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USA, Zimbabwe, 2019, 14 min., English & Shona
The illegal hunting and killing of elephants has been an enormous challenge for Zimbabwe. In an effort to combat this scourge, the country has established an elite troop of rangers, all of whom are women, and called Akashinga. The film, executive produced by James Cameron, shows how the women’s training is brutal and rigorous, but their commitment unwavering, motivated by a steadfast belief in their mission.
DIR: Maria Wilhelm
PROD:Kim Butts, Drew Pulley, Maria Wilhelm
EXEC PROD: James Cameron
EDITOR: Brad Turner
USA, 2020, 5 min
Melted imagines the future of the world if nothing is done to address the global climate crisis. The year is 2098, the ice caps have melted and all the snow is gone. The world we live in is barren, dry, dystopian and inhospitable to human life. The pursuit of adventure remains as the protagonists seeks the thrill of skiing. Budding filmmaker and professional skier, Sierra Quitiquit makes her directorial debut with this beautiful and emotionally provocative plea to protect what is dearest to her – snow, the natural world and this beautiful planet.
DIR Sierra Quitiquit
USA, 2019, 10 min., English
Conservationists used to be primarily white men – sometimes bearded, usually cranky – but today’s activists are often people of color. They are also young, passionate, and willing to put themselves in peril for their cause. Faith E. Briggs, advocate and owner of public lands, makes an impact by running 150 miles through three imperiled National Monuments. Arduous but worthwhile, her act inspires each of her fellow landowners to do more to preserve this land.
DIR: Chelsea Jolly, Whit Hassett
PROD: Faith E. Briggs
EDITOR: Ryan Miyamoto/Olivia Abtahi
USA, 2020, 7 min., English
Aniya Wingate was 17 years old when Hurricane Harvey viciously swept into her hometown of Houston, Texas, and displaced her from her grandmother’s home. She tragically became a climate refugee, which will become an all-too-common story with millions more expected to follow this bleak path in the future. However, Wingate was determined not to let this derail her life and decided to process this extremely challenging experience through a beautifully compelling dance performance.
DIR: John Fiege
PROD: Anita Grabowski, Walter Hull, Christopher Lucas
EDITOR: Liz Perlman