America’s Amazon

2014 FESTIVAL
58 min.
Filmmakers:  Ben Raines, Lynn Rabren
The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is the most bio-diverse area in North America. This film provides a visually stunning look at the region, covering everything from the ancient climactic forces that shaped its evolution to its remarkable biological richness to current issues putting increased pressure on its fragile ecosystems.
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Big Men

2014 FESTIVAL
99 min.
Filmmaker:  Rachel Boynton
Big Men takes us on a journey deep into the African oil industry in Nigeria and Ghana, delivering an exposé on the ambition, corruption and greed of oil companies. This film profiles citizens of Ghana and Nigeria whose lives are held hostage as corporations try to maximize profits and exploit the natural resources.
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Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale

2014 FESTIVAL
52 min.
Filmmaker:  Charlotte Engel
North America is under attack by a relentless aquatic invader. Accidentally released into the Mississippi River 30 years ago, the Asian Carp have been heading north ever since. Famous for their insatiable hunger and their jumping, Asian Carp are now only 100 kilometers south of Lake Michigan. Can they be stopped?
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Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

2014 FESTIVAL
56 min.
Filmmaker:  Leah Mahan
This film follows the journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.
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