Length: 5 minutes
Trailer: The Fracking Threat
Produced by local citizen activists, this short documentary is a tool for everyone to inform and empower friends and neighbors to take action against the real threat of fracking.
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.
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: Ted Grudowski
2018 WINNER OF GOLD AND BRONZE TELLY AWARDSA documentary film about building bridges, both literal and metaphorical. Cascade Crossroads chronicles the amazing story of seemingly opposite interests joining forces to restore a critical wildlife corridor while improving Washington State’s vital transportation corridor over the Cascade Mountains. Told in the varied voices of the men and women who worked across ideological, political, and geographical differences to set in motion the world’s largest wildlife project of its kind, Cascade Crossroads shows what can happen – for people and the environment – when we build bridges.
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: Nathan Dappen
Trailer: The Passage
In 1974, my 20-year-old parents and uncle Andy built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. My brother and I grew up paddling those wooden canoes in the Virginia rivers and the 1974 adventure became legend in our family – shaping who we’ve become, how we view our parents, and how our parents view themselves. In the summer of 2017, we renovated those canoes and with our aging parents completed their 1974 journey. The Passage is a story about growing up, growing old, and the wild places that define us.
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.
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.
The greater Haines area is a singularity in the world. The Chilkat Valley represents one of the last untouched wilderness areas. The Bald Eagle Preserve and the Chilkat Indian Village have a right to exist. This intrinsic value should not be threatened by a looming, foreign, extractive corporation.
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: Nebiat Assefa Melles & Olivia Rempel Melles
Trailer: The Blue Devil
An invasive plant is spreading across Ethiopia’s largest lake. This film takes you to the frontline of this environmental catastrophe and how the community is working to stop this plant and save the lake.
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: 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: 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.
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: Justin Bogardus
Trailer: The Living Plant
The future is here. Every once in awhile, a product comes along that changes everything. A revolutionary product that increases your productivity, creativity, health, well-being – gorgeous to look at, perfectly designed for the work space of the future. NatureRX introduces The LivingPlant™.
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: Taira Malaney
Trailer: The Call of Pashima
After news of a tragic snow storm in Changtang (Ladakh) reaches him, a Kashmiri man quits his job and embarks on a journey to become a shepherd. Six years later, he starts the Pashmina Goat Project – an NGO to protect the Changpa community and their goats from the harsh implications of climate change in the region.
Director: Dan Cohen
There is a game changing technology leap in weather forecasting, and the benefits are saving lives and helping to protect property. As big storms become more severe, JPSS, a new Earth observation satellite from NOAA, is collecting data and high resolution images that is improving weather forecasts. As JPSS takes the pulse of the planet, extreme weather and the impacts of a changing climate can be monitored well in advance of threatening storms, fires, volcanic ash, and floods, allowing us to become a more weather ready nation…and be more resilient.
Director: Kelly Todd
Trailer: Under Review: Gold Butte
Under Review: Gold Butte is the first film in a four film environmental dance series made to bring awareness to the threatened land of the American National Monuments. In 2017, the President drastically reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah to allow for oil and gas development: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. This reduction put 25 other national monuments and 40 national parks at risk for industrial development.
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.