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SHORTS PROGRAM: GREEN SCREEN COMPETITION

Plays With:
COD STORY, EVERYTHING WRONG AND NOWHERE TO GO, HERD, RESTORING NÉŠKE’EMĀNE, SAGEBRUSH GOLD, HEART OF MAUI , KUMU NIU, NĀ KAMA KAI – CHILDREN OF THE OCEAN, OLA KA HONUA,

Some of the best environmental shorts from across the country. These shorts are all eligible for the Deep Blue Environmental Shorts Award presented by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office.

 

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COD STORY

US PREMIERE

CANADA 2022 | ENGLISH | 17M

Director: Noa Roginski

A case study of the Canadian cod fisheries collapse of 1992. Investigates what the future of natural resource management holds, and what can we learn from our past mistakes.

 

EVERYTHING WRONG AND NOWHERE TO GO

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM 2022 | ENGLISH | 12M

Director: Sindha Agha

Plagued by overwhelming anxiety about climate change, a filmmaker decides to see a climate psychologist in hopes that she can find some peace of mind at what she’s pretty sure is the end of the world. An intimate, strikingly candid self-portrait of the intersection between climate change and mental health.

 

HEART OF MAUI 

WORLD PREMIERE

United States 2022 | English | 7M

Director: David Ehrenberg

Biologists Erika Kekiwi and Chris Warren work to save rare and endemic forest birds in Haleakalā National Park, showing what would be lost if humans fail to act and stop this extinction event. A National Park Service film.

 

HERD

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

CANADA 2022 | ENGLISH, INUIT | 15M
Director: David Borish

During the unprecedented collapse of the once massive George River Caribou Herd and a subsequent total hunting ban, Inuit in Labrador, Canada, were abruptly confronted with a new reality: life without a fundamental source of food, culture, and wellbeing.

 

KUMU NIU

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

United States 2022 | English | 15M

Director: Alex Cantatore

The island of O’ahu is covered with coconut palms, but for fear of liability the vast majority of these sacred trees have been stripped of coconuts. The grassroots movement, Niu Now, is on a mission to restore the “niu,” or coconut, as a fundamental food crop in Hawai’i and to spread the Indigenous wisdom of “aloha ‘āina:” loving land and serving people.

 

NĀ KAMA KAI – CHILDREN OF THE OCEAN

FESTIVAL PREMIERE

United States,Brazil 2022 | English | 36M

Director: Ju Martins

A non-profit’s mission to empower youth through ocean-based education, with the goal of cultivating environmental stewardship and building future community leaders. While traveling to Brazil for their first international clinic, participants quickly realize the many ways the ocean connects us rather than divides us.

 

OLA KA HONUA

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

Australia,United States 2022 | English | 22M

Director: Jilli Rose

For the past 25 years, thousands of Maui’s residents and visitors have come to volunteer at Auwahi, a storied forest on the leeward side of Haleakela volcano. By their efforts, Auwahi has gone from being a “museum forest,” a handful of centuries-old ancestor trees in a cow pasture, to a vibrant young forest where a critical part of Hawai’i’s biota has sanctuary.

 

RESTORING NÉŠKE’EMĀNE

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2022 | ENGLISH | 12M

Director: Loren Waters

Environmentalist Damon Dunbar works to remediate the toxic landscape of a shut down Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian boarding school, with a dream of restoring the land, preserving tribal history, and honoring the attendees of the Concho Indian School in order to speak truth to history.

 

SAGEBRUSH GOLD

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED KINGDOM 2022 | ENGLISH | 23M

Director: Marcus Widger

A lithium mine being built in Nevada’s remote sagebrush desert promises a greener future, but local ranchers, environmentalists, and indigenous tribes share a different side to the story.

 

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