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At the Fork - Grappling with the Morality of Farming Animals for Food
A timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption, "At the Fork" follows filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, as they investigate our the way our agricultural system produces…
Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War
Two filmmakers explore the war for rhino horn. Initially setting out on a six-month project, the duo leave their jobs, sell their homes, move in with their mothers and give up nearly four years of their lives to document not…
Night Parrot Stories - A Mysterious Australian Bird
In the remote deserts of Australia lives an elusive nocturnal bird called the Night Parrot. Virtually nothing is known of its ecology as it's disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. Searching for evidence of its existence became a…
A River Below - The Ethics of Activism in the Modern Media Age
A captivating documentary about the ethics of activism in the modern media age, A RIVER BELOW examines the efforts of two conservationists in the Amazon - one, a marine biologist, the other, an animal activist and host of a popular…
Empathy - A Skeptic Investigates Animal Cruelty
Ed has been commissioned to make a documentary against animal cruelty, but he's completely oblivious to the animal rights community. In order to make this film, he'll have to convince himself it's a worthy cause. His work on the documentary…
Unlocking the Cage - Expanding Legal Rights to Animals
Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the…
Emptying the Skies - Saving the Songbirds of Southern Europe
Based on a widely republished New Yorker essay by best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen, EMPTYING THE SKIES exposes the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, with a number of species…
Bat City USA
Bat City USA is a compelling documentary about how a city overcame its fear of one of the world's most misunderstood creatures and now heartily embraces them, largely thanks to the efforts of one man. A giant colony of Mexican…
Dog By Dog - Confronting the Unjust Realities of Puppy Mills
A documentary that aims to wake up the American public to the horrible realities of puppy mills by following the money trail across the US and confronting those that have maintained this corrupt and irresponsible system. "If you've ever loved…
Lolita: Slave to Entertainment
Valerie Silidker and Tim Gorski set out to uncover the real life story of Lolita, the worlds oldest performing whale. Their journey delivered them from Miami Florida to San Juan Island where she was captured 3 decades ago. The intimate,…
The Hidden Face of Animal Transport - Investigating Animal Transport in Europe
Shocking undercover footage shows how animals exported from Europe as livestock are routinely exposed to inhumane conditions and abused. A ruling that EU animal welfare regulations should remain in place until the very end of the journey is not being…
Bye Bye Guinea Pig - Alternatives to Animal Testing
Animal activists have long battled to stop testing on animals. But now, some scientists are adding their voice to the debate, saying that the results of many animal experiments are inaccurate, biased or plain useless. They claim that better alternatives…
Bestiaire - A Mediation on Animals in Captivity
Curious, compelling and compassionate, BESTIAIRE, Denis Cote's contemplative portrait of animals in captivity is, put simply, a series of beautifully framed and composed tableaux of a variety of animals at Quebec's Parc Safari; but it's also a complex meditation on…
Tyke Elephant Outlaw - A Circus Elephant Who Made History
This is the story of Tyke, a circus elephant that went on a rampage in Honolulu in 1994, killed her trainer in front of thousands of people and died in a hail of gunfire. The incident traumatized a city and…
Santa Fiesta - Animal Abuse in Spanish Festivals
There are nearly 16,000 fiestas in Spain each year featuring the brutal abuse of animals. Organized around religious observances, these festivals bring together entire towns, including children, and become celebrations of unbelievable cruelty. 60,000 animals estimated to suffer each year…