In 2012, “Nature” published a study led by more than 20 researchers from the top scientific institutions in the world predicting that humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. It also said that it could be avoided by drastically changing our way of life and take appropriate measures.
A Life Ascending
Following acclaimed ski mountaineer Ruedi Beglinger and his family's unique life in the mountains as they journey in the years following a massive avalanche that killed seven people.
City of Trees
City of Trees thrusts viewers into the inspiring but messy world of job training and the paradoxes changemakers face in urban communities everyday.
Glacial Balance is a journey along the spine of the Andes mountain range, from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know the individuals and lives of those who are first affected by the dwindling tropical glacier reserve, the canaries in the mine.
A group of feral surfers and modern day explorers embark on a journey to search for one of the world's last undiscovered waves in the journalist dead zone island of New Guinea. Their adventure becomes all too real as they encounter real life cannibals, discover human rights atrocities and expose an unethical mining corporation.
Mile... Mile & A Half
In an epic snow year, a group of artists leave their daily lives behind to hike & record California's historic John Muir Trail, a 219 miles stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney. Their goal - complete the journey in 25 days while capturing the amazing sights and sounds they encounter along the way.
Poached exposes an obsession that can wipe out a species of birds: illegal egg collecting. Egg thieves rob the nests of rare birds while a United Kingdom national police initiative named “Operation Easter” tries to stop them.
Saving Jamaica Bay
Despite its natural beauty, rich history, and immense resources, Jamaica Bay was New York City's dumping ground for decades. Saving Jamaica Bay tells how the Bay's neighbours - residents of working-class Brooklyn and Queens neighbourhoods - have developed and nurtured a close relationship with the body of water that has defined, provided for, and most recently, threatened their lives and livelihoods.
The Nuns, The Priests,
and The Bombs
Peace activists challenge the security and legality of America’s nuclear weapons when they break into two top secret facilities: the “Fort Knox” of uranium in Tennessee and a U.S. Navy Trident nuclear submarine base near Seattle.
Above All Else
Above All Else is an intimate portrait of a group of landowners and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion dollar project slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced? Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.
Heal for Free
If you are an Earthling, Heal for Free has an important and uplifting message for YOU. Shot in the rarely-seen, luxuriant 35mm format with a larger-than-life score performed by the Czech Filmharmonic Orchestra, the film delivers a timely, yet timeless message that is totally vital to literally everybody on the planet.
The Land Beneath Our Feet
The Land Beneath Our Feet follows a young Liberian man uprooted by war, who returns from the USA with never-before-seen footage of Liberia's past.
SlingShot focuses on Segway inventor Dean Kamen, his fascinating life and his work to solve the world’s water crisis. Eccentric genius, Kamen lives in a house with secret passages, a closet full of denim, and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet.
The Yes Men Are Revolting
For 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men (Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum) have staged outrageous hoaxes to hijack public dialogue about the issues of the day. Their latest film is as much a character study as it is a thrilling ride depicting their latest interventions against corporate greed.
When Elephants Fight
Throughout history Congo has been a tremendous source of wealth and prosperity due to its abundance of natural resources including rubber, ivory, oil, gas, and a virtual treasure trove of mineral resources such as diamonds, uranium, gold, copper, cobalt tin, etc. Unfortunately, that wealth has primarily gone to colonial powers, dictators, rebel fighters, and foreign companies while the people of Congo have been left with corruption, exploitation, and war.
A Plastic Ocean
A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.
Circle of Poison
Circle of Poison shows how the global pesticide industry is politically powerful, shaping regulations (or lack thereof) and the conditions of food and farming around the world.
The Fight for Water: A Farm Worker Struggle
The Fight for Water: A Farm Worker Struggle documents the impact an environmental decision had upon a farming community when their water supply was shut off.
I'm With Phil
Hailing from all over the world, 20 Phil Campbells journey to the tiny town of Phil Campbell, AL to help in whatever way they can; Not just because it’s the right thing to do, but maybe because it’s what they are meant to do.
Love Thy Nature
Narrated by Liam Neeson, the award winning film Love Thy Nature vividly illustrates how we've lost touch with nature and presents a compelling case that reconnecting with the natural world is the key both to good health and to solving our environmental and climate crises.
From award-winning journalist Jared Flesher, Sourlands is a provocative tale of ecology, energy and agriculture. In the Sourlands of New Jersey, a rampaging deer herd, invasive plants and wholesale habitat destruction threaten the local ecosystem.
This Time Next Year
This Time Next Year tracks the resilience of the Long Beach Island, NJ community for one year as they rebuild after 2012’s Hurricane Sandy.
A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America's food system, from the agricultural issues we face - soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use - to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it, and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.