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Co-presented by National Kidney Donor Organization
Director Penny Lane’s decision to become a “good Samaritan” by giving one of her kidneys to a stranger turns into a funny and moving personal quest to understand the nature of altruism. This film is a provocative inquiry into the science, history, and ethics of organ transplantation, asking an ancient question in a whole new way: Who is your neighbor, and what do you owe them?
Famed Free Solo climber Alex Honnold and “rock” star Hazel Findlay — battling loose rock, bitter cold and sudden storms — climb one of the tallest unclimbed sea cliffs in the world in Greenland to research a key climate change bellwether for our entire planet.
One small First Nation on BC’s West Coast is taking big steps to claim rightful power over its forests, rivers and shores in a land still rich with fish, bears, old-growth trees and kelp forests, by reviving their stories and the laws within them. But after immense loss and with ever-dwindling resources, will the Kitasoo Xai’xais people be able to assert their laws in time to protect what they have left?
Co-presented by Wildlife Protection Solutions
We follow Anton Mzimba, the passionate, incorruptible head ranger of the Timbavati in South Africa, and legendary trainer Ruben Dekock, legendary trainer, as they protect endangered rhinos and train a group of hopeful ranger candidates competing for one of the most rigorous and dangerous jobs on the planet.
Co-presented by CoPIRG
In a hard-hitting sequel to their influential, Oscar-nominated film, Food, Inc., Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo once again drill into the root cause of the unsustainability of our food supply. Food, Inc. 2 comes “back for seconds” to reveal how corporate consolidation has gone unchecked by our government, leaving us with a highly efficient yet shockingly vulnerable food system dedicated only to increasing profits. Seeking solutions, the film introduces innovative farmers, food producers, workers’ rights activists, and prominent legislators such as U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Jon Tester, who are facing these companies head-on and fighting tocreate a more sustainable future.
Co-presented by madeLife
Famed French muralist JR heads to the ultraviolent Tehachapi Supermax California Prison, where he asks a group of 40 inmates — most of them lifers — to help him install a huge photo collage on the prison yard. By personally telling their stories on JR’s interactive website, many are surprised to restore long-broken relationships with their families and become more hopeful about their lives. Questioning the limits of the US carceral system, Tehachapi is a rare, illuminating and moving documentary, one that shows how art can be a decisive means to reintegration and rehabilitation.
Co-presented by Boulder Puppy Raisers for Guide Dogs for the Blind
Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense 2-year odyssey. The stakes are high, and not every dog can make the cut: Only the best of the best, the pick of the litter.
Co-presented by Intrsxtn Surf
According to artifacts and early European sailor accounts, Africans have been surfing for over a thousand years, from Senegal to Angola. Then why do we picture surfers as people of Northern European descent, whose ancestors never surfed?View 5 Actions