Rwanda: Source of prosperity is a 30 min documentary explaining the situation in Rwanda in regards to water.
Özgür and Yasin work as waiters in a book cafe. In this cafe Saffet works as a barista and he is the second person in charge after the boss. Özgür and Yasin take orders from Saffet but with the power that he takes from the bell Saffet starts to tyrannize Özgür and Yasin and oppresses […]
The journey of a man who left his job at IBM to resurrect the lost art of snail farming in Vienna. Sustainable, efficient, and tasty, snail farming is a green alternative to beef or chicken.
Sex has been on the minds of scientists about as long as it has been on everyone else’s – but what about desire? Decoding Desire unravels the mysteries of sex and desire and explores how sexual diversity and the experience of pleasure itself may be the key to species survival.
Bill Barron is a Salt Lake City carpenter who turns his passion for the environment towards a seat in Congress. This film documents Bill’s unconventional political campaign as he rides his bike over 650 miles through the state of Utah in the hopes to raise awareness for climate change.
Beautifully filmed by New Zealand nature photographer Richard Sidey over the past decade around the polar regions, Speechless: The Polar Realm is a visual meditation of light, life, loss and wonder at the ends of the globe.
Space Weather is everyone’s concern! A big solar storm can cause considerable damages to our hyper-connected societies. So, what would be the consequences today if we were to suffer a solar storm like the one that plunged the whole of the Province of Quebec and part of the State of New York into darkness in […]
We cross the dunes when we go to the ocean, but we never take a real look into this strange landscape. Wild, Desert and Alive! Without any voice-over or commentary, this film brings us to the story of animals, plants living in the dune during one day and one night. An experience of sound and […]
Food Inc. could be the first chance for people from the Czech Republic to see what they eat. We want to show how food is made in large food factories in the country, how and why cheap food is made, how it differs and how much more expensive the production of quality food products is. […]
To live without food is unimaginable for many, but we still know very little about people’s abilities. The film captures the topic from the widest angle possible. There are long-term practitioners of this form of nutrition – Jasmuheen from Australia and Henri Monfort from France, a couple from Ecuador who have conceived and gave birth […]
The world around us is constantly changing. And our beer is changing too. What is behind the traditional beer brands in the globalisation era? What will happen if the national liquid heritage turns into “Eurobeer”? Many people believe that beer and its character affect the life of a nation more than we think. And more […]
Fermentation is a profile of 2014 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sandor Katz. Katz is a food activist, fermentation revivalist, and author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation. In 1993 he moved from New York to rural Cannon County, Tennessee, where he mentors a new generation of foodways activists and practitioners.
This film shows the struggle to face a deadly prognosis, using interviews with the leading researcher of Menkes Disease at the National Institutes of Health (USA), plus speakers from the National Organization of Rare Disorders mixed with the personal first hand accounts of three families across the globe confronting this diagnosis in their sons.
Presence focuses on the contentious 45 year battle over the construction of a 2nd International Airport for Toronto that will destroy nearly 20,000 acres of the last best farmland in Canada.
2015 was declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Light (IYL2015). We follow GalileoMobile’s expedition to northern Bolivia and Brazil where the project performed astronomy activities preceding the celebration of the International Year of Light.
Since he first kept vampire bats in his bathroom as a child, Rodrigo has dedicated his life to bats. Now Tequila is at stake. Rodrigo’s beloved lesser long-nosed bat pollinates the plants the drink is made from. To save both Rodrigo must track the bats’ epic migration across Mexico – braving hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs […]
You can meet a lot of children in one of the poorest countries in the world. They go to shops and offer to carry your shopping bag. They stand around at markets, and if they manage to get a job they usually toil at building sites. Czech humanitarian worker Petra Nováková has been helping poor […]
A Southern Foodways Alliance Greenhouse film, supported by Crescent Communities, about the Guenther family of Monterey, Tennessee, and their Muddy Pond sorghum syrup.
The human and scientific story of a fatal inherited disorder, now known to have existed for centuries in several parts of the world, that was only introduced to the medical and scientific communities in 1952, marking the beginning of a new chapter of its history, one where the lives of its carriers and their families […]
In 2013 Naturalis Biodiversity Center went to the United States Of America in search of a Tyrannosaurus rex. A huge ambition with an incredible potential for science, education and tourism. After an unsuccessful expedition in April 2013, we’ve excavated a very promising T. rex in September 2013. In September 2016 it will be displayed in […]
Tiger’s Revenge is a compelling story of two tiger sisters whose life journeys intermingle and clash while unravelling a poignant tale of motherhood. Filmed extensively over a period of 2 years in Ranthambore National Park by wildlife filmmaker Nalla, Tiger’s Revenge captures the intimate and secret life of tigers in an observational documentary.
Forget that dark swamp picture: the Everglades in fact is a crystal clear shallow river flowing slowly towards the sea. This is an intimate portrait of this strange but troubled watery wilderness through the stories of the animals which call it home.
Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic follows NYC sci-artist Mara Haseltine as she creates a sculpture to reveal a microscopic threat beneath the surface of the ocean. Haseltine uses art to show that the microscopic ocean world affects all life on Earth. Featuring Mara Haseltine, Christian Sardet and Mark Anthony Browne.
Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night explores the importance of darkness, and the erosion of it, through the study and preservation of firefly habitats in Japan and the United States. The film features artists and scientists on different continents working to understand firefly flash patterns and how to live among wildlife in urban settings.
Food is an integral part of what is known as traditional Chinese medicine. This ancient medicine has existed for more than 4,000 years. It’s still popular today even though China now embraces modern ways of thinking. So how do the Chinese combine the past and the present, the East and the West? As you will […]
Farming is not just a job or an industry, it’s a way of life. But when plans for unconventional gas mining threaten to invade Gippsland and Western Victoria, Australian rural communities come together to fight to protect their communities, water and farmland, proving they are a force to be reckoned with.
Honey and health have a long common history. The ancient Egyptians were using it to treat a variety of diseases. Today, it is best known for its soothing effect for a cold or a sore throat. But did you know that applied on some wounds, it can have amazing healing power? The hive is a […]
Analogue experiments with gravity.
During deeply intimate conversations with the filmmaker after she learns she is going to die, Kazuko challenges cultural and social norms speaking candidly of love, money, marriage and death. Kazuko develops a deeper intimacy both with herself and the filmmaker, while inviting the viewer to deeply consider their own life. And death.
In the Czech Republic used toner cartridges make up several thousands of tonnes of municipal solid waste each year. These toner cartridges can be remanufactured, which eliminates unwanted waste and supports the local industry.
Elemental follows three iconoclasts who are obsessed with nature and deeply affected by the ecological crisis. Separated by continents, each character is part of a global story about our relationship to nature that goes behind the issues, revealing the trials and tribulations of those who dedicate their lives to change.
Sitting in her favourite oak tree, 11-year-old Filine encounters little wonders in the natural world around her. As trees fall down in the forest, Filine starts to fear that one day she will lose the special oak tree. The rebellious girl makes a plan to stop the tree chopping in the forest. But what if […]
To counter the threat of airborne pathogens, the lungs have their own large and complex immune system. This filters the air we breathe, repulses invaders and repairs injury. This animation shows how these powerful immune responses sometimes overreact or are misdirected causing diseases such as asthma.
This animation focuses on how cancer cells metabolize glucose. Instead of using pyruvate to ultimately create ATP for energy, the cancer cell instead turns most of it into lactate, metabolizing only a small percentage of pyruvate into ATP, which is very inefficient. This is why cancer cells consume so much more glucose than normal healthy […]
The skin is the body’s primary barrier against physical insults and microbial pathogens. It represents a unique environment in which cells of the immune system interact with skin cells to maintain tissue homeostasis and induce immune responses. This animation introduces the key participants in skin immunity in the steady state and disease.
RNA interference (RNAi) is an important pathway that is used in many different organisms to regulate gene expression. This animation takes the viewer through the steps of gene expression and how RNAi can silence specific mRNAs in the cytoplasm.
The gut is the first point of exposure to pathogens, as well as antigens, food particles and commensal microflora that must be tolerated. This animation introduces the key cells and molecular participants involved in gut immunohomeostasis and disease.
The film describes the phenomenon of cultural and natural landscape which has included people since time immemorial. Thanks to our ancestors’ approach, species diversity of flower meadows, fields and orchards have been created. The main message of the documentary is to highlight the inevitability of the restoration of environmentally friendly farming by which we mean […]
The Growing Food Project is a short documentary exploring Melbourne’s local food movement and community food initiatives, where people are coming together to build local, fair and sustainable food systems.
Why should we see the stars at all? Antonín Reňák’s documentary Closer to the Stars made for the Brno Observatory and Planetarium explains everything that needs to be done so that one can see the stars today. A group of people set out from Brno to the Canary Isles to collect technically very complex material […]
Inhabit explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called “Permaculture”. Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.
An international team sets off on an extraordinary scientific adventure to the Russel Glacier. Their mission is to conduct studies on the texture of the ice. With the results the scientists hope to find out more about glacial change and thus draw further conclusions about global climate. Join us on a journey to the beautiful […]
From shell money to stock markets: this film takes us on an entertaining journey through space and time in an attempt to restore our faith in what we believe ‘makes the world go round’ – money. It highlights in a witty way how our financial system works, while trying to figure out new ways of […]
Behind the Redwood Curtain takes us on a mesmerizing journey through the dark and eerie Redwood forest. Seven forest dwellers – loggers, scientists, activists and Native Americans – invite us to discover their part of these impressive woods. There are no Walmarts and Starbucks here, just small towns and big trees.
Within climate change scenarios, rarely used crops adapted to semi-arid habitats, such as caper plant (Capparis spinosa L.) may be interesting alternative crops. In Portugal, caper was occasionally cultivated as an ornamental plant. Rare testimonies in Portuguese herbaria and a brief history about Caper’s culinary and industrial uses are explored here.
This film offers a journey back to times when the European wilderness was truly a wild and living organic entity. It also offers a chance to look into the eyes of the creatures with which we used to live in our common past. This is the life in the “Wolf Mountains”.
After a 10-year journey of seven billion kilometres, the Rosetta orbiter has set the lander Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. On 12 November 2014, the lander touched down on a comet for the first time in the history of mankind. Philae was developed by an international consortium headed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
Since the H5N1 and the SARS, which cost the life of thousands of people, the emergent viruses became the source of deep concerns. Since winter 2013, the MERS Coronavirus, the H7N9 and the dreaded Ebola virus mobilize the scientists. A breathtaking investigation showing the reality of the pandemic we are facing.
Maya is a midwife accompanying the journey of Susilawati (35 years) who is traumatized after she has given birth to two children by Caesarean section. She now wants the give birth normally. Susilawati makes every effort to give birth normally, but without the support from hospitals and doctors.
In the entire world, several scientific teams are now interested in the Yeti. Fur samples, footprints, DNA – today clues are seriously considered and analyzed by specialists. The goal: to check whether a prehistoric human species might have survived by our side and without our knowledge.
Predators have fascinated people since time immemorial. With scientific knowledge we have come to learn that wolves, bears and lynx are not varmint, but play an indispensable role in the ecosystem. While the numbers of predators have been growing elsewhere in Europe, their numbers in the Czech Republic still fluctuate. The documentary searches for the […]
The film Return to the Roots compares the relationship American Indians and the so-called advanced civilisation have to soil. It suggests community-supported ecological agriculture as the best way to gradually restore topsoil. It shows testimonies of farmers in contrast with the words of the geologist Václav Cílek, and a shaman of the Kichwa tribe, Agustin […]
Two videos introduce the options that biochar use offers to people. The global video shows environmental and other advantages of this substance, the local one sketches out a new economy based on biochar that can be used by whole villages to live off.
The “Pourquoi Pas?”, France’s largest oceanographic ship, sets out on the ‘Biobaz Mission’. It will allow the 30 international scientists on board to back up their latest hypothesis that bacteria play an essential role in the survival of underwater animal species at great depths in the ocean. The film is the story of this scientific […]
A series of short videos that represent the new format of promoting the Krkonoše National Park as well as the phenomena it was established for and that it should protect. We have been inspired by the Nature Minutes programme broadcasted by Czech Television. Altogether there are 50 topics we want to focus on.
HIV is a killer of epic proportion. The film accompanies researchers in their search for the origins of HIV in Africa. They find an archive containing tissue samples dating from the colonial era which provide evidence on how the grounds were prepared for the AIDS pandemic. It is vital information on how to fight future […]
“Beyond the forest” is the city of tomorrow, “before the forest” are the villages of yesterday.
In “Deproducers – Music for Space Conference” four very different producers play out the journey of an ideal ray of light in the Cosmos. Fabio Peri is entrusted with the task of telling of our ties with the stars, the planets and the molecules that compose them, because after all we are all in a […]
The Badjao are sea nomads living near Borneo. For centuries, they lived on and from the sea. But the fishing industry and diving resorts make it difficult to survive. With his uncle Alexan, young Sari goes on his first fishing trip, an initiation into the adult world. A fantastic underwater documentary with beautiful imagery and […]
Since the dawn of time, the Moon has played a major role in biological life: it acts like the pendulum of the terrestrial clock, dictating its rhythm to everything alive. The Moon is present in every civilisation through myths and legends. MOON takes us on a scientific odyssey revisiting the subtle link between the Moon […]