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Outdoor Adventure

Climate Change

Filmmaker Spotlight: Taylor Graham

Local Stories

Women Filmmakers

Activists in Action

Art and the Environment

American University Alumni

Pollinator Stories

Filmmaker Spotlight: Roshan Patel

Rangers and Heroes




80° North

A Living River

A Reindeer’s Journey

A Voice for the Rivers: The Riverkeepers of Maryland’s Eastern Shore

A Walk Through the Land of 1000 Hills

All That Remains


Ani Wa Sa (We Are One)


Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War

Chasing Ghosts

The Church Forests of Ethiopia

Collodion: The Process of Preservation

Constant Thought

Cries of Our Ancestors

Dark Waters

Death of a Species

Detroit Hives

Dimo’s Forest

Dispatches from the Gulf 3: 10 Years After the Deepwater Horizon Spill

The Dog Doc

The Dolphins of Barataria Bay

Fantastic Fungi

The Game Changers

Generation Green New Deal

Glen Canyon Rediscovered


The Golden Lion Tamarins of Poco Das Antas

Pacha Kuti: The Golden Path

Green Gold

The Heartbeat

The Hidden Kingdoms of China

Homecoming: Journey to Limuw


In Brazil, Fires and Deforestation Threaten Amazon Species’ Survival

In Dry Water

Indigenous Communities Under Siege in Rondon’s Land

Inland Sea

Isla de Plastico

Jane Goodall: The Hope

Kumik and the Glacier

Last Call for the Bayou

Last Wild Places: American Prairie Reserve

Last Wild Places: Gorongosa

Last Wild Places: Majete



March of the Newts

Nassawango Legacy

Nostalgia for the Light

One Word Sawalmem

Open Water

Our Gorongosa

The Pearl Button


The Plastic Problem

Preserving the Paramo Chingaza

Protecting the Birds of Black River Gorges

Remixing Madagascar

Restoring Indonesia’s Peatlands

The River Guards

Saving the Javan Rhino of Ujung Kulon

The Serengeti Rules

Solar for All

Spaceship Earth

Spawning Hope

Stories from the Blue: Million Waves Project

Street Surfers


There’s Something in the Water

Tupi: A Story of Indigenous Courage and Resolve

Uncle Elephant

Venture Out


The Weight of Water

What Can Be Saved: Vanishing Venezuela

Who Saved the Lagoon

Wine Calling

The Women of Kunda Basti

We Will Stay

Women On a Mission




5000 Miles of Wild

A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit

Amazon Forest Guardians Fight to Prevent a Catastrophic Tipping Point

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Aquatic Cathartic


Blue Carbon: A Story from the Snohomish Estuary

Circle of Iris

Cold Comfort: Artic Communities

Collapsing Time



Cooked: Survival By Zip Code


The Dawn Wall

Dignity at a Monumental Scale



Epic Yellowstone: Return of the Predators

Field in Focus: Elephant Poaching

Field in Focus: Human Elephant Contact

Field in Focus: Predicting Pandemics

Field in Focus: Tracking Elephants

The Fisherman and the Forest

Free Solo

Ghost Fleet

Great Old Broads For Wolves

Healing Baltimore’s Harbor: A Pipe Dream?

Herd Impact

Horse Rich and Dirt Poor

The Human Element

The Incredible Oyster Reef

Insect Guardian – Butterfly Paradise

Into the Canyon

Journey of the Whooping Crane

Last Glimpse

The Last Green Thread

LOBSTER WAR: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Ground

Losing Earth: From the Air

Lost World

Love Flows

Lowland Kids

Manufactured Landscapes

Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Mia and the White Lion

The Most Unknown

The New Way Forward: Wetlands

Nobody Dies in Longyearbyen


On the Waterfront with Arthur Cotton Moore

Our Planet

Parrots in Peril: Miami’s Wild Macaws

The Passage

Permafrost Now

The Plow that Broke the Plains

Poachers and Protectors: The Story of Scarlet Macaws in Honduras


Renewal: Think Like a Scientist

Return of the Desert Bighorn


The River

The River and the Wall



Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Sanctuaries of Silence

Scenes from a Dry City

Science Fair


Seldom Seen Sleight

Shad Run


Sharkwater Extinction

Sides of Horn

Space to Explore

The Spring in Summer

The Station

Station 15

This Mountain Life

The Trouble With Wolves



We Are All Fisherman

Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee

When Lambs Become Lions


Your Rivers Need You






Aristolochias of Haiti

Atlantic Salmon: Lost at Sea

Atomic Homefront

Avanyu: Protecting the Rio Grande



The Botanist

Boy-zshan Bi-den (Buffalo Return)

Canis Lupus Colorado

Chasing Coral

City on the Water

A Climate for Conflict

Colors of Change

Desert X

The Devil We Know

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

A Fence and an Owner

Fire Chasers

Fish Story

The Game Changers

Givers and Takers

Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys

Hot Grease

Human Flow

Into the Amazon

Inventing Tomorrow


La Cumbre

The Last Animals

The Last Honey Hunter

Laws of the Lizard

Leche y Miel (Milk and Honey)

Lions of West Texas

Love and Bananas


March of the Penguins 2

The Mirnavator


The New Fire

No Man’s Land

Noatak: Wild and Scenic

The Odyssey

Orangutan School

Person of the Forest

Plastic China

Rat Film

Restoring the Clearwater

The Salmon Forest

Second Genesis: The Quest for Life Beyond Earth


SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories

A Steelhead Quest: Portrait of a Rivered Life

Texas Living Water

The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes

Toxic Puzzle

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste

Water Warriors

What Lies Upstream

Protected: A Wild and Scenic River Portrait

The Wild President

Wildlife and the Wall




After the Spill

The Age of Consequences

Death By Design

The Dog

The Eagle Huntress

Fly By Light

Fort Ord: A Sense of Place

Think Like a Scientist: Inside Alzheimer’s Disease


The Lost City of Z

The Million Dollar Duck

Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale

One Big Home


The Poacher’s Pipeline

Pronghorn Revival

Red Wolf Revival


Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

Think Like a Scientist: Vulcan and the Power of Ideas

Vey nou Lagon

Water & Power: A California Heist




50 Years of Farming: For Love and Vegetables

An American Ascent


The Bird Ranger

Catching the Sun

Circle of Poison

City of Trees

Dark Side of the Chew

Dear President Obama

Farming for the Future

Food for Thought, Food for Life

Jumbo Wild

Night Moves


Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater


Time to Choose

Tyke Elephant Outlaw

When Mickey Came to Town




50 Days to Save the African Rhino

A $73 Million Industry

Add One Back

The Anacostia River: Making Connections

The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace

Balancing Act in America’s Playground

The Ballad of Holland Island House

Behind the Seen

Black Ice

Bringing Back the Brooks: Reviving the South’s Trout

Broken Landscape: Confronting India’s Water-Energy Choke Point

Catch It

Charlie’s Country

China: Searching for Sacred Mountain

The Chocolate Farmer

City Made from the Sky

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

A Dangerous Game

A Deeper Creek: The Watchable Waters of Appalachia

Dude, Where’s My Carbon?

EarthEcho Expeditions: Beyond The Dead Zone

Ecosystems, War and Climate Change

Environmental Pathways and Peace Building

Extreme Realities

Fight for Areng Valley


Find Yourself in Rock Creek Park

For All the Marbles

Forging a New Ethic

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America!

The Frog Photographer

Green Roofs: Riversmart Rooftops

Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic

The Last Dragons: Protecting Appalachia’s Hellbenders

Nature is Speaking

Paving the Way: Ethiopia’s Youth on the Road to Sustainability


Population Boom


Project Wild Thing

Provo Haze

Silencing the Thunder

Soil Carbon Cowboys

Song of the Sea


Thule Tuvalu


White Earth

Who Owns Water

Years of Living Dangerously



Earlier Festivals

Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

Amazing Grace

A River Changes Course

Bhutan: Land of the Black Necked Crane

Birders: The Central Park Effect

Burning the Future: Coal in America

Cane Toads: The Conquest

Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle

The Capital Buzz

Carbon for Water

Chandani: Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer

Climate Refugees


Dying Green

Expedition Blue Planet – Age of Limits: 21st Century Water Management

Expedition Blue Planet – Anacostia River: In the Shadow of the Capitol

Expedition Blue Planet – Death of a River: The Colorado River Delta

Expedition Blue Planet – Headwaters: Shaped by Demand

Exploring Bloody Bay Wall

God Grew Tired of Us

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

The Last Mountain

Mission of Mermaids

Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks

On Coal River

Potomac: The River Runs Through Us

Radioactive Wolves


Sucumbios, Land Without Evil

Sea the Truth

Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy for Gifford Pinchot

Silent Snow

Stories from the Gulf: Living with the BP Oil Disaster

Surviving Progress


Symphony for the Soil

The Waterkeepers, With Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Transcending Boundaries



Waste Land

White Gold