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Film
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
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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Photo Essay
We Are Still Here

These photographs present portraits of contemporary Native Americans.

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Photo Essay
Palm Oil in Myanmar

Learn about the human impacts of the palm oil industry in Myanmar. 
 

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Do We Have a Right to Clean 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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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Protecting Wilderness
High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Then and Now
Photo Essay
Kiribati is Gone

Learn the story of Kiribati, where rising seas are forcing this entire island nation to relocate.

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Film
Among Giants

An environmental activist risks injury and incarceration to protect an ancient redwood grove in Humboldt county.

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Essay
The Skeleton of the Isle de Jean Charles

Learn about a tiny island community off the Louisiana coast that is literally losing ground due to climate change.

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Essay
India's Water Wars

The Narmada Valley Sardar Sarovar Big Dam Project has inspired 22 years and generations of protests, making it one of the most important and controversial social issues of modern India.

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Photo Essay
Down the Ganges
During a 33-day documentary shoot for our film Elemental, we traveled with Rajendra Singh on a pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges river, now polluted …
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Interview
Sacred Water Culture

Environmental leader Vandana Shiva believes that until we bring back the sacredness of water, civil society won't have the power to change its behavior and government policy will never act.

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