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  • Bikes vs Cars

    Directed by Fredrik Gertten • Documentary • 2015 • 90 minutes

    Deep down, we all know we need to talk about it: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy chaos created by gas-consuming machines. Cars would seem to provide the...

  • Hedgehog's Home

    Directed by Eva Cvijanovic • Animation • 2017 • 10 minutes

    In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, Hedgehog's unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards Hedgehog's home an...

  • The True Cost

    Directed by Andrew Morgan • Documentary • 2015 • 92 minutes

    This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs...

  • Cafe

    Directed by Hatuey Viveros Lavielle • Documentary • 2014 • 80 minutes

    Jorge is preparing to graduate from law school-the first person from his mountain village in Mexico ever to do so. Chayo, his pregnant 16-year-old sister, faces the most difficult decision of her young life. Meanwhile their qu...

  • Tiny: A Story About Living Small

    Directed by Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith • Documentary • 2013 • 62 minutes

    After a decade of travel, Christopher Smith approaches his 30th birthday and decides it's time to plant some roots. He impulsively buys a 5-acre plot of land in hopes of fulfilling a lifelong dream of building a hom...

  • Dark Eden

    Directed by Jasmin Herold and Michael Beamish • Documentary • 2018 • 80 minutes

    On a journey for an answer to the question, "How high is the price for a better life?", the directors explore Fort McMurray in the far north of Canada, home of the largest industrial project and the third largest oil...

  • The Bomb

    Directed by Kevin Ford, Smriti Keshari, Eric Schlosser • Documentary • 2016 • 61 minutes

    Over seven decades have passed since a city was destroyed by a nuclear weapon. But the danger never went away. We are now confronted with a world in which nine nations possess about 15,000 nuclear weapons. M...

  • If A Tree Falls

    Directed by Marshall Curry • Documentary • 2011 • 85 minutes

    In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front — a group the FBI has called America's 'number one domestic terrorism threat.' ...

  • No Fear No Favor

    Directed by Mirra Bank • Documentary • 2020 • 66 minutes

    Shot over two years in Zambia's Kafue National Park--one of the largest intact wilderness areas in the world--as well as in Kenya and Namibia, NO FEAR NO FAVOR illuminates the wrenching choices faced by impoverished Africans who live where...

  • Let Them Eat Dirt

    Directed by Rivkah Beth Medow, Brad Marshland • Documentary • 2019 • 57 minutes

    Allergies, obesity, asthma, diabetes, auto-immune and intestinal disorders are all on the rise, with the incidence of some diseases doubling every ten years. New research points to changes in the ecosystem of microbe...

  • Lobster War

    Directed by David Abel • Documentary • 2019 • 74 minutes

    LOBSTER WAR is an award-winning feature documentary about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as t...

  • Entangled

    Directed by David Abel • Documentary • 2021 • 75 minutes

    ENTANGLED chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how the National Marine Fisheries Service has struggled to balance the vying interests.

    The...

  • Lost Rivers

    Directed by Caroline Bacle • Documentary • 2012 • 72 minutes

    Nearly every major city was built near the convergence of many rivers. As cities grew with the Industrial Revolution, these rivers became conduits for disease and pollution. The 19th-century solution was to bury them underground and me...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Symbiotic Earth

    Directed by John Feldman • Documentary • 2018 • 147 minutes

    SYMBIOTIC EARTH explores the life and ideas of Lynn Margulis, a brilliant and radical scientist, whose unconventional theories challenged the male-dominated scientific community and are today fundamentally changing how we look at our se...

  • Tokyo Waka

    Directed by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson • Documentary • 2013 • 63 minutes

    Tokyo is a digital metropolis and wellspring of spectacular pop culture, its commercial crossroads carpeted with people day and night. Above them, watching from perches on buildings and power lines, are more than 20...

  • Anthropocene

    Directed by Steve Bradshaw • Documentary • 2016 • 97 minutes

    A Working Group of international scientists is deciding whether to declare a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene—a planet shaped more by mankind than nature. Its members tell the story of the Anthropocene and argue whether it's a tra...

  • Dam/Age

    Directed by Aradhana Seth • Documentary • 2002 • 50 minutes

    "I suddenly realized… I command the space to raise a dissenting voice, and if I don't do it, it's as political an act as doing it… to stay quiet is as political an act as speaking out."- Arundhati Roy, Author of Booker Prize Winner The ...

  • Come Hell or High Water

    Directed by Leah Mahan • Documentary • 2014 • 56 minutes

    COME HELL OR HIGH WATER follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who returns to his native coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfpor...

  • Our Daily Bread

    Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2005 • 92 minutes

    OUR DAILY BREAD reveals the little-known world of high-tech agriculture. In a series of visually stunning, continuously tracking, wide-screen images that seem right out of a science-fiction movie, we see the places where food is c...

  • 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...

  • The Secret Life of Your Clothes

    Directed by Andy Wells • Documentary • 2016 • 59 minutes

    Each year, we give thousands of tons of our unwanted clothes to charity. But where do they actually go? It turns out most are exported to Africa. And even though we have given them away for free, our castoffs have created a multimillion-do...

  • A Narmada Diary

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan, Simantini Dhuru • Documentary • 1995 • 57 minutes

    The Sardar Sarover Dam in western India, lynch-pin of a mammoth development project on the river Narmada’s banks, has been criticized as uneconomical and unjust. It will benefit urban India at a cost borne by the rur...