Nature’s wonders not visible to the naked eye are revealed in a documentary shot through a microscope lens. It shows to the viewer various kinds of plankton, a ubiquitous form of life, without which life on Earth wouldn’t exist.
The Dispossessed examines the global food crisis from the viewpoint of farmers in various countries, exploring how their situation relates to the economic crisis, rural exodus, and dwindling natural resources.
An oil spill contaminates the Brazilian coast. Capivara, an offshore oil rig worker, is evacuated back to Rio de Janeiro, where the locals remain ignorant of the incoming disaster.
The Huerta of Valencia is a privileged spot of mediterranean agriculture. One of the last farmers is Antonio Ramon. Camagroga follows his work and his daughter´s through a whole year. The film is an elegy of work, land, heritage and resistance.
What sounds can you hear in silence? How does the world of humans sound to other beings? Is it possible to create a symphony from sounds that humans are unable to hear?
The film is about the relationship of a filmmaker with the corner of his house. A new building has changed the life of the neighborhood and has also interrupted the vision he had of the Provincia hill and the Andes mountain range.
The film follows the lives of fishermen and vacationers who, through community efforts and friendly cooperation, seek to improve the otherwise deserted shores of the South Moravian reservoir Nové Mlýny, whether for a family holiday or leisurely fishing...
Economical with words, this documentary tells the story of fishermen working on cutters at the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea.
One man standing in the way of a petrochemical plant expansion refuses to give up.
A film about the Swedish artist duo Bigert & Bergström’s climate-related art, which for three decades has been inspired by research on the effects of climate on humanity and vice versa.
Iron ore mining is causing the northern Swedish town of Kiruna to sink into the ground. 6000 inhabitants must move a few kilometres away from their lifelong home, taking houses, town hall, and church with them.
The film is a philosophical essay on dependence people from nature and the world around them.
The main character of the movie is Jarosław Surmacz, one of the discoverer of Harda (The Tough) Cave in the Tatra Mountains in Poland.
A contemplative walk leads to a bizarre climbing tour.
Accompanied by baleful, alarming, whistlingbooming electro sounds, a speedy drone flight over California´s Imperial Valley becomes a journey in an extinct, abstract, uncanny, hostile landscape: a dystopian science fiction scenario, anchored in the reality of the present.
With only a library book as his guide, 14-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a windmill in his Malawian village that changes his life forever
Can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced?
The film that explores the messy truths embedded in all fights for environmental and social justice.
Vintage footage of alien landscapes and mystical mental states, shot by the first Serbian man to climb Mount Everest. Meditation on a journey to eternal glory, and back to the banality of everyday life; a journey that changed him in ways he never intended.
Stories of everyday Americans fighting to keep their blood, water and air safe from pollution.
1,200 kilometres of snowy landscape to be covered in 12 days. These are the conditions for the Finnmarksløpet sled dog race and Czech husky breeder Jana Henychová is set to participate again.
A documentary comedy on an unusual meeting of three neo-hippies from Berlin with Polish farmers from the Eastern Poland.
As the climate crisis becomes increasingly urgent beyond the point of no return, and artificial intelligence expands exponentially, FREM presents a striking and sometimes uncomfortable reaction to the current wave of post-humanist, anthropocentric thinking.
What starts out as a calm, observational record from an excursion boat filled with Taiwanese tourists admiring glaciers, soon turns into a frenzied – in places almost hallucinogenic – series of bizarre events after a black hole appears in the sky.
The life of a Polish farmer, Wojtek, and his immediate environment, shown through the eyes of the young filmmaker, Sebastian.
Living among the percebeiros of the Coast of Death (Costa da Morte, Galicia), Between a Rock and a Wave focuses on the relationship between man and his surroundings, man and the sea.
The film combines places and landscapes of the Mediterranean island of Corsica with travel diary entries by Gustav Flaubert which he noted down during a round trip in 1840.
The Green Vessel tells the journey and the story of an old man on a river. Like a storyteller, he shares with us a story: the tale of a scientist, who discovers a contaminated river, and tries to understand the sources of this problem.
Radek Jaroš in a film about facing challenges wherever they may be. Climbing Higher tells a story of rugged determination and of overcoming human limits. Radek Jaroš is the first Czech and only the 15th person in the world to have completed the Crown of the Himalayas, the world’s 14 tallest peaks...
In the very waters where Melville’s pequod gave chase to Moby Dick, Leviathan captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. Shot on a dozen cameras — tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker — it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors.
A family of Ponderai Native Americans embark on a controversial journey through Yellowstone to exercise their treaty hunting rights. Bisonhead glimpses into the continued marginalization of indigenous life in the American West, and challenges our expectations of what it means to assert a tribal heritage in the modern world.
Robinson Crusoe is a small island hundreds of kilometres away from the Chilean coast where in 1704 the Scottish sailor Alexandre Selkirk lived the incredible experience that inspired Daniel Defoe's novel of the same name. In 1877 the island becomes the property of a young Swiss aristocrat, Alfred von Rodt. Film reveals a utopia that relies on the "purity" of its inhabitants and environment, and offer a potent metaphor for contemporary nationalism and politics of fear.
Beyond its majestic appearance sporadic elements reveal the glacier’s fragility. Objects regurgitated through the melt witness the passing presence of mankind, leaving traces and scars. Never ending sounds of collapsing ice blocks under the weight of stones continuously reveal the symptoms of an evident decrease.
Esther and her brother Pedro, a farmer defending his female identity, live in El Remolino, a small community on the banks of the Usumacinta River, in Mexico. We follow the journey of their internal cycles and of the greater natural cycle they face each year with the coming of the floods.
The black granite in the Serra da Capelada range formed from solidified magma during the Precambrian era, some 1,160 million years ago. The rocks were buried deep beneath the Earth’s surface until Pangea broke apart, 200 million years ago, causing a 600-meter high cliff to form.
A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl.
On desert wilderness, without adults, two boys try to find answers to their questions. They roam through open spaces, without hurry.
Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory abounds in goldmines and lack of sunshine. This portrait of the town is an audiovisual collage on the search for the sun and gold, history, and the everyday realities of its inhabitants...
"We live in a plastic age," says one of the protagonists. This documentary examining the city of Zlín shows what this statement really means in practice – and not only for its citizens...
This is the portrait of an industrial city with its collapses, mutations, landscapes and language. A film that features René Magritte, a camp of homeless people, key figures in urban revival, the inventor of the Big Bang, Les Zèbres (Royal Charleroi Sporting Club), socialism, the mute astonishment of childhood…
In the evacuated zone around the nuclear plant of Fukushima, five years after the catastrophe, the village of Tomioka is still abandoned and empty of its five thousand inhabitants. A few rare individuals still live there, however, pacing a land burning with radiation.
In the dismal post-apocalyptic landscape of the coal basin in the northern part of the Czech Republic, through an artistically conceived film, we learn about an environmental movement whose motto is „change the system, not the climate“.
Tiny animals of different kinds were filmed by night and then magnified under semi-transparent spherical glasses. The activity of constantly moving organisms subjected to magnification results in unexpected images of unrest, changeability, migration and creativity in altering shapes
The Secret History of Aviation is a poignant reflection on that which rises and that which falls. Its title and narration are taken from a piece written by Manuel Zimbro, in which he muses on what it is that prevents man from being able to fly, and what impact this limitation has on the natural world.
The Ave Valley is, for more than a century, a territory seized by an imposing industry. Amongst ruins and operating factories, we descend the river on a journey alongside the banks of the present, unveiling the marks of the past.
A dive, the noon sunlight cuts through the water. The air on both longs will have to be enough to rip the abalone from the rocks in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With no aid from air tanks or any other tools to enable underwater breathing, the body as a whole is summoned to its limit. In Wagu, a fishing village in the Ise Peninsula, Matsumi, Mayumi and Masumi dive everyday not knowing what they'll find.
In 2008, the growing tourism industry of Cape Verde was frozen. The building of many hotels and resorts by foreigner companies had to be stopped due to a shortage of sand. The sand industry, primary resource for the production of concrete, had reached a dramatic level, endangering the beaches. This event caused a huge euphoria among the businessmen of Mauritania.
Kremnica was a town producing gold for many European capitals in medieval times and was never conquered. Until some 10 years ago, mining seemed to be only a tradition. But the remaining gold, extractable only via environmentally brutal ways, has attracted new invaders...
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