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is a leading source of educational films — DVDs & Streaming — on environmental and related social justice issues, including:

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Over the last 46 years, Bullfrog Films has become the leading US publisher of independently-produced documentaries on environmental and related social justice issues that point the way to living healthily, happily, and with greater concern for the other inhabitants of this planet, and for our descendants.

Online Access in these times

Academic Streaming
As you begin adapting your fall courses amidst COVID-19 uncertainty, we invite you to preview films via streaming, that you can then book to either stream to your students or show in classrooms.

Streaming rentals are available from Bullfrog, as well as discounted Licenses from our streaming partner Docuseek, for yearly, or up to life-of-file licenses.

Community Event Streaming
Community groups can host virtual public and campus-wide screening events with their online community. See our titles on Bullfrog Communities. Contact for a quote and for more information.

Streaming and Screenings

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Featured Releases

AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock 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.
The True Cost 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.
Death By Design 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.
The Return 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.
Anthropocene   - Short version 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.
Celling Your Soul 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.
Standing on Sacred Ground 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.
Tribal Justice 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.
How to Let Go of the World 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.

Newest Releases

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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 98-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin's inspiring life, work and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America's story.

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.

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.

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.

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 pave 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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Ama    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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Sequel     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.

Power to Heal    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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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