A stunning lament to the disappearance of Zaragoza poplar groves with a powerful and majestic blend of dance, imagery, music and sound. Reminiscent of Andrew Goldsworthy eco-art, Arantegui’s land-art works enlivened by the presence of characters show the intimate connection between human bodies and the environment as the film dives into the beauty and singularity of the landscapes of the Ribera Alta del Ebro, in Zaragoza, Spain.
In 1967, an American journalist and a Japanese student rescued an ancient house from the snow country of Japan, and their lives were forever changed. Minka is a short documentary about a remarkable Japanese farmhouse and the memories it contains. Nominated for both IDA and Cinema Eye Honors awards and featured on NYTimes.com.
Set within the rainforests of southern Mexico, La Laguna tells the story of a Mayan boy’s remarkable journey from childhood to adolescence. While Yu’uk and his younger brother José enjoy a childhood of uncommon freedom in the jungle, the family must move on. Problems begin to mount and leaving their village and Yu’uk, along with his beloved little brother, may be their family’s only hope.
The Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers flow west from the wild country at the headwaters of the Continental Divide. These same waters are some of the most polluted in America. This paradox manifests itself at the rivers’ confluence in western Montana, where decades of extractive industry deposited tons of toxic sediment at Milltown Dam. For better or worse, the American West is changing so the dam is slated for removal and a historic timber mill is closed down and dismantled. This is the New West, a place where “Two Rivers” reveals that change is the rule.