Film Archive

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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Short Films - 2013 SF Green Film Festival

Here's the A-Z of shorts screened at the 3rd San Francisco Green Film Festival.


 

Anna, Emma And The Condors

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Bat City, USA

Bat City, USA is Laura Brooks' compelling new documentary about how a city overcame its fear of one of the world's most misunderstood creatures and now heartily embraces them, largely thanks to the efforts of one man.


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With My Own Two Wheels

For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. An expensive toy. An eco-conscious mode of transportation. For countless others across the globe, it is much more. A story about how the bicycle can change the world—one pedal stroke at a time.


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Trash Dance

When choreographer Allison Orr finds inspirit, beauty and grace in garbage trucks, cranes and in the men and woman who collect our trash, she embarks on one of her biggest creative challenges.

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Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth (Corazón del Cielo, Corazón de la Tierra)

The location of the world’s largest—and possibly toxic—gold-mine pit, Guatemala is also the homeland of the Maya and their decidedly holistic cosmology. This kaleidoscopically beautiful documentary follows the daily and ceremonial lives of six articulate young Maya as they struggle to maintain their way of life.

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Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Gertten’s last film, BANANAS!* (Award Winner at SFGFF 2011) recounts the lawsuit that twelve Nicaraguan plantation workers brought against the Dole Food Company. Within weeks of the film's completion, he was embroiled in a legal and public-relations battle to save the premiere, the film, his reputation, and his freedom of speech. Big Boys Gone Bananas!* is a telling case study of the power of individuals to fight back.

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Breathing Earth - Susmu Shingu's Dream

World famous Japanese artist Susumu Shingu sculpts the winds and follows them in search of a resting place, a wind-powered home, for his long, lifetime dream of Breathing Earth. A film about the wind, the philosophy of a wise person, about art and love and dreams.

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In Organic we Trust

In this chapter-style award-winning documentary, Kip Pastor investigates what “certified organic” means today through interviews with organic farmers, critics, policy makers, scientists and nutrition experts, accompanied by infographics on land and pesticide use and corporations’ lobbying budgets.

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Plastic Paradise

Travel with filmmaker Angela Sun to Midway Atoll, a remote island in the pacific, as she seeks to uncover the mystery behind the island of garbage that everyone has heard of but no one truly understands.

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Bidder 70

Student Tim DeChristopher successfully bid $1.7 million dollars on unspoiled Federal land in Utah scheduled for federal oil and gas lease sales. Without intention of paying. All in the name of climate justice. The act cost him a 2-year Federal prison sentence

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Switch

Switch unassumingly explores the vast landscape of energy generation. We follow geologist Scott Tinker as he studies energy sources in an effort to understand the fundamental transition that must take place in order to adequately provide for the world’s future energy needs.

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More than Honey

In the past five years, billions of honeybees have simply vanished for reasons that are still obscure. Seeking answers, this visually dazzling film embarks on a captivating and disturbing journey around the world. This touching documentary by Academy Award nominated director Markus Imhoof guarantees that will never let you look at bees the same way again.

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Trashed

Follow Jeremy Irons on an emotional journey that looks closely at the consequences of our ever-growing piles of trash. From vast landscapes in China to a small boat in the North Pacific, Irons guides us through beautiful landscapes that are being ruined by our wasteful habits.

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Unacceptable Levels

Ever wonder about the chemicals that went into manufacturing your stuff? With little regulations, there are now over 80,000 chemicals used to manufacture furniture, cosmetics, clothing, toys, cookware and grow your food. You might wonder, “Why does that matter and what can I do?”.

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Because I Live Longer Than You! (Weil Ich Länger Lebe Als Du!)

Meet Felix Finkbeiner, who was just nine years old when he was inspired by Wangari Maathai to start Plant-for-the-Planet, a project that aims to have children plant 1 million trees in each country.

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