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(16 mins, India)
After news of a tragic snowstorm in Changtang reaches him, a Kashmiri man quits his job and embarks on a journey to become a shepherd. Six years later, he starts the Pashmina Goat Project -- an N.G.O. to protect the Changpa community and their goats from the harsh implications of climate change in Ladakh.
(93 mins, United States)
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Directed by Jeff Orlowski, the film took more than three years to shoot, and it´s the result of 500+ hours underwater, submission of footage from volunteers from 30 countries, and support from more than 500 people from all over the world. The film won an Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival.
(92 mins, United States)
From Robert Kenner, director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., comes a high-stakes documentary thriller—based on Eric Schlosser's critically-acclaimed book of the same name—that reveals the deadly "human error" that led to a little-known accident at the Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. The chilling new documentary explores the unlikely chain of events that caused the accident and the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States—a warhead 600 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. A cautionary tale of freak accidents, near misses, human fallibility and extraordinary heroism, Command and Control forces viewers to confront the frightening dilemma that the U.S. has faced since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
(82 mins, United States)
Four Indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary transcontinental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep in the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of "climate justice."
(54 mins, United States)
The Colorado River has carved a deep imprint both on the physical landscape and on the lives of he people who rely on it. This film follows an up-and-coming indie folk band as they traverse and document this endangered river system in the form of original music.
(14 mins, United States)
When the traditional methods of coping with trauma don't work, what options do you have left? Brandon Kuehn, an Iraq War veteran, believes the best way to face a range of trauma is to reach for literal physical summits -- and he isn't alone.
(85 mins, France, Chile)
Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán's The Cordillera of Dreams completes his trilogy (with Nostalgia for the Light and The Pearl Button) investigating the relationship between historical memory, political trauma, and geography in his native country of Chile.
(38 mins, United States)
For decades the utilities industry has been a driving engine of the U.S. economy, contributing significantly to our progress and standard of living, with a business model that focused on centralized generation. Today, however, facing a crisis that requires them to capture new market share, the industry has its sights on the transportation sector.
(100 mins, United States)
In January 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000-foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. For Caldwell, this was much more than just a climb.
(74 mins, United States)
Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone. But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley. This is a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies and the tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.
(88 mins, United States)
Unraveling one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, a group of citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical - now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans - into the drinking water supply.
(8 mins, United States)
When images of everyday Navajo life began appearing at a monumental scale on abandoned buildings, roadside stands, and water towers across the Southwest, it was a surprise for many in the community to discover it was the work of Chip Thomas a.k.a. "Jetsonorama," a longtime resident known by many as a healer of another kind.
(13 mins, United States)
The salt marshes and mangroves of Louisiana's Barataria Bay are fertile nesting grounds and nurseries for birds and fish. Despite being hit hard by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, these waters teem with hundreds of species of marine animals.
(10 mins, United States, Colombia)
On Colombia's Pacific Coast, a mother teaches her daughter Dulce how to swim. It is an essential skill in this remote region, where livelihoods are made on the sea and where rising tides, made worse by climate change, have swept entire villages away in recent years.