Directed by: Jamie C.X. Wang
China, 2019 RT: 9:42
As her father's retirement approaches, a student filmmaker living abroad attempts to bring a story the father wrote to life, to prevent him from abandoning his one last creative passion that's fading away.
Directed by: George Giglio
United States 2019 RT: 29:16
The Northern Arapaho People of the Wind River Indian Reservation of Wyoming are storytellers. In an effort to pass their culture to the next generation the Elders tell the children four traditional stories, using clay animation, shadow puppets, paintings, drawings and performance, the children make the stories come to life.
Directed by: Pavel Maximov
Italy, 2019 RT: 20:00
Robin Food is a non-profit and pay-as-you-feel restaurant with a mission: rescue, cook and serve food that otherwise would go to waste. The restaurant is saving fruit and vegetables from markets and farms to raise public awareness on issues of food waste, sustainability and climate change in the most tangible and delicious way possible: a tasty meal.
Directed by: Chelsea Jolly, Whit Hassett
USA 2019 RT: 10:00
Runner and advocate Faith E. Briggs used to run through the streets of Brooklyn every morning. Now she’s running 150 miles through three of our National Monuments that lay in the thick of the controversy around public lands. She will be accompanied by running companions - who represent diverse perspectives on what it means to be a public landowner. Conservationists are no longer reading Walden and hanging on the words of John Muir. Women, people of color, indigenous peoples, and their knowledge and perspectives have been ignored in the conservation conversation. That is changing. The face of conservation is changing. The voices involved are changing. This short film is meant to act as both a powerful encouragement for those in the fight to find their place in the conservation effort and a tool to start these much-needed connections and conversations around public lands across our country.
Directed by: Bethan John, Eilidh Munro
United Kingdom, 2019 RT: 23:34
Deep in the remote Peruvian Amazon, a road is quietly destroying a protected rainforest, causing conflict and fear. But for some indigenous communities, desperate for change, it is also bringing hope. The road is cutting through a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Manu Biosphere Reserve, and opening it up to the outside world. Many indigenous communities are struggling to live in this 'paradise' and the road brings the promise of a better life. But at what cost?
Directed by: Sandhya Bhaskar
USA, 2020 RT: 15:27
Through the story of a pit bull named Leonard and his journey from the shelter to a forever home, this film debunks the notion that pit bulls possess an incontrollable viciousness. Bigger than Bullies take an in-depth look at some of the people in the Southern California rescue scene working to remedy the damage and abuse stray pit bulls have endured, to reveal a dog that will happily show humans love and unconditional loyalty.
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