Director: Colin Williams
A short animation about Ecological forecasting and how it attempts to predict environmental conditions based on interactions between organisms and their environment on a longer time scale. This field of research is important because it can provide a glimpse into the future state of an ecosystem, from wildlands, like forests and marshes, to managed lands, like farms and cities.
Length: 2 min
Director: Ilan Shamir
Allowing the voice of nature to flow over us and take us deeper into an expanded awareness is always a gift when we slow down, take time and breathe in the vastness of beautiful places. The roaring waterfalls of Iceland share their wisdom, as they pour over the volcanic formations and speak to your body with their powerful presence. Your heart beats with the intensity of the churning water, and you once again realize there is no separation between you and Nature.
Director: Cory Trepanier
Trailer: Into the Arctic: Awakening
Preparing for a touring exhibition to premiere in Washington DC, artist Cory Trépanier heads to Canada’s Arctic on a 9 week expedition to complete a decade-long vision. Can a paintbrush awaken others to a polar world undergoing great change?
Director: Jenna Miller
There is so little we know about our planet’s oceans. The members of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, a National Science Foundation funded program, work together to gather data that will teach us about life in the oceans and how to care for them for future generations.
Director: Carol Chambers
Trailer: Six Mile Stretch
A hand painted film in oils about the last wild six mile stretch of a California river, threatened by a dam proposal. Painted birds and animals move around their painted scenery. Starring an otter, a bear and several birds.
Director: Jordan Manley
The film brings extraordinary forests in British Columbia, Japan and Nevada ‘to life’ through cinematic exploration of playful, yet powerful experience of gliding through each forest on snow. We accompany scientists who translate what the oldest trees have to teach us, illuminating the reciprocal bond between humanity and nature — a relationship we can’t survive without.
Director: Todd McGrain
Trailer: Elephant Path
An indelible tale of friendship and commitment set against the luminous beauty of the Central African Rainforest. Together, elephant behavioral biologist, Andrea Turkalo, and indigenous tracker, Sessely Bernard, will be tested by the realities of war and the limits of hope for the majestic animals they have committed their lives to study and protect.
Director: Barry Mitchell
In a cavern by the sea, a woman and three children sit by a fire. As their meal cooks, she tells them a story about what happened to their ancestors. Their ancestors are us.
Director: Clara Boland Pena
Trailer: Of Apples and Anthracite
Of Apples and Anthracite documents the developmental pressures on different generations in a small Western town. With the coal mines drying up, grandparents, parents, children and residents tell the story of how they arrived, how they stay or are forced to leave, and how they return.
Director: Ben Masters
After all native desert bighorn sheep were eliminated from Texas by the 1960s, conservationists began the long fight for their return. ‘Return of the Desert Bighorn’ follows wildlife biologists as they capture, collar, and relocate desert bighorn to restore a healthy population in West Texas.
Director: Shane Anderson
Trailer: Run Wild, Run Free
50 years of Wild and Scenic Rivers
Director: Susan Jacobson
Trailer: Wild Hope
Using personal story, science, and passion in a unique mix, Wild Hope inspires viewers to protect wild ecosystems against an unrelenting materialistic culture that’s producing social malaise and an uninhabitable planet. Our economic system fails us, but our tie to the natural world is elemental. Wild Hope challenges the economic underpinnings driving climate change, and awakens us to the possibility of a more meaningful life—a life defined not by consumption, but by compassion.