Scuba diving is the cure for it all. Tourettes Syndrome is often misunderstood and ridiculed. COMPULSIVE DIVER will help to rid some of the stigmas surrounding the condition.
DEEP FEARS is an animated short film about a sea otter who is afraid of the ocean. He is challenged to face his fears when he loses his precious pink shell necklace at sea. He is met by two other animals, a crab and a seal, who react differently to the sea otter's unusual predicament.
“The Drop”, a swiss documentary film, confronts the audience with the topic of water not uniquely as a necessity, but rather as an indicator of social justice, racial inequalities and a trigger for social transformative change. Following a young swiss student through the USA, Canada, Guatemala and Bolivia, different stories and interviews illustrate how a drop of water can highlight the drop of a global system that fails to consider its people equally.
ENTANGLED chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how the National Marine Fisheries Service has struggled to balance the vying interests. There are now estimated to be about 350 right whales, making them among the planet’s most endangered species.
Florida’s artesian springs are a natural wonder of the world. As unique as the geysers of Yellowstone and as mesmerizing as Vernal Falls in Yosemite, these blue jewels surrounding the north Florida landscape are considered a treasure by many who see them. But today, the future of Florida’s springs is uncertain.
With flow levels declining and nitrate pollution on the rise, the springs today bear the scars of a profound struggle. Florida's own government continues to approve permits for large companies that want to pump water from the springs and their springsheds, for nominal permit fees that often cost less than a day pass to Disney World. The Fellowship of the Springs takes viewers behind the scenes of the fight to save Florida's springs, from the halls of the state capitol in Tallahassee to deep caves of Ichetucknee spring.
More severe weather in California's central valley is threatening one of the world's most important food producing regions. Efforts are underway to replenish the water below ground, the 'savings account' that farmers and small communities rely on to eke through the dry periods. What is the future of this promising technology?
In the semi-arid village of Malolo in Singida, Tanzania, Adija and her surrounding community rely on one water source, a single hole in the ground no larger than the size of an average puddle. From the Ground Up takes a look into Adija’s daily routine and provides a powerful understanding of the localized impact of the increasingly dire global water crisis.
Does an ice fishing expedition really count if there isn't any safe ice to stand on, or is it more about drinking beer with your buddies in a cold cabin in the woods? A look back at a yearly tradition gone awry with the hindsight of living through a global pandemic.
INVISIBLE HAND is a “paradigm shifting” documentary about the creation of ‘Rights of Nature.’ The defining battle of our times where nature, democracy and capitalism face off in rural America.
From Executive Producer Mark Ruffalo comes INVISIBLE HAND, the world’s first documentary film on the Rights of Nature Movement. A “paradigm shifting” story about the fate of capitalism and democracy where we find out "Who speaks for Nature?"
KOA TALKING TO ME by the National Park Service, follows a Hawaiian man's love for one of the rarest and most threatened trees in the world. Junior's connection with koa trees on his native island compels him to conserve and honour the spirt of fallen trees that would normally be wasted. His way of using the trees connects him to one of the oldest Hawaiian traditions.
KWANDO tells the story of a young Angolan fisherman, haunted by his past as a child soldier and unsure of his future, who joins a team of international scientists to explore one of Angola’s last unexplored rivers. Through hardships, scientific discoveries and his own growing interest in birds, he finds hope for a new future for his homeland.
Following a series of abstract photos called LIGHT ON WATER, the artist made this meditative, experimental short film to observe nature in an abstract way, and to combine moving images with abstract and ambient generative music. This version of LIGHT ON WATER is a capture of a moment and place in time, as he floated in his kayak in the Atlantic near Rockport, Maine.
As his idyllic homeland turns into an imagined paradise for outsiders, Balinese artist Made Bayak reveals the other side. Using plastic as a medium, Made's creative language and education activism bring us on a ride from holy peaks, sacred waters and his religious family life, all the way to the luxurious resort zones, questioning the state of Balinese culture in Bali’s mass tourism development.
The Race to Alaska is an adrenaline-fueled, 750-mile boat race through the dangerous and spectacular wilderness of the Inside Passage to Alaska.
Described as “the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning or being eaten by a grizzly bear,” it’s amazing anyone enters at all. There are no motors and no support – and nobody finishes without a story.
We follow the visceral experience of racers as they compete in one of the most difficult endurance challenges in the world. This race pushes people to find new depths, and discover new layers of themselves. The film is a raw and often times hilarious account of pulling through, again and again – a window into what collective stamina looks like.
Three indigenous communities in Bolivia fight to protect their water from diversion and contamination amid a national water crisis. UMA takes us on a journey from the tropical Andean glaciers and the highest navigable lake in the world to the mines of Oruro, and the vanished Lake Poopó. It is a women's story of displacement, resistance, and struggle for environmental justice.
Filmed in the majestic but also dangerous vastness of the Chilean ocean, THE WOMEN AND THE SEA is a sensorial journey featuring two powerful women in a small fishing village. Gloria preserves the legacy of symbolic cemeteries for those lost at sea, while Julieta defies the looming presence of death as she works in the male dominated world of fishing.
YAYA is a short documentary about Yaya Guerrero, an environmental activist in Havana, Cuba. From the Cuban National Aquarium to the Garden of 'Tarecos' and beyond, Yaya combines creativity and community to tackle ocean pollution in her neighbourhood and inspires the next generation to do the same.
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