Clyde Thompson lives a completely isolated, lonely existence in his crumbling New Orleans apartment. With no family or friends, he spends his days listening to conspiracy radio programs and studying the unexplainable. When he discovers a mysterious tunnel running beneath his living room, Clyde suddenly becomes the subject of his own studies. What he finds at the end of that passageway will change his life forever.
Hsu Ji, 6 years old, always forget that when the police is at the school, her father can't pick her up. No more school, he said... Bored in the old house where she is locked, Hsu Ji looks at a silent movie. When 3 slapstick characters leave the movie to join her world... they have so much in common!
La Selva Tranquila presents an original look at conservation in the Peruvian Amazon, interweaving three stories of locals who must cut, capture, and sell anything they can to survive.
Katu, a hunter-turned-conservationist, struggles to fund his eco-tourism business in a wilderness surrounded by hunters and lumberjacks.
Trapped in a world of desperation in the city slums of Iquitos, Chepa must illegally sell sloths, baby monkeys, and turtles to support three generations of her family.
After the Peruvian government imposes strict resource management laws on the Mishana community's native land, this jungle village of eighty must find a future in conservation or lose its population to the pull of city industry.
Governments and activists speak of the importance of conservation, but we rarely hear the voices of people at the ground level. When locals struggle to survive each day at the jungles expense, how can they protect the land they love so deeply?
In blissful 1950s suburbia, a lovestruck bobbysoxer and her no-good-nik boyfriend seek refuge from her overprotective and hot-headed father.
A fearful balloon must learn to put his fragile life in the hands of an unlikely friend.
Halloween is a big night for Jasper. An anniversary of ancient sins. He prefers to ignore it and that's been easy since kids stopped making the trek out to his isolated cabin. But things change tonight when a young girl's visit begins a night of tricks instead of treats. To make matters worse, Jasper loses his lucky sobriety token and, with it, any courage he may have saved up over the past 25 years. Can he find his prize and maintain his sanity or will he pay the price for past mistakes.
On his first day of retirement Japanese businessman Mr. Yamada eagerly returns home to begin his new life of leisure with his wife, only to discover that she has filled her days without him. As Mr. Yamada struggles to remind her of the couple they once were, both begin to see the compromises their new life together will hold.
In the space of a few minutes, this short film confronts us with the broken puzzle of a life of a young woman in psychological distress, victim of a sufferance that she is trying to control.
The watchful eye of her psychologist and the love of her partner help her, reluctantly, to accept her problems. A pure love that will help her finally to find a path, a direction, a new start…
An ode to memory: Couples affected by a partner's recent diagnosis of Early Alzheimer's come to terms with their changing roles. Prominent Alzheimer's medical experts offer their perspectives on diagnosis, the nature of the disease, helpful attitudes in caring for loved ones, stigma, support for caregivers, clinical trials, and overall healthcare concerns.
What if you found out you had cancer, then you discovered your well water was contaminated, then you tried to sue the company responsible, but couldnt? Then you fought to get the site cleaned up and nothing happened. Then you tried to sell your house, but no one wanted to buy it. What would you do? What could you do?
My Toxic Backyard chronicles a community's fight to get clean drinking water and see the chemicals, still leaking into their groundwater, cleaned up.