Film Archive

The Anthropologist

The parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. 

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Sonic Sea

The story of Ken Balcomb, a former U.S. Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery involving a mass stranding of whales in the Bahamas, and changed the way we understand our impact on the ocean.

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Ice and the Sky (La glace et le ciel)

Luc Jacquet (March of the PenguinsOnce Upon A Forest, SFGFF 2014) returns to the Antarctic.

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The Burden

Oil is our greatest long-term national security threat.

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An American Ascent

Nine African Americans set out to change the face of the outdoors by taking on America's highest peak: Denali.

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The Babushkas of Chernobyl

To us it may be a radioactive "Exclusion Zone" to them it's their ancestral homeland. 

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I Am Chut Wutty

Each year, many hundreds of environmental activists put their life on the line to protect wild places. 

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Dear President Obama

Mark Ruffalo produces and narrates this direct appeal to the President to join the "anti-fracking" majority.

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H2Omx

Mexico City faces a continual battle for access to water: getting it, rationing it, transporting it, and consuming it with the utmost judgment and care. 

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Of The Sea

Fishermen are the stewards of some of the last wild food on our planet: fish.

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Spotlight California

Spotlight California is a web series that follows comedian and filmmaker Kiran Deol as she travels across the state investigating the California we don't see on postcards. 

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Catching the Sun

The race for clean energy is here.

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Sunú

Delving into the heart of the Mexican country.

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Topophilia

An exquisite study of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

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Containment

Imagine a society 10,000 years from now. 

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FREIGHTENED: The Real Price of Shipping

Denis Delestrac's (Sand Wars) audacious investigation reveals the mechanics and perils of freight shipping.

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An Acquired Taste

Delve into the inner conflicts of a new urban breed in the SF Bay Area: locavore hunters.

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Saving Mes Aynak

A race against time to save a 5,000-year-old Buddhist city in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese state-owned copper mine.

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First Cut: 5 Blocks

A work-in-progress sneak peek from SFGFF's 2016 Filmmaker Residents: Join us for a preview of clips from this upcoming film and a discussion with the filmmakers on their creative process.

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The True Cost

This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the fashion industry is having on our world.

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