Award-winning films about history, people and our precious planet
The truth is, it’s complicated. Easily grown. Versatile. In high demand as an ingredient for everything from chocolate bars to toothpaste to cosmetics and cooking, palm oil is a commodity feeding the voracious appetite of a growing population and driving economic prosperity for people and nations. But the cost is high. Can’t live with it. Can’t live without it. What are we to do?
A next-door neighbor who asked a simple question. A school administrator who went the extra mile. A community who documented suspicious activity. A passer-by who chose to intervene. The actions of these ordinary Texans stopped human trafficking in its tracks in Texas cities, towns and suburbs. Their stories, and the stories of Texas human survivors, teach each of us how we can Be the One to prevent, recognize and report human trafficking in Texas.
This documentary film is the beginning of a global campaign by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to raise awareness of the use of mercury in Artisanal Small Gold Mines around the world. Arrowhead traveled across the globe to film in Vietnam, the Philippines, Switzerland, Indonesia, Columbia, and Peru to take a hard look at how mining one of our most valuable commodities is poisoning our water, our air, our food, and ultimately, us.
More than 4.5 million tons of tuna are caught each year as part of a $5 billion industry that is an economic lifeline for Pacific Island countries. But for how much longer? Saving our Tuna takes viewers to the richest fishing grounds on the planet, where fleets of fishing vessels equipped with sonar, and sophisticated satellite tracking devices are catching millions of tons of tuna, making it the third most harvested fish in the ocean. The race is on to see if technology can also help save a commodity that is a way of life for so many.
It’s a mission like no other – flying unarmed helicopters into the teeth of battle to save the lives of the wounded in war. From the legendary pioneers of Army MEDEVAC in Korea and Vietnam to the front-line “Dustoff” missions in the deserts of the Middle East, When I Have Your Wounded carries viewers through a harrowing, heroic, life-saving revolution in battlefield medicine, a revolution forged by the unhesitating, uncompromising dedication of soldiers who put their own lives on the line so that others may live.
The people of Asia face an uncertain future. Himalayan climate change is melting the mountains’ great glaciers. Forty percent of the world’s fresh water supply is slowly disappearing. Catastrophic flooding and unpredictable weather patterns downstream threaten entire villages. But from Nepal to the Tibetan Plateau… from Bhutan to India and the Bay of Bengal, the Asian people are answering the call. They are harnessing determination, spirituality, and science to adapt and survive in the face of a Himalayan meltdown.
During the Vietnam War 627 adventurous young women threw off society’s expectations and headed out to learn what they could do for their country. The American Red Cross “Donut Dollies” were airmobile to the front lines, dropping into dusty firebases and sweaty base camps to bring a listening ear, a silly game, and a friendly smile to combat soldiers. Their year at war armed only with a smile would affect each of them forever. Now, for the first time, their words, home movies and photographs tell the captivating, extraordinary story of women who made a difference by bringing A Touch of Home to the combat zone.
Once, she carried them to war. Now, she welcomes them home. Thirty years after the Vietnam War, the signature whop whop whop of a Huey helicopter’s blades hit the air in a historic journey across America to reunite the iconic symbol with the men and women who flew, crew or rode it into battle. Winner of the Worldfest International Film Festival and a Vietnam Veterans of America President’s Award for Outstanding Documentary, this emotion-packed documentary follows the 10,000-mile journey of a battle-scarred UH-1 “Huey” helicopter into America’s backyards to hear the untold stories of Vietnam War veterans and the families who waited for them to come home. Their emotional memories are captured in this documentary that landed its restored war-battered helicopter a permanent home in the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and the film widespread industry and veteran acclaim.