Film Archive

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Bhopali
Van Maximilian Carlson
A disturbing film about the aftermath of the chemical disaster in Bhopal, India, which is still taking its toll 25 years after the fact.
Bitter Seeds
Micha X. Peled
Every 30 minutes, another Indian cotton farmer commits suicide. Filmmaker Micha Peled investigates why this is happening and follows one of them to the edge of the abyss.
The Broken Moon
Marcos Negrão
A portrait of a father, his son and their traditional Himalayan nomadic community threatened by climate change.
Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle
Robbie Gemmel, John Kirby
The playground of the rich and famous is the intended location for America's first large-scale wind farm, sparking political wrangling.
Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist
Peter Jay Brown
A humorous portrait of expert media manipulator Peter Brown, who fought alongside former Greenpeace co-founder Paul Watson for over 30 years against whale hunters, seal...
Cool It
Ondi Timoner
In Cool It, Danish political scientist Bjørn Lomborg presents controversial but realistic alternatives to solving the climate problem.
Future of Hope
Henry Bateman
The banking crisis hit Iceland hard. An unmitigated disaster? Perhaps not, because the country offers limitless possibilities for a sustainable future.
Greenlit
Miranda Bailey
A documentary, made in the greenest possible way, about the feature film The River Why, which employed a "green consultant."
The Hungry Tide
Tom Zubrycki
An Australian woman from Kiribati works promoting awareness of climate change, as her home country is threatened by rising sea levels.
Into Eternity
Michael Madsen
An existential missive to future generations about Onkalo, a repository deep under the rocky surface of Finland, where the country's nuclear waste is to be permanently...
The Island President
Jon Shenk
The Maldive Islands are under the threat of rising water, and the country's inspired and inspiring president is trying to get the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions on the...
LoveMEATender
Manu Coeman
A clear, thorough condemnation of the industrialized meat industry. Full of horrific images, clarifying animations and a hopeful picture of the future.
Memoirs of a Plague
Robert Nugent
Which is stronger, man or nature? This question gained great urgency during the grasshopper plague of September 2010 - the biggest in Australian history.
Nuclear Savage
Adam Jonas Horowitz
A former Greenpeace activist presents half a century of American destruction on the polluted, radioactive Marshall Islands.
Off the Grid
Alexander Oey
The global economy may be on its last legs, but some American local communities are getting on their feet again by experimenting with small-scale projects.
Peak
Hannes Lang
On the impact of the tourist industry and climate change on the Alps, where snow is now being produced artificially.
The Pipe
Risteard Ó Domhnaill
Activists on the west coast of Ireland protest against the construction of a gas pipeline by the powerful Royal Dutch Shell.
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
Taggart Siegel
A fascinating journey that takes us to scientists and eccentric beekeepers all over the world, to discover why so many bees are dying.
Raising Resistance
David Bernet, Bettina Borgfeld
Local farmers in Paraguay revolt against the enormous soy plantations that are putting their health and independence in jeopardy.
Red Forest Hotel
Mika Koskinen
In his search for the truth behind forestry companies' expropriation of land in rural China, the filmmaker encounters absurd forms of opposition from the government.
Selling the Silence
Markku Tuurna
In eight chapters, director Markku Tuurna shows how not only nature, but also the economic climate can be grim in Finnish Lapland.
Semper Fi: Always Faithful
Tony Hardmon, Rachel Libert
After Sergeant Jerry Esminger's daughter dies of leukemia, he stumbles upon one of the biggest water pollution incidents and cover-ups in American history.
Surviving Progress
Harold Crooks, Mathieu Roy
In this fast-paced docu-essay, a slew of cultural critics claim that perpetual growth and progress are impossible, and that it is a perilous path to walk.
Sushi: The Global Catch
Mark S. Hall
A fascinating exposé of the consequences of our ever-increasing love of sushi, with a starring role for the lucrative bluefin tuna fish.
There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho
Briar March
The inhabitants of a low-lying little island in the Pacific Ocean might end up losing everything if their home gets flooded as a result of climate change.
Under the Green Sun
Chantal Lasbats
Groups of Western idealists want to consume less: they get their food from trash bags, grow their own veggies, or move to self-sufficient eco-villages.
Windfall
Laura Israel
A political documentary that portrays the wind turbine industry as a specious solution to the energy problem, a blight upon the environment, and a scourge for the populations...
Call for Entry: IDFA Bertha Fund December 22, 2016 | The IDFA Bertha Fund is looking for new creative documentary projects from developing countries for both its classic program and the IBF Europe distribution scheme.
Ally Derks receives Pioneer Award December 12, 2016 | Last Saturday, Ally Derks received a prestigious Pioneer Award from the International Documentary Association.
Open Call: Short Web Documentaries November 26, 2016 | IDFA and Jos de Putter from Deep Focus Web Documentaries invite entries for project proposals from talented (young) filmmakers.

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