As industrial agriculture spreads around the world, many small-scale farmers are losing their land. Nowhere is the situation more desperate than in India, where every 30 minutes one farmer, deep in debt and unable to provide for his family, commits suicide. It’s an epidemic, which has claimed over a quarter million lives. BITTER SEEDS raises [...]
ALMA Patrick Rouxel France, 2011, 65 mins. Join us for this free screening of the ‘Director’s Choice’ from the 2012 SF Green Film Festival. Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon. Since 2003, Patrick Rouxel has dedicated his time [...]
MINDS IN THE WATER Justin Krumb, USA, 2011, 90 min. 5 years in the making, this beautiful documentary chronicles professional surfer Dave “Rasta” Rastovich’s path to protect dolphins, whales and their ocean environment. Rasta’s latest campaign – a 660km sailing expedition along Australia’s Gold Coast – provides the backdrop for this evolution. His quest to [...]
Here’s your opportunity to see 2011 festival film GREEN by Patrick Rouxel one more time. This multi-award winning film explores the devastating impacts of logging and the palm oil industry on Orang-utan habitat in Indonesia.
Can People and Endangered Species Live Together? SFGFF and the San Francisco Public Library present a film that deals with the dilemma of economic growth versus species preservation. Join us for a FREE lunchtime screening of BUTTERFLIES & BULLDOZERS and a Q&A with the filmmakers Ann & Steve Dunsky following the film. San Bruno Mountain [...]