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Featured Film The Botanist

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 struck the mountainous region of the Pamir where Raïmberdi, a passionate and ingenious botanist, built his own hydroelectric station to help his family survive through the crisis.

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50 Days to Save the African Rhino

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50 Days to Save the African Rhino

2014 Global Perspectives, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Vanina Harel

  Rhino poaching is not a local problem anymore; it is a global issue. Five young people from around the world come to South Africa…

50 Years of Farming: For Love & Vegetables

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50 Years of Farming: For Love & Vegetables

2014 Local, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Aditi Desai

Organic farmers in Tysons Corner, Va. reflect on a half-century of sustainable and community-focused agriculture. Directed by Aditi Desai. Executive produced by AU’s Center for…

A $73 Million Dollar Industry

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A $73 Million Dollar Industry

2015 Freshwater & Oceans

Director: Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Pollution from fossil fuel emissions may be killing a $73 million dollar industry. The West coast oyster industry provides more than 3,000 jobs and has a total annual…

Above All Else

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Above All Else

2014 Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

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In Above All Else, one man risks his family and future to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from crossing his land.…

Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

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Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

2009 Freshwater & Oceans

Director, Producer: Daniel Hinerfeld Director: Tristan Bayer

The critical but largely unknown problem of ocean acidification poses a fundamental challenge to life in the seas and the health of the entire planet.…

Add One Back

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Add One Back

2014 Local, Freshwater & Oceans, Sustainable Living

Director, Producer: Sam Sheline

The story of why one vegetarian decides to add aquaculture oysters to his diet. The foundation of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, oyster populations total less…

The Age of Consequences

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The Age of Consequences

2016 Climate Connections, Energy & Resources

Writer, Director, Producer: Jared P. Scott

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The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through…

Ama-San

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Ama-San

2016 Global Perspectives, Freshwater & Oceans, Indigenous Voices

Director: Cláudia Varejão

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For over 2000 years the Ama-San dived in Japan. In Wagu, a fishing village in the Ise Peninsula, Matsumi, and Masumi dive every day not…

Amazing Grace

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Amazing Grace

2012 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living

Winner, Eric Moe Sustainability Award Offering a brief window into one man’s journey and his deep-seated love for the forests that are rapidly decreasing around…

America's Wildest Refuge

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America's Wildest Refuge

2010 Climate Connections

Director, Producer: Clint Cowen Director, Producer: Alex Waite

Tucked into a remote corner of Alaska, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a place where wilderness is experienced on an epic scale. From forested…

An American Ascent

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An American Ascent

2015 Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy, Parks and Protected Areas

Director, Producer: George Potter Producer, Director, Writer: Andy Adkins

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As the United States transitions to a “minority majority” nation, a staggering number of people of color do not identify with America’s wild places. Nine…

The Anacostia River: Making Connections

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The Anacostia River: Making Connections

2014 Local, Freshwater & Oceans, Sustainable Living

Director, Producer: Liz Norton

For decades, heavy industrial pollution has infiltrated the waters of the Anacostia River, which cuts right through the heart of Washington, D.C. A broad coalition…

The Animated Life Of A.R Wallace

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The Animated Life Of A.R Wallace

2013 Wildlife

Director, Producer: Flora Lichtman

The life of Alfred Russel Wallace, who is co-credited with Charles Darwin for the theory of natural selection, is celebrated in this paper-puppet animation. Directed…

Aristolochias of Haiti

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Aristolochias of Haiti

2018 Conservation

Director: Eladio Fernandez

  Eladio Fernandez, Dominican conservation photographer from the iLCP, takes us to Haiti on an expedition to find a new species of Aristolochia (pipe vine)…

Atlantic

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Atlantic

2016 Global Perspectives, Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Risteard Ó Domhnaill

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At three different corners of the Atlantic, fishing communities in Ireland, Norway, and Newfoundland ­share social, economic and environmental problems stemming from human interactions with…

Atlantic Salmon: Lost At Sea

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Atlantic Salmon: Lost At Sea

2017 Freshwater & Oceans, Conservation

Director: Deirdre Brennan

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Narrated by Gabriel Byrne, Lost at Sea takes the viewer on an epic journey through the oceanic kingdom of the Atlantic Salmon – king of…

Atomic Homefront

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Atomic Homefront

2017 Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Rebecca Cammisa

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Atomic Homefront shines an urgent and devastating light on the lasting toxic effects that nuclear waste can have on communities. Focusing on a group of…

Avanyu: Protecting the Rio Grande

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Avanyu: Protecting the Rio Grande

2017 Freshwater & Oceans

Director: Dana Romanoff Director: Amy Marquis

The Wild & Scenic Rio Grande River in Northern New Mexico flows south through the heart of the state. For Louie Hena of the Tesuque…

Balancing Act in America’s Playground

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Balancing Act in America’s Playground

2014 Energy & Resources

Director, Producer: Tom Kenworthy

The George W. Bush administration proposed oil and gas drilling close to prized national parks near Moab, Utah. The Obama administration has responded with reforms…

The Ballad of Holland Island House

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The Ballad of Holland Island House

2015

Director: Lynn Tomlinson

The true story of the last house on a Chesapeake Bay island slowly sinking into the rising seas comes to life through fluidly transforming animated clay-on-glass paintings. The…

BearTrek

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BearTrek

2016 Global Perspectives, Climate Connections, Wildlife, Animal Rights, Conservation

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BearTrek is a conservation story wrapped in an adventure. Follow adventurer and renowned biologist Chris Morgan on an epic and entertaining journey to find the…

Behind the Seen

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Behind the Seen

2013 Global Perspectives, Freshwater & Oceans, Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Francesco Campello

We may want to act for the better, but cultures imbued with consumerism hamper change. Matt Rott escaped to a small Pacific Island to overcome…

Bhutan: Land of the Black Necked Crane

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Bhutan: Land of the Black Necked Crane

2011 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Rhett Turner

Embark on an exotic journey to the small Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan high in the Himalayan Mountains. See how a benevolent king promotes Gross Domestic…

The Bird Ranger

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The Bird Ranger

2015 Freshwater & Oceans, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy, Parks and Protected Areas

Director, Producer: Hans den Hartog

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The “bird rangers” of the Boschplaat Nature Reserve on the northern Dutch island of Terschelling, have always done much more than guard the wetlands. They’re…

Birders: The Central Park Effect

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Birders: The Central Park Effect

2013 Local, Wildlife

Director: Jeffrey Kimball

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Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan’s celebrated patch of green, and the equally colorful New Yorkers…

Black Ice

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Black Ice

2014 Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Maarten van Rouveroy

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When the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, sailed to protest the first oil platform to drill in the Arctic Ocean, no one could predict what happened…

Blue

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Blue

2017 Freshwater & Oceans, Environmental Advocacy, Conservation

Director, Producer: Karina Holden

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Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.…

The Botanist

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The Botanist

2017 Energy & Resources, Technology, History

Director: Maude Plante-Husaruk Director: Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis

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…

Boy-zshan Bi-den (Buffalo Return)

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Boy-zshan Bi-den (Buffalo Return)

2017 Wildlife, Parks and Protected Areas

Director: Colin Ruggiero

Bison were nearly exterminated across North America. Thanks to the Shoshone tribe, the National Wildlife Federation and the coordinated efforts of a host of other…

Bringing Back the Brooks: Reviving the South’s Trout

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Bringing Back the Brooks: Reviving the South’s Trout

2015 Freshwater & Oceans, Wildlife

Director, Producer: Jeremy Monroe Director: David Herasimtschuk

  A poetic look at a forgotten native of Appalachia, the Southern Appalachian brook trout, which is being brought back from the brink… by hand,…

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

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

2014 Global Perspectives, Climate Connections, Energy & Resources

Director: Michael T. Miller Director, Producer: Sean Peoples

In the resource-rich Indian state of Meghalaya, unregulated coal mines poison natural systems that once sustained decent livelihoods, adequate food and potable water. Broken Landscape…

Burning the Future: Coal in America

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Burning the Future: Coal in America

2011 Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

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The explosive conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia is examined in this film. Confronted by emerging “clean coal” energy policies, local…

Cafeteria Man

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Cafeteria Man

2011 Sustainable Living

Director, Producer: Sheila Kinkade

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Tony Geraci, as food-service director for Baltimore’s public schools, embarked on an ambitious project: to “green” the lunches of the city’s 83,000 students by replacing…

Cane Toads: The Conquest

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Cane Toads: The Conquest

2010 Global Perspectives, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy

Writer, Director, Producer: Mark Lewis

Shot against the harsh and beautiful landscape of northern Australia, this is a comic account of Australia’s most notorious environmental blunder, the introduction of cane…

Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle

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Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle

2011 Local, Global Perspectives, Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources

Director, Producer: Robbie Gemmel Director, Producer: John Kirby

  In 2001 a major wind farm was proposed for the middle of Nantucket Sound, fabled playground for America’s rich and famous. Dubbed “Cape Wind,”…

The Capital Buzz

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The Capital Buzz

2012 Local, Sustainable Living

Out of sight of local authorities and neighbors, amateur beekeepers are setting out to propagate bees all across Washington, DC. From rooftops to enclosed porches,…

Carbon for Water

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Carbon for Water

2011 Global Perspectives, Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources

Director: Evan Abramson Director: Carmen Elsa Lopez

  In Kenya, water insecurity is a life-threatening reality, and the population is expected to leap from 40 million to 60 million in the next…

The Carbon Rush

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The Carbon Rush

2012 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living

Director: Amy Miller

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Incinerators burn garbage in India. Hundreds of hydroelectric dams pump in Panama. Biogas is extracted from palm oil in Honduras. Eucalyptus forests are harvested for…

Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale

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Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale

2013 Freshwater & Oceans, Sustainable Living, Wildlife, Energy & Resources

Director, Producer: Scott Dobson

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Since it was accidentally released into the Mississippi River 30 years ago, a relentless aquatic invader —the Asian Carp—has been heading north. Famous for their…

Catch It

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Catch It

2013 Freshwater & Oceans

Director, Producer: Sarah Menzies

Leá Brassy greets Europe’s oceans and mountains during her no-frills, nomadic travels. Whether it’s paddling hard for a wave, or chasing after a passion –…

Catching the Sun

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Catching the Sun

2015 Climate Connections, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Shalini Kantayya

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As the global race to lead the clean energy future kicks into full gear, an unlikely ensemble of characters in the US and China make…

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

2010 Arts and Architecture, History

Director: Werner Herzog

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a breathtaking new documentary from the incomparable Werner Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, Grizzly Man) follows an exclusive expedition…

Chandani: Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer

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Chandani: Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer

2010 Global Perspectives

Director: Arne Birkenstock

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The profession of mahout (elephant whisperer) in Sri Lanka has traditionally been reserved for men. When young Chandani becomes determined to follow in her father’s…

The Changing Sea

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The Changing Sea

2010 Climate Connections, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy

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Strange days are dawning in the global sea. Creatures are on the move. Dead zones are expanding. The foundation of life is slowly eroding. And…

Charlie’s Country

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Charlie’s Country

2014 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living

Director, Producer: Rolf de Heer

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  Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its…

Chasing Coral

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Chasing Coral

2017 Freshwater & Oceans

Director: Jeff Orlowski

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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.

China: Searching for Sacred Mountain

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China: Searching for Sacred Mountain

2014 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Gary Marcuse Director: Shi Lihong

Part of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Series: Can Religion Save the Environment?

The Chocolate Farmer

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The Chocolate Farmer

2010 Global Perspectives, Latin American Program, Sustainable Living

Director: Rohan Fernando

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In an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, cacao farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors: as…

Circle of Poison

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Circle of Poison

2015 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Evan Mascagni Director: Shannon Post

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Pro-business loopholes allow the American chemical industry to export pesticides to other countries even after they’d been federally banned for their harmful effects. On top…

City Made From the Sky

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City Made From the Sky

2011 Global Perspectives, Freshwater & Oceans, Sustainable Living

The groundbreaking architect, Lee Kuan Yew, narrates Singapore’s audacious attempt to recreate nature and clean the city’s drinking water, rivers and marina. A combination of…

City of Trees

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City of Trees

2015 Local, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy, Parks and Protected Areas

Director: Brandon Kramer

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At the height of the recession, a DC nonprofit struggles to implement an ambitious “green jobs” program that hires 150 unemployed residents to plant trees…

City on the Water

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City on the Water

2017 Freshwater & Oceans

Director: Jon Bowermaster

With 520-miles of waterfront and four-out-of-five boroughs islands, New York City is truly a water city. From Brooklyn’s Newtown Creek to Queens’ Flush Meadow, waterways…

A Climate for Conflict

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A Climate for Conflict

2017 Global Perspectives, Climate Connections

A Climate for Conflict investigates how climate change is a catalyst for conflict and will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and migration.…

Climate Refugees

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Climate Refugees

2010 Climate Connections

Director: Michael Nash

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There is a new phenomenon in the global arena called the climate refugee. A climate refugee is a person displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters.…

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

2014 Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Kip Andersen Director, Producer: Keegan Kuhn

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Animal agriculture is responsible for emitting more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry and causes unfathomable destruction of natural resources and habitats. Yet it flourishes,…

Damnation

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Damnation

2014 Freshwater & Oceans, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Ben Knight

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  Winner, 2014 Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy Reception follows screening Watch dam opponents as they dangle hundreds of feet in the air while painting…

A Dangerous Game

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A Dangerous Game

2014 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Anthony Baxter

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Our ability to protect what’s left of our vanishing and fragile world is threatened when rapacious developers build golf courses on fragile and historically significant…

Dark Side of the Chew

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Dark Side of the Chew

2014 Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Andrew Nisker

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Chewing gum might seem like an innocuous treat, but the moment its chemicals get digested by our bodies, or flattened onto city sidewalks, or dissolved…

Dear President Obama

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Dear President Obama

2016 Climate Connections, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Jon Bowermaster

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All across America, citizens suffer the manifold consequences of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas, from the health threats of contaminations to the false promise…

Death By Design

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Death By Design

2016 Energy & Resources, Technology

Director, Producer: Sue Williams

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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.

A Deeper Creek: the Watchable Waters of Appalachia

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A Deeper Creek: the Watchable Waters of Appalachia

2014 Freshwater & Oceans, Wildlife

Director, Producer: Jeremy Monroe Director: David Herasimtschuk

A virtual dive into into some of North America’s richest rivers, and a fun look at an innovative river snorkeling program that has brought thousands…

Desert X

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Desert X

2018 Arts and Environment

Taking the vast, strange and often contradictory desert landscape as its canvas, the inaugural Desert X, curated by Artistic Director Neville Wakefield, explored the familiar…

Devil's Playground

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Devil's Playground

2002 Global Perspectives

Director: Lucy Walker

Rumspringa refers to the Amish rite of passage that begins when Amish children reach 16 years of age, and continues until they decide whether or…

The Dog

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The Dog

2015 Technology

Director: Drea Cooper Director: Zackary Canepari

When Sony stopped manufacturing replacement parts for its Aibo pet robot, owners scrambled to save the robot-dogs that had become part of their families. Directed…

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

2014 Arts and Architecture

Director: Dyanna Taylor

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Her celebrated photograph Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized images in the world, a haunting portrait representing the suffering of America’s Great Depression.…

Dude, Where’s My Carbon?

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Dude, Where’s My Carbon?

2014

  American University’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2020 is an ambitious one. Is it possible to achieve? Part of AU’s commitment to carbon…

Dying Green

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Dying Green

2011 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Ellen Tripler

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Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, this film explores one man’s vision of using green burials to conserve land. Dr. Billy Campbell, the town’s…

The Eagle Huntress

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The Eagle Huntress

2016 Indigenous Voices, Animal Rights

Director: Otto Bell

Among the isolated Kazakh tribe in the mountains of northwest Mongolia, the long tradition of eagle hunting has only been practiced by men. This documentary…

EarthEcho Expeditions: Beyond The Dead Zone

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EarthEcho Expeditions: Beyond The Dead Zone

2015 Freshwater & Oceans, Wildlife, Energy & Resources

Part of the Water and Oil Shorts Program

Ecosystems, War and Climate Change

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Ecosystems, War and Climate Change

2015 Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Alice Day Director, Producer: Lincoln Day

Four scientists describe the impact of climate change on wildlife and fragile ecosystems, and underline the destructive role of warfare in undermining our capacity to…

El Muro

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El Muro

2009 Global Perspectives, Latin American Program, Environmental Advocacy

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  Shows the human and environmental consequences of the newly constructed international border fence between San Diego and Tijuana. Along the way the film considers…

Environmental Pathways to Peace Building

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Environmental Pathways to Peace Building

2015 Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Alice Day Director, Producer: Lincoln Day

Building peace parks, sharing common ecosystem needs, such as access to scarce potable water, and providing children and adults with first-hand experience of nature, are…

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

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

2011 Freshwater & Oceans

Director, Special Guest: Alexandra Cousteau

  Hoover Dam is the heart of the American west’s water supply, a powerhouse for irrigation and farming in the region. But today a combination…

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

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

2011 Local, Freshwater & Oceans

Director, Special Guest: Alexandra Cousteau

Our nation’s capital casts a long shadow. Just a few miles from the Mall – famous for the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument…

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

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

2011 Freshwater & Oceans

Director, Special Guest: Alexandra Cousteau

In August of 2010, Alexandra Cousteau’s Expedition Blue Planet crossed over the Arizona/Mexican border to follow the Colorado’s dry riverbed to its historic mouth in the…

Expedition Blue Planet – Headwaters: Shaped by Demand

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Expedition Blue Planet – Headwaters: Shaped by Demand

2010 Freshwater & Oceans

Director, Special Guest: Alexandra Cousteau

In July 2010, Expedition Blue Planet explored the headwaters of the Colorado River to investigate how this mighty river is overallocated from the moment its…

Exploring Bloody Bay Wall

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Exploring Bloody Bay Wall

2012 Global Perspectives, Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy

Director: David Conover

A highly acclaimed dive spot, Bloody Bay Wall sits at the top of a 5,000-foot underwater cliff off Little Cayman Island in the Caribbean Sea.…

Extreme Realities

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Extreme Realities

2014 Climate Connections

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  Narrated and hosted by Matt Damon, the 13th episode of “Journey to Planet Earth” investigates one of the most critical issues of our time:…

Farming for the Future

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Farming for the Future

2013 Local, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources

Director, Producer: Aditi Desai

Cliff Miller of Mount Vernon Farm in the Virginia Piedmont is trying innovative management techniques to sustain his farm for future generations. Cliff’s story is…

A Fence and an Owner

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A Fence and an Owner

2017 Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources

Director, Producer: Peter Byck

At the Ranney Ranch in arid Corona, New Mexico, Adaptive Multi-Paddock (AMP) grazing is restoring soils and benefiting the environment – and was implemented during…

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

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A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

2012 Climate Connections, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Mark Kitchell

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“There’s no Hispanic air. There’s no African-American air. There’s air! And if you breathe air – and most people I know do breathe air, then…

Fight for Areng Valley

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Fight for Areng Valley

2014 Global Perspectives, Freshwater & Oceans, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Kalyanee Mam

This film looks into a remote valley in Cambodia, where a group of young monks join the Chong people in a fight to protect their…

FINconceivable

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FINconceivable

2014 Freshwater & Oceans, Wildlife

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Find Yourself In Rock Creek Park

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Find Yourself In Rock Creek Park

2015

Rock Creek Park is an 1,800-acre oasis in the middle of the crowded Washington, D.C. metro region. For some visitors, it’s a place to gather…

Fire Chasers (Episode 1 & 2)

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Fire Chasers (Episode 1 & 2)

2017 Climate Connections

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Fire Chasers plunges daringly and intimately into the world of wildfires. From the vast visual ferocity and the global ramifications, to the earnest and emotional…

Fish Story

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Fish Story

2017 Freshwater & Oceans

Director: Charlie Lyne

Sometime in the 1980s, Caspar Salmon’s grandmother was invited to a gathering on the Welsh island of Anglesey, attended exclusively by people with fish surnames.…

Fly By Light

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Fly By Light

2015 Local, Sustainable Living, Arts and Environment

Director: Ellie Walton

A group of teenagers board a bus for West Virginia, leaving the streets of Washington, DC to participate in an ambitious peace education program. For…

Food for Thought, Food for Life

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Food for Thought, Food for Life

2015 Sustainable Living

Director, Producer: Susan Rockefeller

Industrial agriculture takes a toll on both the health of our environment and the quality of our food. This film surveys problems with today’s agribusiness world, voicing…

For All the Marbles

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For All the Marbles

2015 Climate Connections, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Kip Pastor Director, Producer: Nick Paonessa

Faced with the most urgent issue of our generation — climate change — a Salt Lake City carpenter decides to run for Congress. This film…

Forging a New Ethic

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Forging a New Ethic

2015 Climate Connections, Environmental Advocacy

“What we need is a new ethic in which every person changes lifestyle, attitude, and behavior.” – Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UN Environment Program. Directed…

Fort Ord: A Sense of Place

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Fort Ord: A Sense of Place

2016 Global Perspectives, History

Fort Ord: A Sense of Place is a thought-provoking compilation of new student documentary and experimental shorts, centering on the ecology, community, and history of…

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America!

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America!

2014 Local, Sustainable Living

Director: Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey

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To the pioneering and preeminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, a park was both art and an urban necessity. Olmsted’s efforts to preserve nature created…

The Frog Photographer

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The Frog Photographer

2014 Global Perspectives, Latin American Program, Wildlife

Part of the Living Wild Shorts Program

Gardeners of Eden

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Gardeners of Eden

2014 Global Perspectives, Wildlife

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Africa’s elephants are hurtling toward extinction as fuel for the worldwide ivory trade. While conservationists howl and corrupt governments fail to address the ongoing slaughter,…

Gasland

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Gasland

2010 Climate Connections, Energy & Resources

Director, Producer: Josh Fox

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Filmmaker Josh Fox grew up in the verdant woods of the Delaware River valley. In 2009, he learned his land was on top of the…

Gaza Surf Club

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Gaza Surf Club

2016 Global Perspectives

Director, Writer: Philip Gnadt Director, Producer: Mickey Yamine

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Trapped in “the world’s largest open-air prison” and ruled by war, a new generation is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock,…

Givers and Takers

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Givers and Takers

2017

Director, Producer: Peter Byck

Farmer Don Jackson in Ware Shoals, South Carolina changed his grazing methods from continuous grazing to AMP (Adaptive Multi-Paddock) grazing in 2015. This film captures…

Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys

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Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys

2017 Climate Connections, Environmental Advocacy, Development & Built Environment, Conservation

Director, Producer: David Abel

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Gladesmen is a feature-length documentary about the government’s ban on Florida’s iconic airboats in much of the Everglades. The measure is part of the world’s…

God Grew Tired of Us

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God Grew Tired of Us

2006 Global Perspectives

Director: Christopher Quinn Director: Tommy Walker

Orphaned by a tumultuous civil war and traveling barefoot across the sub-Saharan desert, John Bul Dau, Daniel Abol Pach and Panther Blor were among the…

Green Roofs: Riversmart Rooftops

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Green Roofs: Riversmart Rooftops

2015 Local, Freshwater & Oceans, Sustainable Living

Part of the Riversmart DC: Clean Water and Sustainable Communities Short Program

H2OMX

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H2OMX

2013 Global Perspectives, Freshwater & Oceans, Latin American Program, Climate Connections, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Jose Cohen Director: Lorenzo Hagerman

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Built in a basin surrounded by mountains and with inadequate drainage, Mexico City is facing an escalating water crisis. With a growing population, a depleted…

Hot Grease

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Hot Grease

2017 Energy & Resources

Director, Producer, Editor: Sam Wainwright Douglas Director, Producer: Jessica Wolfson Director, Producer, Editor: Paul Lovelace

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Set in Houston, Texas, the energy capital of the world, HOT GREASE is the surprising story of how kitchen grease is opening a new green energy frontier.…

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster

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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster

2010 Sustainable Living

Director: Carlos Carcas Director: Norberto López Amado

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Taking its name from a question that Buckminster Fuller asked the architect about his Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia in the United…

Human Flow

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Human Flow

2017 Global Perspectives, Climate Connections, Migration

Director, Producer: Ai WeiWei

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More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines…

INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective

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INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective

2015 Sustainable Living

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Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions. We hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and reduce our impact. But…

Think Like A Scientist: Inside Alzheimer's Disease

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Think Like A Scientist: Inside Alzheimer's Disease

2016 Global Perspectives

For this HHMI and Nautilus Magazine collaboration, journalist Greg O’Brien reveals his struggle living with Alzheimer’s Disease as Harvard scientist, Rudy Tanzi, explains the mechanism…

Into the Amazon

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Into the Amazon

2017 History, Adventure

Director: John Maggio

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Into the Amazon tells the remarkable story of the journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon into the heart of…

Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic

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Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic

2014 Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Wildlife

Director, Producer: Emily Driscoll

Part of the Women and Water: A World Water Day Celebration/Global Issues

Jane

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Jane

2017 Wildlife, History, Conservation

Director, Writer, Producer: Brett Morgen

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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…

Jumbo Wild

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Jumbo Wild

2015 Climate Connections, Environmental Advocacy, Parks and Protected Areas

Director: Nick Waggoner

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British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley is at the center of a complex multi-decade fight: developer Oberto Oberti plans to build a massive resort in a section of the Purcell Range…

Katrina’s Children

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Katrina’s Children

2009 Climate Connections

Director: Laura Belsey

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A compelling feature-length documentary about nineteen children from different neighborhoods of New Orleans. Told entirely from the children’s point of view, the film explores the…

La Cumbre

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La Cumbre

2017 Development & Built Environment, Public Health

Director: Dana Romanoff

La Cumbre unveils the reality of what it means to live as an amputee in the developing world. In partnership with the Range of Motion…

Ladies of the Land

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Ladies of the Land

2007 Sustainable Living

Director: Megan Thompson

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As small, family farms continue to disappear and large, mechanized farms dominate American agriculture, a new kind of farmer is sprouting up across the land:…

The Last Dragons: Protecting Appalachia's Hellbenders

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The Last Dragons: Protecting Appalachia's Hellbenders

2014 Freshwater & Oceans, Wildlife

Director, Producer: Jeremy Monroe Director: David Herasimtschuk

An intimate glimpse at North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander that lives as much as myth as in reality… and in many waters, myths…

The Last Mountain

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The Last Mountain

2011 Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Bill Haney

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The fight for the last great mountain in America’s Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant, Massey Energy, which wants to explode the mountain to extract…

Leche y Miel (Milk and Honey)

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Leche y Miel (Milk and Honey)

2016 Global Perspectives, Indigenous Voices

Director: Justin Clifton

For the people who work the fields in Yuma, Arizona, the Colorado River represents not only their livelihood, but a deep, spiritual connection as well.…

Lions of West Texas

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Lions of West Texas

2017 Wildlife, Conservation

Director: Ben Masters

Researchers capture a wild mountain lion to put a GPS collar on her in order to study mountain lion prey, home range size, and to…

The Little Things

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The Little Things

2014 Global Perspectives, Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

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Marie-France Roy has used her influence as a top snowboard rider to take on another difficult challenge: advocating for the environment. Seeking to inspire others…

The Lost City of Z

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The Lost City of Z

2017 Indigenous Voices, Development & Built Environment

Director, Producer, Writer: James Gray

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Winner of the 2017 William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award Based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, The Lost City of Z is…

March of the Penguins

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March of the Penguins

2005 Global Perspectives, Wildlife

Director: Luc Jacquet

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Emperor penguins overcome formidable obstacles to return to their breeding grounds for mating season in this Oscar-winning film by Luc Jacquet. It tells the story…

March of the Penguins 2

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March of the Penguins 2

2017 Freshwater & Oceans, Adventure, Migration

Director: Luc Jacquet

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After 2 months of shooting in unique conditions in Antarctica last winter, Luc Jacquet returns with a new film shot mostly in 4K, with unseen…

The Marvelous Musical Report of the Marine National Monuments

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The Marvelous Musical Report of the Marine National Monuments

2014 Freshwater & Oceans

  Dive into the faraway blue waters of the Pacific Ocean to explore incredible, remote monuments. Filmed in stunning high definition, this hilarious, melodious film…

The Mirnavator

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The Mirnavator

2017 Adventure, Public Health

Director, Producer: Sarah Menzies

Ultra-runners overcome obstacles on every trail. While competing in her first 50K trail race of the season, Mirna Valerio must overcome the negative voices that…

Mission of Mermaids

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Mission of Mermaids

2012 Freshwater & Oceans

Director, Producer: Susan Rockefeller

Both a poetic ode to the seas and aplea for their protection, Susan Cohn Rockefeller’s latest and most personal documentary focuses on the beauty and…

Monumental: David Brower's Fight to Protect Wild America

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Monumental: David Brower's Fight to Protect Wild America

2003 Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Kelly Duane

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From the moment David Brower first witnessed the beauty of Yosemite Valley, his life was inspired by the fight to preserve America’s wild lands for…

My Life as a Turkey

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My Life as a Turkey

2011 Wildlife

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  Writer and naturalist Joe Hutto was given the opportunity to raise wild turkeys from the moment they hatched. Deep in the wilds of Florida’s…

Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale

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Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale

2016 Global Perspectives, Wildlife

Director: Ben Bowie Director: Geoffrey Luck

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Naledi tells the true story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the Botswana wilderness. When she’s suddenly orphaned at one month,…

Nature Is Speaking

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Nature Is Speaking

2015 Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Wildlife, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature. That’s the message of Conservation International’s provocative, celebrity-voiced campaign, “Nature Is Speaking.” The aim is to raise awareness…

Nature's Epic Journey: Caribou

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Nature's Epic Journey: Caribou

2016 Wildlife, Technology, Migration

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A hundred thousand caribou face starving bears and wolves, deadly frozen rivers and rugged mountains as they undertake the world’s longest land migration – 5,000…

Night Moves

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Night Moves

2013 Freshwater & Oceans, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Kelly Reichardt

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Two radical environmentalists and an ex-marine plan an act of ecoterrorism: they build a bomb to blow up a dam, hoping to block the urban…

No Man’s Land

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No Man’s Land

2017 Parks and Protected Areas

Director, Director of Photography, Producer: David Byars

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With unfettered access, director and director of photography David Byars gives a detailed, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protesters occupying Oregon’s Malheur National…

Noatak: Wild and Scenic

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Noatak: Wild and Scenic

2018 Freshwater & Oceans, Conservation

Director, Producer: Jeremy Monroe Director: David Herasimtschuk

Explore the Noatak, one of Alaska’s wildest rivers, through the eyes of the people whose lives and livelihoods have long depended on its waters and…

Oddball

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Oddball

2015 Global Perspectives, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Stuart McDonald

Off the south coast of Australia, foxes have taken over an island sanctuary home to the world’s smallest penguins, damaging their population. But an eccentric…

The Odyssey (L'Odyssee)

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The Odyssey (L'Odyssee)

2017 Freshwater & Oceans, Adventure

Director: Jérôme Salle

Summer, 1946. The Cousteau family, Jacques, his wife Simone and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel, live in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean Sea.…

Of Oozies and Elephants

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Of Oozies and Elephants

2013 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living, Wildlife, Energy & Resources

Director: Suzanne Campbell-Jones

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Myanmar is the last country in the world to use trained elephants and their handlers, men known at “Oozies,” for selective logging — the removal…

Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks

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Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks

2011 Local

Director, Writer: Rebecca Messner

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The formation of America’s first great city parks in the late 19th century is examined through the enigmatic eyes of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 –…

On Coal River

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On Coal River

2011 Energy & Resources

Director: Francine Cavanaugh Director: Adams Wood

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Viewers embark on a gripping emotional journey into the Coal River Valley of West Virginia – a community surrounded by lush mountains and a looming…

Orangutan School

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Orangutan School

2017 Wildlife

Director: Max Salomon Director: Malvina Martin

National Geographic takes you inside the International Animal Rescue sanctuary in the forests of Borneo to see what it takes to teach a baby orangutan…to…

Paris: The Luminous Years

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Paris: The Luminous Years

1960 Global Perspectives

Writer, Director, Producer: Perry Miller Adato

In the early decades of the 20th century, a storm of modernism swept through the art worlds of the West, uprooting centuries of tradition in…

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

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

2015

Director: Michael T. Miller Director, Producer: Sean Peoples

In Central Ethiopia’s remote Gurage Zone, poverty and environmental degradation have held back development for generations. In Paving the Way, youth, parents, and elders are…

Person of the Forest

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Person of the Forest

2017 Wildlife, History, Conservation

Director, Producer, Editor: Melissa Lesh Director, Producer, Director of Photography: Tim Laman

  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…

Pickle

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Pickle

2016 Wildlife

Director: Amy Nicholson

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  Spanning 25 years of marriage, Pickle is an accounting of the wide range of pets collected by a couple with a penchant for rescuing…

Planetary

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Planetary

2015 Global Perspectives, Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Guy Reid

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We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. A provocative and breathtaking wakeup call,…

Plastic Bag

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Plastic Bag

2009 Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources

Director: Ramin Bahrani

 Narrated by Werner Herzog, Plastic Bag is an amusing and insightful film, which traces the epic journey of a plastic bag as it travels to…

Plastic China

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Plastic China

2016 Global Perspectives

Director: Wang Jiuliang

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Yi Jie’s uneducated parents left the area where they grew up, looking for work. They now sort and recycle plastic waste from Europe, the United…

Plastic Planet

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Plastic Planet

2011 Global Perspectives

Director: Werner Boote

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We live in the Age of Plastic. It’s cheap and practical, and it’s everywhere – even in our blood. But is it a danger to…

The Poacher's Pipeline

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The Poacher's Pipeline

2016 Wildlife, Parks and Protected Areas

Director: Jeremy Young

The newest film from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit delves deep into the world of wildlife trafficking. Over the course of 6 months, the Al Jazeera…

RISE: Poisoned River

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RISE: Poisoned River

2016 Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections, Environmental Advocacy, Indigenous Voices

Director: Michelle Latimer

Rise is a Viceland Series, which examines indigenous life in the modern age and gives viewers a rare glimpse into the front line of indigenous-led resistance.…

Population Boom

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Population Boom

2013 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources

Director: Werner Boote

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Werner Boote, director of Plastic Planet, explores the theme of population increase: The world’s current total of seven billion residents might double in 61 years.…

Potomac: The River Runs Through Us

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Potomac: The River Runs Through Us

2013 Freshwater & Oceans, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Peggy Fleming

Each of us is connected to rivers in our everyday lives. Most of the six million people living in the Potomac River watershed do not…

Pride

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Pride

2013 Global Perspectives, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy

Producer, Director: Roshan Patel

The cultural relationship between residents of Gujarat, India and the last remaining population of Asiatic Lions in the world is explored in this film. With…

Project Wild Thing

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Project Wild Thing

2014 Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

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David Bond’s kids’ waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing and a screen dependence, threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. It’s time…

Provo Haze

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Provo Haze

2015 Climate Connections

Director: Jesse Myrick

Jesse and his brother James set out on a series of hikes into the Provo mountains to document the haze that plagues their town every winter. Through…

Radioactive Wolves

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Radioactive Wolves

2011 Wildlife

Director, Writer: Klaus Feichtenberger

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After the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor on April 26, 1986, around 340,000 people were displaced from the exclusion zone of Chernobyl, which stretches…

Rat Film

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Rat Film

2016 Local, Development & Built Environment, History

Director: Theo Anthony

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…

Rebalancing

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Rebalancing

2013 Local

Shot in every Ward of Washington D.C., in Arlington and in Alexandria, the film addresses how bicycling both reflects and changes our lifestyles. Its title…

Red Wolf Revival

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Red Wolf Revival

2016 Wildlife

Producer, Director: Roshan Patel

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Red Wolf Revival is a short film about the last remaining wild population of red wolves. Centered on the historic recovery effort in Eastern North…

Resistance

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Resistance

2014 Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

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When scientists in the mid-20th century developed the means to mass-produce antibiotics, it was hailed as a medical miracle. Only now are we realizing the…

Return of the River

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Return of the River

2014 Freshwater & Oceans, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Jessica Plumb

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A group of strong-minded people attempt the impossible: to change the public opinion of a town and eventually the nation to bring two dams down.…

The Right to Breathe

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The Right to Breathe

2011 Local, Climate Connections, Sustainable Living

Seeking to make viewers aware of the health effects of air pollution in Southern California through the compelling stories of individuals, while also inspiring them…

Sacred Water: Standing Rock

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Sacred Water: Standing Rock

2017 Freshwater & Oceans, Environmental Advocacy, Indigenous Voices

Director: Michelle Latimer

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Part of RISE: A VICELAND Series.  VICELAND’S RISE heads to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to meet the Lakota and Dakota youth joining forces to protect their…

The Salmon Forest

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The Salmon Forest

2017 Freshwater & Oceans, Sustainable Living

Director, Producer: Ben Hamilton

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The Salmon Forest is a 30-minute documentary film that explores the connection between wild salmon and life in the Tongass, America’s largest National Forest. The…

Sand Wars

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Sand Wars

2013 Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources

Director: Denis Delestrac

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Sand seems quite insignificant, yet those grains of silica surround and impact our lives. Every house, skyscraper and glass building, every bridge, airport and sidewalk…

Sea the Truth

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Sea the Truth

2010 Freshwater & Oceans

Director: Claudine Everaert

Leading scientists such as Daniel Pauly suggest that if we continue to catch and eat fish at the current rate, the oceans and seas will…

Seasons

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Seasons

2015 Wildlife

Director: Jacques Perrin Director: Jacques Cluzaud

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Winner of the  Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film After traveling the world alongside migrating birds (Winged Migration) and diving the oceans with whales…

Second Genesis: The Quest For Life Beyond Earth

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Second Genesis: The Quest For Life Beyond Earth

2016 History

Director: Emer Reynolds

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When Voyager launched in 1977, few besides Carl Sagan believed that the search for extraterrestrial life was anything more than fantasy. But in the decades…

The Secrets Held in the Ice

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The Secrets Held in the Ice

2015 Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections

Director: Loïc Fontimpe

In 1956, Claude Lorius takes a voyage to Antarctica, where the beauty and mystery of the ice inspires him to become one of the world’s…

Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy for Gifford Pinchot

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Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy for Gifford Pinchot

2012 Environmental Advocacy

Renowned American forester and conservationist Gifford Pinchot, called “the father of American conservation,” served as the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. He left…

Shark Loves the Amazon

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Shark Loves the Amazon

2012 Global Perspectives, Latin American Program, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy

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The Amazon is generally portrayed as a land of mystery populated by indigenous people surrounded by exotic fauna and flora in an environment threatened by…

Shattered Sky

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Shattered Sky

2012 Climate Connections

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Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer “the size of North America.” The culprits were man-made chemicals called CFCs, which were…

Silencing the Thunder

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Silencing the Thunder

2014 Wildlife, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Every year hundreds of Yellowstone’s bison are shot to prevent a disease — brucellosis — from both infecting Montana’s domestic cattle herds and collapsing ranchers’…

Silent River

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Silent River

2014 Global Perspectives, Freshwater & Oceans, Latin American Program, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy

Director: Jason Jaacks Director: Steve Fisher

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Winner of the 2015 Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award

Silent Snow

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Silent Snow

2010 Global Perspectives, Wildlife

Director: Jan ven den Berg Director: Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann

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The Arctic plains are an eminent example of nature’s untouched beauty: an endless nothing in which only a few know how to survive. But a…

Soil Carbon Cowboys

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Soil Carbon Cowboys

2013 Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources

Director, Producer: Peter Byck

Meet Allen Williams, Gabe Brown and Neil Dennis – heroes and innovators! These ranchers now know how to regenerate their soils while making their animals…

SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories

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SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories

2010 Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections

Director: Jon Bowermaster

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SoLa is a poignant look back at exactly how a gusher in the Louisiana Gulf was allowed to happen as a result of corruption and malfeasance, and an industry and political climate that views environmental pollution as simply the cost of doing business.

A post-screening Q&A will be facilitated by a museum educator.

Song of the Sea

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Song of the Sea

2014 Freshwater & Oceans

Director: Tomm Moore

The story of the last seal-child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When…

The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical

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The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical

2010 Global Perspectives

Director: Sarah McCarthy

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The slums of Mumbai are a long way from the Austrian Alps, but Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless score for “The Sound of Music” transcends generations…

Sourlands: Stories from the Fight for Sustainability

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Sourlands: Stories from the Fight for Sustainability

2012 Local, Global Perspectives, Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Jared Flesher

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New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the nation, is situated between New York, the largest U.S. city and Philadelphia, the fifth largest. Near…

A Steelhead Quest: Portrait of a Rivered Life

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A Steelhead Quest: Portrait of a Rivered Life

2017 Freshwater & Oceans, Wildlife

Director, Producer: Sarah Menzies

A steelhead advocate and long-time angler, Terry Myers, spent 2015 in search of a wild steelhead on a different river each month of the year,…

Sticky

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Sticky

2013 Climate Connections, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Jilli Rose

A handful of stick insects, the last of their kind, clung to life on a single bush for 80 years. Now back from the brink…

Stories from the Gulf: Living with the BP Oil Disaster

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Stories from the Gulf: Living with the BP Oil Disaster

2011 Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections

Director, Producer: Daniel Hinerfeld

This multi-media project produced by NRDC, StoryCorps, and Bridge the Gulf documents the experiences of those living through America’s worst oil spill catastrophe. The purpose…

Sucumbios, Land Without Evil

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Sucumbios, Land Without Evil

2011 Latin American Program, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Arturo Hortas

In 2011, a century had passed since the first oil extraction in Ecuador. In Sucumbíos, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the oil drilling began in 1967…

Sunrise on the Total Chaos

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Sunrise on the Total Chaos

2017 Freshwater & Oceans

Director, Producer: Craig Norris

An experimental short that surrealistically transports viewers to the deck of The Total Chaos, a lobster fishing vessel working on the magnificent Bay of Fundy…

Surviving Progress

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Surviving Progress

2011 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources

Director: Mathieu Roy

Featuring some of the world’s great contemporary thinkers, this compelling film explores the concept of progress in our modern world and, more specifically, the idea…

Switch

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Switch

2012 Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources

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What will it really take to go from the energies that built our world to the energies that will shape our future? Our transportation and…

Symphony of the Soil

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Symphony of the Soil

2012 Sustainable Living, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy

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Drawing on ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance that is soil. By understanding…

Territory

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Territory

2015 Global Perspectives, Wildlife

Director, Producer: Eleanor Mortimer

On the rock of Gibraltar, the municipal government hires workers to keep macaques from running rampant – but these monkeys have lived there far longer…

Texas Living Water

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Texas Living Water

2017 Freshwater & Oceans

Director: Ben Masters

Myron Hess has spent his life in court fighting for the health of Texas Rivers and Bays. What will it take to get the needed…

The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes

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The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes

2017 Parks and Protected Areas, Conservation

Director: Kathryn Bigelow Writer, Director: Imraan Ismail

From National Geographic Documentary Films, The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes chronicles a day in the life of a ranger in Garamba National Park. These…

Think Like A Scientist: Gorongosa

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Think Like A Scientist: Gorongosa

2016 Global Perspectives, Climate Connections

The story of Greg Carr and his involvement in the restoration of Gorongosa National Park after its destruction from 30 years of war in Mozambique. Produced…

Think Like A Scientist: Vulcan and the Power of Ideas

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Think Like A Scientist: Vulcan and the Power of Ideas

2016 Global Perspectives

Have you ever heard of the planet Vulcan? There’s a good chance you haven’t, because it doesn’t exist. In this episode of Think Like A…

Thule Tuvalu

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Thule Tuvalu

2013 Global Perspectives, Climate Connections

Director: Matthias von Gunten

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When the ice melts in Thule, Tuvalu will drown in the ocean. Climate change is a heartbreaking reality that is rapidly, irreversibly ravaging inhabitants’ existence…

Time to Choose

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Time to Choose

2016 Global Perspectives, Climate Connections, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer, Writer: Charles Ferguson

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Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions. Featuring narration by…

Toxic Detroit

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Toxic Detroit

2012 Climate Connections, Sustainable Living

Director: William Noland

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As the city of Detroit struggles to bring itself back from the brink, the burden of a checkered history continues to weigh on its current…

Toxic Puzzle

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Toxic Puzzle

2017 Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections, Public Health

Director: Bo Landin

Directed by Bo Landin Narrated by Harrison Ford We are on the brink of an ecological catastrophe. Due to pollution from agriculture and cities, and…

Transcending Boundaries

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Transcending Boundaries

2011 Global Perspectives, Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: Cory Wilson Director: Todd Walters

Straddling the border between the United States and Canada, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is a critical ecosystem within The Crown of the Continent, one of…

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

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Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

2015 Arts and Environment, Arts and Architecture

Director: James Crump

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New York circa 1970: an artistic Renaissance flourishes in the galleries and clubs of a chaotic metropolis. Yet a cadre of renegade artists — Robert…

Urbanized

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Urbanized

2010 Global Perspectives, Climate Connections, Sustainable Living, Energy & Resources

Director, Producer: Gary Hustwit

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Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? Unlike many other fields of design, cities are not created by any…

Vegucated

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Vegucated

2010 Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Writer, Editor: Marisa Miller Wolfson

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Follow three meat and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-loving bachelor who eats out…

Virunga

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Virunga

2014 Wildlife

Director, Producer: Orlando von Einsiedel

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In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last…

Waste Land

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Waste Land

2010 Sustainable Living

Director: Lucy Walker Director: João Jardim Director: Karen Harley

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Capturing the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit, the film follows the renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from…

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste

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WASTED! The Story of Food Waste

2017 Sustainable Living, Food

Director: Anna Chai Director: Nari Kye

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Every year 80% of the world’s water, 40% of the world’s land, and 10% of the world’s energy is dedicated to growing the food we eat, yet in the same year 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out. That’s a third of all food grown around the world being wasted before it even reaches a plate. WASTED! The Story of Food Waste sheds a light on the pressing issue of food waste. Executive produced by author and chef Anthony Bourdain, the film doesn’t simply focus on the problem, but offers solutions like reorienting consumer perspectives on the food that is normally cast aside, and what changes we can make to our food production chain to create a more sustainable food system.

Contains some profanity.

Water & Power: A California Heist

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Water & Power: A California Heist

2017 Freshwater & Oceans, Energy & Resources

Director: Marina Zenovich

Water & Power takes a look at the incredible drought that has gripped the valley’s of California for years. While the barons of the water…

The Waterkeepers, With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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The Waterkeepers, With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

1960 Freshwater & Oceans

Director: Les Guthman

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. leads the nation’s fastest-growing grassroots environmental organization, the Waterkeeper Alliance. Waterkeepers take polluters to court, respond to citizens’ complaints about water…

The Whale

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The Whale

1985 Wildlife

Director: Michael Parfit

This is the true story of Luna, a young orca who, at age two, became separated from his large family, “like a child in a…

What Lies Upstream

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What Lies Upstream

2017 Environmental Advocacy

Director, Editor: Cullen Hoback

In this political thriller, filmmaker Cullen Hoback investigates the largest chemical drinking water contamination in a generation. But something is rotten in both state and…

When Mickey Came to Town

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When Mickey Came to Town

2016 Environmental Advocacy, Parks and Protected Areas

Director, Producer: Sam Sheline

Twenty-two years ago, Disney thought they could impose an unwanted American History theme park on the people of central Virginia. They thought people wanted white-washed…

White Earth

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White Earth

2014 Climate Connections, Energy & Resources

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An oil boom has drawn thousands to North Dakota’s cruel winters in search of work, including three children and an immigrant mother. Their narrations weave…

Who Owns Water

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Who Owns Water

2014 Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Connections, Environmental Advocacy

Director, Producer: David Hanson Director, Producer: Michael Hanson

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Three southern states are locked in a battle over the fresh water of the Chattahoochee River, a slow, muddy river that transformed Atlanta from a…

Protected: A Wild and Scenic River Portrait

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Protected: A Wild and Scenic River Portrait

2017 Freshwater & Oceans, Parks and Protected Areas

Director, Producer: Jeremy Monroe Director: David Herasimtschuk

Follow river paddler, author, and conservationist, Tim Palmer, through the enchanting waters of Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast, which has the highest concentration of National Wild…

The Wild President

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The Wild President

2017 Parks and Protected Areas, History

Director: Will Stauffer-Norris

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…

Wildlife and the Wall

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Wildlife and the Wall

2017 Wildlife

Director: Ben Masters

Wildlife and the Wall showcases the beautiful landscapes of the United States-Mexico border and discusses what a border wall would impact beyond immigration, and provides…

Yakona: Water Rising

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Yakona: Water Rising

2014 Freshwater & Oceans, Environmental Advocacy

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Take a voyage along the crystal clear waters of the San Marcos River starting at its bountiful headwaters at Spring Lake. Yakona leads the viewer…

Years of Living Dangerously

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Years of Living Dangerously

2014 Climate Connections, Environmental Advocacy

Winner of the 2014 Emmy award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series, this Showtime nine-part series brought celebrity investigators and well-known journalists to areas around the world…