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  • Affluenza

    Directed by John de Graaf and Vivia Boe • Documentary • 1997 • 56 minutes

    AFFLUENZA is a groundbreaking film that diagnoses a serious social disease—caused by consumerism, commercialism and rampant materialism—that is having a devastating impact on our families, communities, and the environment....

  • African Air

    Directed by Brian Storm • Documentary • 2011 • 8 minutes

    Flying in a motorized paraglider over one of the most diverse continents in the world, George Steinmetz captures in his photography the stunning beauty, potential, and hope of Africa's landscapes and people.

  • Another World is Possible

    Directed by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young • Documentary • 2002 • 24 minutes

    What if 51,000 people from 131 countries put their heads together to discuss what is wrong with the world and how to work together to change it? In early 2002, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, public officials, representatives ...

  • Banking Nature

    Directed by Denis Delestrac, Sandrine Feydel • Documentary • 2014 • 90 minutes

    BANKING NATURE is a provocative documentary that looks at the growing movement to monetize the natural world-and to turn endangered species and threatened areas into instruments of profit. It's a worldview that sees c...

  • Bluespace

    Directed by Ian Cheney • Documentary • 2016 • 73 minutes

    Could humans live on Mars? Would we want to? Emmy-nominated filmmaker Ian Cheney provides insight into our currently unsustainable relationship with our home planet by examining the sci-fi speculation of 'terraforming,' or making another p...

  • Brave New West

    Directed by Doug Hawes-Davis, Drury Gunn Carr • Documentary • 2008 • 86 minutes

    Jim Stiles arrived in Utah in 1975, a follower of the cult of Ed Abbey, a copy of Desert Solitaire in his backpack, and a dream of preserving the natural beauty of the American Southwest via any means. Three decades ...

  • Buyer Be Fair

    Directed by John de Graaf and Hana Jindrova • Documentary • 2006 • 57 minutes

    BUYER BE FAIR looks at two major trade goods—timber and coffee—to find out how Fair Trade certification works and whether it helps the world's poor, and their lands. Can the lessons from certification of timber, by the...

  • An Ecology of Mind

    Directed by Nora Bateson • Documentary • 2011 • 60 minutes

    AN ECOLOGY OF MIND is a portrait of Gregory Bateson, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, and systems theorist. His story is lovingly told by his youngest daughter, Nora, with footage from Gregory's own films shot ...

  • Facing The Storm

    Directed by Drury Gunn Carr, Doug Hawes-Davis • Documentary • 2010 • 78 minutes

    FACING THE STORM is the epic account of our tempestuous relationship with the iconic symbol of wild America. It explores the visionary quest to protect and restore bison and details the inextricable relationship of t...

  • Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys

    Directed by David Abel • Documentary • 2018 • 87 minutes

    GLADESMEN: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys is an award-winning documentary about the federal government's ban on Florida's iconic airboats in much of the Everglades. The measure is part of the world's largest and most expensive effort to ...

  • Gringo Trails

    Directed by Pegi Vail • Documentary • 2013 • 79 minutes

    Are tourists destroying the planet-or saving it? How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed? From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand, and from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali to the breath...

  • Guardian

    Directed by Courtney Quirin • Documentary • 2019 • 76 minutes

    Part hermit, part biologist, Guardians live on boats, full-time, in one of the last pristine frontiers of the world to monitor salmon, the backbone of the ecosystem, economy, and culture along British Columbia's coast. But, in an age ...

  • Homo Sapiens

    Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2016 • 94 minutes

    HOMO SAPIENS is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being.

    What will remain of our lives after we're gone? Empty spaces, ruins, cities in...

  • The Human Scale

    Directed by Andreas M. Dalsgaard • Documentary • With Jan Gehl • 2012 • 77 minutes

    50% of the world's population lives in urban areas, by 2050 it will be 80%. Cities have become the primary human habitat. According to revolutionary Danish architect and urban planner Jan Gehl, if we are to make c...

  • In the Light of Reverence

    Directed by Christopher McLeod • Documentary • 2001 • 73 minutes

    Across the USA, Native Americans are struggling to protect their sacred places. Religious freedom, so valued in America, is not guaranteed to those who practice land-based religion. Every year, more sacred sites - the land-based eq...

  • Keepers of the Future

    Directed by Avi Lewis • Documentary • 2018 • 24 minutes

    In a fertile floodplain in El Salvador, where the great river meets the sea, a peasant movement puts down roots — growing resilience in the scorched earth of exile and civil war. But soon these farmers and fishing folk discover new challeng...

  • Looting the Pacific

    Directed by Bill Treharne Jones & Steve Bradshaw • Documentary • 2013 • 27 minutes

    Jack mackerel, or "jurel"—a silvery fish which once thronged the South Pacific—was one of the world's last great fisheries, and a staple of the global food chain. But unnoticed by the rest of the world, jack macke...

  • Milking the Rhino

    Directed by David E. Simpson • Documentary • With None listed on IMDB • 2008 • 83 minutes

    A ferocious kill on the Serengeti… dire warnings about endangered species… These clichés of nature documentaries ignore a key feature of the landscape: villagers just off-camera, who navigate the dangers an...

  • Patrimonio

    Directed by Lisa F. Jackson, Sarah Teale • Documentary • 2017 • 83 minutes

    A multi-billion dollar American development is poised to engulf a small coastal community in Mexico with a mega hotel/condo complex. But local people are banding together to save their way of life and the delicate ecosyst...

  • Penguin Counters

    Directed by Peter Getzels & Harriet Gordon • Documentary • 2016 • 68 minutes

    Armed with low-tech gear and high-minded notions that penguin populations hold the key to human survival, Ron Naveen lays bare his 30 year love affair with the world's most pristine scientific laboratory: Antarctica. Th...

  • Planetary

    Directed by Guy Reid • Documentary • 2016 • 84 minutes

    We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected.

    PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call—a cross continental, cinematic journey. The film tak...

  • Rodents of Unusual Size

    Directed by Chris Metzler, Quinn Costello, Jeff Springer • Documentary • 2017 • 71 minutes

    Hard-headed Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales doesn’t know what will hit him next. After decades of hurricanes and oil spills he faces a new threat — hordes of monstrous, 20-pound swamp rats. Known as “n...

  • Saving Mes Aynak

    Directed by Brent E. Huffman • Documentary • 2015 • 58 minutes

    SAVING MES AYNAK follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancie...

  • The Return of the Cuyahoga

    Directed by Lawrence R. Hott and Diane Garey • Documentary • 2008 • 57 minutes

    For centuries, the Cuyahoga River has been on the frontier. When the United States was a new nation, the river literally marked the western frontier. But by 1870, the river was on the industrial frontier and its banks...