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Featured Film The Babushkas of Chernobyl

Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, a defiant community of women lives on some of the most toxic land on Earth. They share this beguiling yet lethal landscape with an assortment of visitors: scientists, soldiers, and even ‘stalkers,’ young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic fantasies.

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5,000 Miles of Wild

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5,000 Miles of Wild

2018 Freshwater & Oceans

Combining stunning scenery with insightful commentary on the state of river conservation, this is a powerful call to action for protecting our country’s remaining wild rivers for future generations.

50 Days to Save the African Rhino

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50 Days to Save the African Rhino

2014 Global Perspectives, Wildlife, Environmental Advocacy and Justice

  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 Earth Day

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50 Years of Earth Day

2020 Climate Change, History, Conservation

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, it has grown into a global phenomenon. Take a peek into the past to discover how Rachel Carson, Senator Gaylord Nelson, and other historical voices influenced the creation of this day.

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 and Justice

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…

80° North

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80° North

2020 Climate Change

A group of international artists explore the Arctic island chain of Svalbard. Streaming password: ice.

A $73 Million Dollar Industry

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A $73 Million Dollar Industry

2015 Freshwater & Oceans

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…

A Better Life – Blue Habits Baja

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A Better Life – Blue Habits Baja

2019 Freshwater & Oceans, Wildlife, Conservation

Remote areas of Baja California’s Peninsula are home to some of the last wild coasts on Earth.

A Fistful of Rubbish

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A Fistful of Rubbish

2019 Global Perspectives, Adventure

A Western environmental documentary, A Fistful of Rubbish is set in the Tabernas Desert in Spain — Europe’s only desert. An area known for being…

A Living River

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A Living River

2019 Freshwater & Oceans

The Hudson River Valley has been called America's Serengeti, for the abundance of wildlife in what many wrongly consider to be a "dead" river.

A Reindeer’s Journey

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A Reindeer’s Journey

2018 Global Perspectives, Wildlife, Conservation

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Meet Ailo, a newborn reindeer who embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother. Narrated by Donald Sutherland and set against the frozen majesty of northern Finland, this an uplifting story for the whole family.

A Taste of Sky

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A Taste of Sky

2019 Food & Agriculture

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Delicately details the journey of two students from Gustu, the groundbreaking cooking school and fine-dining restaurant founded by Noma's Claus Meyer in La Paz, Bolivia

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

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

2019 Freshwater & Oceans

Professional and citizen river keepers monitor and protect the rivers of Maryland's Eastern Shore. The film is a tribute to the beauty of our rivers and to the individuals dedicated to protecting and preserving these living treasures.

A Walk Through The Land of a Thousand Hills

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A Walk Through The Land of a Thousand Hills

2019 Wildlife, Parks and Protected Areas, Conservation

Claver Ntoyinkima, a native park ranger, shares the secrets of Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda as he guides us through the forest.

A Year along the Geostationary Orbit

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A Year along the Geostationary Orbit

2018 Technology & Science

Himawari 8, Japan's most advanced meteorological satellite, travels 35,786 km above Earth, at more than 11000 km/h. It observes the Eastern Hemisphere day and night. For one year we look through the eyes of the distant observer. From solstice to solstice, from pole to pole, from storm to storm, we watch Earth's beauty and fragility, weather's wonders, forces, and disasters. From space, it all looks miraculous.

Above All Else

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Above All Else

2014 Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice

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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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