Directed By: Adam Steel
Runtime: 11 mins
Over 4 billion lbs of carpet gets dumped in America’s landfills every year. After witnessing furniture being thrown out of a fifth story window in downtown LA, Rose Tourje quit her high paying, prestigious interior design career in protest. Not only did she quit, but after learning more about the waste and disregard for the environment in her industry, she set out on a mission to preserve and redirect that furniture from our over-flowing landfills to the interiors of charities and non-profits all over the world.Watch Trailer Here!
|BETWEEN THE HARVEST
Directed By: Scott Drucker Runtime: 29 mins
When the Costa Rican government legalized the harvest of endangered sea turtle eggs, a small coastal community was infused with cash and crime; and in turn, a world-wide heated debate began over the legitimacy of such a sanction. Between the Harvest illustrates the local and global impact of Ostional’s community project by delving into the complex co-existence of two fragile species. It demonstrates how the villagers’ daily struggles can be exemplary of mankind’s dilemma with nature: can limited resources ever be sustainable? And if not, then what will the people do when the turtles disappear? While the debate continues, it is evident that the people of Ostional just may be an exception to the global ban on the harvesting of endangered species.
ACC Theatre, Saturday May 5, 2012 12:00pm – 2:00am, in “ISLA Earth Block: Ocean“ Watch the trailer.
|CONFESSIONS OF AN ECO TERRORIST
Director: Peter Jay Brown Runtime: 1:30
The hard-nosed cast of characters in the film exude bravery and wit, all while engaging in action-packed conflict including boarding ships, arrests, ramming of illegal fishing vessels as well as sinking of pirate whalers. Theses activists have dedicated their lives to decades of campaigns to halt the atrocities committed worldwide against sea mammals.http://www.confessionsfilm.com/
|ECO CRIME INVESTIGATORS: MAKING A KILLING
Directed By: Marc Rowedder
Runtime: 50 mins
Covert ops and DNA sleuths uncover the appalling facts about an Icelandic industrialist’s use of a legal loophole to defy the moratorium against whaling, and revive the trade in endangered fin whale meat. The Environmental Investigation Agency exposes this large-scale piracy, and chronicles how one of the world’s most vulnerable creatures is being pushed—again—toward the brink of extinction.
|FISH MEAT: CHOOSE YOUR FARM WISELY
Directed By: Joe Cunningham Runtime: 24:00
The increasing dominance of aquaculture and mariculture means, today, that your fish is more likely to be farmed using wide variations in production standards, feed quality and sustainability. Two friends, a fish ecologist and an ecological engineer, explore the beautiful Aegean coast and the mountains of Turkey to discover the benefits, risks and tradeoffs involved in fish farming.Watch Trailer Here!
|MESSAGE FROM A GIRL
Directed By:: Carlos Villoch Runtime: 6:00
A conservation message from a girl to protect the Oceans.
Director: Jeremy Konner
We’ve been hearing about the North Pacific Garbage Gyre, a vast spinning flotation of “disposable” plastic crap such as old Bic lighters and rubber duckies. Psst. This stuff is now landing on Hawai‘i’s beaches. In “Plastic Tide” director Jeremy Konner dives into the oceans of Maui, to bring awareness to the rising issue of plastic waste in paradise.
|ROCK THE BOAT
Directed By: Thea Mercouffer
Runtime: 53 mins
Rock The Boat is an adventure film about Los Angeles and the little river that could. With cops in helicopters, civilians in kayaks, and fish stranded on concrete.Watch Trailer Here!
|TREASURE IN THE SEA
Directed By: Joshua Colover Runtime: 25 mins
A Kevin Costner narrated film about California’s Channel Islands.