Envirodocs features films about nature and the environment. They are curated by members of Citizens' Climate Education.
Ashley Hunt-Martorano, Director of Marketing and Events for Citizens' Climate Education, plans and organizes the conference and lobby day events in Washington, D.C. and manages all aspects of CCE’s marketing strategy and social media campaigns. Ashley joined CCE in 2012 as a volunteer, founding and leading the Long Island chapter of CCL. She has launched new chapters in Queens and Nassau counties, Brooklyn, Albany, Utica, and East Hampton. She oversees the Liaisons Program, supporting 400 volunteers who serve as the primary contact for a member of the House or Senate. She previously worked in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector overseeing residential energy efficiency programs and advocating for and educating about solar and wind energy. Ashley has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University and lives in Medford, NY.
Jeanne Brunson is an elementary band teacher and an active composer. Constantly inspired by the beauty and fragility of nature and passionate about protecting it, she is convinced that science can point the way to solutions that allow us to live in harmony with the only planet we have. She advocates for a safe climate future for her students and her two young children. As a trained presenter for the Climate Reality Project, Ms. Brunson educates the public about the evidence of climate change already in progress, its causes, future projections, and solutions. She has volunteered with Citizens' Climate Education and Citizens' Climate Lobby since 2013 and currently serves as co-leader of the CCL Long Island chapter.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (PG) A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes-in moments private and public, funny and poignant-as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Renowned filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (Audrie & Daisy, 2016 Sundance Film Festival) have taken the baton from 2006 Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim. What started then as a profound slide show lecture has become a gorgeously cinematic excursion. Our extraordinary former vice president invites us along on an inspirational journey across the globe that delivers the tools to heal our planet. The question is: Will WE choose to take the baton?
Coming in September
Directed by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen
Featuring Al Gore
Running Time 1 hr 39 mins
Green Fire (NR) Celebrate Earth Day at The Plaza with the first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary conservation thinker Aldo Leopold, GREEN FIRE explores Leopold’s extraordinary career and his enduring influence—tracing how he shaped the modern conservation movement and continues to inspire projects all over the country that connect people and the land. Watch the trailer here.
Featuring Aldo Leopold
Running Time 2 hrs
Seed: The Untold Story (NR) Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.
Directed by Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel
Featuring Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke, and Raj Patel
The Burden (NR) THE BURDEN is the first documentary of its kind to tell the story of our dependence on fossil fuels as the greatest long‐term national security threat confronting the U.S., and how the military is leading our transition away from oil. The troops are crying out, in the words of Gen. James Mattis, “to unleash us from the tether of fuel.” But is Congress listening?
Produced, Directed and Written by Roger Sorkin
Merchants of Doubt (NR) Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities—yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.
Directed by Robert Kenner
Produced by Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo
Racing Extinction (NR) In RACING EXTINCTION, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight—a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it. From the Academy Award® Winning Filmmakers of “The Cove".
Directed by Louie Psihoyus
Produced by Olivia Ahnemann and Fisher Stevens
Written by Mark Monro
Love Thy Nature (NR) Narrated by Liam Neeson, is a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. And while our environmental crisis threatens the very survival of our species, a renewed connection with nature holds the key to a highly advanced new era.
Directed by Sylvie Rokab
Featuring Liam Neeson, Ameenah Kaplan, Suelen Romani