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
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
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
Award-Winning film maker Thomas Riedelsheimer (Rivers and Tides, Touch the Sound) brings us Garden in the Sea, a visually stunning documentary about art, landscape and environmental conservation.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.
Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes the audience through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present, and future is a unique cultural relationship with the eider duck.
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
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
This beautiful documentary chronicles professional surfer Dave “Rasta” Rastovich’s path to cetacean protection. Rasta’s latest campaign - a 660km sailing expedition along Australia’s Gold Coast – provides the backdrop for this evolution. His quest to gather support from professional surfers, seek guidance from Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson, and visit with California’s first coastal tribe, leads to a showdown in Taiji, Japan, made notorious in The Cove.Read more
Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Brazilian Amazon. Patrick Rouxel (Green, SFGFF 2011) creates a powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the speed with which virgin forests are being cleared for timber and new grazing land.Read more