Nature's Orchestra

Follow musician and soundscape ecologist Dr. Bernie Krause as he travels to the Arctic and shows how nature sounds are crucial indicators of the health of today’s wild habitats, and the origins of music.

Deeply moving. The stunning images are amplified by sound. In other words, sound opens our eyes.

—Richard Luov, author, Last Child in the Woods

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Green Fire

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time highlights the extraordinary career and the contemporary influence of the leading conservationist of the 20th century.

"Green Fire" is thoughtful and insightful. The film seamlessly blends spectacular landscapes, interviews with scientists, and up-close and personal revelations from Leopold's family members. It strikes the right blend between entertainment and insight.

—Jackson Free Press

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River of Renewal

Jack Kohler travels through the land of his ancestors on a journey of self-discovery. Along the way, as he learns about the cultural traditions of his people, Jack investigates the latest round of conflict over extraction of the resources of the Klamath Basin and the collapse of its wild salmon populations.

A clear and thorough hour-long documentary that illuminates the multifaceted battle for water and livelihoods on the Klamath River.

—Colin Carpenter in International Rivers

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A Land Between Rivers

Historic events transformed California's Central Valley into the most productive agricultural land on Earth, a land people come to from every part of the world in search of a better future.

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The Bridge So Far: A Suspense Story

This comedic documentary recounts the troubled history of a suspension bridge designed to replace the earthquake-damaged east span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

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Freedom on My Mind

This Academy Award-nominated documentary tells the story of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, when young activists for voting rights made history.

An absorbing work of historical preservation and strong ideas, "Freedom on My Mind" won the grand jury prize for documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Connie Field and Marilyn Mulford, who together produced and directed "Freedom on My Mind," have created the best kind of historical record, one that resonates today.

—The New York Times

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The Greatest Good

This two-hour centennial history of the US Forest Service tells the story of the conservation movement, the establishment of America's national forests, and the vital conflicts concerning its management and ecological vitality.

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Oil On Ice

With the fate of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the balance, Alaska natives go to DC to enter the debate about America's energy policy and transportation choices.

Moving, lucid and aptly told, Oil On Ice is quite simply the best documentary to date on the [Arctic National Wildlife Refuge] issue.

—Art Goodtimes in The Telluride Watch

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Promises

This Academy Award-nominated documentary follows the journey of B.Z. Goldberg, an Israeli-American, who meets seven Palestinian and Israeli children in Jerusalem, a refugee camp, and a West Bank settlement.

A profoundly moving document. The filmmakers’ refusal to downplay the situation’s intractability makes the glimmer of hope the film offers that much more powerful.

—Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide

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Life Beyond Earth

This two-hour documentary looks at the search for life elsewhere in our solar system and at the prospects for communicating with intelligent beings on worlds around other stars.

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Different Lenses

This half-hour documentary views the industrial revolution in the Pacific Northwest and the decline of indigenous cultures in western America through the photography of two brothers: Asahel and Edward S. Curtis.

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Wonders of Nature

This show in a series called Great Wonders of the World (GWOW) visits seven natural wonders from the depths of the Grand Canyon to the heights of the Himalayas.

Beautifully conceived, beautifully photographed, and beautifully written, all three parts of "Great Wonders of the World" are a real treat: wonderful television. "Wonders" is reverent of its subject matter, but never stodgy or pretentious, the narrative both clear in its ability to explain and lovely in its poetry. Given what so much of television has become, the real wonder may be that "Wonders" was made at all.

—Variety

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Berkeley in the Sixties

This Academy Award-nominated documentary shows how Berkeley became a nexus for struggles over civil rights, free speech, the Vietnam War, and other vital concerns during a transformative decade.

“Berkeley in the Sixties,” a lively and comprehensive chronicle, is indeed a potent blast from the past.

—The New York Times

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