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Director Biography – Melissa Lesh, Tim Laman (PERSON OF THE FOREST)

Documentary filmmaker Melissa Lesh (Co-Director) founded Emerging Earth Films as a way to bridge the gap between the arts and sciences, focusing on natural history and conservation stories. Her first award-winning documentary, James River Sturgeon, was a collaboration with scientists … Continue reading

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Short Film: PERSON OF THE FOREST, 17min., Indonesia, Documentary

In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo, research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors in wild orangutans. There, photographer Tim Laman, researcher Cheryl Knott, and young explorer Robert Suro shed new light on the similarities between … Continue reading

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Short Film: BUILD RAMPS NOT WALLS, 13min., Mexico, Documentary

Build Ramps Not Walls (BRNW) documents a project that began with a tight knit Mexican and American skate community on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The two main characters, a young American-Mexican skater, Nat and an older Mexican skater, Emilio, … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Cynthia Hunt (ICE FLOW)

Cynthia Hunt, first came from the big city of Toronto to the quiet of the Yukon Territory in the northern part of Canada, in 1983. Countless adventures and an ever growing family later, this move proved to be a wonderful … Continue reading

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Short Film: ICE FLOW, 10min., Canada, Documentary

“Ice Flow,” is a beautiful, absorbing, short non-narrative documentary that depicts the natural world and indirectly raises quesions about human values. In “Ice Flow, the river is the “lead character.” The people in the film (the film-maker and her husband) … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Matthieu Vinel (NAMIBIA)

Matthieu Vinel grew up in Lorraine in the east of France, a region marked by the steel crisis. Early on he discovered a passion for the seventh art and devoured the film selection at his local library – Wilder, Clouzot, … Continue reading

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Short Film: NAMIBIA, 8min., Namibia, Documentary

Two friends, a filmmaker and photographer, traverse the vast expanses of Namibia in their 4×4 Ford Ranger. Discover with them the wild animals of Etosha, the incredible richness of life in the Himba village or the volcanic mountains of Damaraland … Continue reading

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