Film Archives

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A Thousand Suns

Directed by Stephen Marshall

Shot in Ethiopia, New York and Kenya, the film explores the threats to the Gamo Highlands, including the efforts of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a Western aid organization which is spending hundreds of millions of dollars bringing chemical pesticides, fertilizers and so-called improved seeds to the continent. We see how the interconnected worldview of the Gamo people is fundamental in achieving long-term sustainability, both in the region and beyond. Trailer and screening times >>

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Addicted to Plastic

Directed by Ian Connacher

From styrofoam cups to artificial organs, plastics are perhaps the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. No invention in the past 100 years has had more influence and presence than synthetics. But such progress has had a cost. Addicted To Plastic is a global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there's so darn much of it. On the way we discover a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up. Directed and produced by Ian Connacher. Trailer and screening times >>

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Arch's Iguanas

Directed by Steve Gatlin

A documentary film about Sherman Arch, who began protecting iguanas on his personal property in the early 80's after realizing that the population of the creatures was dwindling due to excessive hunting. 27 years later he has over 3,500 iguanas roaming his 10-acre 'farm' and he continues to educate and entertain thousands of visitors each year about the dangers of over-hunting and poaching that threatens this animals' existence on the island. Trailer and screening times >>

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Directed by Jeffrey Durkin

This film highlights the work of architect Jonathan Segal, who is pioneering a new way to build southern California cities through sustainable design. Trailer and screening times >>

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Carpa Diem

Directed by Sergio Cannella

Water is a source of life, but is too often taken for granted. A little boy turning the bathroom tap on, playing with water and letting the water run without caring at all about the waste. This automatic gesture could mean tragedy. Trailer and screening times >>

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Directed by Joan Murray

Despite the concerted efforts of coal industries to persuade the American public that coal is 'clean', this film shows, in a humorous way, that coal is quite dirty. The animated chunk of coal does his best to appear 'Honestly Sincere,' but ends up wreaking havoc wherever he goes. Trailer and screening times >>

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Earth Days

Directed by Robert Stone

Earth Days traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s to its moment of triumph in 1970 with the original Earth Day, and its status as a major political force in America. Drawing heavily on eyewitness testimony and a never-before-seen archival footage, the film examines the revolutionary achievements and missed opportunities of a decade of groundbreaking activism. Written, produced, and directed by Robert Stone. Trailer and screening times >>

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End of the Line

Directed by Rupert Murray

Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048. The End of the Line is the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans. In the film we see firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food. It examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna, brought on by increasing western demand for sushi; the impact on marine life resulting in huge overpopulation of jellyfish; and the profound implications of a future world with no fish that would bring certain mass starvation. Directed and filmed by Rupert Murray. Based on the book by Charles Clover. Produced by Claire Lewis and George Duffield. Trailer and screening times >>

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Directed by Christine and Owen Masterson

Given that the average age of a farmer in the United States is 55, the question arises, 'Who's going to be growing our food?' 'FARM!' is an inspiring look at Georgia's next generation of organic and sustainable farmers. Trailer and screening times >>

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Green Eco-Machine

Directed by Kristen Alexander

Dr. John Todd's idea technology works in partnership with nature to heal water, from small systems in homes to industrial pollution worldwide. Now these beautiful greenhouse-style water restorers are functioning in Hawaii, New York, Vermont, Bahamas and Massachusetts. This documentary reveals the man behind the Eco-Machine and his vision for a carbon neutral world. Trailer and screening times >>

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Directed by Lisa Forrest

A middle-aged hairdresser decides to change the world - one hair at a time. This is the story of Ronn Thompson, hairdresser-turned-inventor, who wants to help save the world. Ronn has created a revolutionary new material fueled by the hair cuttings thrown away daily in salons across the UK. As more and more people sympathize with his project, he receives enough hair to start realizing his dream - building practical, beautiful objects from an entirely new substance. Trailer and screening times >>

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Directed by Robert McFalls

Homegrown is the inspiring true story of a family "living off the grid" in the heart of urban Pasadena, California. They harvest over 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter of an acre, while running a popular website that is known around the world. The film is an intimate human portrait of what it's like to live like "Little House on the Prairie" in the 21st Century. Trailer and screening times >>

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Kate and Bradbury

Directed by Colleen MacIsaac

The sweet, short story of a friendship between a bicycle and a kite. Trailer and screening times >>

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Life in Limbo

Directed by Sakae Ishikawa

How would you feel if the only place you knew as home had its very existence threatened? 'Life in Limbo' is a portrait of an archaeological town set on the banks of the Tigris River in Southeastern Turkey. Once comprised of caves carved in the dramatic cliffs along the Tigris, a few residents still carry on in their ancestors' homes. Theirs is a simple way of life and their love for their small town is strong. But this majestic place may soon disappear underwater because of a megadam being built upstream. Trailer and screening times >>

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Milking the Rhino

Directed by David E. Simpson

Milking the Rhino examines the deepening conflict between humans and animals in an ever-shrinking world. It is the first major documentary to explore wildlife conservation from the perspective of people who live with wild animals. Shot in some of the world's most magnificent locales, Rhino offers complex, intimate portraits of rural Africans at the forefront of community-based conservation: a revolution that is turning poachers into preservationists and local people into the stewards of their land. Written, produced, and directed by David E. Simpson. Trailer and screening times >>

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No Impact Man

Directed by Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein

Author Colin Beavan, in research for his next book, began the No Impact Project in November 2006. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no longer avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin leaves behind his liberal complacency with a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter are dragged into the fray. Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein 's film provides a front row seat into the experiment that became a national fascination and media sensation as well as an intriguing inside look at the familial strains and strengthened bonds that result from Colin and Michelle's struggle with their radical lifestyle change. Trailer and screening times >>

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Nom Tèw

Directed by Pierre Deschamps

Juxtaposed to the hustle and bustle of city life on the diminutive Caribbean island of Dominica, Jerry Maka West works his garden in the island's lush interior, his Zion, growing and preparing his food just as his grandparents once taught him. Jerry is Nom Tèw, Man of the Soil. Trailer and screening times >>

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Directed by Joan Murray

Three decades after opening Restaurant Nora, the nation's first certified organic restaurant, Nora Pouillon continues to advocate a holistic organic lifestyle and her commitment to living and eating sustainably. Trailer and screening times >>

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Out Here in the Fields: The Field on Beach Lane

Directed by Alec Hirschfeld

In a battle for land almost sold for residential development, farmer Andy Babinksi and his town raise over two million dollars to protect it. The land will now be farmed by the next generation, and the neighborhood will continue to have access to locally grown food. Trailer and screening times >>

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Out of the Box

Directed by Asaf Billet

A cardboard fable, taking off where the old joke left off, and moving from the dark into the light. Trailer and screening times >>

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Perchance to Dream

Directed by Lauren Kimball

After forty years of captivity, 'Perchance to Dream' offers a new perspective in the life of Miami Sea Aquarium's star performer, Lolita the Killer Whale. She dazzles and she amazes; but what happens behind those intelligent and soulful eyes? What happens when the lights go off and the audience departs? What does an orca dream about when the lights go off and the audience leaves? Trailer and screening times >>

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Play Hard Live Green

Directed by Melissa Butler

The film documents the quest of Justin Klabin to get to town for a cup of espresso while producing near zero emissions. An inspirational tale about following one's own path despite the questioning of others along the way. Justin wants to inspire you to create your own 'Play Hard Live Green' moment. Trailer and screening times >>

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Recipes for Disaster

Directed by John Webster

Recipes for Disaster shows that at the core of the impending climate catastrophe are those little failures that we as individuals make every day, and which are so much a part of human nature. All the everyday stuff that we don't do, or that we can't help doing, that eventually lead to destruction. The film follows one family that decides to go on an "oil detox" by continuing their average suburban lives but without using any fossil fuels, driving cars or flying in airplanes, or buying anything packaged in plastic, like food, make-up, shampoo, toothpaste, kids toys or those little plastic things that burst out of the Cornflakes. At times a family comedy, relationship drama, and insightful examination of climate catastrophe, Recipes for Disaster gives thirteen "recipes" that are leading our planet to disaster and shows how to combat them. Written and directed by John Webster. Trailer and screening times >>

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Return to the Wild: A Modern Tale of Wolf and Man

Directed by Martin O'Brien and Robbie Proctor

This film, made by the winners of last year's EcoFocus Short Film competition, takes a fair and open-minded look at the re-introduction of the gray wolf to the Northern Rockies, the friction it has caused, and the passionate debate it has stirred. The goal of the documentary is to address the issue of how man and predator can co-exist, in the hope of finding a balanced solution that addresses the needs of ranchers, wildlife supporters, hunters, and most importantly, the wolves themselves. Trailer and screening times >>

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Directed by David Bass

An animated mock documentary about the ecological plight of penguins in the Antarctic, possibly foretelling cataclysmic results for the rest of the world. Trailer and screening times >>

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So Right So Smart

Directed by Justin Maine, Guy Noerr, Leanne Robinson Maine, and Michael Swantek

So Right So Smart opens a dialogue between some of the world's most reputable environmental experts and the country's brightest minds in business in order to explore the connection between economy and environment. Businesses represented include Wal-Mart, Barenaked Ladies, Stonyfield Farm, Herman Miller, Seventh Generation, New Belgium Brewery and Patagonia. All of these institutions are making positive steps toward environmental sustainability with the goal of becoming restorative in nature. Co-Directed by: Justin Maine, Guy Noerr, Leanne Robinson Maine & Michael Swantek. Trailer and screening times >>

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Directed by Stephanie Soechtig and Jason Lindsey

Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Tapped is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water. From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary trails the path of the bottled water industry. A powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry, this revelatory film features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public's right to water. Directed by Stephanie Soechtig and Jason Lindsey. Written by Jason Lindsey. Produced by Sarah Gibson, with Jessie Deeter and Ellen Mai co-producing. Trailer and screening times >>

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The Cove

Directed by Louie Psihoyos

The Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry has come to set things right after a long search for redemption. In the 1960s, it was O'Barry who captured and trained the 5 dolphins who played the title character in the international television sensation "Flipper." But in a remote, glistening cove, surrounded by barbed wire and "Keep Out" signs, lies a dark reality. The nature of what the Taiji fisherman do is so chilling -- and the consequences are so dangerous to human health -- they will go to great lengths to halt anyone from seeing it. The Cove tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of activists, filmmakers, and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate this hidden and deadly cove. Directed by Louie Psihoyos, written by Mark Monroe, and produced by Paula DuPre Pesman and Fisher Stevens. Trailer and screening times >>

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The Invisible Bird Photographer

Directed by Dávid Attila Molnár

To take a good picture about a bird is hard and difficult. To take the perfect picture about a bird doing things you've never seen before is nearly impossible. Professional equipment, experience and intimate knowledge of birds are surely needed. but by far isn't enough to succeed. Bence Máté's pictures tell everything about the secret lives of birds - but tell nothing about the secrets of cutting-edge bird-photography. This film asks: how does this obsessed young man win every imaginable photography prize worldwide? Trailer and screening times >>

Short Film

The Secret Life of Paper

Directed by Loch Phillips and Brian Ohl

This film shows the environmental impacts of paper production and educates viewers on the importance of recycling and becoming sustainable consumers. Trailer and screening times >>

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The Solitary Life of Cranes

Directed by Eva Weber

Part city symphony part visual poem, this film explores the invisible life of a city, its patterns and hidden secrets as seen through the eyes of crane drivers working high above its streets. What emerges is a lyrical mediation about how our existence is shaped through the environment we inhabit, both for the drivers high up in the sky and the people on the ground they are watching. Trailer and screening times >>

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