The Other Side Of The Ice
75 Minutes / 2013 / English / Directed by: Sprague Theobald
In 2009, Sprague Theobald and his family set sail for the infamous Northwest Passage. Reuniting his children and stepchildren after a bad divorce more than fifteen years earlier, the family embarks with unanswered questions, untold hurts, and unspoken mistrusts hanging over their heads. Unrelenting cold, hungry polar bears, and a haunting landscape littered with sobering artifacts from the tragic Franklin Expedition of 1845, as well as personality clashes that threaten to tear the crew apart, make The Other Side of the Ice a harrowing story of survival, adventure, and, ultimately, redemption.
Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden
66 Minutes / 2010 / English / Directed by: Carol Black
Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a ‘better’ life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture’s way of learning and understanding the world with our own? Beautifully shot on location in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas, SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures.
47 Minutes / 2017 / English / Directed by: Klaus Mitchell
This film documents the global growth, the successes and the challenges of the vegan and plant-based movement in 2017. It shows that veganism is no longer viewed as a fringe lifestyle choice. It is a moral framework searing into the consciousness of huge numbers of people. The question now is, what will you bring into 2018?
49 Minutes / 2016 / English / Directed by: Akira Kanda & Shotaro Fujimatsu
The Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011 turned the surrounding towns into a desolate land, making the area into a “radioactive forest”. Without human presence, the land is roamed by wildlife like civets, macaques and wild boars. A project is underway to study the deserted areas by attaching a camera to wild boars to record the conditions of the former farmlands. Years after the disaster, we take a close look at how radiation has affected the wildlife, and what it entails for us humans.
H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters
92 Minutes / 2016 / English / Directed by: Nina Messinger
H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters is a life-changing documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of the typical Western diet on our health, the environment and animals. Featuring Jane Goodall, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Vandana Shiva, Melanie Joy and many other experts, the film has a clear message: By changing our eating habits, we can change the world!
98 Minutes / 2011 / English / Directed by: Lee Hirsch
Bully is a documentary film that follows the lives of five students in the U.S. who face bullying on a daily basis. Filmed over the course of a single school year, Bully sheds new light on the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids today, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic, and economic borders.
Microcosmos: People Of The Grass
72 Minutes / 1996 / Non-Narrative / Directed by: Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou
It may appear tiny to the human eye, but there is no denying that the insect kingdom – as captured by the filmmakers behind this documentary – is as dramatic, action-packed and beautiful as any other. This is a film of insect life in meadows and ponds, using incredible close-ups, slow motion, and time-lapse photography. And it is a breathtaking reminder that Mother Nature remains the greatest special effects wizard of all.
The Superior Human?
73 Minutes / 2012 / English / Directed by: Samuel McAnallen
This is a documentary that systematically challenges the common human belief that humans are superior to other life forms. It reveals the absurdity of this belief while exploding human bias.
India’s Healing Forests
50 Minutes / 2018 / English / Directed by: Nitin Das
India is a country of breathtaking natural beauty. What is less known is India’s wealth of ancient knowledge about connecting with nature to create a more meaningful life. Travel on a journey through lush rainforests, sacred groves, cloud forests, city forests, food forests and deep valleys of the Himalayas and find out the remarkable ways in which forests can heal our body, mind and spirit.
45 Minutes / 2014 / English / Directed by: Mark Brownlow
From the ancient forests of North America to the legendary Sonoran desert, a diverse world of wild, mysterious and remarkable animals exists hidden in plain sight. But, the magnificent indigenous mammals are utterly unaware that beneath their hooves and paws lies a microcosm of elusive and extraordinary tiny creatures. With this in mind, this is the exciting story of an adventurous young chipmunk and a caring grasshopper-mouse mother – two minuscule beings dwelling in a world of giants. As a result, the battle for survival in such an unforgiving environment takes on a completely new meaning, especially when you are a few inches tall.