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(9 mins, United States)
Ben Mirin set out to explore Madagascar and record the sounds of the island's unique lemurs, birds, and other animals. Utilizing these recordings, he transforms the voices of nature, along with those of the people he meets during the journey, into original music that celebrates the biodiversity and conservation of one of the most unique places on the plane
(81 mins, United States)
In 1965 Jim Whittaker (the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest) led Senator Robert Kennedy on the first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after the senator’s late brother, President John F. Kennedy. Fifty years later, the sons of the original climbing team embark on an expedition to the mountain to celebrate the special bond that connects them all.
(108 mins, United States)
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. As the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face to face with the human side of the immigration debate.
(28 mins, United States)
Journey deep into the rainforest of southeast Alaska, where life is inseparable from the age-old rhythms of the Chilkat River. Every year, all five species of salmon return to the Chilkat, drawing the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles, insatiable grizzly bears, and fascinated tourists.
(6 mins, United States)
Discover the daily work, hope, and perspective of one professional female tree-planter in Oregon -- from an early start with coffee, through planting countless saplings in the Willamette River Valley with her team, Ash Creek Forest Management.
(102 mins, United States, Japan)
Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific musical career spanning over four decades, first as a techno-pop star and later as an Oscar-winning composer. The evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. In this intimate portrait of both the artist and the man, he returns to music following cancer to create a resounding new masterpiece
(76 mins, United States, Bolivia, Plurinational State of)
The world's largest salt flat, Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, is a pristine, otherworldly expanse of white. For generations, the only signs of life have been the "saleros" who harvest salt from its radiant surface. This remote region is thrust into the future when Bolivia's leaders embark on a plan to extract a precious mineral found beneath the salt crust, and to build an infrastructure connecting the Salar to the outside world. Salero, a nonfiction feature film, is a poetic journey through the eyes of Moises, one of the last remaining salt gatherers. Set at the dawn of the modern age in one of the most secluded places on earth, Moises' story explores how identity is formed by both tradition and progress.
(90 mins, United States)
Follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair.
(13 mins, United States)
When Ken Sleight first floated the Colorado River through southern Utah’s Glen Canyon in 1955, he recognized the canyon as a place where he could spend the rest of his life. Shortly thereafter, he left a comfortable desk job at the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company to start his own river guiding company. With plans for Glen Canyon Dam already in the works, however, he knew he was building his life around a condemned world.
(28 mins, United States)
"Sentinels" are those who stand guard, watch over, and look ahead. Today, a new corps of sentinels is emerging across the American landscape to steward and defend the last pristine landscapes from disappearing in a tidal wave of urbanization and land conversion.
(87 mins, Canada)
This thrilling, inspiring, and action-packed journey follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it -- a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks.
(8 mins, United States)
Aniya Wingate is a radiant and talented 17-year-old African American dancer from Houston, who was displaced from her home for half a year by Hurricane Harvey. Shoulders Deep translates her experience of displacement through dance, poetry, and performance.
(14 mins, United States)
In the near future, Earth’s atmosphere is rapidly shrinking due to carbon dioxide emissions, and the planet will soon be uninhabitable. Ten-year-old Henry spends his days caring for his grief-stricken mother, but when he meets Alana, his nature-loving neighbor, he gains a new appreciation for the planet.
(17 mins, United States)
From Executive Producer Sir Richard Branson, this is the first film to tell the story of Africa’s poaching war from both sides of the fence. Based on actual events, and filmed in the townships and game reserves most directly impacted by wildlife crime.
(27 mins, United States)
Celebrates the successes and documents the challenges of the first two years of implementing Solar For All, Mayor Muriel Bowser's initiative to provide 100,000 low-to-moderate income families with the benefits of locally generated clean energy.
(15 mins, United States)
When a woman is bedridden by a mysterious pathogen, a snail unexpectedly takes up residence on her nightstand. The connection between snail and woman deepens as they share a journey of survival and resilience in this intimate and surprising live-action true story.
(8 mins, KO: Kosovo)
This short documentary captures the moments when we use the water fountain. It is a poetic and allegorical story about people, differences, connections, similarities. We all stop by the water fountain, even just for a moment, no matter where we come from or where we go.
(93 mins, United States)
Unlike any other plastic documentary you've seen, The Story Of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it.