Recommended Films

The forgotten woman by Dilip Mehta
Tells the story of some of the 20 million Indian widows who are abandoned by their families and literally turned out into the streets when their husbands died.

What’s on your plate? by Catherine Gund
A witty and provocative documentary produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund about kids and food politics.

Bananas!* by Fredrik Gertten
Juan “Accidentes” Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility. Can he beat the giant, or will the corporation get away with it? In the suspenseful documentary BANANAS!*, filmmaker Fredrik Gertten sheds new light on the global politics of food.

Thirst by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman
A piercing look at the global corporate drive to control and profit from our water — from bottles to tap.

Broken limbs by Jamie Howell and Guy Evans
Wenatchee, Washington, “Apple Capital of the World.” This pastoral Valley in the heart of the Pacific Northwest prospered for nearly a century as home to the famed Washington apple. But the good times have vanished. Apple orchardists by the thousands are going out of business and thousands more await the dreaded letter from the bank announcing the end of their livelihoods and a uniquely American way of life.

Life and debt by Stephanie Black
A feature-length documentary which addresses the impact of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and current globalization policies on a developing country such as Jamaica.

Flow by Irena Salina
Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – The World Water Crisis.

Born into brothels by Zana Briski
Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city’s notorious red light district.

Blood in the Mobile by Frank Piasecki Poulsen
The story about how our phones are connected to illegal mining in Congo (DRC).

Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal
Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

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