Film Directory

April 15-24th, 2022

A Community Fighting

[5 minutes]

This short film marks the 20-year campaign sparked by a waste company with plans to build a large hazardous waste incinerator at the end of a then undeveloped cul-de-sac in Ringaskiddy, Ireland. [virtual - April 15-22]
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A Fisher's Right to Know

[17 minutes]

Fishers throughout East Alabama depend on the mighty Coosa River for food, recreation and a family pastime. But do fishermen and women -- and their families -- have a right to know which fish are safe to consume? [virtual - April 15-22]
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A Moment in the Sun

[70 minutes]

In the early days of solar vehicle racing, one of the most unlikely competitors was Turkish nuclear physicist, Ugur Ortabasi. This is the story behind this unlikely victory. [in-person - April 23]
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A Monolithic Folly: Fracking Colorado's North Fork Valley

[28 minutes]

This documentary follows concerned citizens in "The North Fork" who are pushing back against the threat of industrialization through a community-led, grassroots response. [virtual - April 15-22]
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After Antarctica

[104 minutes]

[THIS FILM HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE SCHEDULE]
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After Ice

[12 minutes]

Combining historical and recent aerial views of six outlet glaciers in the Hornafjörður region of Iceland, we expose their rapid disappearance and its subsequent impact. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Aguilucho: Dance of the Harpy Eagle

[22 minutes]

In a remote rainforest, indigenous communities face the advance of loggers and cattle ranchers, an existential threat to their (and rare Harpy Eagle's) ecosystem and way of life. [virtual - April 15-22]
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An Imperfect Advocate

[20 minutes]

Within the wildest mountains, alpinist Graham Zimmerman has seen the irreversible damage of human-driven climate change leading him to advocate in an increasingly turbulent world. [in-person - April 23]
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An Infinite Scream

[45 minutes]

Concerned about the ever-increasing uranium mining in Namibia a local artist sets out to give the Namib Desert a voice: An Infinite Scream. The land art installations of Imke Rust address the worrying destruction of the Namib Desert in exciting and sensible ways. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Australia Burns...Silence of the Land

[80 minutes]

This documentary focuses not only Australia's catastrophic bushfire season of 2019-20, and their devastating effect, but whether climate change played a role. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Barricade

[83 minutes]

Barricade is a documentary on the occupation of the Dannenrod Forest in Hessen. It shows the lives of the activists in the forest, the treehouses they've built up to 30 meters high in the branches, but mainly their fight for a better climate in the future. [in-person - April 23]
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Barriers to Bridges

[19 Minutes]

Through the lens of community science, Barriers to Bridges explores individuals struggles to be included and organization's challenges and successes with creating more inclusive programs and opportunities. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Beyond Borders

[25 Minutes)

Across the planet, lives are changing as climate collapse alters the world around us. Beyond Borders profiles the people behind the statistics by providing the space for the stories of global heating witnesses from the Arctic to Bangladesh. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Carbon Bomb

[45 Minutes]

In 2015, billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas were found off the coast of Guyana, catapulting the often-overlooked South American country into political chaos. But what does this mean for Guyana? For you? And what does the World Bank have to do with it? [virtual - April 15-22]
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Climb it Change

[20 Minutes]

“Climb it Change” is a personal story of an alpine climber witnessing the degradation of the mountain environment and searching for ways of engaging with activism. The film is an effort to communicate the issue of climate change and give hope that a better world is possible. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Cloven - Path of the Caribou

[20 Minutes]

Cloven documents an international team of research scientists as they attempt to unearth whether climate change will impede the dwindling number of Central Arctic Herd caribou from making their epic annual migration. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Condemned by Inaction- Youth Film

[3 minutes)

Frustrated with presidential inaction in the fight against global warming, a young middle school student decides to personally take the president to court. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Conviction

[24 minutes]

After a high-profile bribery scandal led to the convictions of three powerful conspirators, the community they targeted is left to find relief from decades of toxic air and soil pollution. Community members tell their personal stories and struggles, as they seek a healthier life for future generations. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Cry of the Forests - A Western Australian Story

[55 minutes]

Cry of the Forests takes viewers to the heart of the forests to see its beauty and the life they support. We meet the activists armed with go-pros and camouflage, traditional custodians, tourist operators, and farmers who fight to protect our forests. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Decision

[12 minutes]

This short film transports you to pristine southeast Alaska waters, bringing you along on a paddling journey with whales, sea lions, and otters, while showing the devastating realities of beaches choked with plastic and the volunteers working to clean them up. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Djibril's Forest

[40 minutes]

Djibril is a young Sahelian shepherd who travels far to find the forest his grandfather told him so much about. Djibril pays a high price only to realize that this forest no longer exists. This film details his journey and highlights the problem of desertification in West Africa. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Echoes from Lock One

[26 minutes]

Once-splendid homes and towering factories bear silent witness to Troy’s influential role in the creation of great wealth during the Industrial Revolution. This film explores the legacy of the Erie Canal through Troy teens' research and stories. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan

[73 minutes]

The film leads us through a stunning cinematic view of Mongolia’s past and present as it documents the remarkable evolution of Genghis Khan’s Mongol Empire—a realm that once encompassed all of Asia, the Middle East and Europe leading up to the doorsteps of Vienna. [virtual - April 15-22]
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El Poder del Pueblo (The Power of the People)

[41 minutes]

Community members strive to live good lives, while resisting the ongoing toxic assault caused by power plants and other extractivist industries that poison human and more-than-human bodies in this beautiful region and ecosystem. [in-person - April 23]
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Forced Change

[70 minutes]

Forced Change is a heart-breaking retrospective of four unique and relatable, but displaced, characters that left New Orleans after the hurricane and never returned home. Thus bringing to life unique human stories that shed light on what it means to be home. [in-person - April 23]
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From the Mountains to the Ocean: Turtles of Alabama

[17 minutes]

This film explores the “glamorous life of turtles” in Alabama -- from the dramatic alligator snapping turtle to the elusive and almost extinct flattened musk turtle -- and the special people who spend their time protecting this critical species. [virtual - April 15-22]
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From Trash to Treasure: Turning Negatives into Positives in Lesotho

[25 minutes]

A wealth of artists have mastered a talent for resurrection in Lesotho, developing the skill to creatively turn discarded trash into beautiful jewelry, clothes, rugs. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Gamechangers: The Football Team Scoring Conservation Goals

[9 minutes]

Gamechangers is the story of the Ghanaian football team who committed to saving sea turtles in Ghana. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Grass Farmers

[18 minutes]

Did you know that it’s possible for cattle production to be green? Like, green, green? As in, carbon sink green? This film will explore how this is poosible. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Handmade in Bangladesh

[77 minutes]

In short episodes Handmade in Bangladesh tells the stories of average working people who live in a rich cultural heritage of artisan handicraft and creativity. [virtual - April 15-22]
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If A Tree Falls

[85 minutes]

IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this ELF cell, by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of its members. [in-person - April 22]
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Into the Blue: The Wonders of The Coral Triangle

[50 minutes]

For two years, the award-winning Spanish underwater cameraman, Álex del Olmo, has travelled around the Coral Triangle, filming the marine fauna and the vast array of coral that inhabits the spectacular reefs of this area, the true lung of our planet. [virtual - April 15-22]
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It's Our Future

[9 minutes]

While climate education is supported by a majority of parents, teachers, and students in the U.S., most teachers aren’t talking about it. But, in Brooklyn, climate change is on the curriculum and IT'S OUR FUTURE tells the story of RiSC, these kids, and their forward-thinking New York educators. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Killing The Klamath

[22 minutes]

The Klamath Tribes are fighting to save the sacred C’waam fish and with them a way of life that has been practiced since time immemorial. [virtual - April 15-22]
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La Lucha Sigue (The Struggle Continues)

[66 minutes]

In Honduras, the most dangerous place in the world to be a land defender, the Lenca and Garífuna people are not backing down. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Living Soil

[60 minutes]

Like any relationship, our living soil needs our tenderness. It’s time we changed everything we thought we knew about soil. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Made Back East

[22 minutes]

Introducing Made Back East, a natively New England ski film. A Vagrants original, in partnership with Parlor Skis and presented by Life is Good, that explores the love affair with backcountry skiing in our own backyard. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Once Upon a Village

[60 minutes]

In the Himalayan foothills, an 80- year- old woman and a 19-year-old girl are two of the seven remaining inhabitants of an abandoned village. The two women struggle with the choice to leave for an alienating city life or continue living in a lonely village. [in-person - April 23]
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Operation Wolf Patrol

[86 minutes]

"Operation Wolf Patrol," is a feature length documentary about eco-activist, Rod Coronado, and his attempt to end wolf hunting in the United States. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Ophir

[97 minutes]

A poetic yet dramatic ode to the indelible thirst of a peoples for freedom, culture and sovereignty, Ophir documents the visible and invisible chains of colonisation. [in-person - April 23]
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Peloton Against Plastic

[85 minutes]

Join Australian environmental filmmakers Paul Hellier and Jamie Lepre as they ride their bikes 2000kms through South East Asia searching for plastic pollution solutions. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Rebel Bells

[13 minutes]

"If Black Panthers and Girl Scouts had a baby, it would be the Rebel Bells." - Pilar Rodriguez [virtual - April 15-22]
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Recolonizing the Elwha

[9 minutes]

Ten years ago, the world's largest dam removal began on the Elwha River, allowing salmon to recolonize their lost habitat. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Revolution Moosehide

[51 minutes]

In Dene culture, the newly created earth was made beautiful by a moosehide. Revolution Moosehide follows Melaw Nakehk'o's journey of cultural revitalization and self-acceptance by learning the practice of moosehide tanning. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Rise From The Cape Flats

[10 minutes]

A film about how Shamier Magmoet, a Muslim man living in "the most dangerous community in South Africa," discovered the ocean after 35 years and how it changed his life. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Salt River Water Walk

[12 minutes]

Through animation and live-shot footage, this documentary travels with the Salt River Water Walkers, describing this Indigenous-led ceremony as it creates community and builds relationships with the earth through the shared goal to care for the water. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Setting out for Sustainability

[67 minutes]

Two college students spend the summer traveling across North Carolina interviewing people in the state’s sustainability community. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Side by Side

[7 minutes]

Side by Side brings together evolutionary ecology and creative expression to explore the relationship between humans and barn swallows. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Sky Sun ,Tile Sun

[6 minutes]

Due to the intensity of the explosion and bombardment of the sun, the tiled wall breaks and it gets dark everywhere. People help each other to build a new sun for the sky. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Small Footprints: Crafting an Eco-Lodge in Wild Alaska

[40 minutes]

In 2008, a sustainable development project began in the middle of the Kenai Fjords of Alaska, three hours by boat from the nearest port of civilization. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Sounding the Alarm: America's Climate Crisis

[18 minutes]

Every day, Americans who live close to the land and sea face the dangers of climate change—from a firefighter in California, to a beekeeper in Arizona, to a climate refugee losing her home in Florida. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Tess Felix: Portrait Artist

[8 minutes]

The story of Tess Felix’s art is a micro view of a macro problem that can only be solved by: personal responsibility in refusing single use plastic; redesigning our future; and pressuring governments. [in-person - April 23]
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The Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante

[20 minutes]

At a time when we need to learn everything we can about bees to protect them, the lands where they are most abundant are suddenly being threatened. [virtual - April 15-22]
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The Great Atchafalaya Basin

[9 minutes]

Efforts to save the Atchafalaya Basin are highlighted with stunning visuals of the largest wetland and swamp in the United States. [virtual - April 15-22]
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The Homestead

[15 minutes]

The Homestead follows Donovan and Lisa Kitt as they try to establish a new organic farm. [virtual - April 15-22]
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The Hunt for the Asian Giant Hornet

[12 minutes]

Scientists race to stop the spread of a new invasive species - but first they have to find it. [virtual - April 15-22]
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The Kitchenistas

[56 minutes]

What started as a 7-week nutrition program seven years ago in National City (CA) for women seeking healthier diets, has become a Latina-led movement to raise the health, wellbeing, and resilience of the community. [virtual - April 15-22]
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The Last Horns of Africa

[98 minutes]

THE LAST HORNS OF AFRICA is a gripping and intimate look at the current rhino poaching war raging across Africa. [virtual - April 15-17]
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The Last Vaquita

[13 minutes]

A pair of brothers head to Mexico where they join the ocean activists Sea Shepherd who are fighting to save the most endangered marine mammal on the planet. [virtual - April 15-22]
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The Letter

[2 minutes]

This film is an appeal to Mother Earth through a heartfelt letter from a child and touches upon the important issue of climate change. [virtual - April 15-22]
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The Linesman: Both Sides Matter

[26 minutes]

The Linesman is the story of one man’s mission to end human-elephant conflict in his homeland. [virtual - April 15-22]
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The Palisades Project

[20 minutes]

Within the last few decades, a love for motorized and mechanized recreation has created a wave of opposition to the protections provided by the Wilderness Act of 1964... [virtual - April 15-22]
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The Story of Lumshnong

[20 minutes]

‘The Story of Lumshnong’ highlights ‘mindless’ limestone mining by cement companies in Meghalaya, Indian. [virtual - April 15-22]
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The Time We Have Left

[22 minutes]

[THIS FILM HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE SCHEDULE]
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They Keep Quiet So We Make Noise

[12 minutes]

This film follows two activists during a night drive searching for illegal recycling facilities while learning about their fight against the tide of plastic waste being sent to Malaysia from overseas. [in-person - April 23]
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Under Review: Katahdin

[16 minutes]

A boy grows up spending his days amongst the trees. Through his daily visits of climbing, playing and swinging from branches, he develops a loving friendship with the tree and her saplings. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Understory - A Journey Into The Tongass

[40 minutes]

Three women set sail on a 350 mile expedition through Alaska’s massive Tongass National Forest, exploring how clearcut logging in this coastal rainforest could affect wildlife, local communities and our planet’s climate. [virtual - April 15-22]
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When the Snow Melts

[18 minutes]

Tucked away in the remote Scottish Highlands, Alan and Fiona Stewart have a very special way of life, running their sleddogs from the backdoor and into the Cairngorm mountains. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Where Buffalo Roam

[14 minutes]

Where Buffalo Roam is the story of a species that humans continue to fail miserably, the story of the buffalo in America. Narrated by Peter Coyote. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Who We Are

[5 minutes]

Who We Are is a short film about a young Iñupiaq artists connection to ancestral lands through her painting. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Wild Climate

[27 minutes]

Wild Climate is a film which focuses on the impacts of climate change on livelihoods in the rural west. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Wild Farms

[54 minutes]

A revolution is brewing in the countryside.Farmers are talking to birds, fraternizing with foxes and badgers, playing host to migrating birds, cohabiting with turtles and bats, welcoming weeds as well as all the unwelcome, unnecessary and supposedly harmful ‘nature’. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Wild Things

[90 minutes]

WILD THINGS is a feature length documentary that follows a new generation of environmental activists that are mobilising against forces more powerful than themselves and saying, enough. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Yellowstone 88- Song of Fire

[6 minutes]

Song of Fire, a narrative poem, guides the animation of YELLOWSTONE 88 telling the story of this conflagration that raged unabated for months until a snow of such intense severity extinguished the flames. [virtual - April 15-22]
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Youth on Strike!

[49 minutes]

This is the story of how young Aussies defied calls to stay in school and organised one of the largest youth-led movements Australia has ever seen. [virtual - April 15-22]
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YOUTH v GOV

[107 minutes]

A story of global importance that has already inspired numerous legal actions around the world, YOUTH v GOV is the story of America’s youngest citizens taking on the world’s most powerful government. [in-person - April 24]
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