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National Geographic 7:00 pm, March 24
(94 mins, France)
Anders leaves his native Denmark for a teaching position in rural Greenland. As soon as he arrives, he finds himself at odds with the locals. Only through a clumsy and playful series of errors can Anders shake his Eurocentric assumptions and embrace their snow-covered way of life.
(16 mins, Germany)
Himawari 8, Japan's most advanced meteorological satellite, travels 35,786 km above Earth, at more than 11000 km/h. It observes the Eastern Hemisphere day and night. For one year we look through the eyes of the distant observer. From solstice to solstice, from pole to pole, from storm to storm, we watch Earth's beauty and fragility, weather's wonders, forces, and disasters. From space, it all looks miraculous.
National Gallery of Art 4:30 pm, March 24
(25 mins, United States)
This half-hour documentary about Smith Island, MD, features Mary Ada and Dwight Marshall, whose lives personify the Chesapeake Bay’s seafood-harvesting culture and history, and their four children, who chose to break with that tradition.
(30 mins, United States)
Antamiki follows a group of musicians to the Peruvian Amazon to listen to the stories of indigenous leaders and learn how consumer choices directly impact forest communities. Featuring James Valentine of Maroon 5, Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band, Adam Gardner of Guster and Singer/Songwriter KT Tunstall.
(87 mins, Canada)
High-end production values and state-of-the-art camera techniques capture evidence of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, this film bears witness to a critical moment in geological history.
(12 mins, Spain)
From inside his yurt deep within the heart of the sub-Arctic Taiga region, an elder of the Dukhas tribe muses about the significance of life and death in the largest forest on Earth. He is the last of the great reindeer herders of the Taiga.
(13 mins, South Africa)
Formed by a group of local black women from communities surrounding the Kruger National Park, the Black Mambas are South Africa's first and only all-female anti-poaching unit, attempting to rescue their country's threatened rhino population from the edge of extinction.
(74 mins, United States)
This personal and crucial documentary follows Lawrence, a Navajo coal miner and single father raising a teenaged daughter, struggling with the part he plays in the irreversible destruction of one of their sacred mountains at the hands of America’s largest coal producer.