Environmental Justice

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  • After the Spill

    Directed by Jon Bowermaster • Documentary • 2016 • 62 minutes

    In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana. Five years later the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the worst ecologic disaster in North American hist...

  • Before the Flood I

    Directed by LI Yifan and Yan Yu • Documentary • 2005 • 147 minutes

    A landmark documentary following the residents of the historic city of Fengjie as they clash with the officials forcing them to evacuate their homes to make way for the world's largest dam.

    China's Three Gorges Dam, the largest...

  • Before The Flood II - Gong Tan

    Directed by YAN Yu • Documentary • 2008 • 60 minutes

    Yan Yu follows his groundbreaking documentary BEFORE THE FLOOD with this profile of the residents of Gongtan, a 1700-year-old village soon to be demolished by a hydroelectric dam project.

    Gongtan, a historic village located on a tributary of ...

  • Cheshire, Ohio

    Directed by Eve Morgenstern • Documentary • 2017 • 75 minutes

    Filmed over a decade, CHESHIRE, OHIO follows a community devastated by coal, starting with American Electric Power's buyout and bulldozing of this Ohio town after exposing residents to harmful emissions. Years later, the film returns ...

  • Circuit Earth

    Directed by John Abrahall, Christopher Bamford, Robert Feldman, Michael Katz, Peter Krotoczynski • Documentary • 1971 • 43 minutes

    CIRCUIT EARTH was produced in honor of the first Earth Day in 1970. Shot throughout Philadelphia during Earth Week in the lead up to festival, and at the festival it...

  • 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...

  • Complicit

    Directed by Heather White, Lynn Zhang • Documentary • 2019 • 89 minutes

    Yi Yeting is struggling with occupational leukemia and trying to obtain compensation from his employer. Wanting to help others, he begins working for a non-profit that assists workers with occupational illness and injuries.
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  • A Concerned Citizen

    Directed by Bo Boudart • Documentary • 2019 • 41 minutes

    A CONCERNED CITIZEN documents the work of Dr. Riki Ott, a citizen activist who predicted the Exxon Valdez oil spill hours before it happened and came to the aid of her Alaskan community in their battle to get fair compensation for their lo...

  • Cooked

    Directed by Judith Helfand • Documentary • 2020 • 82 minutes

    Chicago suffered the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, when 739 residents--mostly elderly and black-died over the course of one week. As COOKED links the deadly heat wave's devastation back to the underlying manmade disaster ...

  • Drowned Out

    Directed by Franny Armstrong • Documentary • 2003 • 75 minutes

    Three choices. Move to the slums in the city, accept a place at a resettlement site or stay at home and drown. The people of Jalsindhi in central India must make a decision fast. In the next few weeks, their village will disappear un...

  • Groundswell Rising

    Directed by Renard Cohen • Documentary • 2014 • 70 minutes

    GROUNDSWELL RISING gives voice to ordinary folks engaged in a David and Goliath struggle against Big Oil and Gas. We meet parents, scientists, doctors, farmers and individuals across the political spectrum decrying the energy extraction ...

  • Hamou-Beya, Sand Fishers

    Directed by Andrey Samoute Diarra • Documentary • 2012 • 72 minutes

    The Bozo of Mali are people of the water. For generations, they have lived along the banks of the Niger river, fishing for their livelihood. But climate change and drought have brought lower water levels and fewer fish, driving ...

  • Libby, Montana

    Directed by Drury Gunn Carr, Doug Hawes-Davis • Documentary • 2007 • 116 minutes

    In the small, blue collar community of Libby, Montana, hard working men and women have fallen victim to the worse case of toxic exposure in recorded U.S. history. When W.R. Grace came to Libby, the citizens welcomed...

  • 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...

  • Oil and Water

    Directed by Francine Strickwerda and Laurel Spellman Smith • Documentary • 2014 • 78 minutes

    OIL & WATER is the coming of age story of two boys as they each confront one of the world's worst toxic disasters, the prolonged contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon by Texaco and other oil companies. ...

  • Split Estate

    Directed by Debra Anderson • Documentary • 2009 • 76 minutes

    Imagine discovering that you don't own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door using the controversial technology known as fracking. Imagine an...

  • Tar Creek

    Directed by Matt Myers • Documentary • 2012 • 54 minutes

    TAR CREEK is the story of the worst environmental disaster you've never heard of: the Tar Creek Superfund site. Once one of the largest lead and zinc mines on the planet, Tar Creek is now home to more than 40 square miles of environmental ...

  • Thank You for the Rain

    Directed by Julia Dahr and Kisilu Musya • Documentary • 2017 • 87 minutes

    Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see ...

  • Trinkets and Beads

    Directed by Christopher Walker • Documentary • 1996 • 52 minutes

    After twenty years of devastating pollution produced by oil companies in the Amazon basin of Ecuador, a new kind of oil company - Dallas based MAXUS - promises to be the first company to protect the rainforest, and respect the peop...

  • 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...

  • Walking On Water Wasn't Built in a Day

    Directed by John Abrahall, Christopher Bamford, Robert Feldman, Michael Katz, Peter Wiesner • Documentary • 1971 • 17 minutes

    In April 1970 the first Earth Day in Philadelphia was actually a week of celebrations for Mother Earth. This film was shot in and around the city, with cameo appearances ...

  • The Water Front

    Directed by Liz Miller • Documentary • 2008 • 53 minutes

    What if you lived by the largest body of fresh water in the world but could no longer afford to use it?

    With a shrinking population, the post-industrial city of Highland Park, Michigan is on the verge of financial collapse. The state of M...

  • When Two Worlds Collide

    Directed by Heidi Brandenburg & Mathew Orzel • Documentary • 2016 • 103 minutes

    In this tense and immersive Sundance award-winner, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the...