Watch Now: Festival Favorites
As we continue to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we will be taking time to highlight some of the most beloved Festival Selections from the past three decades of DCEFF. Keep an eye on this page as we will be adding new "Favorites" over the coming months. Click on the picks below to learn more and for streaming info.
Festival Year: 2014
Watch dam opponents as they dangle hundreds of feet in the air while painting signs of protest on dam walls. These activists are part of the growing momentum behind river restoration. Find out what else is going on in the controversial movement to remove dams and restore rivers in this vibrant documentary.
Travis Rummel & Ben Knight | US | 94 min
Person of the Forest
Festival Year: 2018
In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo, new research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors in wild orangutans, before it’s too late. The project, 20 years in the making, offers a fascinating glimpse into the habits of wild orangutans, as well as a window into human evolution.
Melissa Lesh & Tim Laman | US | 17 min
Festival Year: 2007
Best friends Ian and Curt move from the East Coast to the heartland to learn about where their food comes from. As they follow their self-grown harvest into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about what we eat and how we farm.
Aaron Woolf | US | 92 min
Festival Year: 2018
Yochi, a non-verbal nine year-old Mayan boy, guards a nest of endangered Yellow-Headed Parrots in Belize’s pine savannah. When his beloved older brother, Itza, returns from the city, Yochi learns that he’s in debt and has turned to poaching — setting the brothers on a collision course.
Ilana Lapid | US | 25 min
The River and the Wall
Festival Year: 2019
Realizing the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas as the threat of new border wall construction looms, five friends set out to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment.
Ben Masters | US | 108 min