Cinema Verde 2010 Environmental Film Festival

Gainesville, Florida
February 2010

Our inaugural festival was such a success that we haven't stopped since! These are the 15 films that started it all.

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Featured Presentations

Age of Stupid
92
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Directed By
Franny Armstrong
United Kingdom

The Age of Stupid is the new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

A Chemical Reaction
60
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Directed By
Brett Plymale
Canada

Director Brett Plymale tells the story of the town of Hudson which stood up to some of the most powerful chemical companies in North America in a court case to ban the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides. The movie demonstrates the power of community action and shows how a small group of people can overcome the odds to elect change

A Community Solution: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
53
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Directed By
Faith Morgan for Community Solutions
United States

Cuba is the only country that has faced the massive reduction in fossil fuel availability. The "lm documents the struggles and creative solutions of the Cuban people as they faced a life without oil. Directed by Faith Morgan for Community Solutions

The End of the Line
60
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Directed By
Rupert Murray
United Kingdom

Filmed across the world – from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market – featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials, The End of the Line is a wake-up call to the world. Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. David Murray is the director of this first major documentary on overfishing.

The Greening of Southie
73
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Directed By
Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis
United States

Ian Cheny and Curt Ellis use innovative animation and music by Force Theory to tell the funny and poignant story of the challenges facing the union teams that constructed the revolutionary green buildings of tomorrow in today’s South Boston.

Numen: the Nature of Plants
95
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Directed By
Terrance Youk and Ann Armbrecht
United States

People are increasingly aware of the origins of their food and the e!ects of chemicals in agriculture. Numen brings the same analysis to our healthcare system, providing both a sobering view and a vision of safe, elective and sustainable medicine.

The River Returns
60
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Directed By
Wes Skiles and Jill Heinerth
United States

Wes Skiles and Jill Heinerth produced this Karst Productions film as part of the Water’s Journey series on the great waterways of Florida and the world. The film documents the St. Johns River quite literally from all angles as scientists and the filmakers explore the river by houseboat, skim its surface by kayak, fly above it inflatable boats, and dive deep into its underwater caves.

What's Organic about Organic?
59
Minutes
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Directed By
Shelley Rogers
United States

What happens when a grassroots agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market. From farm fields to government meetings to industry trade shows, director Shelley Rogers shows us the hidden costs of conventional agriculture. We also see how our health, the health of our planet, and the agricultural needs of our society are all intimately connected.

Born Sweet
28
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Directed By
Cynthia Wade
United States

Cynthia Wade’s newest short documentary stars a boy who comes of age in rural Cambodia while struggling with arsenic poisoning and dreaming of becoming a karaoke star.

Gimme Green
27
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Directed By
Isaac Brown and Eric Flagg
United States

From the limitless subdivisions of Florida to sod farms in the arid southwest, Gimme Green offers both humor and insight into America’s obsession with the nation’s largest irrigated crop -- the lawn.

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