Through the mysterious world of the beehive and the catastrophic disappearance of bees, QUEEN OF THE SUN weaves the dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers.
Who goes to war and who returns? Since it began, over 280,000 women have been sent to the Middle East to serve in the War on Terror. TERRA FIRMA weaves together the stories of three female veterans who struggle with combat related PTSD. They have each found ways to heal their hidden wounds through farming.
Emmy Award Winner 2015-2016
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,
San Francisco Chapter
Outstanding Achievement, Interview/Discussion Program
No classroom for these kindergartners. Near Zurich, Switzerland, children go to kindergarten in the woods every day, no matter what the weatherman says. This eye-opening film looks into the important question of what it is that children need at that age. There is laughter, beauty and amazement in the process of finding out.
Musician and nature sound scientist Bernie Krause leads a soundscape expedition to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It is spring. Along with animal voices including migratory bird songs, the barking of a fox, and a grizzly’s sniff, the expedition records the melting of permafrost and other evidence of climate change. Find out why Bernie’s sound work is profoundly important.
Hidden in plain sight. Through breathtaking time-lapse cinematography and historical footage, THE INVISIBLE PEAK tells the virtually unknown story of the “missing” West Peak of Mt. Tamalpais in the San Francisco Bay Area, and how local engaged citizens have been fighting to restore their mountain to a natural state for over 30 years. Movingly narrated by Peter Coyote.
THE BROWER YOUTH AWARDS honors legendary environmental activist David Brower, and calls forth a new generation of leaders. From neighborhood solar power in Michigan to banning Styrofoam in Hawaii to food security in Nepal, meet six young people honored for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy.
Who’s responsible for some of North America’s most creative environmental victories? Meet an urban garden activist in the Bronx, water conservation activists in drought-stricken Nevada and California, and students proving art makes a difference. THE BROWER YOUTH AWARDS celebrates a new generation of leaders. (past Brower Youth Awards have won Emmy Awards on Natural Heroes)
After decades struggling to protect sacred sites now engulfed by San Francisco’s sprawl, a Native woman and her allies discover a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust. Shattering stereotypes, BEYOND RECOGNITION explores the quest to preserve one’s culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them.
A mini-primer on why soil is so important! PORTRAIT OF A WINEMAKER features the winemaker at Frog’s Leap Vineyards where organically managed dry-farmed grapes make for great soil and award winning wine. SOIL IN GOOD HEART is a look at why good soil fertility is vital to life.
NATIVE AMERICAN GREEN highlights five successful efforts to build sustainable housing on Native American tribal lands. We learn the stories behind project designs, financing and construction, and witness the transformative effect it has had on tribal members.
JOANNA MACY AND THE GREAT TURNING is based on an interview with the eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, who shares her understanding of these times we live in, when everything we treasure seems to be at risk. But it is not a film about despair. Instead, it is about the opportunity we have to come alive to our truest power, to “look straight into the face of our time, which is the biggest gift we can give.”
Ranching and farming communities living against the stunning landscape of the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana are faced with the decision of what is to become of this unprotected public land.
One man’s remarkable role in the successful recovery of bluebirds. Passionate citizen scientists like 93 year old Al Larson in Idaho have made the recovery of bluebirds one of America’s most inspiring conservation success stories. (Emmy award nominated)