Film Archive

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Werner Herzog paints a picturesque portrait of Siberian fur trappers living in the heart of the Taiga. Herzog's philosophical narration -- enchanted by this outpost free from phones, taxes and all the trappings of modern life -- elevates Happy People above most nature docs.

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Back to the Garden: Flower Power Comes Full Circle

This entertaining documentary captures a time-lapse view of these back-to-the-landers told with moving personal stories of dedicated tribal families— lots of freedom but little cash, unflinching grass-roots activism and hippie kids who today ask whether free love was really free.

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Home

Through visually stunning footage from over fifty countries, all shot from an aerial perspective, acclaimed photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand shows us a view most of us have never seen. He shares with us his sense of awe about our planet and his concern for its health.

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Dive!

Follow Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets. An inspiring film about America's food waste that is equal parts entertainment, guerrilla journalism, and call to action.

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Psychohydrography

An analysis of the flow of water from mountain to aqueduct, city to sea. Shot around the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Owens Valley, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Los Angeles River and Pacific Ocean, and constructed entirely from single frame photography.

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Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War

An examination of our deep dependence on the natural world and the significant threat to that world posed by war and preparation for war. This film proposes that, if we cannot eliminate war, we can demand that destructive forces used in our name leave a lighter footprint on this highly vulnerable planet.

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A Simple Question: The Story of Straw

A remarkable program in Marin County that brings together school children and their teachers with community groups and agencies to undertake habitat restoration on privately-owned ranch land.

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BANANAS!*

A suspenseful, layer-peeling, court room drama within the global politics of food and First vs. Third world dynamics, directed by Sweden’s pre-eminent documentarian and investigative journalist.


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They Came for the Gold, They Came for it All (Vienen por el Oro, Vienen por Todo)

The story of the epic victory of the people of Esquel, a little town in Argentinean Patagonia, that defeated huge economical and political powers, making a big choice about their own future.

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Hauling

This adventure in São Paulo reveals the day-to-day life of Claudinês, serving as a symbol of the thousands of people in Brazil who resort to recycling in order to make a living and suffer prejudice and discrimination as a result.

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Into Eternity

Captivating, wondrous and extremely frightening, Into Eternity takes viewers on a journey never seen before into the underworld and into the future as scientists grapple with high-level radioactive waste.

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Green

Her name is Green, she is alone in a world that doesn't belong to her. She is a female orang-utan, victim of deforestation and resource exploitation, in this stunning visual ride through the impacts of the palm oil industry in Indonesia.

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Sweet Crude

Sweet Crude is the story of Nigeria’s Niger Delta – the human and environmental consequences of 50 years of oil extraction, the history of non-violent protest, and the members of a new insurgency.

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In the Wake of the Flood

On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood.


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SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories

When Jon Bowermaster arrived in Louisiana in July 2008 to make a film about the relationship between man and water, he could never have predicted his reportage would end with the planet’s biggest ecologic disaster – the BP oil spill polluting the Gulf of Mexico.

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Greenlit

Greenlit documents the production of a feature film as it attempts to keep an environmentally friendly movie set. What starts off with great enthusiasm quickly devolves in this insightful and hilarious film.

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Butterflies & Bulldozers

San Bruno Mountain is the largest intact fragment of wild San Francisco. For fifty years, many people have fought to protect the mountain and its rare butterflies. This is a story about the rights of nature and the rights of people, one of compromise and commitment, and one about the difficult choices we all have to make.

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Bag It!

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. Bag It! follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world.

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