Showcases independently produced films from all over the world with one common theme: real people making a difference for the environment and enhancing the world around us.
Queen of the Sun (#701H) Duration: 28:30 STEREO TVPG
This engaging and ultimately uplifting look at the global bee crisis weaves a heartfelt story of the struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. They take us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive. (Adapted for Public Television from the multi-award-winning feature film: "Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?")
- KQED World: Sun, Mar 20, 2016 -- 4:00pm Remind me
Terra Firma (#702H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Who goes to war and who returns? Since it began, over 280,000 women have been sent to the Middle East to serve in the War on Terror. TERRA FIRMA weaves together the stories of three female veterans who were deployed to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. Through intimate interviews, they share their motivations for joining the service, their experiences as females in the military, and the impact of war on their lives. After struggling for years with combat related PTSD they have each found ways to heal their hidden wounds through farming. "I can't fight in wars anymore but I can fight hunger, and I can be a hero to my community by being a farmer." (many film festival awards including Best of Fest and Best Food Film)
- KQED World: Sun, Mar 20, 2016 -- 4:30pm Remind me
School's Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten (#703H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
No classroom for these kindergarteners. In a suburb of Zurich, Switzerland, children go to kindergarten in the woods every day, no matter what the weatherman says. This eyeopening film looks into the important question of what it is that children need at that age. There is laughter, beauty and amazement in the process of finding out. (many film festival awards including Best Educational Film and Best Documentary Short)
- KQED World: Sun, Mar 27, 2016 -- 4:00pm Remind me
Nature's Orchestra (#704H) Duration: 28:30 STEREO TVPG
Musician and renowned nature sound scientist Bernie Krause leads a soundscape expedition to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It is spring. Along with animal voices including migratory bird songs, the barking of a fox, and a grizzly's sniff, the expedition records the melting of permafrost and other evidence of climate change. Find out why Bernie's sound work is profoundly important.
- KQED World: Sun, Mar 27, 2016 -- 4:30pm Remind me