Environmental Film Reviews

The global issue of climate change experienced renewed and fervent interest in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, thanks in no small part to the Trump Administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement and remove regulations on energy development. Bullfrog Films offers four inspiring films that focus on creating changes needed to address climate change. The first solar flight around the world uses the sun to power an airplane. Cities are adjusting to erratic weather by conserving water and preparing for extreme weather to prevent catastrophic effects. Contaminated drinking water as a result of fracking validates the need for alternatives to fossil fuels. These films are available with public performance rights for school and library use. In-person or virtual group screenings are available now through Bullfrog Communities. Please email us at [email protected] to request streaming previews for purchase evaluation or with any questions you might have, or call our office at (610) 779-8226.

 

Point of No Return

Soaring at 28,000 feet without a drop of fuel, nothing is predictable. Point of No Return follows the journey of the Solar Impulse — the first solar-powered, round-the-world flight — demonstrating the tremendous potential of renewable energy sources.

 

Once Was Water

Las Vegas, in the middle of the Mojave Desert, is the driest city in America, yet it leads the United States in sustainable water conservation. Once Was Waterdemonstrates how Las Vegas provides an example to the world of how any city can and must create its own sustainable water solutions.

 

Weather Gone Wild: Surviving a World of Superstorms

This film is about changing the way we live in order to survive a world of superstorms. From floating neighborhoods to massive harbor floodgates, cities around the world are engineering ways to cope with extreme weather events.

 

Triple Divide [Redacted]

This award-winning “bombshell” documentary covers the impact of fracking in one of the country’s most pristine watersheds amd exposes the mishandling and cover-up of drinking water contamination related to unconventional natural gas extraction — aka fracking — in Pennsylvania.


Environmental Justice Film Series

Short Version

Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air – Monday, January 18th at 7:30 PM

The Story of Plastic – Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30 PM

A third selection is in the works for March/April – stay tuned!

CLICK HERE to register for these events

For more information contact: Bonnie Sorak at [email protected] or 443-799-0349

Long Version

“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please join us and our partners in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we offer a film and panel discussion series focused on environmental justice.

Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air – Monday, January 18th at 7:30 PM

Register for the panel discussion HERE. The link to view the 30 minute movie that features Baltimore will be sent directly to you or watch the movie along with others on January 18th from 7-7:30 PM. Then join us for the panel discussion from 7:30-8:30 PM.

The Story of Plastic – Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30 PM-Check back for listing of panelists

CLICK HERE to register for these events. For more information contact: Bonnie Sorak at [email protected] or 443-799-0349


The Human Element

We humans are a force of nature. At the same time human activities alter the basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire – those elements change human life.

For millennia, many civilizations thought that earth, air, fire, and water were the primary forces—the elements—of nature. Now, through new knowledge of how the world works, science has led us to realize that humanity itself has its own elemental power.

Earth scientists speak of natural tectonics. These are the forces cracking the planet’s crust with earthquakes and volcanoes. But humanity is a tectonic force, too. The combined power of our population, our technology, our survival needs, and our desire for affluence has reshaped the Earth as we know it.

In an arresting new documentary from the producers of RACING EXTINCTION, THE COVE and CHASING ICE, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. Click here to read more and see the trailer


Guardians of the River

This river is our umbilical cord. What feeds us, what nurtures us. This reciprocal relationship that we have with it. I would do anything for this river, just like I would my own children. I would die for it, I would do anything before I would give up on it.” 
— Annelia Hillman, Yurok tribal member, Klamath Justice Coalition

“Over hundreds of generations our families have developed a resiliency that can’t be beat, that can’t be destroyed. And no matter what happens, no matter what you take away, we’re always going to provide for our people, we’re always going to take care of our children, we’re always going to find a way to move forward.”
— Sammy Gensaw, Yurok tribal member, Ancestral Guard

Read more at American Rivers