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Sustainable Communities

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  • 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...

  • Surviving Progress

    Directed by Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks • Documentary • 2011 • 86 minutes

    Technological advancement, economic development, population increase—are they signs of a thriving society? Or too much of a good thing? Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, this provocative documentary explores the conce...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival

    Directed by Fabrizio Terranova • Documentary • With Donna Haraway • 2017 • 81 minutes

    Feminist thinker and historian of science Donna Haraway is best known as the author of two revolutionary works: the essay "A Cyborg Manifesto" and the book Primate Visions. Both set out to upend well-establishe...

  • 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 ...

  • Red Persimmons

    Directed by Shinsuke Ogawa, Peng Xiaolian • Documentary • 2001 • 90 minutes

    The ostensible subject of this remarkably beautiful film is the growing, drying, peeling and packaging of persimmons in the tiny Japanese village of Kaminoyama. The inhabitants explain that it is the perfect combination ...