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|THE OIL MACHINE |
Our economic, historical and emotional entanglement with oil gets ever more complex as we hurtle towards climate catastrophe. Can we break our addiction?
DANCE ME TO THE END OF TIME
Documents the last four years of the filmmaker's life-partner, outspoken lesbian, artist and theater director, Nancy Diuguid's life, as she fought breast cancer.
WORKS FOR ALL: Cincinnati's Co-op Economy
Since 2011 Co-op Cincy has been building an inspiring network of worker-owned cooperatives in Cincinnati to create a regional economy that works for all.
Acclaimed Haida Manga artist, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, pushes the boundaries of the art world by challenging the divide between contemporary and so-called "Native Art".
How to cool the planet, feed the world, and live happily ever after.
Examines Guor Mading Maker's difficult yet triumphant journey from refugee to world-renowned athlete.
Sail freight comes to the 21st Century.
THEY KEEP QUIET SO WE MAKE NOISE
Ride along with two activists from the Environmental Protection Agency of Kuala Langat, Malaysia, in search of illegal plastics recycling facilities.
A CRACK IN THE MOUNTAIN
Tells the story of the incredible, recently discovered, world's largest cave passage and the opportunity and challenges it presents to the small, impoverished Vietnamese community nearby.
FIGHT LIKE HELL: The Testimony of Mother Jones
Mother Jones, a fiery orator and fearless organizer for workers' rights, known as "the protector of children," and "the miners' angel," in a riveting performance by Lee.
How a small organization mobilized their island community to protect forests, farmlands, and shorelines from development in order to preserve a healthy rural way of life.
HORSESHOE CRAB MOON
Looks at the decline of horseshoe crabs and the crash of the red knot that depends on horseshoe crab eggs for sustenance during migration, and suggests possible solutions.
The campaign to free Julian Assange takes on intimate dimensions in this portrait of a father's fight to save his son.
Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty
A biographical film about Stewart Udall, one of America's most effective environmentalists, told through the battles he fought as Interior Secretary defending America's wild beauty.
Truth Tellers: Robert Shetterly's Odyssey to Defend Our Democratic Ideals
Chronicles the lives of Americans fighting for peace, racial equity, environmental justice and indigenous rights through the eyes of Robert Shetterly, a long time activist and artist.
August Pace: 1989-2019
30 years after the premiere of Merce Cunningham's August Pace, this film records the passing-on of an iconic work from the original performers to a new generation of dancers.
Welcome to Commie High
In-depth exploration of Community High School in Ann Arbor, MI, one of the sole survivors from America's early 70s "free schools" movement, now a thriving public school.
A high profile battle erupts over images of African American slaves and Native Americans in New Deal-era murals at a San Francisco high school.
Our food has a huge carbon footprint. FIXING FOOD tells five stories of creative new ways to lower the cost.
More than 50 years after the US dropped billions of tons of explosives on Laos, 1/3 of the surface area is still contaminated by UXO which kills Laotians daily. This is a film about responsibility.
In Our Own Hands: How Patients Are Reinventing Medicine
Follows the extraordinary steps ordinary people are taking to help millions with chronic diseases find their way back to health.
Gyaangee: Beyond Being Silenced
Famed Haida artist Robert Davidson carves his latest monumental totem pole and gives a rare insight into the deeper meanings of North Coast Indigenous art works.
An eccentric Russian scientist's quixotic quest to recreate a vanished ice age ecosystem and save the world from a catastrophic global warming feedback loop.
Brothers On The Line
The extraordinary story of the Reuther brothers who challenged the automobile industry, and helped build the union movement that remade America.
REFLECTION: a walk with water
Filmmaker Emmett Brennan walks the length of the Los Angeles aqueduct in search of a vision for humanity worth living for - what he discovers has everything to do with water.
BLOWBACK: The 9/11 Wars in Global Film
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
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
AWARE explores boundary-pushing research in the understanding of consciousness.
Frenemies: Cuba and the U.S. Embargo
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
Into The Night: Portraits of Life and Death
2-DVD set features intimate, provocative stories of men and women forever changed by their encounters with mortality.
A Crime on the Bayou
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.
Chronicles the gravity defying life of Bill Shannon, an internationally renowned artist, breakdancer and skate punk—on crutches.
The Emoji Story
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
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
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
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
An unflinching look at how the world's favorite heavy metal is extracted from the earth.
The Divided Brain
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.
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?
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.
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
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
African communities on the front lines of the poaching crisis fight to protect their wildlife for future generations.
A 3-part series of short films examining the ripple effects of our actions in an interconnected world.
A Fine Line
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
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.
A Home Called Nebraska
People in Nebraska wholeheartedly welcome refugees and show that the newcomers enrich their communities, their economies, and their lives.
Into The Canyon
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
Tells the story of nonviolence, the greatest overlooked resource in human experience.
Point Of No Return
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
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
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
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
Follows the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color on the frontlines of social justice.
The Vow from Hiroshima
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
Lynden B. Miller explores the life and work of America's first female landscape architect, Beatrix Farrand.
Tre Maison Dasan
An intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison.
Like Any Other Kid
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.
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
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.
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.
Connects the massive 1963 Chicago Public Schools boycott to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.
The Toxic Reigns of Resentment
An interview film on the emotion of resentment and how it defines culture and politics today.
Cooked: Survival by Zip Code
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
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
Cohousing offers both privacy and community—the best of both worlds!
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.
My Country No More
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.
Examines the effects of hate speech and bigotry on the lives of Muslim-Americans.
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
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
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.
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
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
The transformative power of the co-operative enterprise model, illustrated with many inspirational examples.
Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise
Explores the same women's and men's reactions to the groundbreaking film, THELMA & LOUISE, 25 years ago and today.
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.
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.
Three healthcare providers bring care to a rural American community, showing the transformative power of providers' relationships with marginalized patients.
Once Was Water
Las Vegas provides an example to the world of how any city can and must create its own sustainable water solutions.
Benzene-poisoned, Foxconn factory worker takes his fight against the global smartphone industry from his hospital bed in China to the international stage.
Keepers of the Future: La Coordinadora of El Salvador
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Explores both sides of the highly controversial trend of arming teachers and staff in America's K-12 schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In his tiny, one-room, after hours, free school in Brooklyn, Stephen Haff teaches forty Hispanic kids reading, creative writing and Latin.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.