Our interdisciplinary stories explore our common humanity.

American politicsAncient culturesBearing witnessBeauty of simplicityBraveryChangeChange versus traditionCity lifeCivic participationClimate changeCoastal livingCommunityCompassionConflict resolutionConnection to placeConscious awareness in animals and plantsConsequences of corruptionConsequences of developmentConsumer decision-makingCourageCreative explorationCross-cultural musicCultivating empathyCultural architectureCultural artifactsCultural displacementCultural diversityCultural perception of beautyCultural preservationCuriosityCycle of lifeDedication and commitmentDespair versus hopeEffects of climate changeEffects of cultural diversityEffects of environmental changeEffects of modernizationEmpathyEmpathy with natureEndangered languagesEnvironmental justiceFamily valuesFear versus loveFreedom of not knowingFreedom versus restrictionFuture generationsGeographic literacyGlobal economyHealth educationHuman connection to the environmentHuman relationships with animalsHuman rightsIdentityIdentity, family, and communityImagination and resilienceImmigration and jobsImpermanence versus permanenceIndigenous culturesIndividual activismIndividual rights versus the collective goodLanguage and landscapeLanguage revitalizationListeningLiterature as a mirrorLocally madeMigrationMoral ferocityNatural instinctsNatural versus syntheticNature and photographyNeed versus greedNonverbal communicationNonviolenceOriginality versus unoriginalityOvercoming adversityPeople's relationship to objectsPerfection versus imperfectionPlace-based architecturePositive role modelsPoverty and inequalityPower of lovePower of storytellingPower of traditionResilienceResponsibilityRethinking technologyRole of women in societySelf-awarenessSocial and emotional learningSocial justiceSocial misconceptionsSongsSpontaneitySports and social changeSustainabilityTraditional knowledgeUnderstanding of the heartUnintended consequencesValue of old versus newValuing diversityViolence versus peaceVulnerabilityWisdom of experienceYouth developmentYouth empowerment
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.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Photo Essay
Silhouettes of people overlooking a city at night
Dark Skies
The loss of our connection to darkness and to the night sky is emblematic of our deeper separation from the natural world.
Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert
Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Kalyanee Mam
Film
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.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

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.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Photo Essay
View from Fourth Street Bridge, Los Angeles, California
A Possible River

These photos document the channelization of the Los Angeles River and the resiliency of the natural world.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Photo Essay
The Aral Sea

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

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Virtual Reality
Sanctuaries of Silence

This film takes you on an immersive journey with acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton into the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the quietest places in North America.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Relocating Residents: The Impact of Housing on Community
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.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

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.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Film
Three children playing
Even the Walls

Multi-generational residents living within a public-housing neighborhood in downtown Seattle grapple with the forces of gentrification.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Highways and Change
Film
Santa Cruz del Islote

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

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Load More

Watch Anytime, Anywhere

Watch our films on your phone, tablet, or connected TV.