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.
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.
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.Read more
Would you risk your life to flip a switch? In Kanpur, India, putting oneself in harm’s way to deliver electrical power is all too common. Powerless sheds light on the opposing corners of this political ring, from Loha Singh’s electrical Robin Hood tapping wires for neighbors to the myopic utility company whose failure to understand economics forces it deeper into financial disarray. This vibrant exposé gives a whole new meaning to the words “power struggle.”Read more
Shored Up leaves no sand grain unturned; every perspective is brought together to capture wisdom and ironic lessons as New Jersey and North Carolina grapple with accelerating sea level rise before and after Hurricane Sandy.Read more
Watershed, written and directed by Bay Area filmmaker Mark Decena and co-produced by Jamie Redford, brings audiences beautiful images of the Colorado River’s dramatic geography and the shocking fact that the river already runs dry before it reaches its natural end at the Gulf of California.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
In 2008, Iceland’s entire banking system collapsed in the wake of the global financial crisis. Future of Hope chronicles a grassroots movement determined to reinvent the Icelandic economy around the principles of sustainable development.Read more
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.