All Films in the Collection

All Films in the Collection

A curated collection of nature, human ecology, and environmental films from around the globe.

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All Films in the Collection
  • Defendant 5

    Young Australian filmmaker Heidi Lee Douglas goes to Tasmania to make a documentary about the destruction of the island’s ancient forests. As anti-logging protests escalate, logging giant Gunns Ltd reacts to public pressure by suing Heidi and 19 others for $6.4 million for allegedly conspiring to...

  • Bermuda's Island Treasure

    Step back in time to pre-colonial Bermuda on Nonsuch Island. This once-barren island was restored by one man, David Wingate, who planted 8,000 native trees and shrubs in order to create a suitable habitat for one of the rarest seabirds in the world, the Bermuda Petrel or Cahow. Nonsuch Island is ...

  • Going Green: Every Home an Eco Home

    A half-hour program that delivers eco-living basics to your door. Narrated by Tony Shalhoub.

    Mixing humor with everyday, affordable examples at home, GOINGGREEN tours the original Eco-Home with a group of middle-school kids who discover first-hand some simple, inexpensive ways to become more e...

  • Dream People of the Amazon

    Dream People of the Amazon tells the story of the Achuar, indigenous people who live in a remote and pristine part of the Amazon rain forest in southeastern Ecuador. The Achuar had no contact with the outside world until the early 1970′s.

    Today, while still retaining their traditional culture,...

  • The Faces of Environmental Injustice in Cincinnati

    “The Faces of Environmental Injustice in Cincinnati” explores the adverse health and other effects felt by economically poor and minority communities that too often face the brunt of environmental pollution and poor land-use planning. Polluting industries, coupled with poor regulation and decisio...

  • French Fries To Go

    ‘French Fries’ is an award winning film that documents the origins of Telluride’s Biodiesel project, which resulted in the launching of the first city bus in the nation to run on 100% pure Biodiesel.

    This funny and thought provoking piece is pure Telluride, Colorado, having been made by a loca...

  • ALMA a film by Patrick Rouxel

    Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon forest and the industries destroying it. The film is a poetic ride on beauty of the Brazilian rainforest and the suffering that accompan...

  • No Room to Move

    No Room To Move explores the effect of urban sprawl on sensitive wildlife in Florida – developers entomb tortoises as they construct homes, and speeding cars kill bears as they cross Floridas busy roads. This thirty-minute documentary also examines how Florida could accommodate the needs of its w...

  • ScrapHouse: San Francisco

    ScrapHouse was a temporary demonstration home, built entirely of salvaged material on Civic Center Plaza adjacent to San Francisco City Hall. Over the course of just six weeks, a team of volunteers scoured Bay Area dumps and scrap yards. A group of architects, landscape architects, lighting speci...

  • Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars

    Follows the story of Texans fighting a high-stakes battle for clean air. The film introduces the unlikely partners-mayors, ranchers, CEOs, community groups, legislators, lawyers, and citizens-that have come together to oppose the construction of 19 conventional coal-fired power plants that were s...

  • Sepp Holzer Permaculture - Farming with Nature

    A beautiful fishpond system with its own water power station, 9000 fruit trees and many other plants support each other in this biotope. 30 different types of potatoes, many different grains, fruits, vegetables, herbs and wildflowers are growing just about everywhere: in the forest, on extremely ...

  • Sepp Holzer Permaculture - Aquaculture

    Fishponds on a mountain farm: an unusual sight at these altitudes. On an Austrian mountain, permaculture farmer Sepp Holzer created more than 70 ponds and wetland areas covering about 3 hectares. Aquaculture is about the sustainable use of water.

  • Sepp Holzer Permaculture - Terraces & Raised Beds

    Lungau, Austria. Pine forest carpets the alpine foothills. It looks natural, a typical scene from a tourist brochure- but it was not always so. This landscape used to support diverse flora and fauna until the pine trees were planted making the soil acidic…and acidic soil is completely unsuited to...

  • Autism in America

    AUTISM IN AMERICA is a powerful and emotional documentary that chronicles families living with autism. From moderate cases to extreme, the film explores what it’s like living with this developmental disability on a day-to-day basis. What is autism? What does that word truly mean? ”Autism in ...

  • The Greenhouse of the Future

    “The Greenhouse of the Future” outlines the design and step by step building of a radically sustainable passive solar greenhouse built from up-cycled materials (tires – wood – glass bottles) and operates using fully renewable natural energies. By building this greenhouse with your family or your ...

  • DEEP GREEN How to Stop Global Warming Now - Trailer

    Travel to 9 countries with Matt Briggs to uncover the best ideas, cutting-edge technologies and restorative solutions to help curb climate change.

  • GREEN a film by Patrick Rouxel

    GREEN won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world…and more than 30 others.

    Set in Indonesia. Meet Green, an orangutan and victim of human impact. Follow the devastating journey as her home is destroyed by logging, clearing for palm oil plantations, and the...

  • El Dorado

    A story of a community in conflict in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The film takes an unusually unbiased look at four local residents, two timber workers and two environmentalists, as they try to balance the health of the forest with the jobs of the workers who depend on it.

    Filmmaker and journ...

  • COUNTING SHEEP: Restoring the Sierra Nevada Bighorn

    Counting Sheep chronicles the struggle for survival of the wild Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, a majestic emblem of American wilderness. Shot and produced over the course of twelve years, Counting Sheep captures the plight of the Sierra bighorn with dynamic interviews and exquisite footage –– the f...

  • DYING GREEN

    Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, this film explores one man’s vision of using green burials to conserve land. Dr. Billy Campbell, the town’s only physician, and his efforts have radically changed our understanding of burials in the United States. Dr. Campbell’s dream is to conserve one m...

  • Ahmed and the Return of the Arab Phoenix

    Shot around the Palmyra oasis, Syria, not far from the Euphrates river and the Iraqi border. Despite its bad reputation in the international press, the Syrian government is very much involved in the effort of protecting its natural heritage. This is the story of a handful of visionary men who are...

  • GROWING CHANGE׃ a Journey Inside Venezuela's Food Revolution

    Growing Change: A Journey Inside Venezuela’s Food Revolution follows the filmmaker’s journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger. It’s a journey to understand how the world will feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challeng...

  • Heavy Metal: an American Pollution Story

    HEAVY METAL: An American Pollution Story explores the haunting controversy behind a century of silver-lead-zinc mining in Idaho’s panhandle and reveals the dangerous health impacts it left behind for its inhabitants. The Silver Valley region is slated to become the largest Superfund in the nation...

  • Dear Governor Cuomo

    On a rainy night in May of 2012 a coalition of musicians, scientists and activists gathered in Albany on the governor’s front doorstep, calling for a ban on hydraulic-fracturing.

    With the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo might lift the moratorium on fracking in New York any day, the event was ...