A Sea Change

86 min.
Filmmaker: Barbara Ettinger.
Imagine a world without fish. Combining personal odyssey with a journey of scientific discovery, this documentary explores the threat of ocean acidification, the flip side of climate change, and what it means for our children.

A Snowmobile for George

94 min.
Director: Todd Darling.
Natural allies or unnatural acts? A rambunctious road trip collects the stories of fishermen, cowboys, and firemen who had to face the consequences of environmental deregulation by the Bush Administration.

A Tale of the Sundarbans

57 min.
Filmmaker: Moynul Huda.
The Sundarbans is the biggest mangrove forest in the world, located in the southwestern coastal area of Bangladesh. The presence of animals, birds, and vegetation of numerous species has made this forest a unique repository of biodiversity. The forest is extremely important in our lives but some natural and manmade causes are creating threat to its existence.

Big River

30 min.
Filmmakers: Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis.
In this follow-up to King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis take to to Iowa’s rivers , determined to find out what their little acre of corn has done to the big river downstream. What they find rises troubling questions about America’s embrace of industrial agriculture: drinking water contaminated with pesticides and fertilizer, a hypoxic “dead zone” on the Gulf of Mexico, ad topsoil erosion that threatens our future ability to grow food.

Chickens of the Sea

7 min.
Filmmaker: Steve Furman.
…a sea of grass that is! Most of the native prairie in North America is gone and prairie chickens are rare. But if you’re lucky enough to find them they are fun to watch.

Climate Change: Wildlife and Wildlands

12 min.
Filmmakers: Doug Canfield and Ryan Hagerty.
NCTC-based filmmaker Doug Canfield, and photographer, Ryan Hagerty, explain climate change and provides ways for children to help the environment.

Coal Country

84 min.
Director: Phyllis Gellar.
The director of The Appalachians, brings us an inside look at the modern coal mining technique known as mountain top removal (MTR). Both sides in this conflict claim that history is on their side. Families have lived in the region for generations and most have ancestors who worked in the mines. Everyone shares a deep love for the land, but MTR is tearing them apart.


19 min.
Filmmaker: Jeremy Roberts.
Disturbance explores the natural history and politics of burned forest in the northern Rocky Mountains.
[Student Filmmaker]

Division Street

53 min.
Filmmaker: Erick Bendick.
Roads are the largest human artifact on the planet; they have fragmented wild landscapes, ushered in the ‘age of urban sprawl,’ and challenged our bedrock sense of community. From pristine roadless areas to concrete jungles, follow filmmaker Eric Bendick on the ‘green adventure of a lifetime’–a quest to visit the farthest place from any road in the lower 48 states.
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[Student Film Winner]

Eating Alaska

57 min.
Director: Ellen Frankenstein.
A vegetarian moves to Alaska, marries a fisherman and hunter, and sets off on a journey for the “right” thing to eat. This wry look at what’s on your plate explores ideas about eating healthy sustainable food from one’s own backyard, either urban or wild, versus industrially produced food shipped thousands of miles.