Moving the Giants

11 Minutes
Filmmakers: Michael Ramsey and Ted Wood

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In 1991, arborist David Milarch had a near-death experience that inspired a personal quest to reforest our planet. He would harvest the genetics of the world’s oldest trees, initiate tree-planting efforts to combat climate change, and help restore the planet’s health. Moving the Giants tells David’s story, as he helps California coastal redwoods migrate northward to survive climate changes that threaten their current habitat. His is one path to promote “treequestration,” a mass movement to use one of nature’s most prolific methods to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce the amount of future climate change.

Screens on Sunday, October 23 during Block 8, which begins at 3:30 pm at Reynolds Hall on the Shepherd University Campus.

Racing Extinction

95 Minutes
Filmmaker: Louie Psihoyos

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Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, Racing Extinction reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.

Screens on Friday, October 21 during BLOCK 2, which begins at 6:30 pm at Reynolds Hall on the Shepherd University Campus.

Thirty Million

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Filmmakers: Daniel Price and Adrien Taylor

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A statistic. But this statistic is made up of individuals. Bangladesh is often described as the most vulnerable country on the planet in the face of a changing climate, as its people are already at risk from rising seas. Filmmakers Daniel Price and Adrien Taylor were fueled by the urgency of the impending displacement of these people who did relatively little to contribute to a problem that may bring unprecedented human suffering.

Two Screenings!  Screens on Saturday, October 22 during BLOCK 4, which begins at 2:15 pm at the National Conservation Training Center.  Encore screening on Friday, Oct 28th during Block 11, which begins at 6:30 pm at Reynolds Hall.

Unacceptable Risk: Firefighters on the Front Lines of Climate Change

12 Minutes
Filmmakers: Ted Wood and Daniel Glick

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The Story Group recorded the experiences of firefighters who are repeatedly responding to record-breaking wildfires. Human-caused climate changes are transforming Colorado’s fire environment, bringing higher temperatures, drier fuels, and diseases to forest. These climate impacts mix with other human pressures to create a volatile situation for firefighters and communities.

Screens on Sunday, October 23 during Block 7, which begins at 1:00 pm at Reynolds Hall on the Shepherd University Campus.

Bikes vs. Cars

88 min

Filmmaker: Fredrik Gertten

Bikes vs. Cars depicts a global crisis where climate is changing; resource depletion is real and cities are sprawling with more and more surface consumed by the car. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the auto industry invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In Bikes vs. Cars we meet activists who are fighting for better cities and who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing numbers of bicyclists being killed in traffic.

3:35 pm on Sunday at the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies – Block 12


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Chasing Ice

75 min

Filmmaker: Jeffrey Orlowski

The story of one photographer’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet: the Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, James Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

1:20 on Saturday at the NCTC Byrd Auditorium – Block 3


EIS field technician, Adam LeWinter on iceberg, Columbia Bay, Alaska; June 19, 2008.

EIS field technician, Adam LeWinter on iceberg, Columbia Bay, Alaska; June 19, 2008.

Co2ld Waters

11 min

Filmmaker: Jeremy Roberts

At the end of the 2014 fishing season, five respected fly fishermen came together to celebrate the joy and passion of fly fishing and to discuss the biggest threat anglers face: a changing climate and warming trout waters.

4:15 pm at the Opera House – Block 8



Merchants of Doubt

Green Fire Award Winner

94 min

Filmmaker: Robert Kenner

Robert Kenner, acclaimed director of Food Inc., lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet contrarily are aiming to spread maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

7:30 pm on Saturday at Reynolds Hall – Block 10



No Jile

10 min

Filmmaker: Carolina Davila

In this short, animated film, an elderly man anchored to his homeland has to struggle, searching for water to survive, but today that is a losing battle. Facing drought and loss of crops, the old man is forced to leave his country, assuming all that this means, and become a climatic refugee.

7:20 pm on Saturday at the Opera House – Block 9

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86 min
Filmmaker: Rob Stewart
Produced by Gus Van Sant, Revolution follows Rob Stewart, director of the documentary Sharkwater, through 15 countries – from the coral reefs in Papua, New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most destructive environmental project in history in Alberta, Canada, he reveals that all of our actions are interconnected and that environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution and food/water scarcity are reducing the Earth’s ability to house humans.

8:05 pm on Sunday at the Opera House – Block 15