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Since 2007, Film Society has been showing environmental documentaries in our monthly Green Screens program. Now we focus on the planet for an entire week of films that examine eco-crises and also highlight what people all around the world are doing to face these challenges.
Stop by and talk with local organizations working on the issues presented in Green Screens in the Film Center’s Studio space. Join the inspired, the engaged, and express your concerns for the health of the planet!
Title: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY • Pers: LANCASTER, BURT / KERR, DEBORAH • Year: 1953 • Dir: ZINNEMANN, FRED • Ref: FRO006CF • Credit: [ COLUMBIA / THE KOBAL COLLECTION ] …
Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity, exploring the creature’s extraordinary nature and the species’ cruel treatment in captivity.
Carbon trading was promoted as the answer to pollution problems, but with strong market incentives driving the projects, the interests of vulnerable populations are often over
Eternal Amazon investigates initiatives that make sustainable use of the rainforest, as leading specialists seek ways to use natural resources with minimal harmful impact to the forest and people living there.
Filmmaker Q&A at May 31 screening!
Extreme weather, soil depletion, and pollution are threatening civilization, itself. How did we get here? And what do we do about it? Drawing on past wisdom, we can uncover new strategies for the future.
Filmmakers in person for Q&A!
Three short docs explore initiatives that are seeking to study and affect environmental change from the Sargasso Sea to Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park to the Western Province of Kenya.
Filmmaker in person for Q&As!
Antarctica’s Ross Sea is the most pristine marine ecosystem on Earth, but the arrival of the fishing industry threatens to destroy the natural balance of our last untouched ocean.
Producer Katarina Soukup in person for Q&A!
Lost Rivers takes us on an adventure underground and across the globe, retracing the history of lost urban rivers by plunging into archival maps and going underground with clandestine urban explorers.
This eye-opening doc explores the effects of mega-projects in Canada's vast Peace River region, including a major new dam, extensive hydrofracking, a nuclear power plant, and the Tar Sands.
The warming climate is taking its toll on the “unspoiled” South Tyrolean Alps, as more and more technology is required to preserve the landscape and keep the skiing industry from collapse.
The small farmers of Paraguay fight for survival against corporate farms whose genetically modified soy fields edge out a diversity of crops and poison neighboring farms with chemicals.
A woman travels from her home in Greenland to communities in Uganda, India and Costa Rica to find the sources of the pesticide contamination that makes its way to the Arctic and into the food chain.
Filmmaker in person for Q&A!
With daily exposure we have approximately 200 synthetic industrial compounds in our bodies. Until recently, the long term effects of this were unknown, but with disease rates on the rise, that is changing.
Xmas Without China is an intimate portrait of two families: one trying to live without Chinese-made products through Christmas, the other realizing the American consumer’s ultimate dream.
Free and open to the public!
Video artists from all over the world, working in various mediums and genres, unite behind a core message: if we destroy nature, we threaten our very own existence.