• The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

    The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

    THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM (United Kingdom, 2011, 40 min.) Winner of the Environmental Film Festival’s third annual Polly Krakora Award for artistry in film Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker set out to make “a visual haiku about cherry blossoms” in Japan but changed her plans radically following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit

  • Symphony of the Soil

    Symphony of the Soil

    SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL (USA, 2012, 103 min.) World Premiere Drawing on ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance that is soil. By understanding the elaborate connections and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and

  • In Organic We Trust

    In Organic We Trust

    IN ORGANIC WE TRUST (USA, 2012, 82 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere Not long ago, Americans pledged to eat less junk and more healthy foods. Thus was born the popularity of the organic food brand. For the last 10 years, organic food sales have grown 20 percent each year, and now, over 73 percent of grocery

  • Watershed: Exploring a new water ethic for the new west

    Watershed: Exploring a new water ethic for the new west

    WATERSHED: EXPLORING A NEW WATER ETHIC FOR THE NEW WEST (USA, 2012, 50 min.) World Premiere “Whiskey is for drinkin’. Water is for fightin’,” says Jeff Ehlert, a fly fishing guide in Rocky Mountain National Park, recalling a well-worn saying heard throughout the Colorado River basin. As the most dammed, dibbed and diverted river in

  • Last call at the Oasis

    Last call at the Oasis

    LAST CALL AT THE OASIS (USA, 2011, 105 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere Firmly establishing the urgency of the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century, this Participant Media documentary illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system and shows communities already struggling

  • Semper Fi: Always Faithful

    Semper Fi: Always Faithful

    SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL (USA, 2011, 75 min.) As a Marine Corps Master Sergeant, Jerry Ensminger lived and breathed the “Corps” and was responsible for indoctrinating thousands of new recruits with its motto, “Semper Fidelis,” or “Always Faithful.” When Jerry’s nine-year old daughter Janey died of a rare type of leukemia, his world collapsed. As