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National Geographic 4:00 pm, March 24
(76 mins, United States)
In a Kenyan town bordering wildlife conservation land, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline.
(66 mins, Lebanon)
Wild Relatives starts from an event that sparked media interest worldwide: in 2012 an international agricultural research center was forced to relocate from Aleppo to Lebanon, due to the Syrian Revolution turned war, and began a laborious process of planting their seed collection from the Svalbard back-ups.
(77 mins, United States)
Shot over one fire season, this sweeping yet deeply personal film chronicles a single wildland firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, dreams, and demons. What emerges is a rich story of working-class men -- their exterior world, their interior lives, and the fire that lies between.
(6 mins, United States)
The Red River in Kentucky was slated to be dammed in the early 60s, and a well-known young local named Joe Bowen supported the construction. He even gave a speech in opposition to Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and the Sierra Club. Not anymore.