Wild President

President Jimmy Carter grew up in awe of nature’s wonder. But it wasn’t until he first paddled the Chattooga River that he understood the power and majesty of a wild, […]

Canis Lupus Colorado

Ghosts are stirring in Colorado’s high country. These are the guardians of a delicate balance. They haunt the trees, the water, the animals – the very fabric of the land […]


  Showing as part of Shorts Program 6. Edgardo and Heidi Griffith are the scientists and husband-and-wife team who first realized how close Panama’s national animal might be to extinction. In […]

Person of the Forest

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. There, photographer Tim Laman, […]


Finalist: Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability After the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan, a former Soviet Socialist Republic, plunged into a devastating civil war. A famine […]


Presented by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios; Co-presented by The Science & Entertainment Exchange – A Program of the National Academy of Sciences  Followed by the short film Second Genesis: The Quest […]


Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated director Brett Morgen uses a trove of never-before-seen 16 mm footage unearthed after 50 years from the National Geographic archives to shed fresh light on trailblazing conservationist […]

Point of No Return

Thirteen years ago, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg began building what many experts said was impossible—a solar-powered airplane capable of flying day and night. With the wingspan of a 747 […]

Rat Film

Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation, but also make homes in them. Rat Film is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat, as […]

River’s Bed

Co-presented with the Embassy of Switzerland Following disastrous floods, a vast construction project is in the process of revitalizing the Rhone by removing the concrete straitjacket, and instead enlarging the river’s […]