Mohammad Mohammadian / Iranian Films / Iran/ / 2016 / Animals, Environmental, Human Rights, Politics / 3 minsA young boy is sitting next to a droughty river, watching the barren land while fantasizing about fishing. Drown in his daydreaming, he coughs and comes back to his senses, gets up and walks along the river.
Dr. Steven Zlotowski / EcoCinema / United States / 2016 / Comedy, Drama, Environmental, Romance / 24 minsA young man, Knox, encounters a young woman, Amara, walking on his family's private property. Her witty report charms him into allowing her to continue her trespassing. Later, they meet again in a grocery store by chance, and she invites him over to dinner. Their conversation lingers on climate change and its potential impact on the future. In the face of global warming, is the planet's future hopeful or bleak?informative and slightly romantic, this film will resonate with viewers concerned about the environment.
Maya Khosla / EcoCinema / 2017 / Environmental, Nature / 30 minsThis film stresses the importance of fire to the mountain forests and wildlife of the American West. The film follows teams of scientists through the wild, scientists who are at once awed, amazed, and filled with a need to explain the high value of post-fire forests. While searching for rare woodpeckers, the research team also finds a plethora of wildlife: deer, black bears, bobcats, sapsuckers, bluebirds, wrens, raptors, spotted owls, and their offspring, all in the post-fire forests. Travels take viewers across the Californian mountains to the Yosemite, Stanislaus, Lassen, Plumas, El Dorado, Sierra, Tahoe, Inyo, and Sequoia National Forests. The film includes fire-safety tips from scientists who have served as firefighters. Director Maya Khosla will be in attendance at the festival.