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Season 7

19 Jan. 2016
Queen of the Sun
This engaging and ultimately uplifting look at the global bee crisis weaves a heartfelt story of the struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. They take us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive. Adapted for Public Television from the feature film, QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? this is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from award-winning filmmaker Taggart Siegel, director of REAL ...
22 Jan. 2016
Terra Firma
Who goes to war and who returns? Since it began, over 280,000 women have been sent to the Middle East to serve in the War on Terror. TERRA FIRMA weaves together the stories of three female veterans who struggle with combat related PTSD. They have each found ways to heal their hidden wounds through farming.
26 Jan. 2016
School's Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten
No classroom for these kindergartners. Near Zurich, Switzerland, children go to kindergarten in the woods every day, no matter what the weatherman says. This eye-opening film looks into the important question of what it is that children need at that age. There is laughter, beauty and amazement in the process of finding out.
29 Jan. 2016
Nature's Orchestra
Musician and nature sound scientist Bernie Krause leads a spring soundscape expedition in Alaska. Along with animal voices including migratory bird songs, the barking of a fox, and a grizzly's sniff, the expedition records the melting of permafrost and other evidence of climate change. Find out why Bernie's sound work is profoundly important.
2 Feb. 2016
The Invisible Peak
Hidden in plain sight. Through breathtaking time-lapse cinematography and historical footage, THE INVISIBLE PEAK tells the virtually unknown story of the "missing" West Peak of Mt. Tamalpais in the San Francisco Bay Area, and how local engaged citizens have been fighting to restore their mountain to a natural state for over 30 years. Movingly narrated by Peter Coyote.
5 Feb. 2016
Brower Youth Awards 2014
THE BROWER YOUTH AWARDS calls forth a new generation of leaders. From neighborhood solar power in Michigan to banning Styrofoam in Hawaii to food security in Nepal, meet 6 young people honored for their outstanding activism.
9 Feb. 2016
Brower Youth Awards 2015
Who's responsible for some of North America's most creative environmental victories? Meet an urban garden activist in the Bronx, water conservation activists in drought-stricken Nevada and California, and students proving art makes a difference. THE BROWER YOUTH AWARDS celebrates a new generation of leaders.
12 Feb. 2016
Beyond Recognition
After decades struggling to protect sacred sites now engulfed by San Francisco's sprawl, a Native woman and her allies discover a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust. Shattering stereotypes, BEYOND RECOGNITION explores the quest to preserve one's culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them.
19 Feb. 2016
Native American Green: New Directions in Trial Housing
The past two decades have witnessed a remarkable transformation in green housing on Native American lands. A new generation of tribal leaders, architects and planners is creating sustainable buildings that restore traditions, and revitalize native communities. In 2013, the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative released their case studies of seventeen outstanding tribal housing projects across the country. This film highlights the new building efforts by five of these tribes, and reveals the emergence of an exciting new paradigm in Native American tribal housing.
19 Feb. 2016
Joanna Macy and the Great Turning
JOANNA MACY AND THE GREAT TURNING is based on an interview with the eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, who shares her understanding of these times we live in, when everything we treasure seems to be at risk. But it is not a film about despair. Instead, it is about the opportunity we have to come alive to our truest power, to "look straight into the face of our time, which is the biggest gift we can give."
26 Feb. 2016
Common Ground
There's an obvious difference between headway and hindrance, but therein lies a fine line called common ground. And that's where you'll find the Rocky Mountain Front.Several ranching and farming communities living against the stunning landscape of the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana are faced with the decision of what is to become of this unprotected public land. As the community battles with the idea of proposing more wilderness areas, heritage and tradition are seemingly defended on both sides. When the people begin to raise their voices, they come to find that what...
1 Mar. 2016
Bluebird Man
The story of the bluebird is one of North America's most inspiring conservation success stories. During the 1960s and 70s bluebird populations were on the decline, in large part due to decreases in available nesting habitat. By this time, Al Larson had served in WWII, raised a family, worked for 30 years in a sawmill, suffered the loss of his first wife, and helped found Idaho's first chapter of the Audubon Society. He was looking for a retirement project and a 1978 National Geographic article about bluebirds sparked a memory from his childhood. Just a few short ...

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