Vacations matter - for productivity, happiness, family bonding and especially, health. Explore why Americans take less time off work, even when it’s proven to be good for us.
WHAT'S THE ECONOMY FOR, ANYWAY?, 2009
In this humorous monologue, ecological economist Dave Batker questions whether GDP is an adequate measure of society's well-being and suggests workable alternatives.
THE OREGON EXPERIENCE: CES WOOD, 2009
The amazing story behind Chief Joseph's "I will fight no more forever!" speech and a young soldier who became a champion of human rights and social justice after his experiences in the Nez Perce War.
BUYER BE FAIR, 2006
Looks at the benefits of fair trade goods and product certification for people and the environment through case studies of the TransfairUSA and the Forest Stewardship Council. Filmed in Mexico, Canada, the US and Europe.
THE MOTHERHOOD MANIFESTO, 2006
Looks at the obstacles facing working mothers and families and the employer and public policy changes needed to restore work-life balance.
SILENT KILLER, 2005
Highlights promising attempts in Africa, and in South and Central America, to end world hunger.
HOT POTATOES, 2002
Explores the history of potato blight and the chemicals used to control it, from the Irish potato famine to the present day, through the stories of two remarkable scientists. Filmed in Mexico, Peru, the US and Europe.
BEYOND ORGANIC, 2002
Meryl Streep tells the story of farmer, writer and photographer Michael Ableman and his model of community-supported agriculture in the midst of suburban sprawl.
ESCAPE FROM AFFLUENZA, 1998
The sequel to the PBS hit AFFLUENZA explores ways to live better with less — hosted by Wanda Urbanska.
AFFLUENZA is a groundbreaking film that diagnoses a serious social disease — caused by consumerism, commercialism and rampant materialism — that is having a devastating impact on our families, communities, and the environment.
GENETIC TIME BOMB, 1994
The world's food supply may be seriously endangered by a dramatic decline in crop diversity. As high-yield hybrids replace traditional food crops worldwide, thousands of heirloom plant species have gone extinct, increasing the long-term possibility of famine. Filmed in Russia, Europe, Mexico and the US.
A PERSONAL MATTER: GORDON HIRABAYASHI V. THE UNITED STATES, 1992
The moving story of a courageous young Japanese-American student who challenged the World War II relocation program and eventually won his case, upholding the American Constitution.
For Earth's Sake The Life and Times of David Brower, 1989
A stirring portrait of America's leading environmentalist, David Brower, who was instrumental in establishing some of America's most spectacular national parks, while heading the Sierra Club, establishing and directing Friends of the Earth, and later Earth Island Institute.
CIRCLE OF PLENTY, 1987
Master gardener John Jeavons seeks the smallest possible area to grow a diet for one person sustainably, and transforms thinking about small-scale agriculture.
VISIBLE TARGET, 1985
Explores the WWII Japanese-American evacuation and Internment through the story of the first community evacuated under wartime orders, Bainbridge Island, Washington. Called "wondrously well done" by the New York Times.
Garden Song, 1980
Portrait of the late Alan Chadwick, Shakespearean actor, master gardener, and inventor of the "Biodynamic French Intensive Method," who spent 50 years in the garden — digging, planting and watching.