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
This informative and humorous documentary film follows nutritionist Shira Potash and her documentary filmmaker husband Yoav as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget.
Against all odds, in the boarded-up shops, empty lots and defunct factories, seeds of change are taking root in Detroit. With the most vacant lots in the country, citizens are reclaiming their spirits by growing food. A small group of dedicated Detroiters have started an urban environmental movement with the potential to transform a city after its collapse.
Valentin Thurn's timely and startling documentary on global food waste (did you know that on the way from the farm to the dining-room table, more than half of all food ends up in the garbage?) is both a call to arms and a how-to for doing our best to eliminate this major problem.Read more
Follow charismatic chef Tony Geraci on his passionate and tenacious journey to overhaul the school lunch program serving 83,000 students in Baltimore’s public schools. “It’s about trying to help a city heal itself using food as a vehicle”.