Recent films include the Emmy-nominated documentary short Earthrise; award-winning virtual reality experiences Sanctuaries of Silence and The Atomic Tree; Critics’ Circle Choice Award nominee Lost World; acclaimed shorts The Church Forests of Ethiopia, Counter Mapping, Marie’s Dictionary, Isle de Jean Charles, Yukon Kings, Welcome to Canada, and the multi-award-winning feature documentary Elemental.
The Church Forests of Ethiopia
This film tells the story of the country’s Church Forests–pockets of lush biodiversity that are protected by hundreds of churches “scattered like emerald pearls across the brown sea of farm fields.”
Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space.
The Atomic Tree
The Atomic Tree (原爆の木) is a journey into the memories of one of the most revered trees in the world--a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai that witnessed --and survived--the atomic blast in Hiroshima.
Recording Kawaiisu
Julie Girado Turner is the daughter of one of two remaining fluent speakers of Kawaiisu, a Native language of the Sierra Nevada in California. For sixteen years, she has been documenting the language and stories still alive within the memories of her father and aunt.
Lost World
As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia’s mangrove forests, an ecosystem, a communal way of life, and one woman’s relationship to her beloved home are faced with the threat of erasure.
of Silence
Sanctuaries of Silence is an immersive listening journey into Olympic National Park, one of the quietest places in North America.
Jim Enote, a traditional Zuni farmer and director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, is working with Zuni artists to create maps that bring an indigenous voice and perspective back to the land.
This short documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive.
Isle de Jean Charles
This short film offers a portrait of the Isle de Jean Charles, a tiny island deep in the bayou’s of Southern Louisiana. The film explores the changes taking place on the island through the lives of two residents whose families are facing a future where rising seas, coastal erosion and storms are threatening to wash their home away.
Welcome to Canada
This short film tells the story of Mohammed Alsaleh, a young Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada in 2014. After fleeing torture and imprisonment by the Assad regime, he is rebuilding his life.
When a Town Runs Dry
Elemental captures the stories of three eco-warriors, separated by oceans, but united by their deep connection with nature and commitment to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.
Set in Seville, Spain, this short film follows Juan Ramírez, a flamenco guitarist.
Laugh Clown Laugh
For Berlin-based clown Reinhard Horstkotte there is more to clowning than laughter.
Yukon Kings
Set in the remote Alaskan Yukon Delta, Yukon Kings follows Yup’ik fisherman Ray Waska as he teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run.
Path of Freedom
Path of Freedom follows former inmate Fleet Maull as he visits a prison to share his strategies for forgiveness, inner peace and freedom behind bars.
A Thousand Suns
A Thousand Suns tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region.