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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
In a celebration of urban wildness, THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL follows formerly homeless street musician Mark Bittner into San Francisco's avian subculture, where a remarkable flock of wild green-and-red parrots live and work to survive. Dubbed the "Bohemian…
At the Fork - Grappling with the Morality of Farming Animals for Food
A timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption, "At the Fork" follows filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, as they investigate our the way our agricultural system produces…
The Challenge - Wealthy Qatari Sheikhs with a Passsion for Falconry
Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani's exquisite documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of this Middle Eastern gas state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and…
To the Ends of the Earth - The Rise of Extreme Energy
Narrated by Emma Thompson, this award-winning documentary looks at where we are going to find our oil and gas today - to the ends of the earth - fracking, oil sands, deepwater and unconventional drilling. The film chronicles the rise…
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Learning to See - The World of Insects
In this documentary shot by photographer Robert Oelman's son over a 12 year period, the audience travels with Oelman deep into the rain forests of South America to discover the world's most exotic insects. Winner of the Neapolitan Award at…
Do Donkeys Act? - The Mystery and Intrigue of the Donkey
Narrated by Willem Dafoe, DO DONKEYS ACT encourages us to respect a major language barrier we might not otherwise consider, the mystery and intrigue of donkey utterances. We are invited to "step into their shade and listen closely" as we…
Queen of the Sun - What are the Bees Telling Us?
From Taggart Siegel, director of the award-winning documentary The Real Dirst on Farmer John , comes a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis. Queen of the Sun takes us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees…
Pet Fooled - Secrets from the Commercial Pet Food Industry
This startling documentary offers an in depth look at the commercial pet food industry. Through interviews with those who lost their pets to the negligence of commercially packaged pet food, PET FOOLED reveals the total lack of oversight and care…
Empathy - A Skeptic Investigates Animal Cruelty
Ed has been commissioned to make a documentary against animal cruelty, but he's completely oblivious to the animal rights community. In order to make this film, he'll have to convince himself it's a worthy cause. His work on the documentary…
Prison Pups
Prison Pups follows four inmates as they raise and train service dogs for the handicapped and hearing impaired. At Concord Farm, a minimum-security facility in Massachusetts, these inmates learn to take on the responsibility of a puppy and find in…
Night Parrot Stories - A Mysterious Australian Bird
In the remote deserts of Australia lives an elusive nocturnal bird called the Night Parrot. Virtually nothing is known of its ecology as it's disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. Searching for evidence of its existence became a…
Chicken People - A Peek into the Lives of Professional Show Chickens
Chicken may just be considered food for most people but raising the perfect chicken is an all-consuming passion for some. CHICKEN PEOPLE is a documentary that takes a charming and fascinating look at the colorful and hugely competitive world of…
The Messenger - An Ode to the Imperiled Songbird
Su Rynard's wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount…
Pickle - The Short but Joyful Lives of Pets
A couple recounts the various animals they have adopted as pets over the course of their marriage, including a paraplegic possum and a fish that couldn't swim. PICKLE explores the human capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes…
Counting Sheep - Restoring the Sierra Nevada Bighorn
Counting Sheep chronicles the struggle for survival of the wild Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, a majestic emblem of American wilderness. Shot and produced over the course of twelve years, Counting Sheep captures the plight of the Sierra bighorn with dynamic…
Rabbit Fever - Who Will Win Rabbit King & Queen?
You've heard of dog and horse shows, but are you familiar with rabbit shows? Rabbit Fever is a coming-of-age story that follows six competitors as they strive to win the top title at the National American Rabbit Convention - an…
The Oyster Farmers - Repopulating the Eastern Oyster
The once prolific Eastern Oyster, an economic and cultural keystone, historically decimated, is poised to recapture its legacy. THE OYSTER FARMERS tells the story of the farmers in the Barnegat Bay leading a Baymen's renaissance, cultivating a resurgence of the…
Dog By Dog - Confronting the Unjust Realities of Puppy Mills
A documentary that aims to wake up the American public to the horrible realities of puppy mills by following the money trail across the US and confronting those that have maintained this corrupt and irresponsible system. "If you've ever loved…
A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary - The Bond Between Dogs and Humans
A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary is a quirky yet poignant documentary about the positive effects of the intense bond between dogs and humans, as told through the story of Emmy-winning television producer Gayle Kirschenbaum and her dog Chelsea. Using humor…
Bye Bye Guinea Pig - Alternatives to Animal Testing
Animal activists have long battled to stop testing on animals. But now, some scientists are adding their voice to the debate, saying that the results of many animal experiments are inaccurate, biased or plain useless. They claim that better alternatives…