We're presenting some of our favorite films from our entire 12-year history. You can check it out for free in honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2021.
Sockeye, a species of wild salmon, is born in Kamchatkan waters and spends its entire life in the Pacific Ocean. Only once does it return to fresh waters - to give offspring, start the circle of life, and die. It is an inexhaustible resource that feeds billions of people on the planet, restored every year! But soon, we may find ourselves facing the unimaginable: humans will exhaust the inexhaustible!
Does whale watching protect or harm whales? This film explores heated controversies over whale watching, boat noise, and orca conservation in Washington State and British Columbia. Whale watching companies claim that they serve as "sentinels" protecting the orca from unwary recreational boaters, ferries, and ships. A number of local conservationists and scientists have argued that whale watching boats crowd and harass whales, while adding noise to the orcas' immediate environment that makes it difficult for the social species to survive. "Sentinels of Silence?" uses dramatic imagery, peer-reviewed science, and interviews with conservationists, scientists, and industry officials to bring a fascinating chapter in the orca conservation story to light.
Spoken word poetry short film, written from the Earth's perspective from the beginning of time to present pandemic.
Bury Me at Taylor Hollow follows the growing pains of Larkspur as they set out to raise $210,000 to buy 112 acres for both natural burial and conservation. With breathtaking footage and intimate moments of a soul finding its way, director Orion Pahl and writer/editor Rebekah Pahl weave an unforgettable glimpse into a new way of approaching death. More than just a film about death, Bury Me is about the through-line present in all our lives if we keep our ears close to the ground and listen.
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“What humans have been doing for decades now is what I call a ‘plastification’ of the landscape and oceans. The study confirms the global-scale nature of microplastic transport in the atmosphere...”
“Conservationists say the incident could be the tip of an iceberg, and warn that the drug could wipe out many of Europe’s vultures as well as harming related species, including golden eagles.”
"Cinema Verde has featured two films on phosphate mining over the years - both about mines in Florida which have long been know as dangerous for the environment. In 2019, Mining Phosphorus by Alan Toth, won the Local Award at Cinema Verde. In our first year, 2010, we featured the Phosphate Dilemma by Carter Lord, which was about the mines which have now put Florida in this state of emergency. Learn more about phosphate mining here: http://protectpeaceriver.org/ "
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