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  • Once Was Water

    Directed by Christopher Beaver • Documentary • 2019 • 55 minutes

    Las Vegas, in the middle of the Mojave Desert, is the driest city in America, yet it leads the United States in sustainable water conservation. The efforts of Las Vegas, in its search for sustainability, have produced promising sol...

  • Flow: For Love of Water

    Directed by Irena Salina • Documentary • With Maude Barlow, Shelly Brime • 2008 • 83 minutes

    "This award-winning documentary investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century: the world water crisis. Building a case against the growing priva...

  • H2Omx

    Directed by Jose Cohen • Documentary • 2013 • 82 minutes

    Built on a basin surrounded by mountains and with little drainage, Mexico City is facing a water crisis driven by geography, population, and history. With a growing population, a depleted aquifer, and 40 percent of the water being brought ...

  • 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...

  • The Pearl Button

    Directed by Patricio Guzmán • Documentary • 2014 • 82 minutes

    The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the Earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile...

  • Bluespace

    Directed by Ian Cheney • Documentary • 2016 • 73 minutes

    Could humans live on Mars? Would we want to? Emmy-nominated filmmaker Ian Cheney provides insight into our currently unsustainable relationship with our home planet by examining the sci-fi speculation of 'terraforming,' or making another p...

  • Chasing Water

    Directed by Pete McBride • Documentary • 2012 • 18 minutes

    After spending a decade working abroad as a photojournalist, Colorado native Pete McBride, decided to focus on something closer to his home and his heart: the Colorado River which cuts through his backyard. Taking nearly three years, McB...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys

    Directed by David Abel • Documentary • 2018 • 87 minutes

    GLADESMEN: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys is an award-winning documentary about the federal government's ban on Florida's iconic airboats in much of the Everglades. The measure is part of the world's largest and most expensive effort to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Guardian

    Directed by Courtney Quirin • Documentary • 2019 • 76 minutes

    Part hermit, part biologist, Guardians live on boats, full-time, in one of the last pristine frontiers of the world to monitor salmon, the backbone of the ecosystem, economy, and culture along British Columbia's coast. But, in an age ...

  • 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...

  • Looting the Pacific

    Directed by Bill Treharne Jones & Steve Bradshaw • Documentary • 2013 • 27 minutes

    Jack mackerel, or "jurel"—a silvery fish which once thronged the South Pacific—was one of the world's last great fisheries, and a staple of the global food chain. But unnoticed by the rest of the world, jack macke...

  • 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. ...

  • The Return of the Cuyahoga

    Directed by Lawrence R. Hott and Diane Garey • Documentary • 2008 • 57 minutes

    For centuries, the Cuyahoga River has been on the frontier. When the United States was a new nation, the river literally marked the western frontier. But by 1870, the river was on the industrial frontier and its banks...

  • A Snowmobile For George

    Directed by Todd Darling • Documentary • 2008 • 94 minutes

    A Snowmobile for George is a rambunctious road trip that collects the stories of fishermen, cowboys and firemen who have had to face the consequences of environmental deregulation by the Bush Administration. Started by a question about t...

  • 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 ...

  • Thirst

    Directed by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman • Documentary • 2004 • 62 minutes

    Is water part of a shared "commons," a human right for all people? Or is it a commodity to be bought, sold, and traded in a global marketplace? THIRST tells the stories of communities in Bolivia, India, and the United ...

  • Triple Divide [REDACTED]

    Directed by Joshua Pribanic, Melissa Troutman • Documentary • 2017 • 53 minutes

    This award-winning "bombshell" documentary covers the impact of fracking in one of the country's most pristine watersheds. With exclusive interviews from oil and gas industry leaders, independent experts and impacted...

  • Divine Fate

    Directed by Ishu Patel • Animation • 1993 • 10 minutes

    This colorful animation tells the tale of a mythical universe whose existence is threatened by the arrival of unthinking and uncaring visitors. From Oscar®-nominated animator Ishu Patel comes a thought-provoking metaphor for our times: a cau...

  • 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...

  • Weather The Storm

    Directed by Charles Menzies and Jennifer Rashleigh • Documentary • 2008 • 36 minutes

    In today's global economy, the world's ocean resources are being hit hard. Enormous industrial 'floating factories' follow the fish wherever they are abundant, and move on when they have plundered the fish stock...