USA, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia & Mexico,
Dir. Louie Psihoyos
Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction.
Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, Racing Extinctions reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.
Dir. Noah Hutton
Deep Time is director Noah Hutton's follow-up to Crude Independence, which was filmed at the beginning of the Bakken oil boom in western North Dakota in the summer of 2008.
Inspired by the geological concept of deep time and philosopher Timothy Morton's concept of Hyperobjects - Deep Time expands the nearsighted narrative of a boomtown to include the uncanny and the ancient.
Austria, Japan, Kenya, Bangladesh, China, Mexico & India,
Dir. Werner Boote
It’s a familiar horror scenario: seven billion global citizens. Declining resources, poisonous mountains of trash, hunger and climate change – consequences of human overpopulation? What is the truth behind this claim of overstrain, and where did the notion originate from? Which part of our population counts as “too many”?
Following the acclaimed success of Plastic Planet, Werner Boote’s latest documentary Population Boom delivers a captivating exploration of this rarely challenged conception. On his journey across the globe, filmmaker Boote instead investigates an entirely different issue: who is the orchestrator of the catastrophe scenario?
Dir. Ryley Grunenwald
Two cousins from South Africa’s Wild Coast have opposing plans to develop their land. Nonhle wants to develop eco-tourism in order to protect her community’s homes, farms, graves and traditional lifestyle while Madiba is planning a titanium mine and national tolled highway.
Meanwhile, their King and Queen, who oppose the mine and highway, are deposed by the South African Government.
Canada, France, Costa Rica, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey & USA,
Dir. Su Rynard
The Messenger, a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Su Rynard (Dream Machine, Kardia) chronicles the struggle of songbirds worldwide to survive in turbulent environmental conditions brought about by humans and argues that their demise could signify the crash of the ecosystems globally, akin to the disappearance of honey bees and the melting of the glaciers.
Dir. Margaret Brown
On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region.
Canada, UK & USA,
Dir. Grant Baldwin
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. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.
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