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Tangier Island, located in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, has been shrinking because of climate change. Cameron Evans, a young local photographer and crab man, is completely set on a mission to document the life of the island to be remembered for the future and to create awareness about rising sea levels and climate change.

 

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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 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. Set against dramatic natural backdrops, the artists share their hopes, fears, and insights on encountering an environment undergoing radical change.

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 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 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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Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

2009 Freshwater & Oceans

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

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…

After the Spill

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After the Spill

2015 Freshwater & Oceans, Climate Change, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice

On Earth Day 2010, the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, flooding the Gulf of Mexico with crude oil and devastating the coastline. Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster returns to the shores of Louisiana five years after the disaster, interviewing a rich cross-section of local denizens – fishermen, scientists, politicians, environmentalists, and oil-rig workers – to uncover the enduring impact of the catastrophe in a dogged investigation narrated by actress Melissa Leo. Has the Louisiana coastline been tainted forever? Will its economy and its ecosystem ever recover?

The Age of Consequences

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The Age of Consequences

2016 Climate Change, Energy & Resources

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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…

Albatross

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Albatross

2018 Climate Change, History

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Albatross is a compelling visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on Earth, tens of thousands…

All That Remains

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All That Remains

2019 Food & Agriculture

A year after wildfires ravaged Northern California’s wine country, its vulnerable population of farmworkers, many of them undocumented, find themselves in a heightened state of insecurity and inequality.

Ama-San

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Ama-San

2016 Global Perspectives, Freshwater & Oceans, Indigenous Voices

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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