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Documentary and Film (Weekly New Titles)

Documentary and Film (Weekly New Titles)


By Denis Delestrac & Sandrine Feydel

"Buying landscapes, protecting landscapes, accumulating new landscapes - it's a phenomenal opportunity." -- Steve Morgan, CEO, Wildlands Inc.

After years of working to undermine environmental regulations, governments and corporations are starting to think about the value of nature - and how they can profit from it.

BANKING NATURE is a provocative documentary that looks at the growing movement to value the natural world - and to turn endangered species and threatened areas into instruments of profit. It's a worldview that sees capital and markets not as a threat to the planet, but as its salvation - turning nature into "natural capital" and fundamental processes such as pollination and oxygen generation into "ecosystem services."

In the film we meet economist and former banker Pavan Sukhdev is perhaps the world's leading authority on the valuation of nature (one square kilometre of Hawaiian coral reef: $600,000). In his view, the best way to protect endangered species and ecosystems is to assign them a value - because if we can't measure the services nature provides, we can't recognize them within our current models.

In Uganda, we meet men who measure trees to determine how much carbon they store - and a banker from the German firm that sells the resulting carbon credits. Meanwhile in Brazil, steel giant Vale destroys rainforest, replaces it with tree plantations, and reaps the benefits of environmental credits.

Once we start measuring the value of nature, we can start turning it into securitized financial products. BANKING NATURE asks, can we trust the very same people whose management of the mortgage market nearly led to a global economic collapse to safeguard nature by turning it into financial instruments for speculators?

DVD (Color, Closed Captioned) / 2014 / 90 minutes

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By Anne Birkenstock

For nearly 40 years, Wolfgang Beltracchi fooled the international art world and was responsible for the biggest art forgery scandal of the postwar era. An expert in art history, theory and painting techniques, he tracked down the gaps in the oeuvres of great artists - Max Ernst, Fernand Leger, Heinrich Campendonk, Andre Derain and Max Pechstein, above all - and filled them with his own works. He and his wife Helene would then introduce them to the art world as originals. What makes these forgeries truly one-of-a-kind is that they are never mere copies of once-existing paintings, but products of Beltracchi's imagination, works "in the style of" famous early 20th-century artists. With his forgeries, he fooled renowned experts, curators and art dealers. The auctioneers Sotheby's and Christie's were hoodwinked, just like Hollywood star Steve Martin and other collectors throughout the world.

In BELTRACCHI: THE ART OF FORGERY, Wolfgang and his wife Helene Beltracchi chat openly - and with great wit and charm - about their quixotic adventures in an overheated art world ruled by blind greed, and in which apparently no one has an answer to the question as to what is an original, and what is a forgery... Beltracchi is an engaging rogue, a warm-hearted husband and father, and an impossibly self-confident artist. Full of witty dialogues, the film shows Beltracchi's incredible talent as a painter and reveals his expertise in forging paintings from the early 20th century, which were so masterfully done that art experts, museums and auction houses around the world were duped and exposed.

  • "Without any doubt he is the biggest forger of our times." - Vanity Fair

  • "Beltracchi's work on a piece in the style of Max Ernst; this Ernst-Beltracchi" could easily pass for one of the Surrealist's better 'forest' paintings." - The Hollywood Reporter

  • "There's something thrillingly Robin Hoodish about an art forger like Wolfgang Beltracchi." -Grolschfilmworks.com

    DVD (Color) / 2014 / 93 minutes

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    Director: Dirk Jan Roeleven

    The Lance Armstrong saga and countless other doping scandals may have permanently damaged the sport of Cycling. But Clean Spirit introduces us to one pro cycling team that strives to compete the "right way," placing them at a profound disadvantage. Argos-Shimano is determined to show that winning is possible without doping. We follow the team during the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Knowing that they cannot beat their opponents in the mountains, they have specialized in the sprint.

    We see the young team inside their hotel rooms, at breakfast and at team meetings. We hear German sprint talent Marcel Kittel promising his teammates a Rolex if they let him win the first stage. In the excitement of the race see Mark Cavendish cause Argos-Shimano sprinter Tom Veelers to crash, ultimately forcing him to leave the Tour. While Cavendish tries to intimidate his opponent, Kittel takes his revenge in the ultimate stage in Paris, leading Argos-Shimano to victory.

  • "Dirk Jan Roeleven and journalist Nando Boers have encapsulated the agony and ecstasy of the world's biggest bike race. The end result is intimate and authentic¡KRich subject matter¡Kgives the film a clear, emotionally-satisfying narrative." - The Independent (UK)

    DVD ( Dutch, French, Spanish, German, English with English subtitles) / 2014 / 88 minutes

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    By Angele Diabang

    Dr. Denis Mukwege is a gynecologist and the founder of Panzi, a hospital whose primary mission is treating women who have been raped - casualties in the Democratic Republic of Congo's decades-long war. At the hospital, in the Kivu district of the country, Mukwege and his mostly female team provide reconstructive surgery and psychological counseling, as well as literacy and other programs designed to help patients reintegrate into a society that has a history of shaming and ostracizing rape survivors.

    From Senegalese filmmaker Angele Diabang, CONGO: THE DOCTOR WHO SAVES WOMEN offers the intimate testimonies of women who have been treated at Panzi, along with the perspectives of psychologists and doctors who work there.

    Huddled on a bench in a corridor, facing the wall, Annie-Francoise recounts how her family rejected her after she was raped by a militiaman; she is pregnant and hopes to go back to school after having her baby. Regina stares straight ahead and describes how her husband threw her out after she was raped by several soldiers. They are among the thousands of women treated at Panzi, where the model of care is female-centered. In addition to formal therapy, women participate in communal activities. By cooking, singing, and washing together, these shared daily tasks become therapeutic.

    Mukwege and others call the rape epidemic in the DRC a crime of war. The widespread sexual assaults create a climate of terror that rival groups use to their advantage - with the ultimate goal of laying their hands on valuable resources.

    Through the work of Dr Mukwege, the film highlights the atrocities perpetrated on Congolese women, but also offers vivid accounts of their resilience and determination to not be defined by the crimes committed against them.

    DVD (Color) / 2014 / 52 minutes

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    Director: Ron Steinman

    What is life like for a dancer when they can no longer dance? Inspired by Merrill Ashley's departure from the New York City Ballet as an acclaimed principal dancer, this documentary, created by Ron Steinman and Eileen Douglas, captures the poignancy of this life turning point. After a struggle to find her next step, today Merrill Ashley travels around the world teaching Balanchine to dance companies which perform his works as once she did. This is the story of any dancer - or, in truth any one of us - who needs to find their way into a new life.

  • "! Excellent! Bravo! Bravo!" - Jacques d'Amboise, Longtime Principle Balanchine / Founder, National Dance Institute

  • "In this delicate exploration of artistic tradition, a Balanchine dancer facing retirement transforms herself from muse into keeper of the flame." - Jan Huttner, Filmsfor2

    DVD / 2014 / 56 minutes

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    By David Mrazek and Joel Greenberg

    From Billions to None tells the compelling, little-known story of the rapid extinction of the once abundant passenger pigeon, and explores its lessons for today with the alarming decline of many species worldwide.

    These sleek and beautiful birds darkened entire skies, like nothing in existence today. Yet in a matter of decades human activity drove the species from billions to extinction.

    For millennia, the passenger pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America, and likely the world. Then as its forest habitats were cut down for lumber, it was hunted to extinction both as a cheap source of protein and as targets for sport shooting. By 1912, after a nationwide search, not a single bird could be found living in the wild. The last pigeon in captivity died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914.

    Naturalist and author Joel Greenberg is the film's guide, explaining the biology of the passenger pigeon and taking us through the birds' tragic history. In one scene, Greenberg visits a nature preserve in Wisconsin that was once the largest ever passenger pigeon nesting site, where an estimated 136 million birds nested in an area equal in size to 37 Manhattan Islands.

    Through computer animation, the film recreates the breathtaking natural phenomenon of massive flocks of passenger pigeons. One animated sequence recreates a passenger pigeon flock estimated by John James Audubon to be at least one billion birds. In 1813, while in Kentucky, Audubon wrote, "The light of the noonday was obscured as by an eclipse. The pigeons passed in undiminished number, and continued to do so for three days."

    The film briefly explores the De-Extinction movement, a controversial attempt to bring back extinct species, and features an interview with the young scientist who has been tasked to bring back the lost bird.

    The film also highlights scientists like Dr. Boris Worm at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, whose research is raising alarm about other species, including sharks. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), one quarter of the world's sharks and rays are currently threatened with extinction due to overfishing.

    "We're doing the same thing to our children and our grandchildren that our ancestors did to us," concludes David Blockstein, Senior Scientist at the National Council for Science and the Environment, "But we don't have the same excuse of ignorance.

  • "Compelling and cautionary¡KPowerfully makes its point. Chilling history¡Kfilled with information and passion and does a remarkably good job of using computer-generated animation to show us what it must have been like to see a passenger pigeon flock." - Chicago Tribune

  • "Recommended. This heartfelt program works as an informative retrospective on passenger pigeons and a cautionary account of extinction¡K.Teens will be touched by the story of the demise of a species." - Booklist

    DVD (Region 1, Closed Captioned) / 2014 / (Grades 6- Adult) / 57 minutes

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    By J.P. Sniadecki

    Filmed over three years on China's railways, THE IRON MINISTRY traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture. Scores of rail journeys come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation. THE IRON MINISTRY immerses audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will soon be the world's largest railway network.

  • "The train has always been a major metaphor for change, but here there is an especially interesting sense of ambiguity...The danger of hurtling to modernity is always present, rattling along the ever-lengthening tracks." - Daniel Walber, NONFICS

  • "The real focus of THE IRON MINISTRY isn't the train but the world zipping past it." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

  • "Shot over three years of riding the rails throughout all parts of China, but edited to seem like it's one fluid trip, J.P. Sniadecki's THE IRON MINISTRY starts off as a collection of these interior impressions, establishing atmosphere, sound, image, and also the smells - of garbage, meat, sweat, and ever-present cigarettes." - Mark Peranson, Festival del Film Locarno

  • Jury Award, 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival

    DVD (Color) / 2014 / 83 minutes

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    By Carey Lundin and Mark Fraze

    Jens Jensen The Living Green profiles the unsung pioneer landscape architect who became one of the nation's most influential urban designers and early conservationists, shaping the Midwest's physical and cultural landscape in an enduring way.

    Danish born Jensen rose from immigrant street sweeper in the 1880's to "dean of American landscape architects", as the New York Times called him upon his death in 1951.

    When Jensen arrived in Chicago in 1885, it was one of the fastest growing cities in human history, and one of the least livable, especially for the working poor. Inspired by the Midwest prairie and plains, Jensen believed that urban dwellers needed the beauty of nature in their lives and "green space to survive", and he found creative ways to bring it to them.

    Jensen revered the region's indigenous scenery and native plants, creating the "Prairie style" of landscape architecture, and leading a movement to conserve threatened natural areas. He created Columbus Park on the western edge of Chicago, now a national historic landmark, as well as over 600 parks and gardens throughout the Midwest and other regions.

    As a devout conservationist, Jensen led opposition to Andrew Carnegie and JP Morgan's industrialization of the Indiana shoreline, which later became Indiana Dunes National Park.

    Jens Jensen The Living Green is illustrated with archival footage, photos and interviews, including with Jensen himself, that trace his remarkable rise, career, and lasting influence as a man ahead of his time.

    Half a century after his death, Jensen is now hailed as a pioneer of sustainable design, an early champion of native species, and an unsung American hero.

    Narrated by Jens Jensen's Great Granddaughter, Jensen Wheeler Wolfe

  • "Recommended. Jensen's innovative designs preceded today's green movement and his work deserves broader recognition." - Booklist

  • "The spirit of Jens Jensen is strongly present in our times. You can find that in the way we discuss green space in the city today." - Piet Oudolf, Landscape Designer of NY's Highline and Chicago's Millennium Park

  • "A thoughtful, compelling, inspiring documentary." - Chicago Tribune

  • Hugo Award - Silver Plaque Documentary: History/Biography
  • Chicago International Film Fest Television Awards
  • Best Feature Documentary - Wild Rose Independent Film Festival
  • Accolade Award of Excellence
  • Audience Award, Best Director - Green Bay Film Festival

    DVD (Region 1, Closed Captioned) / 2014 / (Grades 7-Adult) / 54 minutes

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    Director: Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza

    Written and acted by young people in New York City's foster care system, Know How presents dramatic stories ripped from their own life experiences. Five characters' worlds intersect as they confront loss, heartbreak, adulthood, and bureaucracy in this tale about transience and perseverance.

    Addie lives with her Aunt Janet in what's known as "kinship" care; her biological parent is unfit to care for her. Addie's closest friends are from her block: Juice, a drug dealer, and Marie, a girl on the verge of spiraling out of control.

    Marie's grandmother has been in the hospital for months now and the prognosis is bleak. Her boyfriend Trey takes care of her as best he can, but both of them are struggling in the foster system.

    When the Administration for Children's services (ACS) finds out that Megan's been physically and sexually abused they remove her from her family. Separated from her sister Kayla, she's placed in a treatment facility that is anything but safe.

    Eva only has one more year of school, and yet her sister Desi cannot seem to find the time to attend classes. When ACS discovers their father's crack addiction, the family is torn apart.

    Austin and his brother James have been living on the street¡Xhungry for a good meal. Desperate, they resort to petty crimes to survive, but soon find themselves embroiled in a turf war that's bigger than they are.

    Know How captures the reality of life in foster care from the point of view of those living in it. It's not a documentary nor is it fiction. It's a hybrid approach for using film to create social change. Instead of professional screenwriters and actors, these true stories are written and performed by a cast of ordinary foster care youth, and their performances are powerful, moving, and eye-opening. KNOW HOW is also a musical that brings authentic voices and unseen stories to the screen, and emerged from the efforts of The Possibility Project, a non-profit organization in NYC that brings teenagers together to transform the negative forces in their lives into positive action through projects like this one.

    Why make a film by young people in foster care? Because the system doesn't work and the human cost of its dysfunction is too great to ignore. Consider this: a few years after aging out of foster care, only 50% of young people will complete high school or a GED, 60% will be convicted of a crime, 75% will receive public assistance, and only 6% will complete a college degree. The system needs to change.

  • "A great film has the power to open one's eyes to the intricacies of society and the physical world in which we all collectively dwell. It can inspire reflection, contemplation and at times, even personal action. Know How does all that, with a twist." - Megan Friend, RYOT News and Action

  • "A groundbreaking achievement." - Georgette Todd, The Chronicle of Social Change

    DVD / 2014 / 106 minutes

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    By Tham Nguyen Thi

    A former monk who left monastic life because "I saw beautiful fags praying, and felt like running away," Phung is a canny businesswoman who got her start as a singer, and saved her money in the form of gold bars she would bury in the ground. Now she is something of a den mother to her largely transgender troupe - berating them when they drink or fight too much, warning them to stay out of trouble, and dealing with local police and occasionally hostile locals when necessary.

    It's the classic carny existence: long hours; setting up and tearing down the stage; exhorting the crowd to buy raffle tickets and play games; putting on a show. But the people we meet in MADAME PHUNG'S LAST JOURNEY are not your ordinary fairground workers.

    This verite documentary takes us on a year-long ride with an itinerant troupe of cross-dressing performers led by Bich Phung, as they travel the remote southern regions and central highlands of Vietnam.

    MADAME PHUNG'S LAST JOURNEY also captures Phung at a critical moment in her life. Now 40, she is haunted by fears of ageing, concerned with fixing bad karma, and worried about what might happen to her troupe after she is gone.

    From change rooms, to on-stage performances, to time spent in tour buses, filmmaker Tham Nguyen Thi develops a remarkable rapport with the performers. They share their fears, expose their vulnerabilities, and talk about the challenges of being gay in Vietnam: including employment discrimination and dealing with audiences who might just as easily throw rocks at the performers as try to hit on them during the show.

    DVD (Color) / 2014 / 87 minutes

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    Director: Muffie Meyer

    We spend almost a trillion dollars a year on high-tech tests and yet almost one fifth of patients are misdiagnosed. In Making Rounds we are introduced to the power and superiority of methods of traditional diagnosis based on decades of experience, doctor-patient discussions, physical touch, and personal observation. We follow two prominent cardiologists getting it right, teaching future doctors the 'old-fashion' art and science of a thorough bedside physical exam. "A great many diseases may be diagnosed," they tell us, "just by looking at a patient's hand."

    Filmed over one month in the cardiac care unit of a top New York hospital, we see the doctors in action, correcting previous misdiagnoses, predicting outcomes, saving lives, demonstrating - in dramatic real-world situations -that simply looking at and listening to patients remains medicine's most indispensable tool.

    DVD / 2014 / 63 minutes

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    By Mark Blottner, Ilko Davidov and Denis Mueller

    Nelson Algren: The End is Nothing, the Road is All is an in-depth documentary of one of America's greatest and least understood authors. This compelling life story reveals a unique literary voice through rare interviews, historic footage and the gritty voice of Algren himself. Kurt Vonnegut and Studs Terkel, literary giants in their own right, sing songs of praise along interviews with Algren scholars provide concise literary, social, and historic perspectives.

    Nelson Algren wrote five novels, two collections of short stories, several road books, and countless other stories and reviews. His work spanned six decades and speaks to generations of readers. While his best writing took place over 50 years ago his focus on the fears and disenchantment with our consumer culture were prophetic and still hit the mark today.

    Algren's touching love affair with Simone de Beauvoir weaves its way through his life and helps to buffer the damaging impact of FBI and CIA surveillance, blacklisting and the rejection of his work by certain academics. This stylishly produced film embeds us in the 1950's cold war world when Algren worked.

  • "Compelling, exciting, enlightening."- Chicago Tribune

    DVD / 2014 / 85 minutes

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    Director: Lucia Small and Ed Pincus

    When seminal documentarian Ed Pincus, considered the father of first person non-fiction film, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and collaborator Lucia Small team up to make one last film, much to the chagrin of Jane, Ed's wife of 50 years. Told from two filmmakers' points of view, One Cut, One Life challenges the form of first person documentary. Ed and Lucia's unique approach to filming offers a vulnerability and intimacy rarely seen in non- fiction, questioning whether some things might be too private to be made public. The film is an intense, raw, and sometimes humorous exploration of the human condition which invites the viewer to contemplate for themselves what is important, not only at the end of life, but also during.

  • "Lyrical, profound, and in places unexpectedly humorous. A moving tribute to a great documentary filmmaker - Ed Pincus - by another gifted documentary filmmaker - Lucia Small." - Ross McElwee, Director of Sherman's March and Time Indefinite

  • "Complex and intimate¡K No-holds-barred first-person filmmaking." - Tom Roston, The New York Times

    DVD / 2014 / 105 minutes

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    Director: Nicolas Rossier

    One man made the end of apartheid possible: in February 1990, President F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and ordered the release of Nelson Mandela. As the world celebrated, Mandela would go on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president - with de Klerk as his Vice President. Many films have been made about Nelson Mandela and the history of apartheid; few have taken on the challenge of bringing his predecessor - F.W. de Klerk to the screen, keeping him in the shadow of his exploits.

    But de Klerk's history is complicated. Before becoming president, de Klerk had been a virulent defender of white Africans and their privileges, and his own term as president was marred by political violence - often at the hands of his own security forces. What pushed this man to reverse his beliefs and jumpstart the process of making South Africa a more equal and just nation?

    Featuring in-depth interviews with F.W. de Klerk, former South African president Thabo Mbeki (1999-2008), anti-apartheid activists Father Michael Lapsley and Mathews Phosa, Yasmin Sooka of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Richard Goldstone (who headed the Goldstone Commission investigations into political violence) and many others. Nations mired in conflict and recovering from civil war will benefit from better understanding this flawed, yet ultimately successful political leader that managed to bridge two opposing worlds. Ultimately, The Other Man explores the trajectory of this unique nation and reflects on how the end of apartheid will continue to shape South Africans and the world for years to come.

  • "An illuminating study of the character, role and motivations of the man who together with Nelson Mandela transformed apartheid South Africa into a democracy." - IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival)

  • "A seminal work that really encapsulates the history of S.A. as she celebrates her 20th." - Mahen Bonetti, Executive Director & Founder African Film Festival

  • "Beautifully shot and edited. A dispassionate and balanced attempt at trying to understand a contentious yet significant player in the country's contemporary history." - Marianne Thamm, The Daily Maverick

    DVD / 2014 / 75 minutes

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    By David Anthony Alvarado

    In Simple Nature, world famous physicist Dr. Leonard Susskind introduces The Anthropic Principle in an entertaining, accessible and informative way.

    Proposed in the 1970's, The Anthropic Principle attempts to explain how the physics of the universe may be perfectly tuned for life to evolve. Any small tweak in gravity or quantum mechanics would make all matter, planets, stars and life-forms impossible, yet it all is in perfect working order. Why?

    The Anthropic Principle poses a simple yet plausible explanation, and is at the heart of a growing debate in the world of physics, philosophy and religion. Is it the answer to the "why" of the universe, or does it ignore the traditional methodology of physics and science?

    In the age of the Large Hadron Collider and breathtaking scientific exploration of atomic particles, physics may be about to revolutionize our view of humankind's place in the universe.

    Shot on 16 MM film, Simple Nature is illustrated with animated graphics, visuals and music.

    A good discussion starter to explore the Anthropic Principle in physics, philosophy, religious studies, cosmology and astronomy classes.

    DVD (Region 1, Closed Captioned) / 2014 / (Grades 10-Adult) / 11 minutes

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    Directed by ML Lincoln

    Captures the generations of eco-activists, from the 1960s to the present day, inspired by Edward Abbey's passionate defense of wilderness in The Monkey Wrench Gang.

    From Upton Sinclair's The Jungle to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, American literature has a history of being in the vanguard when it comes to activism about controversial issues. The books of Edward Abbey carry on that tradition, with memoirs like Desert Solitaire and the classic comic novel, The Monkey Wrench Gang, taking on the degradation of the American Southwest.

    WRENCHED reveals how Edward Abbey's anarchistic spirit and riotous novels influenced and helped guide the nascent environmental movement of the 1970s and '80s. Through interviews, archival footage and re-enactments, the film captures the outrage of Abbey's friends who were the original eco-warriors. In defense of wilderness, these early activists pioneered "monkeywrenching" - a radical blueprint for "wrenching the system." Exemplified by EarthFirst! in the early '80s, direct action and civil disobedience grew in popularity.

    WRENCHED captures a new generation of monkeywrenchers who use Abbey's books as a source of inspiration. They are personified by Tim DeChristopher, who single-handedly stopped the sale of 100,000+ acres of public trust lands in southeastern Utah. The fight continues to sustain the last bastion of the American frontier - the spirit of the West. And WRENCHED, following in Abbey's footsteps, asks the question: How far are we willing go in defense of wilderness?

  • "Essential viewing for anyone interested in the last forty years of environmental activism and the people, literature, and ideas that fueled it." - David Thomas Sumner, Professor of English, Linfield College

  • "Influential...an incredible cast of characters...ML Lincoln captures the outrage of Abbey's friends, the original eco-warriors, through interviews, archival footage and re-enactments...Abbey's message has lived on." - Stefanie Spear, EcoWatch

  • "An excellent, well-crafted and gut-wrenching documentary." - Diane Sward Rapaport, Author, Home Sweet Jerome, Death and Rebirth of Arizona's Richest Copper City

  • Jury Award, Frozen River Film Festival
  • People's Choice Award, Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
  • Best Editing of a Documentary, Santa Fe Film Festival

    DVD / 2014 / (Grades 10 -12, College Adults) / 93 minutes

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    Directed by Jason Cohen

    A former neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay victim of his hate crime meet by chance 25 years later, are reconciled and collaborate in educational presentations.

    In this Academy Award-nominated short documentary, worlds collide when a former neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay victim of his hate crime attack meet by chance 25 years after the incident that dramatically shaped both of their lives. Together, they embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges both to grapple with their beliefs and fears, eventually leading to an improbable collaboration¡Kand friendship.

    FACING FEAR retraces the haunting accounts of the attack and the startling revelation that brought these men together again. Delving deep into their backgrounds, the roots of the ideologies that shape how they handle the reconciliation process are exposed. Self-doubt, anger and fear are just a few of the emotions they struggle through as they come to terms with their unimaginable situation.

  • "An incredibly powerful story of forgiveness and hope." - Jane Gauthier, Asst. Prof. Criminal Justice, CSU-Los Angeles

  • "Striking and surreal." - Kimberley Jones, The Austin Chronicle

  • "So superb¡Kemotionally devastating -- not for the fainthearted." - Barry Paris, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • Audience Award, Best Short Documentary, Outfest LA LGBT Film Festival

    DVD / 2013 / (Grades 9 -12, College, Adults) / 23 minutes

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