Program 1: A Call To Action
From inspiring initiatives to human struggles we don’t want to confront but need to know about, these films not only inform, but ask us to discuss our view of human progress, social justice and change worth standing up for.
Total Program Runtime = 86 minutes
Directed by Michael Tyburski
Synopsis: A portrait of Brooklyn Grange, a group of for-profit urban farmers in New York City, as they set out to build the world’s largest rooftop farm through the 2012 growing season.
Runtime: 26:27 minutes
My Saltwater Sanctuary
Directed by James Sherwood and Danielle Ryan
Synopsis: From Byron Bay to Bateman's Bay, on the east coast of Australia, there is a vibrant ocean and beach culture, which is shared by all locals. Their joy, their livelihoods, and their local identity is intertwined with the ocean and ultimately on the future conservation of marine parks and sanctuaries, giving iconic species like the friendly Blue Groper a chance to replenish.
Runtime: 19:00 minutes
Directed by Alex Lora and Antonio Tibaldi
YOUNG ALIFA LOOKS UP AT THE SOMALI SKY.
SHE THINKS ABOUT HER DAILY LIFE AS A SHEPHERDESS.
SHE KNOWS THAT THE DAY THAT WILL CHANGE HER LIFE FOREVER IS ABOUT TO COME
Runtime: 10:00 minutes
Good Karma $1
Directed by Jason Berger and Amy Laslett
Synopsis: “Good Karma $1” is a short documentary that explores acclaimed ad-guru Alex Bogusky’s fascination with collecting homeless signs. What starts out as a project to understand the world’s simplest form of communication turns into a lesson of generosity.
Runtime: 14:17 minutes
Le Puits (The Well)
Directed by Philippe Vaucher
Synopsis: An adventurous girl lives in the rich world above, while an inventive boy lives in the desolate world be- low. They exchange gifts and quickly become friends through the well that separates both of their worlds. But adults chase them away and seize the well, transforming what was a fair exchange into a terrible industry that risks to destroy the two worlds.
Runtime: 12:09 minutes