78 Days

Description: Tree planting is one of the most physically and mentally demanding jobs in Canada. Alone, working long days in desolate cut blocks, backing sun, rain storms, snow covered tents, bears, and endless bombardment of flies, swamps and mud, that’s tree planting in Northern Alberta. The independent documentary, 78 Days, divides the long season into […] Read more »

A Civil Action

Description: Jan Schlichtmann, a tenacious lawyer, is addressed by a group of families. When investigating the seemingly non-profiting case, he finds it to be a major environmental issue that has a lot of impact potential. A leather production company could be responsible for several deadly cases of leukemia, but also is the main employer for […] Read more »

An Injury to One

Description: An Injury to One provides a corrective–and absolutely compelling–glimpse of a particularly volatile moment in early 20th century American labor history: the rise and fall of Butte, Montana. Butte, home of massive copper mining and hence saddled with a legacy of environmental destruction, provides the back drop to this chronicle of the mysterious death […] Read more »

As Above, So Below

Description: As Above, So Below is a cinematic meditation on alchemy, mortality and trash. A woman in Philadelphia has her husband’s ashes converted into a memorial diamond. At a Belgian recycling plant, precious metals are extracted from discarded electronics. What was once the world’s largest landfill – now also the resting place of the World […] Read more »

Chasing Ice

Description: Oscar Nominated “Chasing Ice” is a landmark in cinematic achievement. Through the use of revolutionary time-lapse cameras, National Geographic photojournalist James Balog captures the eroding glaciers of the world. This eerie yet awe-inspiring documentary presents irrefutable evidence of global climate change. Once a skeptic, Balog realizes first hand the dire condition of our changing […] Read more »

Het Verloren Land

Description: This documentary by director Jos de Putter is a future documentary, partly situated in the Netherlands in 2070. Our country turns out largely under water. Through a series of meetings with people involved in climate and water issues on large and small scale involved is reconstructed what it has achieved. The Lost Land moves […] Read more »

Last Call at the Oasis

Description: Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects, the film features activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Alex Prud’homme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon. This film exposes defects in the current system, shows communities […] Read more »

No Impact Man

Description: Author Colin Beavan, in research for his next book, began the No Impact Project in November 2006. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no longer avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin leaves behind his liberal complacency and vows to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, […] Read more »

Riverglass: A River Ballet in Four Seasons

Description: Slovenian artist Andrej Zdravic brings us a magical underwater realm via a pristine river, the Socca, that flows from the Julian Alps of his homeland. Coursing pearlescent bubbles, shifting shades of aquamarine, the sun poking at the river’s membrane, stones that roll and roil boundlessly. Director: Andrej Zdravoc Year: 1997 Length: 41 minutes Country: […] Read more »

Sacred Poison

Description: The documentary shows the devastating toll past uranium mining has had on the Navajo people and discusses the potential risks posed by a renewal of uranium mining. It lays out the complex and conflicting economic, political, environmental and spiritual issues involved. However, this documentary in no way portrays the Navajo as victims of outside […] Read more »

Silent Snow

Description: The Arctic plains are an eminent example of nature’s untouched beauty: an endless nothing in which only few know how to survive. But dangerous pesticides are silently accumulating here, poisoning its inhabitants. A young Inuit woman investigates the sources of this pollution. Her journey takes her to three different continents, where she is confronted […] Read more »

Study of a River

Description: The first part (winter) of a seasonal study of the Hudson river in New York. Director: Peter Hutton Year: 1996-1997 Length: 13 minutes Country: USA Distributor: Canyon Cinema in San Francisco Read more »

Sun Come Up

Description: Sun Come Up follows the relocation of some of the world’s first environmental refugees, the Carteret Islanders – a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean. When rising seas threaten their survival, the islanders face a painful decision: they must leave their beloved land in search of a new […] Read more »

Taking Root

Description: Planting trees for fuel, shade, and food is not something that anyone would imagine as the first step toward winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet with that simple act Wangari Maathai, a woman born in rural Kenya, started down the path that reclaimed her country’s land from 100 years of deforestation, provided new sources […] Read more »

The Unforeseen

Description: The American dream of owning a house with a white picket fence goes head-to-head with environmental sustainability in this urgent, beautifully crafted documentary. When an ambitious real estate developer sets out to transform thousands of acres of pristine hill country around Austin, Texas into a suburban development threatening a nearby natural spring and local […] Read more »