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Know Your Mushrooms

Know Your Mushrooms

CANADA – 47 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood. Rather than mount a traditional tour to promote a book’s publication, Atwood conceived and executed something far more ambitious and revelatory—a theatrical version of her novel.

Go Further

Go Further

CANADA – 2003 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

GO FURTHER explores the idea that the single individual is the key to large-scale transformational change.

The film follows actor Woody Harrelson as he takes a small group of friends on a bio-fuelled bus-ride down the Pacific Coast Highway. Their goal? To show the people they encounter that there are viable alternatives to our habitual, environmentally-destructive behaviors.

Ghost Bird

Ghost Bird

USA – 2010 – 85 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SCOTT CROCKER

Set in a murky swamp overrun with birders, scientists, and reporters, GHOST BIRD explores the limits of certainty, the seductive power of hope, and how one phantom woodpecker changed a sleepy Southern town forever.

The Last Mountain

The Last Mountain

USA – 2011 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY BILL HANEY

In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.  

Emptying the Skies

Emptying the Skies

USA – 2013 – 75 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY DOUGLAS KASS & ROGER KASS

Based on a magazine essay written by noted best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen for The New Yorker and widely republished around the world, EMPTYING THE SKIES chronicles the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe.

Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice

USA – 2012 – 74 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JEFF ORLOWSKI

In the spring of 2005, National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

Tiny: A Story About Living Small

Tiny: A Story About Living Small

USA – 2013 – 62 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY MERETE MUELLER & CHRISTOPHER SMITH

TINY is a documentary about home, and how we find it.

The film follows one couple’s attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space.

Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream.

In the Wake of the Flood

In the Wake of the Flood

CANADA – 47 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood. Rather than mount a traditional tour to promote a book’s publication, Atwood conceived and executed something far more ambitious and revelatory—a theatrical version of her novel.

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

CANADA – 2016 – 122 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH/ JAPANESE GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY KEVIN MCMAHON

For 50 years scientists have been working to understand humanity’s daily influence on our planet’s life forces. SPACESHIP EARTH is a poetic feature film exploring what they have learned, and what that tells us about our responsibility for steering the only ship in the universe known to carry life.

DEEP TIME

DEEP TIME

USA – 2015 – 89 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY NOAH HUTTON

Ancient oceans teeming with life, Norwegian settlers, Native Americans and multinational oil corporations find intimacy in deep time. Following up his 2009 feature Crude Independence (SXSW), Deep Time is director Noah Hutton's ethereal portrait of the landowners, state officials, and oil workers at the center of the most prolific oil boom on the planet for the past six years. With a new focus on the relationship of the indigenous peoples of North Dakota to their surging fossil wealth, Deep Time casts the ongoing boom in the context of paleo-cycles, climate change, and the dark ecology of the future.