environmental causes (movies)

Good movies about environmental issues, conservation issues and environmentalism. Movies supporting eco-activists causes.
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1.
Rosa blanca (1961)
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An illiterate Indian (Ignacio Lopez Tarso) lives an idyllic existence as a landowner on Mexico's Gulf... (105 mins.)
 
2.
Always Further On (1965)
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A worker of the Mexican Indigenist Institute tries to help the Tarahumara Indians to protect and keep their lands, but he must face corrupt landowners and politicians. (105 mins.)
Director: Luis Alcoriza
 
3.
Population Explosion (1968 Short Film)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Pierre Hébert
 
4.
Silent Running (1972)
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In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft. (89 mins.)
 
5.
Smog (1973 TV Movie)
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(86 mins.)
 
7.
Little Mole (1957 TV Series)
Episode: Krtek a buldozer (1975)
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Adventures of silent mole who is his own master in this vast world.
 
8.
Guardian of the Wilderness (1976)
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The supposedly true story of Galen Clark, the man who created Yosemite Park. In the twilight of his... (112 mins.)
Director: David O'Malley
 
9.
Fighting Mad (1976)
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An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments. (90 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
10.
Trollsommar (1980)
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Three city kids are taken somewhat reluctantly to a farm out in the forests of Sweden. There they meet... (85 mins.)
Director: Hans Dahlberg
 
11.
Wizards (1977)
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On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest. (80 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
 
12.
Brontosaurus (1980)
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(71 mins.)
 
13.
Bitter Harvest (1981 TV Movie)
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A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned. (94 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
14.
Little Mole (1957 TV Series)
Episode: Krtek ve meste (1982)
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Adventures of silent mole who is his own master in this vast world.
 
15.
El Norte (1983)
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Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better. (141 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
16.
Unfinished Business (1984)
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Seventeen year old Isabelle Marks lives in Toronto with her divorced mother and finds her life directionless... (99 mins.)
Director: Don Owen
 
17.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
18.
The Emerald Forest (1985)
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him. (114 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
19.
Choke Canyon (1986)
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A "cowboy"-scientist is fighting a corporation who wants to dump atomic waste on a piece of land he has leased. (94 mins.)
Director: Chuck Bail
 
20.
Killing Cars (1986)
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In a complex story of automotive intrigue, oil barons, corporate finance, and international villainy... (104 mins.)
 
21.
Taffin (1988)
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An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers... (96 mins.)
Director: Francis Megahy
 
22.
The Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy (1989 TV Movie)
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Dramatisation of the sinking of the Greenpeace ship 'The Rainbow Warrior' by French agents in Auckland, New Zealand in 1985. (100 mins.)
Director: Chris Thomson
 
23.
The Smoggies (1991 TV Series)
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The tiny denzins of a paradisical island must prevent stupid treasure hunters from wrecking their environment. (30 mins.)
 
24.
The Journey to Melonia (1989)
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When a ship sinks during a storm, a slave from the industrial island of Plutonia is washed up on the beaches of paradise island Melonia, where the "all-powerful" wizard Prospero and his strange friends reside. (104 mins.)
Director: Per Åhlin
 
25.
Indio (1989)
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"Indio", a half-Indian ex-Marine, fights to save the rainforest against the forces of a mega corporation that is trying to destroy it to make money, headed by a former US Army colonel. (89 mins.)
 
26.
Widget, the World Watcher (1990 TV Series)
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Widget is an alien that has come down from the sky to learn about humans with the aid of his sidekick, Brain. They explore the world and educate kids on health, safety, emotions and dangers. (30 mins.)
 
27.
Amazon (1990)
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Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush... (96 mins.)
 
28.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990 TV Series)
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A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters. (23 mins.)
 
29.
Clearcut (1991)
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When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur... (100 mins.)
 
30.
Indio 2 - La rivolta (1991)
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A corporation building a highway through the rainforest hires a gang of mercenaries to get rid of the local Indians... (95 mins.)
 
31.
Medicine Man (1992)
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An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle... (106 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
32.
Lucia (1992)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Mel Chionglo
 
33.
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992 TV Movie)
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The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Seed
 
34.
The Rainbow Warrior (1993 TV Movie)
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This film tells the true story of the sinking of the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior (commanded by Jon Voight)... (93 mins.)
Director: Michael Tuchner
 
35.
Divine Fate (1993 Short Film)
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An environmental morality tale. A divine gate gives one all that one desires, on the condition that... (11 mins.)
Director: Ishu Patel
 
36.
The Airzone Solution (1993 Video)
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It is the near future and, thanks to the Industrial age, an environmental catastrophe looms. The public... (65 mins.)
Director: Bill Baggs
 
37.
Fire on the Amazon (1993)
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In Bolivia's Amazon basin, corporate cattle ranches are replacing the rain forest. When Santos, charismatic leader of the union of rubber tappers... (87 mins.)
Director: Luis Llosa
 
38.
On Deadly Ground (1994)
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Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation. (101 mins.)
Director: Steven Seagal
 
39.
Arkelope! (1995 Short Film)
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Late at night, a couch-potato couple watches a documentary on the Arkelope, a rare animal hunted down to a single survivor. The doorbell rings... (5 mins.)
Director: Roslyn Schwartz
 
40.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Darkness Falls (1994)
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A group of loggers working in a remote forest unearths thousands of deadly insectlike creatures that paralyze and cocoon their victims. (45 mins.)
 
41.
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994 TV Movie)
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Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers... (123 mins.)
 
42.
Ocean Girl (1994 TV Series)
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Neri - the title character - is a young girl with an affinity for water, super-human strength, the ability to swim long distances... (25 mins.)
 
43.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
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Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill. (95 mins.)
 
44.
Address Unknown (1995 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
Director: Amy Harrison
 
45.
Come Walk with Me (1996 Video)
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(32 mins.)
 
46.
Forest Warrior (1996)
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A shape-shifting mountain man and a group of children team up to protect an enchanted forest from evil lumberjacks. (93 mins.)
Director: Aaron Norris
 
47.
Gift (1996 Short Film)
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Gift was shot in the notorious post-industrial lunar landscape of the Wolfen-Bitterfeld district of former East Germany... (15 mins.)
Director: Mike Stubbs
 
48.
Nach uns die Sintflut (1996 TV Movie)
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A Greenpeace expedition ship in the arctic anticipates an environmental catastrophe. An arctic glacier... (90 mins.)
Director: Sigi Rothemund
 
49.
Die Aktion (1996 TV Movie)
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Countess Tatjana von Selasinsky is not willing to accept entrepreneur Mauss' environmental behaviour any longer...
Director: Thomas Bohn
 
50.
La belle verte (1996)
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The "Green Planet" belongs to another solar system. Through the simplicity of their lifestyle those... (99 mins.)
Director: Coline Serreau
 
51.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
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On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
52.
Nature's Warrior (1997)
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13 year old Kim feels at home in the wilderness. One night, nature's soul appears to him in the form of an Indian... (96 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
53.
Legend of the Spirit Dog (1997)
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A young boy in Alaska becomes involved with the legendary battle between a raven and a wolf. (86 mins.)
 
54.
Avalanche (1999)
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A helicopter pilot work with a husband and his wife in the frozen North tagging foxes for the Environmental Protection Agency... (96 mins.)
Director: Steve Kroschel
 
55.
The Sky's on Fire (1999 TV Movie)
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The ozone is depleted and as a result of this all sorts things are happening like lethal insects flying around... (89 mins.)
Director: Dan Lerner
 
56.
Grey Owl (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American. (118 mins.)
 
57.
Green Sails (2000 TV Movie)
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A young man joins a band of crusaders who fight fear and social injustice. (95 mins.)
Director: Whitney Ransick
 
58.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. (131 mins.)
 
59.
Greenpeace: Half Life (2003 Short Film)
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A warning regarding the possible outcome of a nuclear disaster and the effect it would have on the environment. Here, terrifying science fiction becomes reality. (2 mins.)
 
60.
Burn: The Robert Wraight Story (2003 TV Movie)
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Robert Wraight moves to a small town with his family to make a fresh start. Unfortunately things take...
Director: Stefan Scaini
 
61.
Delivery (2005 Short Film)
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An old man lives a lonely life under the dark shadows of industrial smog. One day he receives a mysterious package which gives him the ability to change his environment. (9 mins.)
Director: Till Nowak
 
62.
Road (2005)
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Two exes take a dual-purpose road trip: allow Margaret (Catherine Kellner), a freelance photographer... (92 mins.)
Director: Leslie McCleave
 
63.
Bear with Me (2000)
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The family of eleven-year-old Emily (Kaitlyn Burke) searches desperately for her after she becomes lost in the Great Bear Rain Forest. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Ziller
 
64.
Earth Spirit (2006)
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A trouble, dissipated city youth is influenced by an indigenous spirit to be drawn back home to defend the land of his ancestors against exploitation by oil and mining interests. (85 mins.)
Director: Alan Gorg
 
65.
The Spoilt Earth (2006 Short Film)
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(16 mins.)
 
66.
Rubbish (2007 Short Film)
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(13 mins.)
 
67.
Into the Wild (2007)
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After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
 
68.
Warlord (2007 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Director: David Garrett
 
69.
Chrysalis (2008)
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As our world suffers the ravages of humankind, scientists look for ways to sustain life. When one of them falls ill and a chrysalis forms around him, a tug of war ensues about the future of the stricken scientist. (88 mins.)
Director: Tony Baez Milan
 
70.
Ashes from the Sky (2008)
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Environmental drama set in Asturias, Spain. A Scottish travel writer is forced to stay in a valley town... (96 mins.)
 
71.
El llanto de la tierra (2008 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Lucio Olmos
 
72.
Pense de novo (2008 Mini-Series)
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(1 mins.)
 
73.
WALL·E (2008)
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In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
 
74.
Hazed (2009 Short Film)
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A toxic factory tries to clean up his act with disastrous results. (2 mins.)
Director: Matt Hammill
 
75.
Please Help the World (2009 Short Film)
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Film from the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 (COP15) in Copenhagen. (4 mins.)
 
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77.
Avatar (2009)
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A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
78.
Replay (2009 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In a destroyed world, the only glimpse of hope is the memory of a forgotten past. But be careful not to let your dreams control your mind. (9 mins.)
 
79.
Hills of Holes (2009 Short Film)
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A short film that explores the wastefulness of humanity. (7 mins.)
Director: Brad Porter
 
80.
Let's Pollute (2009 Short Film)
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In the spirit of 50's & 60's educational films, 'Let's Pollute' is a modern satire on how pollution is our heritage and keeps our economy growing strong, while instructing us how to be better polluters for a better blighted tomorrow. (6 mins.)
Director: Geefwee Boedoe
 
81.
Pumzi (2009 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A sci-fi film about Africa in the future, 35 years after World War III, the water war. (21 mins.)
Director: Wanuri Kahiu
 
82.
Save the Future (2009 Video)
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A 13-year-old girl reimagines her life as a public service announcement, blurring the lines between her family struggles and her fear of environmental apocalypse. (3 mins.)
Director: Jenny Deller
 
83.
Monkeywrench (2010 Video)
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A young environmental activist finds her ideology tested in a forest on the verge of being clearcut. (10 mins.)
Director: Chris Teague
 
84.
No Pressure (2010 Short Film)
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(4 mins.)
Director: Dougal Wilson
 
85.
Futurestates (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Mister Green (2010)
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A parable about change in which a jaded government undersecretary for a failed global warming agency ends up much greener than he ever imagined possible.
 
86.
Invention of Love (2010 Short Film)
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An inventor tries to impress the woman he loves. Will she love him back? (10 mins.)
Director: Andrey Shushkov
 
87.
Grandfather (2010 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
 
88.
The Message (2010 Short Film)
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2054: Global warming and pollution have seriously damaged the Earth. On a beach, a boy finds a strange container. (4 mins.)
 
89.
Lys (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Teenage girl Lys is discovered inside the reactor of the newly build TERRA Power Plant and finds she is developing special powers that connect her to the energy of all living things. (52 mins.)
Director: Krystof Zlatnik
 
90.
Futurestates (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Spring of Sorrow (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In this environmentally barren and hardscrabble future, teenage Isabel desperately offers hope to her eight-year-old sister Lily...
 
91.
L'ultimo seme (2011 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
 
92.
Polemic in 3 Voices (2011 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Garth McCarthy
 
93.
Later and Somewhere Else (2011 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Amit K. Babooa
 
94.
We Miss You (2011 Short Film)
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In the midst of the smoggy New York rush hour, an exceptional encounter takes place. (2 mins.)
 
95.
The Key Issue (2011 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
 
96.
Gonawindua (2011 Short Film)
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Gonawindua is the Most Important peak of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. For the Kogi, is the center of the planet... (15 mins.)
 
97.
Rosa (2011 Short Film)
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In the near future, humanity has disappeared, leaving behind a large megalopolis devoid of natural life... (8 mins.)
Director: Jesus Orellana
 
98.
Terra Solution (2011 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
Director: A.J. Audet
 
99.
Blind (2011 Short Film)
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The film imagines a parallel-universe version of Japan which also suffered a nuclear crisis but was less lucky than its real world counterpart... (6 mins.)
Director: Yukihiro Shoda
 
100.
Going Green (2011 Short Film)
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(2 mins.)
 
101.
One Shot (2011 Short Film)
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Imagine the Green Movement getting a gun. When the time comes to change the world, Jim Jones has decided... (19 mins.)
Director: Nick Trivundza