Environment

Anote's Ark

Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00pm

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time:... Read more

The Biggest Little Farm

Sunday, November 11 at 3:30pm

When documentarian John Chester and culinary writer Molly Chester abandon urban living to start their own farm on a patch of depleted soil outside Los Angeles, John chronicles their efforts to create Apricot Lane Farms over eight eventful years. In addition to... Read more

Dirty Laundry: The Asbestos Documentary

Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 10 at 7:00pm

Why did a 90-year-old grandmother and housewife die from a rare form of cancer whose only cause is exposure to asbestos? The answer: asbestos dust on the clothes of her husband, who worked at Shell Oil’s Wood River Refinery in the Metro East’s Roxana, Ill. Her... Read more

Into the Okavango

Monday, November 5 at 6:00pm

The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to about 1 million people, the world’s largest population of African elephants, and significant populations of lions, cheetahs, and hundreds of species of birds. However, this once-unspoiled oasis is now... Read more

Inventing Tomorrow

Saturday, November 3 at 12:00pm

“Inventing Tomorrow” follows six young scientists from Indonesia, Hawaii, India, and Mexico as they tackle some of the most complex environmental issues facing humanity today — right in their own backyards. The student are preparing original scientific research... Read more

My Country No More

Friday, November 9 at 5:00pm

Between 2011 and 2016, drilling for oil in America reached an unprecedented peak, setting off a modern-day gold rush in one of the most rural communities in the country: Trenton, N.D. Kalie Rider and her older brother Jed are both striving to rebuild farming in... Read more

Patrimonio

Friday, November 2 at 5:00pm

In 2015, a mega-development is poised to engulf a small Mexican fishing village with a vast hotel/condo complex called Tres Santos. Although marketed to wealthy Americans as “green” and “mindful,” Tres Santos threatens to transform and overwhelm the idiosyncratic... Read more

Point of No Return

Thursday, November 8 at 7:00pm

“Point of No Return” chronicles one of the most suspenseful and pioneering scientific adventure stories of the 21st century, following two pilots in their attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane fueled exclusively by sunlight. Their mission: to prove... Read more

Rodents of Unusual Size

Thursday, November 8 at 6:00pm

“Rodents of Unusual Size” examines the environmental impact of nutria, an invasive, highly destructive species of oversized rodents from South America, on Louisiana. Nutria were inadvertently introduced to the swamps of Louisiana in the 1930s — the original intent... Read more

Stay Human

Sunday, November 11 at 6:00pm

In a quest to find a path to stay human in an increasingly crazy world, musician Michael Franti (Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spearhead) goes on an experiential journey, traveling the globe to tell the stories of people who have chosen to overcome cynicism... Read more

Stroop: Journey Into the Rhino Horn War

Sunday, November 4 at 1:00pm

In “Stroop,” two first-time filmmakers explore the war for rhino horn. Initially setting out on a six-month project, the duo leave their jobs, sell their homes, move in with their mothers, and give up nearly four years of their lives to document not just the... Read more

Un Traductor

Monday, November 5 at 6:35pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 9:05pm

In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Malin (Rodrigo Santoro), a Russian-literature professor at the University of Havana, is sent to translate between Cuban doctors and children sent from the U.S.S.R. for medical treatment. Torn from the abstract world... Read more

Where the Wind Blew

Wednesday, November 7 at 5:15pm

“Where the Wind Blew” tells the story of how the Cold War superpowers spent 40 years developing weapons capable of wiping out entire nations while sacrificing their own vulnerable populations in the name of national security. Using archival footage and testimony... Read more