Directed by: Justin Bogardus
‘Saturday Night Live’ meets the solution to all your problems. A hilarious and poignant satire about a current day issue affecting us all…(no spoilers!) revealed in the perfect post-modern capsule, a prescription drug commercial. One lost man, longing for the apocalypse, neutered and crippled by modern life, finds an answer… a hilarious and obvious truth he was missing (and as he discovers, many of us were missing) all along. In the process he sees how absurdly disconnected he was from himself, his loved ones, and the world around him. Finally having fun, feeling sexy with his wife, wild, peaceful and free, this man is blunt in his prescription for what ails our modern society and even more clear about what the cure is for us all….
See the interview with Justin Bogardus by Kent Gunnufson of PhotoTalkTV here
The Resilient Ones, A Generation Takes on Climate Change
Directed by: Victor Guadagno
In August of 2011, Tropical Storm Irene ripped through the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York, upending lives and communities, and reminding us of the ecological foundation of our economic well-being. In the aftermath of the storm, a group of high school students take us on a journey through the region to meet local leaders and innovators. Cody Bary, Erin Weaver, and Gina Fiorile serve as our guides to understanding both short-term strategies for adapting to extreme weather and long-term solutions to reducing carbon emissions. The Resilient Ones explores the complex social transitions necessary to navigate this new era in human history.
Best of the Fest
Directed by: Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson
Terra Firma weaves together the stories of three women combat veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned home suffering from the symptoms of PTSD. The film follows the women as they go about their daily lives, reflecting on their time spent in the military, the impact of war on their lives and their newfound peace of mind, finding that farming gives them purpose and a new way to serve their country by planting seeds and raising food for their communities.
Spirit of Activism
Pipeline Wars: A Burning Debate About Our Future
Directed by: Justin Robinson
Filmed in Alberta, Canada, Boulder, Colorado, and the San Francisco Bay Area, Pipeline Wars is an integral, transpartisan inquiry into the debate over oil pipelines in Canada, within the context of a world that is both demanding more energy and concerned about climate change. Pipeline Wars includes an exploration of climate, economics, technology, culture, politics and security from a range of diverse perspectives. Sustainability experts, businesspeople and policy wonks share their insights and ideas about creating an energy future that works.