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Moonwalk (On Tour)

Dean Potter is nothing if not creative. In this short piece, he highlines across a desert landscape with a massive full moon as his backdrop.

Scars of Freedom (On Tour)

This is the story of the repercussions of human negligence juxtaposed with the incredible power of human compassion. An entangled humpback whale, left for dead; a fishing net, her anvil. Estimated at 250 kilos this net had cut halfway through the left side of her tail. A diving groups efforts to free the whale are chronicled in this film.

Buffalo Wild

A poem written by the world renowned John Trudell, music by Goodshield Aguilar and Mignon Geli and edited by Mike Mease, This music video takes you on the historical ride America’s Buffalo have traveled. Bring the viewer to the still continuing tragedy these sacred Buffalo endure.

Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia

It’s in the rivers of the Amazon, the jungles of Borneo, the coral reefs of Belize… oh, and the creeks of Tennessee. That’s right, southern Appalachia is a little-known hotspot for aquatic life and is home to some wildly diverse fish, mussels, salamanders, crayfish and other critters.

I Am Red

The Colorado River runs 1450 miles across seven states and two countries supplying water for 36 million people. It flowed to the sea for six million years but has not kissed the ocean since the late 1990s. A video poem to highlight the beauty and challenges of this national icon, American River’s Most Endangered River.

Water & Wood

After more than a century of ‘cleaning’ dead wood out of our rivers, we have accidentally removed critical life support systems needed for salmon and many other river creatures… and it’s now time for some heavy lifting. Water & Wood shows how far some restoration groups are going to get this important habitat element back.

Sanctuary (On Tour)

Taos, New Mexico is bordered by a backyard of wildlife and wild land. Both take a beating as outdoor users love the Carson National Forest to death. Some of those users recognized the damage they caused and decided to instigate a movement for resource recovery. Illegal trails close. Sanctuaries open. Habitat bounces back. Wildlife comes.


Sacred Headwaters

A multimedia piece featuring National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis and photographer Paul Colangelo on the fate of the Sacred Headwaters in northern Canada. The shared birthplace of three salmon rivers, the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, and home to an incredible ecosystem of large mammals, the Sacred Headwaters is threatened by a proposed hard rock mine.

Sage Steppes: 800 Miles on the Oregon Desert Trail

“Join expert long-distance hiker Sage Clegg as she becomes the first person to journey for 800 miles across the newly created Oregon Desert Trail, from the center of the state to nearly the Idaho border. The Oregon Natural Desert Association, a nonprofit conservation organization, created the trail to highlight that Oregon is a desert state.

Feature Film

Natural Resource Defense Council will introduce this film. A panel will follow the film. Each panel member will give a brief introduction, and then the panel will take questions from the audience.


Backyard tells the stories of five people in four states, all with very different backgrounds and perspectives, but all at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Despite their differences, unnerving similarities emerge from their shared experiences with the massive unseen entity that is “the industry.”

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