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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
In a celebration of urban wildness, THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL follows formerly homeless street musician Mark Bittner into San Francisco's avian subculture, where a remarkable flock of wild green-and-red parrots live and work to survive. Dubbed the "Bohemian…
Kedi - The Cats of an Ancient City
Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they've wandered in and out of people's lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Winner of Best First…
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…
Learning to See - The World of Insects
In this documentary shot by photographer Robert Oelman's son over a 12 year period, the audience travels with Oelman deep into the rain forests of South America to discover the world's most exotic insects. Winner of the Neapolitan Award at…
The Messenger - An Ode to the Imperiled Songbird
Su Rynard's wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount…
The Challenge - Wealthy Qatari Sheikhs with a Passsion for Falconry
Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani's exquisite documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of this Middle Eastern gas state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and…
Disenchanted Forest - Great Apes in Asia
We call them o-rang-u-tans, which literally means "forest persons" in the Malay and Indonesian languages. They are the only great apes native to Asia. Of all the apes, they are the closest to man in genetic makeup. And they face…
To the Ends of the Earth - The Rise of Extreme Energy
Narrated by Emma Thompson, this award-winning documentary looks at where we are going to find our oil and gas today - to the ends of the earth - fracking, oil sands, deepwater and unconventional drilling. The film chronicles the rise…
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Queen of the Sun - What are the Bees Telling Us?
From Taggart Siegel, director of the award-winning documentary The Real Dirst on Farmer John , comes a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis. Queen of the Sun takes us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees…
Do Donkeys Act? - The Mystery and Intrigue of the Donkey
Narrated by Willem Dafoe, DO DONKEYS ACT encourages us to respect a major language barrier we might not otherwise consider, the mystery and intrigue of donkey utterances. We are invited to "step into their shade and listen closely" as we…
Zoo - The Daily Activities at the Miami Zoo
ZOO is a film about the zoo in Miami, Florida, the care and maintenance of the animals by the keepers, the work of the veterinarians and their staff, and the visits to the zoo by people from all over the…
Pet Fooled - Secrets from the Commercial Pet Food Industry
This startling documentary offers an in depth look at the commercial pet food industry. Through interviews with those who lost their pets to the negligence of commercially packaged pet food, PET FOOLED reveals the total lack of oversight and care…
Prison Pups
Prison Pups follows four inmates as they raise and train service dogs for the handicapped and hearing impaired. At Concord Farm, a minimum-security facility in Massachusetts, these inmates learn to take on the responsibility of a puppy and find in…
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…
Rabbit Fever - Who Will Win Rabbit King & Queen?
You've heard of dog and horse shows, but are you familiar with rabbit shows? Rabbit Fever is a coming-of-age story that follows six competitors as they strive to win the top title at the National American Rabbit Convention - an…
A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary - The Bond Between Dogs and Humans
A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary is a quirky yet poignant documentary about the positive effects of the intense bond between dogs and humans, as told through the story of Emmy-winning television producer Gayle Kirschenbaum and her dog Chelsea. Using humor…
Pickle - The Short but Joyful Lives of Pets
A couple recounts the various animals they have adopted as pets over the course of their marriage, including a paraplegic possum and a fish that couldn't swim. PICKLE explores the human capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes…
Primate - The Daily Activities of a Primate Research Center
PRIMATE presents the daily activities of Yerkes Primate Research Center. Scientists in the film are concerned with studying the physical and mental development of primates. Some of the experimental work shown in the film deals with the capacity to learn,…
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…
The Tasmanian Tiger
Recorded by pioneers as far back as 1805, the Tasmanian tiger has become an intensely mystifying Australian icon, whose entire existence has become the stuff of both fable and legend. Originally identified as Thylacinus Cynocephalus, considered a "pouched dog with…