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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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 sentenceRead more
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.
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?”.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
Josue Lajeunesse is a Haitian immigrant, a single dad, a janitor at Princeton University who also fills in as a taxi driver to make ends meet. Clean water is not easily accessible in Haiti, and it’s a huge problem in Josue's home village, La Source. Each day, villagers choose between walking for miles along treacherous terrain to retrieve clean water or drink from the contaminated river. Narrated by Don Cheadle, this is a story of clean water and community transformation because one ordinary man is determined to make change.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