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Spring 2022

BLOWBACK: The 9/11 Wars in Global Film     View Trailer
Using films about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as examples, BLOWBACK explores how movies shape our understanding of the wars that are fought in our name.

Alan Magee: art is not a solace     View Trailer
Portrait of brilliant artist Alan Magee who dares to explore the darker aspects of human nature and behavior while also celebrating the beauty he finds in the natural world.

AWARE: Glimpses of Consciousness     View Trailer
AWARE explores boundary-pushing research in the understanding of consciousness.

Frenemies: Cuba and the U.S. Embargo     View Trailer
Presents a balanced portrait of Cuban life today and a compelling argument for why the US should lift the devastating 60-year embargo.

Meat the Future     View Trailer
Follows Dr. Uma Valeti, co-founder of leading "cultivated" meat startup Upside Foods, as he and his team develop a game-changing solution to a global, unsustainable hunger for meat.

Thirst for Justice     View Trailer
Focuses on three battles for clean water—on the Navajo Reservation, in Flint MI, and at Standing Rock—united in the belief that Water Is Life.

Unguarded     View Trailer
UNGUARDED takes us inside the walls of APAC, the revolutionary Brazilian prison system centered on the full recovery and rehabilitation of the person.

The Dirty War on the National Health Service     View Trailer
John Pilger reveals how privatization has gradually infected the UK's NHS, threatening the world's first universal public health service and the exemplary values of its constitution.

A Reckoning in Boston    View Trailer
In prosperous and progressive Boston, what keeps the gap between rich and poor, white and Black, so glaringly wide?

The Boys Who Said NO! Draft Resistance and The Vietnam War    View Trailer
Inspired by Black America's crusade for equal rights, young Americans choose to resist the Vietnam War, and openly refuse military service, risking prison to end the horrors of war.

Fall 2021

Into The Night: Portraits of Life and Death    View Trailer
2-DVD set features intimate, provocative stories of men and women forever changed by their encounters with mortality.

A Crime on the Bayou    View Trailer
A Black teenager is arrested for touching a white boys arm! The unjustly arrested Black man and his young Jewish attorney take the case to the Supreme Court to fight for the right of all Americans to a fair trial.

Crutch    View Trailer
Chronicles the gravity defying life of Bill Shannon, an internationally renowned artist, breakdancer and skate punk—on crutches.

The Emoji Story    View Trailer
Explores the complex, conflict-prone, and often hilarious world of the creators, lovers, and arbiters of emoji, our world's newest pictorial language.

Blind Trust: Leaders & Followers in Times of Crisis    View Trailer
Examines the lifetime work of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Vamik Volkan, a psychiatrist who brings enemy groups together for dialogue in traumatized areas of the globe.

Meltdown In Dixie    View Trailer
In Orangeburg, SC, a battle erupts between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot.

Nature's Cleanup Crew    View Trailer
Examines the lives of the busy scavengers who live among us in our cities, recycling the mountains of waste our consumer society leaves behind.

The Shadow of Gold    View Trailer
An unflinching look at how the world's favorite heavy metal is extracted from the earth.

Spring 2021

The Divided Brain     View Trailer
Explores Iain McGilchrist's pioneering exploration of the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and their effects on society, history, and culture.

Entangled     View Trailer
How climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world's most endangered species, N. America's most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both.

Can You Hear Us Now?     View Trailer
Unravels the ways that years of minority rule by one party have reshaped democracy in Wisconsin, where voters are finding their lives increasingly irrelevant to state lawmakers.

Orchestrating Change     View Trailer
The inspiring story of Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness and those who support them.

The Girl With The Rivet Gun     View Trailer
Takes you beyond the iconic "We Can Do It" poster girl to the millions of real-life women who shook the foundations of the American workplace in WWII.

No Fear No Favor     View Trailer
African communities on the front lines of the poaching crisis fight to protect their wildlife for future generations.

Connectivity Project     View Trailer
A 3-part series of short films examining the ripple effects of our actions in an interconnected world.

A Fine Line     View Trailer
Explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women, when traditionally women have always held the central role in the kitchen.

No Time To Waste: The Urgent Mission of Betty Reid Soskin    View Trailer
Celebrates legendary 99-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin's inspiring life, work and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America's story.

Fall 2020

A Home Called Nebraska     View Trailer
People in Nebraska wholeheartedly welcome refugees and show that the newcomers enrich their communities, their economies, and their lives.

Into The Canyon    View Trailer
Two Friends. 750 miles. One Question. If the Grand Canyon isn't worth saving, what is?

The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature     View Trailer
Tells the story of nonviolence, the greatest overlooked resource in human experience.

Point Of No Return     View Trailer
Documents the journey of the Solar Impulse—the first solar-powered, round-the-world flight—demonstrating the tremendous potential of renewable energy sources.

Seats At The Table     View Trailer
Portrays a remarkable college class which connects university students with incarcerated students discussing Russian literature at a maximum security juvenile facility.

John Lewis: Get In The Way     View Trailer
The first major documentary biography of civil rights hero, congressional leader and champion for human rights, whose unwavering fight for justice spanned over fifty years.

Haida Modern: The Art & Activism of Robert Davidson     View Trailer
Portrait of Haida artist, Robert Davidson, whose art and activism point the way towards a renewed connection with the natural world, perhaps saving us from ourselves.

We Are The Radical Monarchs     View Trailer
Follows the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color on the frontlines of social justice.

The Vow from Hiroshima     View Trailer
Marking the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, this is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of Hiroshima, who has devoted her life to ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

Beatrix Farrand's American Landscapes     View Trailer
Lynden B. Miller explores the life and work of America's first female landscape architect, Beatrix Farrand.

Tre Maison Dasan     View Trailer
An intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison.

Like Any Other Kid    View Trailer
Follows the intimate relationships between incarcerated youth and staff who use love and structure to guide and teach youth offenders how to take responsibility for themselves.

Spring 2020

Circuit Earth     View Trailer
Shot throughout Philadelphia during the first Earth Week in 1970, the film features community groups, citizens and celebrities reflecting on the crisis facing the planet.

Walking On Water Wasn't Built in a Day     View Trailer
Shot at the first Earth Day in 1970, this new release features Allen Ginsberg reflecting on the state of American culture and society at the end of the 60s.

Border South     View Trailer
Reveals the resilience, ingenuity and humor of Central American immigrants while exposing a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.

'63 Boycott     View Trailer
Connects the massive 1963 Chicago Public Schools boycott to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.

The Toxic Reigns of Resentment     View Trailer
An interview film on the emotion of resentment and how it defines culture and politics today.

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code    View Trailer
Judith Helfand's searing investigation into the politics of "disaster" by way of the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave.

Elder Voices: Stories For These Times    View Trailer
Japanese Americans, European Jews and peace activists who came of age during the Depression and WWII address the political storm clouds gathering today.

The Best of Both Worlds: Cohousing's Promise    View Trailer
Cohousing offers both privacy and community—the best of both worlds!

Farmsteaders    View Trailer
Follows Nick and Celeste Nolan and their young family on a journey to resurrect Nick's grandfather's dairy farm as agriculture moves toward large-scale farming.

Fall 2019

My Country No More    View Trailer
The oil boom in N Dakota sets off a crisis in a rural community, forced to confront the meaning of progress as they fight for a disappearing way of life.

Who's Next?    View Trailer
Examines the effects of hate speech and bigotry on the lives of Muslim-Americans.

Day One    View Trailer
Traumatized Middle Eastern and African teen refugees are guided through a program of healing by devoted educators at a unique St. Louis public school for refugees only.

From Seed to Seed     View Trailer
Through a group of Canadian organic farmers—both large-scale and small-scale—we experience a full growing season with all of its rewards as well as the challenges of a changing climate.

Let Them Eat Dirt    View Trailer
Looks at the role microbes play in the development, physical and mental health of our children, and argues that good health begins with kids playing in the dirt.

Amá    View Trailer
The untold story of the involuntary sterilization of Native American women by the Indian Health Service well into the 1970s.

Overload: America's Toxic Love Story    View Trailer
Before she starts a family, Soozie Eastman wants to discover whether it's possible to reduce her body's--and by extension everybody's--toxic burden.

A Silent Transformation    View Trailer
The transformative power of the co-operative enterprise model, illustrated with many inspirational examples.

Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise    View Trailer
Explores the same women's and men's reactions to the groundbreaking film, THELMA & LOUISE, 25 years ago and today.

Oyster    View Trailer
Observes the daily life of a family running an oyster farm in a lake on the SE coast of Australia, as they deal with climate change, pollution, and the fickleness of consumers.

Guardian    View Trailer
Against the backdrop of BC's spectacular Great Bear Rainforest, Guardians and the salmon they monitor are victims of science censorship and reckless extractive industries.

The Providers    View Trailer
Three healthcare providers bring care to a rural American community, showing the transformative power of providers' relationships with marginalized patients.

Once Was Water    View Trailer
Las Vegas provides an example to the world of how any city can and must create its own sustainable water solutions.

Complicit    View Trailer
Benzene-poisoned, Foxconn factory worker takes his fight against the global smartphone industry from his hospital bed in China to the international stage.

Spring 2019

Una Paz Audaz - A Bold Peace (Spanish Version)     View Trailer
El camino de Costa Rica hacia la desmilitarización.

The Medicine in Marijuana     View Trailer
What we know, and what we don't know, about the most popular new medicine in the U.S.

A Concerned Citizen: Civics in Action    View Trailer
Marine toxicologist, Dr. Riki Ott, who helped fishing communities hit by the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon spills, creates a civics course to help young activists become effective.

Lobster War: The Fight Over the World's Richest Fishing Grounds    View Trailer
Climate-changed ocean temperatures shift New England's lobster fishery across national boundaries, sparking international tension.

Don't Give Up Your Voice! Stories of Argentine Resistance    View Trailer
Looks at the inspirational resistance of Argentinians to the government of Mauricio Macri, whose election preceded Trump's but whose style and policies are eerily similar.

Fall 2018

Keepers of the Future: La Coordinadora of El Salvador    View Trailer
Following El Salvador's civil war, a farmers' cooperative puts down roots, builds resilience and provides a model of how to mitigate climate change and resist unsustainable, extractive development.

Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution    View Trailer
The untold story of how the twin struggles for racial justice and healthcare intersected: creating Medicare and desegregating thousands of hospitals at the same time.

The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilization?     View Trailer
Looks at the influential work of David Fleming, who dared to re-imagine a thriving civilization after the collapse of our current mainstream economies and inspired the Transition Towns movement.

Backfired: When VW Lied to America     View Trailer
Investigates the largest auto scam in the world, tracing VW's deliberate installation of defeat devices in their diesel cars to circumvent California and US vehicle emissions standards.

Capturing The Flag     View Trailer
Four friends travel to Cumberland County, NC--posterchild for voter suppression in 2016--intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.

This is Home: A Refugee Story     View Trailer
Sundance award-winner puts a human face on the global refugee crisis by providing an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in the US and struggling to find their footing.

No Man's Land     View Trailer
Behind the scenes account of the occupation of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by armed militants and their 41-day standoff with federal authorities.

Bluefin: The Last of the Giants     View Trailer
Bluefin tuna is a thousand-pound warm-blooded giant with gills, which wholesales at up to a million dollars, and which is caught in an oceanic "last of the buffalo hunt."

G is for Gun     View Trailer
Explores both sides of the highly controversial trend of arming teachers and staff in America's K-12 schools.

Redefining Prosperity    View Trailer
The story of how a mining town recovered from its legacy of pollution and prospered by building community around the battle to save their beautiful river.

Gladesmen    View Trailer
In a classic battle of competing interests, gladesmen and their airboats are being banned from Everglades National Park in the world's largest attempt to restore a damaged ecosystem.

Plane Truths    View Trailer
With the "Pivot to Asia" increased activity at the navy base on Whidbey Island, WA is making life unbearable for locals and wildlife - collateral damage in the ever increasing militarization of our society.

Spring 2018

The Heretic    View Trailer
Follows Rob Bell, founder of a megachurch in Michigan, and now an influential writer and speaker, as he spreads a message of love and inclusion and searches for what it means to be human.

Still Waters    View Trailer
In his tiny, one-room, after hours, free school in Brooklyn, Stephen Haff teaches forty Hispanic kids reading, creative writing and Latin.

Symbiotic Earth    View Trailer
Explores the life and ideas of Lynn Margulis, a scientific rebel who challenged entrenched theories of evolution to present a new narrative: life evolves through collaboration.

A Dangerous Idea    View Trailer
Examines the history of the US eugenics movement and its recent resurrection, which uses false scientific claims and holds that an all-powerful "gene" determines who is worthy and who is not.

Food Coop    View Trailer
Looks at the workings of a highly profitable supermarket, Brooklyn's Park Slope Food Coop, which for 44 years has been a shining example of a successful alternative economic system at work.

Earth Seasoned...#GapYear     View Trailer
Diagnosed with learning difficulties, Tori finds her greatest teacher in nature, spending a "gap year" living semi-primitively with four other young women in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

A Quest for Meaning    View Trailer
Two childhood friends take an impromptu road trip attempting to uncover the causes of our current global crisis and discover a way to bring about change.

Daughters of the Forest    View Trailer
A group of girls in a remote forest in Paraguay are transformed at an experimental high school where they learn to protect the threatened forest and build a future for themselves.

Fall 2017

Triple Divide [REDACTED]    View Trailer
Exposes the mishandling and cover-up of drinking water contamination related to unconventional natural gas extraction - aka fracking - in Pennsylvania.

Evolution of Organic     View Trailer
The story of organic agriculture, told by those in California who built the movement.

Open Bethlehem     View Trailer
The filmmaker comes home to Bethlehem to find the city being strangled by the wall and ongoing Israeli settlements, and starts a campaign to keep Bethlehem open to the world.

Food For Change     View Trailer
The deep history of cooperatives in America -- the country's longest-surviving alternative economic system.

The Search for General Tso     View Trailer
A quest to understand the origins of this ubiquitous, spicy red chicken dish and to explore the history of Chinese-American food.

Cracking Cancer     View Trailer
A clinical research trial at the Personalized OncoGenomics Program is changing the way scientists think about the future of cancer care.

Cheshire, Ohio     View Trailer
Follows a community devastated by coal, starting with American Electric Power's buyout and bulldozing of this Ohio River town, after exposing them to years of harmful emissions.

One Big Home     View Trailer
Trophy homes threaten Martha's Vineyard. When he feels he is complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, one carpenter takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera.

Tribal Justice     View Trailer
Documents an effective criminal justice reform movement in America: the efforts of tribal courts to return to traditional, community-healing concepts of justice.

Celling Your Soul     View Trailer
An examination of our love/hate relationships with our digital devices from the first digitally socialized generation, and what we can do about it.

AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock     View Trailer
Record of the massive peaceful resistance led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to the Dakota Access Pipeline through their land and underneath the Missouri River.

Sacred Cod     View Trailer
Captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the effects of overfishing, climate change and government policies on fishermen and the fish.

From This Day Forward     View Trailer
Tells the story of a love, and family, that survived the most intimate of transformations.

Anthropocene - Short version     View Trailer
Examines whether human impact has tipped the planet into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, with all of its political, social and behavioral implications.

Spring 2017

A Bold Peace     View Trailer
Almost 70 years ago Costa Rica abolished its army and committed itself to fostering a peaceful society. It has been reaping the benefits ever since.

Denial     View Trailer
A unique film about the filmmaker's father, a utility executive and smart grid pioneer in a nation in denial about climate change, who battles his own denial about his true identity.

The Coming War on China     View Trailer
John Pilger reveals that the United States and China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war. The film is both a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.

Company Town     View Trailer
A grassroots movement challenges Citizens United, corporate power, and moguls of the "sharing economy" to stop gentrification and wrest back control of San Francisco's future.

Death By Design     View Trailer
Debunks the notion that electronics is a 'clean' industry by revealing the human and environmental cost of electronic gadgets that are designed to die.

My Love Affair with the Brain     View Trailer
Meet Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience, and an inspirational teacher to thousands at UC Berkeley and to millions on YouTube.

The Activists     View Trailer
The story of activists who opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including their lives, the tactics they used, and the historical context.

How to Let Go of the World    View Trailer
Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox contemplates our climate-change future by exploring the human qualities that global warming can't destroy.

Rule of Law     View Trailer
A newly-disabled outlaw and country lawyer in Tennessee lead a class action lawsuit that affects the rights of 55 million people.

Cultivating Kids     View Trailer
On South Whidbey Island, WA, a school farm shows that a garden can be a valuable addition to the curriculum while encouraging a healthy diet.

Disturbing the Peace     View Trailer
A film about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, Palestinians and Israelis, who challenged their fate and joined together to say "enough."

The Return     View Trailer
After California's "Three Strikes" law was amended, thousands of lifers were suddenly freed, but re-entry presented problems for the lifers, their families and their communities.

Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer?     View Trailer
The case of Dr. William Hurwitz educates audiences on the complexities involved in opioid painkiller prescriptions.

Fall 2016

Bluespace     View Trailer
Contrasts sci-fi ideas about terraforming Mars with the state of NYC's waterways, and questions the viability of colonizing Mars before making our own planet sustainable.

Stray Dog     View Trailer
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Debra Granik ("Winter's Bone") returns to SW Missouri for her first documentary, looking at the life of Vietnam vet, Ron "Stray Dog" Hall, and shattering some stereotypes.

After the Spill     View Trailer
The oil and gas industry has historically dominated Louisiana politics and is largely responsible for the state's rapidly disappearing coastline. Sequel to SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories

Planetary     View Trailer
A provocative and breathtaking wakeup call - a cross continental cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species.

Incarcerating US     View Trailer
Exposes America's prison problem and explores various criminal justice reforms.

Jumbo Wild     View Trailer
A 25-year battle in Canada's iconic Jumbo Valley pits developers of a large ski resort against conservationists, backcountry skiers and First Nations, who revere it as home of the grizzly bear spirit.

Love & Solidarity     View Trailer
An exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson.

Spring 2016

Our Mockingbird     View Trailer
Harper Lee's novel, and the story of a remarkable high school production of the adapted play, are used as a lens to examine race, class, gender, and justice - then and now.

Anthropocene     View Trailer
Examines whether human impact has tipped the planet into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, with all of its political, social and behavioral implications.

East of Salinas     View Trailer
José Anzaldo is an excellent student with a bright future except that he is undocumented, the child of migrant farm laborers in California's Salinas Valley.

WEconomics: Italy     View Trailer
The first in a new series from the makers of SHIFT CHANGE, WEconomics: Italy reports on the extensive and innovative cooperative economy in the region around Bologna.

DIVEST! The Climate Movement on Tour     View Trailer
Chronicles's 'Do the Math' bus tour as it launched the fossil fuel divestment campaign onto the national and ultimately international stage.

El Poeta    View Trailer
After his only son is murdered in the Mexican drug war, a mystic poet launches an international crusade to save his country.

The Secret Life of Your Clothes     View Trailer
The revealing story of what happens to the mountain of clothes--castoffs in today's world of fast fashion--that are donated to charity. Few make it to your local charity thrift store.

Fall 2015

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy     View Trailer
Two elderly men possess starkly contrasting attitudes towards their high-ranking Nazi fathers. A study of brutality, self-deception, guilt and the nature of justice.

Just Eat It    View Trailer
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

Trees in Trouble    View Trailer
The first film to document how a city responds to the imminent tree crisis caused by invasive insects such as the emerald ash borer.

Project Z    View Trailer
An investigation into how war games, worst-case scenarios, complex systems, and networked media produce the very crises they seek to model, predict and report.

Lunch Love Community    View Trailer
Passion, creative energy and persistence come together when Berkeley advocates and educators tackle food reform and food justice in the schools and in the neighborhoods.

The True Cost     View Trailer
Groundbreaking investigation of fast fashion reveals that while the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.

The Enemy Within    View Trailer
The story of Britain's longest strike, the 1984-85 miners' strike, when Margaret Thatcher declared war on the unions, as told by those who lived through it.

Weather Gone Wild    View Trailer
From floating neighborhoods to massive harbor floodgates, cities around the world are engineering ways to cope with extreme weather events.

The Antibiotic Hunters    View Trailer
Scientists are hunting urgently for new antibiotics -- a challenge that is taking them to some remote and unusual places.

Spring 2015

Facing Fear    View Trailer
A former neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay victim of his hate crime meet by chance 25 years later, are reconciled and collaborate in educational presentations.

Wrenched    View Trailer
Captures the generations of eco-activists, from the 1960s to the present day, inspired by Edward Abbey's passionate defense of wilderness in The Monkey Wrench Gang.

Without Shepherds    View Trailer
Six bold Pakistanis from very different walks of life attempt to build a new future while struggling with their country's current crisis.

The Hand That Feeds    View Trailer
Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma López unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain.

Divide In Concord    View Trailer
A fiery octogenarian activist spearheads a grassroots campaign to ban the sale of single-serve plastic bottled water in Concord, MA.

Racing To Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste    View Trailer
Follows San Francisco's innovative efforts towards achieving zero waste, thereby dramatically reducing the city's carbon footprint.

After Winter, Spring    View Trailer
An intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat in a world increasingly dominated by large-scale industrial agriculture.

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time    View Trailer
Explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold (A Sand County Almanac) and his land ethic philosophy.

The Kill Team    View Trailer
Soldier Adam Winfield attempted to thwart atrocities being committed by his platoon in Afghanistan but was then himself charged in one of the largest war crimes investigations in US history.

Code Black    View Trailer
Unprecedented access to the ER at Los Angeles County Hospital provides a doctor's-eye view into the heart of our complex and overburdened healthcare system.

Refuge: Caring for Survivors of Torture    View Trailer
Refugees, asylees and caregivers share their stories to help professionals and volunteers understand the needs of the more than a million survivors of torture rebuilding lives in the US.

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia    View Trailer
A summation of the life and work of Gore Vidal: novelist, essayist, polemicist, intellectual and bon vivant, who played a critical role in American public life for more than 50 years.

The Homestretch    View Trailer
Three homeless teens in Chicago fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future.

Fall 2014

Plastic Paradise    View Trailer
Angela Sun reveals the effects of our rabid plastic consumption as she investigates The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Groundswell Rising    View Trailer
Documents the opposition from both sides of the political spectrum to the ubiquitous practice of fracking for natural gas, and the health and environmental reasons behind it.

Where Am I?    View Trailer
Why are some of us good at finding our way, while others are not? The latest findings in spatial cognition research have multiple implications including for urban planning and design.

A Fragile Trust    View Trailer
Tells the shocking story of New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, the most infamous plagiarist of our time.

The Allergy Fix    View Trailer
Scientists are attacking food allergies in new and inventive ways, driven by the alarming increase in the number of people, particularly children, who suffer, and can die, from them.

Oil & Water    View Trailer
Two boys come of age looking for solutions to the global problem of reckless oil drilling following years of oil contamination in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

DamNation    View Trailer
Explores the sea change in national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the call for dam removal as awareness grows that our own future is bound to the health of our rivers.

Utopia    View Trailer
John Pilger's epic portrayal of Earth's oldest continuous human culture, Aboriginal Australians, and his investigation into Australia's suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.

The Trouble with Bread    View Trailer
A gluten intolerant filmmaker's quest for the perfect loaf leads to unexpected discoveries about modern bread.

Drones In My Backyard    View Trailer
How comfortable should Americans be with the growing use of drones by all segments of society?

Torture Made in USA    View Trailer
Examines the George W. Bush administration's systematic use of torture and questions whether key members could be prosecuted for war crimes?

A Will for the Woods    View Trailer
Clark Wang's passionate wish for a legacy of green burials inspires a profoundly affecting and optimistic portrait of people finding meaning in death.

Forget Me Not    View Trailer
An astonishingly candid, loving and revelatory chronicle of the changes his mother's Alzheimer's disease has on the filmmaker's family.

Spring 2014

Come Hell or High Water    View Trailer
When the graves of former slaves are bulldozed in Mississippi, a native son returns to protect the community they settled.

Bringing It Home    View Trailer
Extols the many benefits of industrial hemp for the environment and human health, while revealing the obstacles to what could be a thriving industry for U.S. farmers.

The Human Scale    View Trailer
Influential Danish architect Jan Gehl argues that we can build cities in a way which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account.

The Great Vacation Squeeze    View Trailer
From the producer of the classic AFFLUENZA, this film shows why vacations are important for productivity, happiness, family bonding and especially health.

Addiction Incorporated    View Trailer
The true story of the tobacco companies' commitment to addicting the human brain and how the world came to know about it.

Valentine Road    View Trailer
In 2008, eighth-grader Brandon McInerney shot classmate Larry King at point blank range. Unraveling this tragedy, the film reveals the heartbreaking circumstances that led to the shocking crime as well as the aftermath.

After Tiller    View Trailer
Sheds a humanistic light on the heated abortion debate by going inside the lives of the last four doctors in America who openly provide third-trimester abortions and the reasons their patients seek them.

The Wisdom to Survive    View Trailer
Examines the challenges that climate change poses and discusses meaningful action that can be taken by individuals and communities.

School's Out    View Trailer
A year in the life of a forest kindergarten in Switzerland where being outdoors and unstructured play are the main components.

Fire and Ice    View Trailer
From the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia to the Andes of Peru, indigenous highland communities battle threats to their forests, farms, and faith.

Islands of Sanctuary    View Trailer
Aboriginal Australians and Native Hawaiians reclaim land from the government and the military, and resist the erosion of culture and environment.

Pilgrims and Tourists    View Trailer
In the Altai Republic of Russia and in Northern California, indigenous shamans resist massive government projects that threaten nature and culture.

Profit and Loss    View Trailer
From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water, and health to mining and oil industries.

Standing on Sacred Ground    View Trailer
In this 4-part series, indigenous people from eight different cultures stand up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment.

Xmas Without China    View Trailer
Explores the intersection of consumerism and immigration in American culture.

Fall 2013

Looting the Pacific    View Trailer
An ICIJ investigation reveals the secrets of the global fishing industry's last frontier and the fate of the jack mackerel.

Zero Ten Twenty    View Trailer
3-part series revisits 11 children from around the world who were born in 1992, the year of the first Rio Earth Summit, and measures the impact of globalization on their lives.

Reframing Rio    View Trailer
9-part series from the producers of LIFE looking at different aspects of the globalization issue and consisting of LIFE APPS(5 x 27 min), LOOTING THE PACIFIC (27 min) and ZERO TEN TWENTY (3 x 50 min).

Life Apps    View Trailer
5-part series in which tech-savvy young adults from around the globe create mobile apps for a better, more sustainable world.

La Camioneta    View Trailer
The transformation of an old American school bus into a brightly-colored public bus in Guatemala speaks volumes about our globalized world.

Psychology and the New Heroism    View Trailer
Philip Zimbardo and Daniel Ellsberg discuss why some people are willing to take courageous nonviolent action in defense of ethical principles.

Hot Coffee    View Trailer
Tells the truth about the McDonald's hot coffee case and exposes the influence of corporate America on our civil justice system.

Big or Small?    View Trailer
What's the best method of growing food for a hungry population of 9.5 billion people: Big, or small?

Fat or Skinny?    View Trailer
The people of India are faced with a choice: indulge in a Western-style fast food diet, or embrace healthy and indigenous alternatives.

Food or Fuel?    View Trailer
Kenyan farmer Moses Shaha journeys through the Tana Delta, where farmers are starting to grow jatropha, a biofuel crop.

Near or Far?    View Trailer
The Nigerian Minister for Agriculture wants to ensure Nigerians eat food grown in Nigeria.

Old or New?    View Trailer
In Lima, Peru, a new generation of top chefs are cooking with traditional ingredients and supporting traditional livelihoods.

Stay or Go?    View Trailer
Who will grow China's food as young people leave the countryside for the cities?

More Than Human    View Trailer
With nanotechnology medicine could evolve from treating disease to a practice that is predictive, personalized and preemptive.

The Nano Revolution    View Trailer
3-part series explores the promises and potential perils of a new technological frontier -- nanotechnology and the world of the infinitesimally small.

Welcome to Nano City    View Trailer
See how the invisible nano revolution is already at work in our lives--from photocatalytic window coatings that clean themselves to manmade fiber stronger, yet lighter, than steel.

Will Nano Save the Planet?    View Trailer
Environmental problems might be solved by nano solar cells, clean fuel additives, contaminant remediation, but are we creating pollutants more dangerous than the ones we already have?

The Suzuki Diaries: Future City    View Trailer
David and Sarika Suzuki explore urban innovations leading toward sustainability.

Saving Sunshine    View Trailer
In plain language, master electrician and solar installer Bruce Hankins explains AC coupling, the combining of a grid-tied solar electric installation with an off-grid battery backup system.

The Whale    View Trailer
The story of Luna, a young wild killer whale, who challenged the established order of things when he tried to make friends with people.

Extreme By Design    View Trailer
In a Stanford multidisciplinary, project-based course, student design teams are building a better product at a time.

Shadows of Liberty    View Trailer
Uses shocking examples of cover-ups and censorship by the US media to show how a few mega corporations exercise control over the content of our news.

Cocaine Unwrapped    View Trailer
Documents the devastating effects of the war on drugs and suggests realistic alternatives.

The Waiting Room    View Trailer
A day in the life of a public hospital's ER waiting room captures what it means for millions of Americans to live without health insurance.

Bidder 70    View Trailer
Tells the story of Tim DeChristopher's extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience drawing attention to the need for action on climate change.

The New Green Giants    View Trailer
Examines the complex and controversial world of today's exploding organic food industry.

Nothing Like Chocolate    View Trailer
The story of Mott Green and the solar-powered Grenada Chocolate Company, a farmers' and chocolate-makers' co-op, which makes organic chocolate from tree-to-bar.

Heart Of Sky, Heart Of Earth    View Trailer
Six young Maya present a wholly indigenous perspective, in which all life is sacred and connected, as they resist the destruction of their culture and environment.

Tokyo Waka    View Trailer
A poem about a city, its people, and 20,000 crows.

The Ghosts In Our Machine    View Trailer
Following animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur over the course of a year, the film illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.

Spring 2013

Shift Change    View Trailer
Investigates employee-owned businesses that provide secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces even in today's economic crisis.

Sun Kissed    View Trailer
One gene exposes a nation's dark past. A Navajo couple with two children born with an extremely rare genetic disorder investigate the cause of the outbreak.

Fall 2012

Unfinished Spaces    View Trailer
Multi-layered story of Cuba's National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's Revolution.

Detropia    View Trailer
A vivid portrait of Detroit, America's first major post-industrial city, as it struggles to deal with the consequences of a broken economic system.

A Fierce Green Fire (Classroom Version)    View Trailer
The documentary of record on the environmental movement.

A Fierce Green Fire    View Trailer
The documentary of record on the environmental movement.

Shattered Sky    View Trailer
The story of how America led the world to solve the ozone crisis. Will we dare to do the same with climate change?

You've Been Trumped    View Trailer
In this David and Goliath story, proud Scottish homeowners take on The Donald over one of Britain's very last stretches of wilderness.

Force Of Nature    View Trailer
Inspirational distillation of the life, thoughts and legacy of famed Canadian scientist, broadcaster and activist, David Suzuki.

Future Food    View Trailer
With 9 billion people on planet Earth in the year 2050, this 6-part series examines how we will feed ourselves in the 21st century.

Chasing Water    View Trailer
Breathtaking photography tells the story of the Colorado River, which flowed to the sea for 6 million years and now dries up 90 miles short of the Sea of Cortez.

Geologic Journey II    View Trailer
5-part series that explores the geologic forces that shape our planet and our lives.

Money & Medicine (New Edition)    View Trailer
An investigation of the dangers the nation faces from runaway health care spending as well as the dangers patients face from over-diagnosis and over-treatment.

We Are Not Ghosts    View Trailer
Detroiters are reinventing the old Motor City as a vibrant new self-sustaining and human-scaled city for a post industrial world.

One Ocean    View Trailer
Spectacular 4-part series dives into the world's vast interconnected ocean ecosystem--telling the story from its turbulent birth to its threatened future.

War In The Mind    View Trailer
Gives voice to soldiers living with PTSD to help erase the stigma, examines the growing number of military suicides, and shows a successful group therapy program.

Valentino's Ghost (New Edition)    View Trailer
Exposes the ways in which America's foreign policy agenda in the Middle East drives the mainstream media's portrayals of Arabs and Muslims.

Heist    View Trailer
Investigates the roots of the current economic crisis, and the ongoing assault on working people in the United States.

Bitter Seeds    View Trailer
The final film in Micha X. Peled's Globalization Trilogy examines the epidemic of suicides amongst India's cotton farmers, deeply in debt after switching to genetically modified seeds.

The Globalization Trilogy    View Trailer
Micha X. Peled's groundbreaking series explores the production-consumption chain, from cotton grown with GMOs in India used to make the jeans in Chinese sweatshops that are sold in Wal-Marts across the U.S.

Programmed To Be Fat?    View Trailer
Man-made chemicals may be programming us to be fat - before we're even born.

If A Tree Falls    View Trailer
The Academy Award-nominated story of the radicalization of an environmental activist, from his involvement in and later disillusionment with Earth Liberation Front sabotage, to his eventual arrest by the FBI and incarceration as a domestic terrorist.

Biophilic Design    View Trailer
A design revolution that connects buildings to the natural world, buildings where people feel and perform better.

Revenge of the Electric Car    View Trailer
Tells the story of the global resurgence of electric cars, following the race to be the first and the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world.

Semper Fi    View Trailer
Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger reveals the Marine Corps' cover-up at Camp Lejeune of one of the largest water contamination incidents in US history.

The City Dark    View Trailer
The definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars.

Spring 2012

Great Falls    View Trailer
Professional, Native and antiquarian researchers combine to investigate the archaeological history and modern legacy of Eastern Native civilization in Turners Falls, MA.

Tar Creek    View Trailer
Tells the incredible story of the Tar Creek Superfund site in NE Oklahoma and the massive and deadly remains left by the lead and zinc mines there.

Hawaii: Roots of Fire    View Trailer
Investigates the hidden forces that drive the planet's largest and most active volcanic system, the Hawaiian Islands.

Early Life 2    View Trailer
Second series of Early Life programs that follows Mayor Amilcar Huanchuari as he tours Brazil and his native Peru looking at programs promoting early childhood development.

Fall 2011

Planeat    View Trailer
Makes the case for a plant-based diet which is good for our bodies, good for the environment and mitigates climate change.

The War You Don't See    View Trailer
John Pilger's powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war.

Better This World    View Trailer
The story of two young Texans accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention reveals the workings of the post 9/11 security state.

We Still Live Here    View Trailer
Tells the amazing story of the return of the Wampanoag language, a language that was silenced for more than a century.

Barbershop Punk    View Trailer
A David & Goliath tale of one man's fight against restrictions by Internet service providers and governments on consumers' access to the internet.

From The Ground Up    View Trailer
Five 9/11 widows of New York firefighters pay tribute to their husbands by accomplishing extraordinary feats in their communities, turning evil into good.

An Ecology of Mind    View Trailer
A daughter's loving film portrait of one of the 20th century's most influential thinkers, Gregory Bateson, anthropologist, systems theorist and ecologist.

Between Two Worlds    View Trailer
A personal essay revealing the passionate debates over identity and generational change inside today's American Jewish community.

Butterflies & Bulldozers    View Trailer
The fight to save San Francisco's San Bruno Mountain speaks to the global dilemma of economic growth versus species preservation.

Truck Farm    View Trailer
Blending seriousness and whimsy, filmmaker Ian Cheney explores the promise and perils of urban farming.

Truck Farm    View Trailer
Blending seriousness and whimsy, filmmaker Ian Cheney explores the promise and perils of urban farming.

Play Again (New Edition)    View Trailer
What are the consequences of a childhood removed from nature? Six screen-addicted teens take their first wilderness adventure.

The Flaw    View Trailer
Tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash of 2008, and clearly explains how excessive income inequality leads to economic instability.

Dirty Business    View Trailer
Reveals the true social and environmental costs of coal power and looks at promising developments in renewable energy technology.

Original Minds    View Trailer
Inspirational film that shows a way to bring out the individual talents of five teenagers normally classified as learning disabled.

Priceless    View Trailer
A non-partisan look at the consequences of big-money campaign donations and a Capitol overrun by lobbyists.

Burning in the Sun    View Trailer
An inspirational portrait of a young West African man who starts a business building solar panels from scratch and selling them to rural customers in Mali.

Multiracial Identity    View Trailer
Explores the social, political and religious impact of the multiracial movement.

Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate    View Trailer
2-DVD set explores the human capacity to forgive through a compelling range of stories, from personal betrayal to global reconciliation after genocide.

Life 8    View Trailer
A new 16-part series about the effects of globalization on people around the world, and the difficult choices they face.

Spring 2011

SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories    View Trailer
Investigates how the exploitation of Southern Louisiana's abundant natural resources compromised the resiliency of its ecology and culture, multiplying the devastating impact of the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina.

Water On The Table    View Trailer
An intimate portrait of international water activist Maude Barlow and the debate over whether water is a commercial good or a human right.

Human Terrain    View Trailer
Examines and questions the US military's new counterinsurgency initiative, 'Human Terrain Systems', under which social scientists are embedded with combat troops.

Fall 2010

I.M. PEI    View Trailer
Architect I.M. Pei returns to his home city of Suzhou, China to build a modern museum that complements the architecture of the 2,500 year-old city and sets a course for modern Chinese architecture.

Waterlife    View Trailer
An epic cinematic poem that reveals the extraordinary beauty and complex toxicity of the Great Lakes, the largest remaining supply of fresh water (20%) on Earth.

The Storytelling Class    View Trailer
An after-school storytelling project in a diverse, but divided, city school breaks cultural boundaries and creates community.

Brother Towns / Pueblos Hermanos    View Trailer
An uplifting story about Jupiter, Florida's humane response to an influx of day laborers from Jacaltenango, Guatemala.

The Age of Stupid    View Trailer
An old man (Pete Postlethwaite) living in a devastated world, watches 'archive' footage from today and asks: Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?

Which Way Home    View Trailer
The personal side of immigration as child migrants from Mexico and Central America risk everything to make it to the US riding atop freight trains.

Which Way Home    View Trailer
The personal side of immigration as child migrants from Mexico and Central America risk everything to make it to the US riding atop freight trains.

A Sea Change (Short Version)    View Trailer
Ocean acidification threatens over one million species with extinction--and with them, our entire way of life.

DIRT! The Movie    View Trailer
The story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility, from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.

Tapped    View Trailer
An unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

The Love of Money    View Trailer
3-part BBC series provides the definitive guide to the global economic meltdown.

Megamall    View Trailer
The construction of a huge mall 18 miles north of Manhattan reveals the role of money, power and politics in the age of sprawl.

Spring 2010

The End of the Line    View Trailer
The first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans. Based on the book by Charles Clover.

Let's Make Money    View Trailer
Erwin Wagenhofer's incredible odyssey tracking our money through the worldwide finance system.

Big River    View Trailer
Companion film to KING CORN about the ecological consequences of industrial agriculture. DVD contains new classroom version of KING CORN.

Black Wave    View Trailer
The story of the Exxon Valdez and the 20-year legal battle to get restitution from ExxonMobil.

King Corn (Classroom Version)    View Trailer
Classroom version of classic film about how two friends uncover the devastating impact of corn on the environment, public health and family farms. DVD contains new BIG RIVER: A KING CORN COMPANION.

What's the Economy for, Anyway?    View Trailer
Ecological economist Dave Batker questions whether GDP is an adequate measure of society's well-being and suggests workable alternatives.

What's On Your Plate?    View Trailer
A witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics.
Spanish subtitles also available on DVD

The Suzuki Diaries: Sustainability in Action    View Trailer
David Suzuki and daughter Sarika travel to Europe to visit inspiring people and projects that give hope for a sustainable future.

For the Love of Movies    View Trailer
For the Love of Movies is the first documentary to dramatize the history of American film criticism and to explore its role in the evolution of American film.

Early Life    View Trailer
How irrevocably are we shaped by the first few years of our lives? Early Life explores the arguments through the stories of young children and their families in four different continents.

Fall 2009

All In This Tea    View Trailer
Crusading American tea importer, David Lee Hoffman, supports China's endangered organic farmers by searching out fine, chemical-free teas.

Homo Toxicus    View Trailer
Explores the links between the hundreds of toxic pollutants in our environment and increasing health problems.

A Sea Change    View Trailer
Ocean acidification threatens over one million species with extinction--and with them, our entire way of life.

A Sense of Wonder    View Trailer
Rachel Carson's love for the natural world and her fight to defend it.

Split Estate    View Trailer
Documents the devastating effect that fracking for natural gas and oil is having on the health of families and the environment in the Rocky Mountain West.

The Yes Men Fix The World    View Trailer
Two daring political activists, posing as top executives, infiltrate conferences and pull off pranks designed to provoke better business practices.

Spring 2009

Crips and Bloods: Made in America    View Trailer
Chronicles the decades-long cycle of destruction and despair that defines modern gang culture in South LA.

Game Over:    View Trailer
Explores the changing face of conservation in Kenya.

Milking the Rhino    View Trailer
The promise of community-based conservation in Africa.

The New Metropolis    View Trailer
Two short documentaries highlight the efforts of some of America's first suburbs to reverse their long decline.

Passage    View Trailer
A brilliantly innovative telling of the story of Dr. John Rae who discovered the awful truth about the fate of the Franklin Expedition's attempt to find the Northwest Passage.

A Snowmobile For George    View Trailer
A rambunctious road trip reveals the toll that environmental deregulation has had on the lives of ordinary people, including the effects of fracking for natural gas.

The Strangest Dream    View Trailer
The inspiring story of Joseph Rotblat and the efforts of the Pugwash Conferences to halt nuclear proliferation.

Torturing Democracy    View Trailer
Tells the inside story of how the U.S. government adopted torture as official policy in the aftermath of 9/11.

Virtual JFK    View Trailer
A filmic examination of "virtual history." What would Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had lived and been re-elected in 1964?

Fall 2008

Addicted to Plastic    View Trailer
Reveals the history and worldwide scope of plastics pollution, investigates its toxicity and explores solutions.

American Outrage    View Trailer
Two elderly Western Shoshone sisters, the Danns, put up a heroic fight for their land rights and human rights.

Cheat Neutral    View Trailer
Satirical look at the inadequacies of the concept of carbon offsetting.

Diamond Road    View Trailer
Examines every facet of the diamond trade from the prospectors to the miners, cutters, jewelers, smugglers and dealers, and advocates for fair trade.

Good Food    View Trailer
An intimate look at the farmers, ranchers, and businesses that are creating a more sustainable food system in the Pacific Northwest.

kids + money    View Trailer
Money talks. Teens in Los Angeles discuss money: getting it, spending it and learning to live without it.

Life 6    View Trailer
An 11-part series about the effects of globalization on people around the world, and the difficult choices they face as their countries struggle to meet the UN's MDGs.

Secrecy    View Trailer
A brilliant visual essay about the costs, benefits and history of the vast, invisible world of government secrecy.

Soldiers of Conscience    View Trailer
To kill or not to kill? For some the war is within.

Water First    View Trailer
An inspiring story from Malawi shows that clean water is essential for the achievement of the UN's Millennium Development Goals.

Weather Report    View Trailer
A report from the front lines of climate change in Kenya, India, Canada, the Arctic, China, and Montana where people's lives have already been dramatically altered.

Weather The Storm    View Trailer
Fishing communities on France's western coast show the path to sustainability.

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