Downwind/Downstream documents serious threats to water quality, subalpine ecosystems and public health in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains due to mining, acid rain and urbanization. We updated this film for PBS’s NOVA and it became Poison in the Rockies.
In this moving visual poem, Christopher McLeod explores why certain places are held to be sacred and how wilderness nourishes the soul. Stories include a Hawaiian protest against geothermal drilling in the Wao Kele O Puna rainforest, the vision song of Southern Ute elder Eddie Box, and an interview with Earth First founder Dave Foreman.
Four Corners documents the cultural and ecological impacts of coal stripmining, uranium mining and oil shale development in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona – homeland of the Hopi and Navajo.
Guardians of the Sacred follows 20 sacred site guardians from around the world as they journey to the Hawaiian island of Kaho‘olawe for shared ceremony and strategic dialogue before attending the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu in September 2016.
The birth of the radical environmental movement is captured in this short, poetic film on the legendary direct action at Glen Canyon Dam in March of 1981.
Ten years in the making, In the Light of Reverence explores American culture’s relationship to nature in three places considered sacred by native peoples, Devils Tower in Wyoming, Hopiland in Arizona and Mt. Shasta in California. Broadcast on the PBS documentary series POV.
Aboriginal Australians and Native Hawaiians reclaim land from government and military and successfully resist the erosion of culture and environment. The series concludes with the extraordinary story of Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana’s restoration of the Hawaiian island of Kaho‘olawe after 50 years of bomb tests by the US Navy.