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  • 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.' ...

  • Beijing Besieged by Waste

    Directed by Wang Jiuliang • Documentary • 2011 • 72 minutes

    Photographer Wang Jiu-liang travels to more than 500 landfills, fearlessly documenting Beijing's unholy cycle of consumption through poignant observational visits with the scavengers who live and work in the dumps.

    While China's econom...

  • Electric Signs

    Directed by Alice Arnold • Documentary • 2012 • 58 minutes

    New screen-based sign systems are putting TV-style advertising into the public domain in cities around the globe. These electronic signs are re-shaping urban environments and re-defining areas of public space by intensifying the commerci...

  • 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 City Dark (83 minute version)

    Documentary • 2012 • 83 minutes

    THE CITY DARK chronicles the disappearance of darkness. The film follows filmmaker (and amateur astronomer) Ian Cheney (KING CORN, BIG RIVER,TRUCK FARM), who moves to New York City from Maine and discovers an urban sky almost completely devoid of stars. He poses a...

  • 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...

  • Pripyat

    Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 1999 • 100 minutes

    After the nuclear catastrophe in 1986, a 30 km restricted zone was erected around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and 116,000 persons were evacuated from this area. Pripyat is a portrait of the people who still live and work t...

  • Waste = Food

    Directed by Rob van Hattum • Documentary • 2006 • 51 minutes

    The new theory of ecologically intelligent design, green design and building, argues that manufacturers' products, when discarded, should either be completely recyclable in the Technosphere or become biodegradable food for the Biospher...

  • Agent Orange

    Directed by Masako Sakata • Documentary • 2007 • 66 minutes

    As a young man in the late Sixties, Greg Davis served for three years in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. The area where he was stationed was one of many throughout the country sprayed by the military, as part of its counterinsurgency strategy...

  • I'm in Love with My Car

    Directed by Ilaria Malagutti • Documentary • 2017 • 73 minutes

    A colorful sparkling history of The Car and us, in it. Hearing, smell, touch, sight, taste, that is to say all of the the human biological nature, has apparently changed since we started driving. More than any other object, cars have...

  • Disorder

    Directed by Huang Weikai • Documentary • 2009 • 58 minutes

    Huang Weikai's one-of-a-kind news documentary captures, with remarkable freedom, the anarchy, violence, and seething anxiety animating China's major cities today. As urbanization in China advances at a breakneck pace, Chinese cities teet...

  • 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...

  • Racing To Zero

    Directed by Christopher Beaver • Documentary • 2015 • 55 minutes

    Only one third of the waste in the United States is recycled or composted. Why? Industry, through its practice of planned obsolescence, plays a major role; our lives are almost totally dependent on unrecyclable petroleum products. ...

  • Plane Truths

    Directed by Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin • Documentary • 2018 • 33 minutes

    The recent expansion of Navy training activities in the Northwest has many local residents concerned. Will more of our communities become collateral damage?
    Community members on Whidbey Island, the San Juans, and the Ol...

  • 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. ...

  • Dirty Business

    Directed by Peter Bull • Documentary • 2011 • 90 minutes

    In the digital age, half of our electricity still comes from coal. DIRTY BUSINESS reveals the true social and environmental costs of coal power and tells the stories of innovators who are pointing the way to a renewable energy future.

    Gu...