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The Environment in Focus

Environmental advocacy has become a powerful cultural touchstone; as such, it is a core concern for the 2010 Starz Denver Film Festival. The Environment in Focus program features cutting-edge documentaries with the ability to inspire audiences to make a difference through their interactions with the natural world.


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  • Bag It

    Bag It

    USA , 2010 , 79 min. When we throw something “away,” where does it go? “Average guy” Jeb Berrier charismatically narrates this documentary by Suzan Beraza about the impact of plastic in our lives. Though it was marketed as a convenience, it’s become a pox on our environment and even our health.... more
  • Cool It

    Cool It

    USA , 2010 , 84 min. Award-winning documentarian Ondi Timoner trains her camera on the contrarian Danish climate scientist Bjørn Lomborg, a Green Peace activist-turned-dissident who sees the conventional wisdom on global warming as inaccurate if not fraudulent.... more
  • A Different Path

    A Different Path

    USA , 2010 , 93 min. Festival favorites Monteith McCollum and Ariana Gerstein (Milk in the Land: Ballad of an American Drink, SDFF30; Hybrid, SDFF24) are back with this artful documentary that spotlights activists who are decidedly unhappy about our car-centric culture.... more
  • There Once Was an Island

    There Once Was an Island

    New Zealand , 2010 , 80 min. Climate change may soon wipe out the island of Takuu, home to 400 Polynesian aboriginals. As rising seas engulf this remote atoll in the South Pacific, the heartbreaking decision to leave home or face death must be made. This documentary captures the excruciating process.... more
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