Enviromental Shorts

Home River

Directed by Kati Eriksen, Scott Thornton

25 minutes * Finland

In 2017, three Sámi women broke the law to protect their traditions. The Sámi people had fished the Deatnu River as a livelihood and spiritual practice for centuries until Finland enforced unprecedented restrictions on the river. In a monumental case for Indigenous rights, Kati, Ánne, and Heidi fought the state to keep their culture alive.

Our 100 Year Floods

Directed by Fernando Rocha

19 minutes * USA

Through the voices of community members in Birmingham and Gadsden, this visual exploration captures the struggles of families and homeowners impacted by decades of flooding.

See Me in Nature

Directed by Asia Singleton

20 minutes • USA

Meet a few of Alabama’s Black environmental leaders, activists, and historians who are currently shaping their community and providing long overdue awareness of the roots of the work.

Between Earth and Sky

Directed by Andrew Nadkarni

25 minutes * USA

For her entire professional life, renowned ecologist Nalini Nadkarni pioneered climbing techniques to study “what grows back” after an ecological disturbance in the rainforest canopy. Now, after surviving a life-threatening fall from a tree, she must turn her research question onto herself in order to understand the effects of disturbance and recovery throughout her life.

The Sight of Blue UK

Directed by Pierre Bouquet

16 minutes * Belgium

Olivier’s childhood dream was to be a “veterinarian for whales”. When he learns he might soon go blind, he starts practicing freediving to overcome his fear of water. Five years later, he flies to the Maldives to free-dive with Manta rays…

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