100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice

100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice

Melinda Janko/2016/76 min/Historical Perspectives

FILM DESCRIPTION: 100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice is the story of Elouise Cobell, a petite Black feet warrior from Montana, and her 30-year fight for justice for 300,000 Native Americans whose mineral rich lands were grossly mismanaged by the United States Government. In 1996, Cobell filed the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the federal government. For fifteen long years, and through three Presidential administrations, Elouise Cobell's unrelenting spirit never quit. This is the compelling true story of how she prevailed and made history.

After the Spill

After the Spill

Jon Bowermaster/2015/62 min/Health-Environment

FILM DESCRIPTION: Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana. Five years later the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the worst ecologic disaster in North American history. Amazingly those aren’t the worst things facing Louisiana’s coastline today. It is that the state is fast disappearing.

An Incovenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Incovenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Bonnie Cohen and Jon Shenk/2017/100 min/Climate Change

FILM DESCRIPTION: A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to influence international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Angry Inuk

Angry Inuk

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril/2017/85 min/Wildlife

FILM DESCRIPTION: Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humor and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA

Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA

Rebekah Wingert-Jabi/2015/69 min/Architecture

Robert Simon (1914-2015) had a vision for American life. While 1950s post-war suburban sprawl cultivated individualism and homogeneity and prioritized single-family homes, Bob Simon dreamed ‘another way of living’ that valued community, nature, and social equity. He set out to build a suburban town that integrated citizens across racial, economic, and religious divides. His vision was realized in the New Town of Reston, VA, in 1964. Despite early challenges, the town became an international sensation inspiring new trends in suburban development – mixing residential and commercial zones and creating open spaces and plazas to promote community.

Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?

Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?

Alan Dater and Lisa Merton/2017/76 min/Energy

FILM DESCRIPTION: Burned tells the story of how woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior, and of the people and parties who are both fighting against and promoting its adoption and use. Woven together, the various stories present an intimate and visceral account of what is at this moment in time a critical, yet mostly unknown, national and international controversy.

Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

Jeff Orlowski and Larissa Rhodes/2017/91 min/Water

FILM DESCRIPTION: Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Chasing Coral was filmed over three years, with 500+ hours underwater, includes footage from over 30 countries, and was made with the support of over 500 people around the world.

Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice

Jeff Orlowski/2012/76 min/Climate Change

FILM DESCRIPTION: Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, he began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.