Film Archive

Lost Rivers

Do you know what is hiding beneath our cities? Lost Rivers shows us the nature we have concealed beneath our feet and the quest by urban dwellers around the world to bring it back and make our cities more livable.

 

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Angel Azul

A beautiful film exploring the artistic journey of Jason deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, made from statues he's cast from the local residents.

 

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Uranium Drive-In

An intimate portrait of the American West and the effects of its nuclear industry. In a Colorado small town, the health and environmental impacts of an Uranium mill suddenly become pit against the opportunity of work and a better life for residents.

 

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Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science

Travel through the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the USA with geologist Simon Lamb to get this insider's view of the astonishing range of people working to understand the world's changing climate.

 

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Seeds of Time

A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. From Rome to Russia and, finally, a remote island under the Arctic Circle, Fowler's passionate and personal journey may hold the key to save a resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

 

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A Will For The Woods

What if our "last act" could be a gift to the planet — a force for regeneration? Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his green burial, determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth.

 

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Watermark

This visually stunning film weaves together diverse global stories that show our relationship with water. The filmmakers' message resonates with California's current water shortages, as it shows our dependence on and fight to control our most precious resource.

 

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Lunch Love Community

Lunch Love Community is a beautiful and engaging new documentary that explores how a diverse group of pioneering Berkeley parents and activists came together to tackle food reform and food justice in the neighborhood and schools.

 

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The Last Ocean

With stunning footage of Antarctica's unique landscapes and wildlife, The Last Ocean profiles the international battle over commercial fishing for Chilean Sea Bass in the Ross Sea, the last untouched ocean on earth.

 

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The Great Flood

A film-music collaboration by multimedia artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison and guitarist composer Bill Frisell based on, and inspired by, the catastrophic Mississippi River Flood of 1927 and the ensuing transformation of American society.

 

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Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

The painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when his ancestors graves are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over a decade, the film shows the resilience of a community that stands together for their rights.

 

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Chinatown

In the 40th Anniversary year of this classic film, California faces its worst drought in decades. Based in part on real events that formed the California Water Wars, it is set during a serious drought in LA, where a private detective gets caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.

 

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Way Beyond Weight (Muito Além do Peso)

Brazil is facing a health care drama: one in every three children are overweight and 15% are obese. Hear directly from the children that are facing up to their health problems and their struggle, alongside families and experts, to live a healthy lifestyle.

 

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Amazon Gold

Narrated by Academy Award winners, Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, Amazon Gold is the disturbing account of a journey to bear witness to the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold.

 

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Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui

A portrait of eccentric and visionary Bay Area architect Eugene Tssui, who questions traditional building standards and puts nature and the environment at the forefront of his designs, in this directorial debut from filmmaker Kyung Lee.

 

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Project Wild Thing

With the help of branding and outdoor experts, David Bond develops and launches a nationwide marketing campaign to get children outside. This is the hilarious, real-life story of one man's determination to get children out and into the ultimate, free wonder-product: Nature.

 

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Once Upon a Forest (Il Était Une Forêt)

The director of the Oscar-winning March of the Penguins, Luc Jacquet, takes a spectacular journey with renowned French botanist and ecologist Francis Hallé into the tropical rainforests of the Peruvian Amazon and Gabon.

 

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Mondo Banana

Journey to the world of bananas! A delicious blend of video art and ethnographic film exploring the personal, cultural, and environmental importance of bananas and the age-old connection between people and plants.

 

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Emptying the Skies

Based on Jonathan Franzen’s essay in The New Yorker, this powerful documentary shows the secret struggle to save the millions of songbirds that are illegally poached each year in the Mediterranean.

 

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DamNation

Our national attitude to dams is changing. From pride in big dams as feats of engineering, there is now a growing awareness that we can bring our rivers back to life. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 SXSW festival.

 

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