Director: Jennifer Tennican
Trailer: Hearts of Glass
Cutting-edge food production meets social good in an ambitious experiment to provide year-round produce to a mountain town, while employing community members with disabilities.
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: Lewis Jacobs
Trailer: Sacred Land, Sacred Water
Sacred Land, Sacred Water, a multimedia documentary, is the story of science and citizens working together to resist the oil and gas lobby’s efforts to pass a fracking-friendly ordinance in Sandoval County, New Mexico – threatening the sole drinking water aquifer for the population of the greater Albuquerque area.
Director: Kay Milam
The Butterfly Trees is a documentary feature film that captures the transcontinental journey of the eastern monarch butterflies on their epic migration from the forested shores of Southern Canada to the rare and ancient oyamel fir trees of Central Mexico. Part science, part adventure, and part love story, the film is a captivating reflection on the profound mysteries of the natural world and the ties that irrevocably connect us all. The story weaves together a wondrous tapestry of stunning visuals, passion for discovery, and the eclectic mix of the people for whom these butterflies have become a magnificent obsession.
Director: Stephen Amis
Narrated by DAN AYKROYD (Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers), Defend, Conserve, Protect, pits the marine conservation group, Sea Shepherd, a young, passionate group of eco-activists, against the Japanese whaling fleet – a corporate behemoth, in an epic battle to defend the majestic Minke whales in Antarctic waters.
Trailer: The Human Element
In this riveting and visually rich drama, blending art and science, we follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores the impact of wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT highlights Americans who are on the frostlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.
Director: Katharina Stieffenhofer
Trailer: From Seed to Seed
Terry & Monique gave up their careers as opera singers in Europe to pursue their passion for ecological farming and to build a food-community in the heart of Canada. We follow their young family and a select group of farmers and scientists through a challenging season as they blend ancient traditions and cutting edge science to grow food ecologically in a Changing Climate. A hopeful story and Canadian perspective on a Global social movement that aims to regenerate the land, farming and communities toward a healthier and more sustainable future for all of us.
Director: Elli Toivoniemi
A coming of age story about a boy who doesn’t see beauty in the society out there but instead in the microscopic world of dragonflies.
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: 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: Shane Anderson
Trailer: Run Wild, Run Free
50 years of Wild and Scenic Rivers
Director: Tony Valentino
Trailer: Reinventing Power
America is experiencing a clean energy revolution. Reinventing how we power our world is driving innovation and opportunity from rooftops in Indiana to reservations in Montana. It is reshaping the American workforce, communities and the environment. Clean energy currently generates 10% of America’s power, and it employs more people and supports more communities than the fossil fuel industry. This film will take you to communities across the country working in, benefiting from and building a clean energy future.
Two first-time filmmakers stop their lives to find out why rhinos are being killed for their horns. Carving out six months for the project, the women quickly find themselves immersed in a world far larger and more dangerous than they had imagined, only emerging from their odyssey four years later.
Director: Susan Kucera
Trailer: Living in the Future’s Past
What kind of future to we want to live in? Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed 4K tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the life challenges we face. This film upends our way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, and how our fundamental nature influences our future as Humankind.
Director: Kevin White
Trailer: Wilder Than Wild
WILDER THAN WILD: Fire, Forests and the Future reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed Western forests to large, high intensity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming. This vicious cycle jeopardizes our forests and affects us all with extreme weather and more wildfires, some of which are now entering highly populated wildland-urban areas.