggle affecting many of us today. Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx.. Read More

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The New Environmentalists – From Peru to Tanzania

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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NOATAK: Return to the Arctic

35 years after their first visit to the Noatak River in Alaska’s wild and spectacular Brooks Range, two adventurers in their 70’s reflect on a.. Read More

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One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

Director Peter Byck’s short film “One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts” tells the story of fourth generation cattleman Will Harris’s evolution from industrial, commodity cowboy to.. Read More

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One Woman Roadblock

A former tribal chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, Marilyn Baptiste led her native community in defeating proposed gold and copper mines that would.. Read More

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Operation Moffat

Take inspiration and wit from the colorful climbing life of Britain’s first female mountain guide, Gwen Moffat. Writer Claire Carter and filmmaker Jen Randall scramble, swim.. Read More

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Osprey: Marine Sentinel

This is the first film in over thirty years starring what is arguably the world’s most iconic and significant raptor: the osprey. Exclusive access, cutting-edge.. Read More

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Our Canyon Lands

Home to a vibrant array of native american cultures, intact archaeological sites and some of the most stunning landscapes in the world, the Canyon Lands.. Read More

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Our Local Epic

Flowing through one of North America’s deepest canyons, filled with dangerous whitewater, the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone’s sheer granite walls are a perfect place.. Read More

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Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon

The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before.

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Paddle for the North

Deep in the Canadian North, six young men embarked on an epic adventure – 1500km, six rivers, three canoes, two months. It was going to.. Read More

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Pale Blue Dot

Set to the words of Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot situates human history against the tapestry of the cosmos through an eclectic combination of art.. Read More

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Pangolin

Award Winner: 2017 Best Short This is an intimate glimpse into the journey of a single pangolin; from the moment it is taken from the wild.. Read More

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Parker’s Top 50 Favorite Things about Northwest Rivers

This fun film celebrates the best things about Northwest rivers, from a kid’s perspective. From sun, to rain, to waterfalls, to wild salmon, to time.. Read More

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The Pastoralist

Edward Loure organized his Maasai community to secure indigenous peoples’ stewardship of over 200,000 acres of Tanzania’s northern range lands–and won the Goldman Environmental Prize for.. Read More

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Paul’s Boots

M’Lynn’s husband, Paul, passed away in July 2015. He left behind polished hiking boots and a backpack for his dream hike: the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail... Read More

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Plant for the Planet

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, K-3 Eleven-year-old Felix Finkbeiner from Germany learned about climate change and how trees take up CO2. Inspired by.. Read More

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Plastico

Beach communities around the world suffer from an abundance of plastic that tragically ends up in the oceans at an alarming rate – over 8.. Read More

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Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of Camouflage

Tiny and delicate, pygmy seahorses survive by attaching to vibrant corals where they become nearly invisible to both predators and researchers. Now, biologists at the.. Read More

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Rabbit Island

One man’s quest to protect an island he loves leads him to ponder great questions: Is there an opposite to development? An antonym to subdivision?.. Read More

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Racing with Copepods

Featuring Dr, Sylvia Earle, twelve middle school youths take a race sailing course where they study the fastest animal on earth, copepods. In the process.. Read More

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Red Wolf Revival

Award Winner: 2017 Student Filmmaker Award In person: Roshan Patel (Producer, Director) This is the story of the last remaining wild population of red wolves. Centered on.. Read More

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The Refuge

For hundreds of generations, the Gwich’in people of Alaska and northern Canada have depended on the caribou that migrate through the Arctic Refuge. With their.. Read More

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Restoring Hope

Jean Wiener is reviving his country’s drastically depleted marine life by restoring coral reefs, planting over a million mangrove trees and establishing the first Marine.. Read More

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Role Reversal – Tim and Emily Harrington Climbing in Spain

Emily Harrington traveled to Spain with her dad, Tim, to mentor him while he attempts to tick his first 5.12 at age 60. Tim and.. Read More

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Running Wild

In February of 2014, a remotely triggered camera in Utah’s rugged Uinta mountains captured a picture of something no one thought possible in the area:.. Read More

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Sagebrush Sisters

Join three intrepid women, from ages 65 to 80, as they hike more than 50 miles following a pronghorn migration path across the high desert... 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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Selah: Water from Stone

Fifty Years ago David Bamberger devoted his life to restoring a neglected and overgrazed ranch in the Texas Hill Country. The result? Water from Stone... Read More

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Shadow of a Giant

Examine one of Canada’s largest environmental disasters, Yellowknife’s Giant Mine, through the community members who live on top of it, as they re-imagine a brighter.. Read More

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Skateboarding in Pine Ridge

Award Winner: 2016 Honorable Mention In 2011, Walt Pourier, the Founder of The Stronghold Society, started work on the first skatepark in Pine Ridge, South.. Read More

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Skyranch

A childhood connected to nature and adventure leads a woman to the forefront of whitewater rafting. The river calls her to become its protector as.. Read More

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Soil Carbon Cowboys

  Many people talk about the cattle business as a big environmental problem. Cattle, when properly grazed, offer solutions to soil health, animal health, human.. Read More

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The Storm Downstream

Peter DeFranco, a born and raised Alabamian, tries to save his backyard lake from harmful sediment pollution caused by a large development site upstream. Although.. Read More

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The Super Salmon

Proponents of a plan to construct a $5.2-billion hydroelectric mega-dam on Alaska’s Susitna River say it wouldn’t affect the watershed’s famous salmon runs because of.. 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: Boundaries

In person: Krista Schlyer (Producer, Photographer), Nathan Dappen (Director, Writer, Camera, Editor, Producer) Humans construct boundaries — around our homes, our neighborhoods, and our nations — to.. Read More

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Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

This is the story of Greg Carr and his involvement in the restoration of Gorongosa National Park after its destruction from 30 years of war in.. Read More

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The Thousand Year Journey: Oregon to Patagonia

Jedidiah Jenkins quit a job that he loved to ride his bicycle from Oregon to the southern tip of Patagonia. Friend and filmmaker Kenny Laubbacher.. Read More

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To Slow Down and Breathe

“I went for a walk… and found going out was going in,” once said a hairy Scotsman. The beauty of slacklining is that is can.. Read More

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Under Cover

Leng Ouch risked his life when he went undercover to expose illegal logging and government corruption that was rampant in Cambodia. His work was recognized.. Read More

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The Unknown Sea: A Voyage on the Salish

Captain Campion shares his adventurous journey on the Salish Sea with a crew of teen researchers whom are poised to be the next generation of.. Read More

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Waghoba: Provider, Destoyer, Deity

Indian forests, culture, religion and mythology have long been dominated by the tiger. The tiger plays the dual role of giver and destroyer across the.. Read More

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A Walk in the Park

Follow Kelly Halpin on the type of ‘Picnic’ that only a Jackson Hole resident can concoct. A human-powered natural obstacle course, The Picnic route includes.. Read More

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Walt

Explore the life of Walt Shubin, San Joaquin-area grape farmer who has been striving to bring back this amazing river for over six decades. How.. Read More

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Wasfia

National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Adventurer of the Year Wasfia Nazreen doesn’t just climb for the thrill; she climbs for a cause. The first Bangladeshi.. Read More

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Water Is Life

Water is Life is a story of the people living along the Stikine River in Southeast Alaska. Their way of life, intimately tied to this.. Read More

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Water Song

Máxima Acuña, a subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands, stood up to the giant Newmont Mining Corporation over the development of a gold and copper.. Read More

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The Way We Eat

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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Wild New Brave

America, 1970. The American Dream is dead — at least to outcasts who’d rather create a world where the ultimate self-expression was a climb to.. Read More

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The Wild President

President Jimmy Carter, an unsung environmental hero, grew up in awe of nature’s wonder. But it wasn’t until he first paddled the Chattooga River’s Bull.. Read More

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A Wolf’s Place

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, 4-8 A Wolf’s Place explores the impact wolves can have on an entire ecosystem. It dives into the.. Read More

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Won’t Pipe Down

Award Winner: 2016 Student Filmmaker Award This short documentary presents the definitive David versus Goliath battle between the residents of Nelson County, Virginia and the.. Read More

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The World Beneath the Rims

The impact of our great natural spaces on humankind has been undeniable since the days of Thomas Moran. Follow painter Bruce Aiken, writer Kevin Fedarko,.. Read More

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Worse Than Poop!

Award Winner: 2016 Kids Jury, Best Film Car emissions are worse than poop! In this delightful animated short, an 8-year-old climate scientist and the Green.. Read More

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Writing on Stone

This short film presents a portrait of Treffrey Deerfoot a venerated elder in the Siksika Tribe in Alberta, Canada, and explores his efforts through ceremonial.. Read More

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Xboundary

An open-pit mining boom is underway in northwest British Columbia, Canada. The massive size and location of the mines–at the headwaters of major salmon rivers.. Read More

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Yellowstone’s Northern Range

The Northern Range is the hub of wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. Occupying just 10 percent of the park, it is winter range for the.. Read More

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