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.Read more
Vanishing Point captures the journey of a Navarana, a descendant of pioneering 1860’s shaman who seeks to connect with her Canadian cousins to learn how they are adapting to this rapidly changing world.Read more
The lives of three Cambodian families dramatically change in subtle, devastating ways; fish catches get smaller, crops produce less rice, and the forests are disappearing. Cambodia is captured in haunting detail and each family is forced to make sacrifices to survive. The tough terrain is matched by their resilience, captured with humanity and warmth in this Sundance 2013 prize-winning documentary.Read more
Rebels With a Cause celebrates the people and passion that saved the coastal wonders that would become the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Their efforts set new precedents for protecting open space and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today.
What is home? And how do we find it? Tiny follows one couple's attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space.Read more
Bay Area documentary filmmaker Judy Irving showed excerpts from her work-in-progress film Pelican Dreams about the most enigmatic of our local birds, the Brown Pelican.Read more
Join us on Wednesday, September 12, with award-winning, Bay Area documentary filmmaker Judy Irving who will show excerpts from her work-in-progress film Pelican Dreams about the most enigmatic of our local birds, the Brown Pelican. Judy directed The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill but her love for Brown Pelicans goes even further back:Read more
In 2009, director Emily James was given access to a group of environmental activists seeking results through direct action campaigns throughout England. What resulted was a film that gives you a unique look into the world of illegal activism, including its successes and failures, through animated, endearing characters and their interviews, all with the same goals in their hearts - to fight capitalism and raise awareness about the environment.
Bay Area filmmakers Ann and Steven Dunsky (Butterflies & Bulldozers, SFGFF 2011) create a fascinating look into the life of a brilliant individual, Aldo Leopold. Over his lifetime, Leopold developed a theory of land and wildlife conservation based on the interconnectedness of the natural world. Through his work and writings, Aldo Leopold continues to influence the modern environmental movement around the world.Read more