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A Letter to Momo - Momo e no tegami
From the creators of Ghost in the Shell comes a wonderfully expressive and beautifully hand-drawn animated tale that combines bursts of whimsy and kinetic humor with deeply felt emotion and drama. The last time Momo saw her father they had…
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The Scripture of Nature
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The National Parks
PBS
In 1851, word spreads across the country of a beautiful area of California's Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wish to exploit the land's scenery for commercial gain and those who wish to keep it pristine. Among the latter is a…
The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger
An award-winning animated children's fable about the power of advertising, the meaning of life and ultimately the test of a mother's love. Winner of First Prize in Animation at the Delray Beach Film Festival , Grand Jury Award for Best…
The Last Refuge
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The National Parks
PBS
By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country - once a vast wilderness - will have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks are rampant,…
A Year in Port - Examining How Port Wine is Made in Portugal
In this superb documentary on everyone's favorite desert wine, renowned wine importer Martine Saunier is our guide as we journey into Portugal's spectacular Douro Valley to explore the mystery and complexity of the world of port. "This film will appeal…
I Am Another You - Portrait of an American Drifter
When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang ( Hooligan Sparrow ) first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she eventually…
Eleanor's Secret - Kérity, la maison des contes
From Academy Award-nominated director Dominique Monfery comes a sumptuously animated adventure about a magic library where characters from classic children's books come alive. Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of…
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Soul Food Junkies - A Film About Family, Food & Tradition
Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets. Inspired by his father's lifelong love affair with soul…
Feeding Frenzy - The Food Industry, Obesity and the Creation of a Health Crisis
Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
Over the past three decades, obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents -- and a startling 70% of adults are now obese or overweight. The result has been a widening epidemic of…
In Defense of Food - An Eater's Manifesto
PBS
"Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants." With those seven words, journalist Michael Pollan distills a career's worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people's health by today's industrially-driven Western diet. Pollan offers a…
Google and the World Brain
In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a "World Brain" containing all of the world's knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be "so compact in its material form and so gigantic in its scope and possible…
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Food Choices - How Our Diet Affects the Environment
This is a different kind of movie about food. Unlike several other documentaries of the genre that often focus on singular aspects and issues related to food, this feature length film takes a broader look and explores the impact that…
America the Beautiful - Obsession with Physical Beauty in America
Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a five year journey to examine America's growing obsession with physical beauty and perfection, unearthing its origins and deadly risks. In AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL we see how increasingly unattainable images contribute to the rise in…
Sugar Coated - Investigating PR Tactics Implemented by the Food Industry
Sugar Coated examines the various public relations tactics that the food industry has employed over the years to beat back accelerating concerns about the toxicity of sugar. Its starting point is a secret PR campaign the industry devised in the…
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Bananas!* - The Global Politics of Food
A multi-layered courtroom drama about the global politics of food, the dynamics of 1st and 3rd world nations, and human rights at its simplest through a landmark legal case pitting a dozen Nicaraguan plantation workers against Dole. Nominated for Best…
A Year in Champagne - The History of the Champagne Region in France
The exploding cork. Endless tiny bubbles floating up and up in the glass. An indulgence. A celebration. A seduction. A triumph. This is the essence of Champagne, isn't it? But it's not just bubbles in a glass that makes the…
A Year In Burgundy - A Year in the Life of 7 Wine-Making Families
Awarded "5 Stars!" by the Financial Times , this film follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France through the course of a full year, and delves into the cultural and creative process of making wine, as well…
It's Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School
It's Elementary features elementary and middle schools where (mainly heterosexual) teachers are challenging the prevailing political climate and its attempt to censor any dialogue in schools about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Rather than focusing on the debate between…
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Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story
Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm and retail, right to the back of their own fridge. In a deliciously entertaining challenge, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only…
The Birth of Saké - Passionate Sake-Makers Keep Tradition Alive
In a world where most mass-produced goods are heavily automated, a small group of manual laborers must brave unusual working conditions to preserve a 2000-year- old tradition that we have come to know as sake. THE BIRTH OF SAKE is…