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Elemental

Three individuals united by their deep connection with nature are driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

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Film Coleen Cooley
Water Flows Together

Colleen Cooley, a Navajo river guide, reflects on the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation.

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The Church Forests of Ethiopia

Orthodox Churches for centuries have safeguarded pockets of primary forest and are now working to preserve Ethiopia’s shrinking biodiversity.

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Film Lost World
Lost World

This short film documents the impact of sand dredging on Cambodia's mangrove forests and the lives of the people who depend on them for survival.

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Photo Essay
The Aral Sea

These photographs document the resurgence of fish in the once nearly barren Aral Sea. 

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Living with Less Water
Photo Essay
The Fall of Flint

These photos portray the town of Flint and its residents as they persevere through the water crisis in 2014.

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Film Dry parched earth
When a Town Runs Dry

This story documents life in Stratford, a small farming town in California’s Central Valley which suffers from a drought impacting the residents’ daily lives.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Communities on the Threshold of Change
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Santa Cruz del Islote

Meet two fisherman living on a three-acre island off the coast of Colombia struggling with scarce resources.

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Photo Essay
La Carretera: Life and Change Along Peru's Interoceanic Highway

These photos depict life in Peru and the impacts of progress on people and the environment. 

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Photo Essay
Waiting to Move

These photographs capture a modern Inupiaq community in Alaska facing evacuation due to climate change.

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Film Rising waters flood a house in Isle de Jean Charles
Isle de Jean Charles

Meet two residents of a tiny island vanishing in the rising waters of the Louisiana Bayou.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Then and Now
High School
Grade Level: 9-12
A Vanishing Island

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