ANIMALS SAVE THE PLANET – GASSY COWS In a series of humorous, animated, short ﬁlms animals give us humans tips on how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Produced for Animal Planet by Academy Award-winning studio, Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit; Chicken Run), Animals Save the Planet is a funny, engaging series of six short clay animation ﬁlms that feature animals, in their own habitats, demonstrating how everyone can make a difference by practicing a greener lifestyle. Aardman Animations | 1 min.
MAJESTIC PLASTIC BAG Follow a plastic bag from supermarket to its ﬁnal migratory destination in the Paciﬁc Ocean gyre. Jeremy Irons narrates this mock nature documentary. Jeremy Konner | 2010
way to make a living for the young members of the Bangladesh Surf Club. Follow professional surfer, Kahana Kalama as he works with Hawaiian-based non-proﬁt, Surﬁng The Nations, and learns from these kids that sometimes, surﬁng involves much more than catching waves. Russell Brownley | 2010 | 33 min. | USA
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WATER! Through a grant from the Boise City Department of Arts & History, local students have produced ﬁlms with the theme of Water! as part of a local competition. The three winning ﬁlms will be screened during the evening show.
The Sarcastic Fringehead is a ferocious ﬁsh, which has a large mouth and aggressive territorial behavior. Yet when two Fringeheads have a battle for territory, they wrestle by pressing their huge mouths against each other, as if they were kissing. Jeff Litton | 2010 | 2 min. | USA
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An ocean that was once deemed off limits due to fear and a very conservative Islamic culture is now becoming a source of fun, escape and even a chance for a
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Boise Premiere! Learn what the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley is doing to conserve a special 58-acre piece of land right in our own backyard. Produced in Boise through the generous donation of Wide Eye Productions.
Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often ﬂat-outfunny ﬁlm, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a ﬁlm about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazyfor-plastic world has ﬁnally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now. Many awards, including Best of Festival, Blue Ocean FF, Audience Choice, Telluride Mountainﬁlm. Suzan Beraza | 2010 | 45 min. | USA
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Produced for Sonoran Institute, Open Space examines the loss of one of the West’s most valuable assets, open space, which serves as a community’s agricultural base and wildlife habitat. The ﬁlm offers a new vision for communities and landscapes in the American West. Jeremy Roberts | 8 min.
WATER LOVIN DOGGIES The water loving doggies are back! From 20 to 200 pounds our furry friends are sure to make a splash in your hearts in this year’s re-cut river romp, featuring music by Matisyahu. Will Keir | 2010 | 4 min. | USA
THE STORY OF ELECTRONICS Revisit Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution’s collateral damage—6 billion tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horriﬁc backyard recycling shops in China where many end up. Can engineers design long-lasting, toxin-free products that are fully and easily recyclable? Free Range Studios | 2010 | 8 min. | USA
SPOIL The International League of Conservation Photographer’s adventure through the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia to support the coastal First Nations’ ﬁght against a proposed oil export pipeline from the tar sands. In the challenge of just 10 days, these world famous photographers must capture the iconic wilderness and wildlife of this suddenly threatened landscape. Trip Jennings, Andy Maser | 2010 | 44 min. | Canada
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