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