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Environmental Science and Ecology

Environmental Science and Ecology

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Environmental Science and Ecology
  • Farmer's Footprint

    This film features the trials, learnings and victories of the four generation Breitkreutz family from Stoney Creek Farm transitioning from conventional farming to regenerative agriculture in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Using conventional methods they saw their soils degrade and their input costs ri...

  • Dùthchas

    After the Highland Clearances in the 18th and 19th centuries, where communities were expelled from their lands in favour of sheep, legislation was brought in to give people secure tenancies, called crofts, to protect them from being cleared from the land again. In 2007 the Crofting Reform Act ope...

  • Oil On Their Hands

    For almost half a century, Quechua, Achuar, and Kichwa communities in Northern Peruvian have suffered extreme negative environmental, health, cultural, social, and economic impacts as a result of the operations of the oil companies, Occidental Petroleum (1971-2000) and subsequently Pluspetrol (20...

  • Cries of Our Ancestors

    Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam, and conservationist Rebecca Kormos, worked with Guinee Ecologie Founder Mamadou Saliou Diallo, to film the chimpanzees of Guinea, and to speak with local community members about their relationship with the chimpanzees. They gathered myths and stories that des...

  • Growing A World Wonder (VR/360)

    The Great Green Wall is an incredible, generation-defining project, yet the wider world seems to know very little about it. This film was created to change that, sharing its story in a way that feels spectacular, but also tangible on a human level. The Great Green Wall won’t be completed for a ge...

  • Women Of Fukushima

    Six Japanese women offer brutally honest views on the state of the clean-up, the cover-ups and untruths since the nuclear accident in Fukushima, and how it has affected their lives, homes and families.

    Director: Paul Johannessen
    2012 | 27 min | Japan
    Language: Japanese

  • 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. With environmental and cultural forces threatening their subsistence way of life, Ray holds onto the hope that his grandsons will one day pas...

  • Words of a Change Maker

    How do you make the world listen? Founder of the Danish NGO Plastic Change International Henrik Beha Pedersen was sick and tired of seeing plastic in the oceans and decided to do something about it!

    Director: Katrine Elvstrøm Krause & Søren Rosenørn
    2018 | 4 min
    Denmark
    Language: English

  • What Would It Look Like?

    What if the world embodied our highest potential? What would it look like? As the structures of modern society crumble, where do we find solutions that can help us build the future that serves us all? This 25-minute Global Oneness Project film retrospective asks us to reflect on the state of the ...

  • What About Our Future?

    What About Our Future? chronicles the Sustainabiliteens, a group of young environmental activists who organized the largest strike in Vancouver's history. The film takes a unique look into the movement while the youth organize protests, pressure politicians and educate younger teens about environ...

  • Waves

    Waves follows three young girls growing up in one of South Africa's most violent communities. The film looks at the effects that high levels of violence, rape and femicide have on the psyche of young girls growing up amongst it, and how they learn to cope.

    Director: Jessie Ayles
    4 min | South Af...

  • Water is Life

    On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it.

    Director: Sam Vinal
    24 min | USA
    Languages: ...

  • Water & Coltan (VR/360)

    Water & Coltan deals with the consequences of mining on landscape and communities in West Germany and DR Congo. While WATER sketches posthuman near-future scenarios for the former coal mining Ruhr area, COLTAN transports its audience directly to the places of exchange and work of women in artisan...

  • Voices from The Sea

    In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there's an island whose inhabitants subsistence depends on the sea. There has been an alarming decline of endemic species in their waters because of overfishing by international factory ships, as well as damaging plastic these same ships discard on their shores...

  • This Film is About

    In Rio de Janeiro an engineer fights for a sustainable future with spirited ideas and an unconventional source of energy - made from sewage.

    Director: Eduardo Hunter Moura

    2012 | 4 min
    Brazil
    Language: Portuguese
    Subtitles: English

    FILMMAKER Q&A:
    https://simaacademy.com/filmmaker-qa/this-film...

  • The Story of Stuff

    The Story of Stuff is a fast paced, fact-filled look at the often hidden underside of today’s globalized systems of production and consumption. It calls on viewers to help build a more sustainable, healthy and fair system.

    Director: Louis Fox
    2013 | 21 min
    USA

  • The Sound Barrier

    A mosquito-repellent soap that prevents malaria, straw bricks made out of agricultural residues for more sustainable housing, a biodigester made out of recycled plastic to create bio-gas for rural populations. The film follows 3 innovative social business ideas from students in Africa to take on ...

  • The Reunion

    Indigenous Harakmbut leaders lead journey to rediscover ancient sacred site to connect with their cultural past and protect their future.

    Director: Paul Redman
    Producer: Tim Lewis

    2014 | 9 min
    Latin America | Peru
    Languages: Spanish
    Subtitles: Portuguese, English, Indonesian, Spanish

  • The Mauritania Railway: Backbone of the Sahara

    The Mauritania Railway is a 704-kilometer line linking the iron-mining center of Zouerat with the port of Nouadhibou. Atop a hopper car, we journey through vast Saharan landscapes with the people who rely on the train for their survival.

    Director: Macgregor
    Producer: Macgregor
    2017 | Spain
    Langu...

  • The Atomic Tree (VR/360)

    The Atomic Tree leads you on an immersive journey through the memories held within the Yamaki pine, a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai tree that survived the Atomic blast at Hiroshima. From its birthplace in the sacred island of Miyajima and ancient cedar forests imbued with Kami spirits, ...

  • The Ark (VR/360)

    The northern white rhinoceros is the most endangered animal on the planet. Only three remain, and they are protected at all times by armed bodyguards. “The Ark” is a virtual reality documentary that puts viewers face-to-face with the last northern white rhinos, and tells the story of the global c...

  • Stories From the Field: Rural Innovations, Food Security and Women's Empowerment

    In Stories From The Field we see both the challenges and innovations for grassroots development programs and resource-poor farmers in Bangladesh. Meet farmers introducing a unique and sustainable seed selection method that empowers women and could impact global food security.

    Director: Daniela K...

  • Songs of The Vine (VR/360)

    Shot over the span of two months in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, ‘Songs of the Vine’ is a virtual reality documentary focusing on the healing modalities, cosmovision and culture of the Shipibo, an indigenous group best known for their mastery of ayahuasca and sacred plant medicine. By immersin...

  • Siona: Amazon's Protectors Under Threat

    Adiela Jinet Mera Paz, a leader of the Siona people, has taken up the effort to remove mines from the tribe's ancestral land, following decades of armed conflict that has left them facing extinction.

    Director: Tom Laffay
    Producer: Emily Wright
    2021 | 10 min | Colombia
    Language: Spanish
    Subtitle...