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EarthX Shorts Program


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EarthX Shorts Program

We’re happy to present this illuminating and entertaining selection of short films, stretching from portraits of eco-activists to tales of environmental rescue to lyrical cinema that explores the mystery and poetry of nature. It was curated by Hayley Nenadal, program manager of EarthxFilm, the film component of the annual EarthX conference, the largest environmental gathering in the world.

A Letter to Congress

Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage—our public lands—to private and corporate interests.

Christopher Newman. 4 m.


Creek Sessions

A sensory journey to create music in Utah’s Indian Creek, wooing us with the splendor of the desert and reminding us that wild places are worth protecting not simply for their landscapes, but for their soundscapes too.

Tahria Sheather. 12 m.


A New View of the Moon

A telescope on the streets of Los Angeles gives passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon.

Wylie Overstreet/Alex Gorosh. 4 m.


Grizzly Country

After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes.

Ben Moon. 12 m.


The Accidental Environmentalist: Catherine Flowers

Meet Catherine Coleman Flowers, an Alabama activist who became passionate about the environment when she found out that tropical diseases were showing up in her community because of sewage treatment problems.

Ellen Esling. 10 m.



Following years of intensive fertilizer use on farms, more than half of Iowa’s waterways do not meet federal quality standards. Now, an unlikely coalition is calling for stricter controls to clean up the drinking water sources for millions of the state’s residents.

Casey Beck. 12 m.



Treeline takes us to the enshrined cypress groves of Japan, the towering redcedars of British Columbia, and the ancient bristlecones of Nevada, following a handful of skiers, snowboarders, scientists, and healers as they visit these giants and explore a connection older than humanity.

Jordan Manley. 40 m.


Climbing out of a Disaster

Members of a small rock-climbing community in Puerto Rico use their unique skills to respond after Hurricane Maria devastates the island in 2017.

Dominic Gill. 9 m.


Chasing Monsters

For 20 years, Australian photographer Nick Moir has been chasing weather systems throughout the world. Here he journeys through the American Midwest’s Tornado Alley, which produces catastrophic yet beautiful storms.

Krystle Wright. 5 m.

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)

This film is part of the Focus on Nature 2019 series.

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