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  • The Destruction of Memory

    Directed by Tim Slade • Documentary • 2016 • 85 minutes

    The bombing of Sarajevo's National Library and the burning of its ancient books. The looting of the Iraqi National Museum and destruction of its priceless historical objects. The beheading of Kahled al-Asaad, long-time lead archaeologist fo...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Biophilic Design

    Directed by Stephen R. Kellert & Bill Finnegan • Documentary • 2012 • 62 minutes

    Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world's most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Together, we will encounter buildings that connect peop...

  • DIVEST! The Climate Movement on Tour

    Directed by Josh Fox, Steve Liptay • Documentary • With Naomi Klein, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Josh Fox, Terry Tempest Williams, Winona LaDuke, Desmond Tutu, Ira Glass • 2016 • 77 minutes

    As world governments struggle to meet the aspirational limit of 1.5C of global warmi...

  • Good Food

    Directed by Mark Dworkin, Melissa Young • Documentary • 2008 • 73 minutes

    Something remarkable is happening in the fields and orchards of the Pacific Northwest. After leaving the land for decades, family farmers are making a comeback. They are growing much healthier food, and more food per acre,...

  • The New Metropolis - Cracks in the Pavement

    Directed by Andrea Torrice • Documentary • 2009 • 26 minutes

    America's "first" suburbs, those suburban communities built next to America's urban centers, were once the birthplace of the American Dream. Driven by a desire to escape the smokestacks of the central cities, and a housing shortage fol...

  • Planeat

    Directed by Shelley Lee Davies & Or Shlomi • Documentary • 2011 • 72 minutes

    Where have we gone wrong? Why has the death rate from heart disease and cancer exploded in recent times? Why are the ice caps melting, the oceans dying and the forests being cut down as we produce the food necessary to ...

  • A Quest for Meaning

    Directed by Nathanael Coste, Marc de la Menardiere • Documentary • 2018 • 87 minutes

    A QUEST FOR MEANING tells the story of Marc and Nathanael, two childhood friends who take an impromptu road trip attempting to uncover the causes of our current global crisis and to discover a way to bring about...

  • Redefining Prosperity

    Directed by John de Graaf • Documentary • 2018 • 57 minutes

    Born in the California Gold Rush, Nevada City was once the scene of some of the most destructive environmental practices on earth. By the 1960s, the town was a backwater, its extractive industries dying. Then it was discovered by the "b...

  • Sacred Cod

    Directed by Steve Liss, Andy Laub, David Abel • Documentary • 2017 • 65 minutes

    For centuries, cod was like gold, driving men to extremes. Cod were so abundant in the waters off New England that fishermen used to say they could walk across the Atlantic on the backs of them, and generations of me...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Xmas Without China

    Directed by Alicia Dwyer • Documentary • 2013 • 63 minutes

    Exploring the intersection of consumerism and immigration in American culture, XMAS WITHOUT CHINA is an intimate portrait of families wrestling with our drive to consume cheap products, but also with our desire for human connection and a...

  • Raw Herring

    Directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich & Hetty Naaijkens - Retel Helmrich • Documentary • 2013 • 85 minutes

    Fished for over a thousand years, the Hollandse Nieuwe (Dutch New Herring) is a phenomenon that has become a national cultural icon. More recently, the Dutch herring fleet has lost a great dea...

  • Thinking Existenz - Ep 08 - Vandana Shiva

    Directed by Graça Castanheira • Documentary • With Vandana Shiva • 2013 • 30 minutes

    Ten personalities from diverse social and geographical backgrounds reflect on the world and its future. A portrait in multiple voices of contemporary reality, revealing the deep connections that exist between ou...

  • Mammy Water

    Directed by Jean Rouch • Documentary • 1956 • 18 minutes

    In MAMMY WATER, Jean Rouch depicts the surf boys of the coastal village of Shama, at the foot of the Pra River. Their success is governed by water spirits ('Mammy Water'). When the catch is bad, villagers must honor the spirits with a cere...

  • Thinking Existenz - Ep 10 - Braden Allenby

    Directed by Graça Castanheira • Documentary • With Braden Allenby • 2013 • 30 minutes

    Ten personalities from diverse social and geographical backgrounds reflect on the world and its future. A portrait in multiple voices of contemporary reality, revealing the deep connections that exist between o...

  • Company Town

    Directed by Natalie Kottke-Masocco & Erica Sardarian • Documentary • 2017 • 90 minutes

    Crossett, Arkansas is home to about 5,500 people, one Georgia-Pacific paper and chemical plant owned by the billionaire Koch brothers, and a startling rate of cancer and illness. This documentary follows local...

  • Modern Life

    Directed by Raymond Depardon • Documentary • 2014 • 83 minutes

    Photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon is renowned for his documentation of the French countryside. In Modern Life he casts an affectionate and irreverent eye on a small community of farmers as they are confronted by the problem...

  • 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...