A Handful of Dust
Ranching is an iconic part of the American landscape, a vital part of our food production system and a unique, near mythic lifestyle. Yet social, economic and political forces pose challenges that jeopardize the ability of fourth and fifth generation family ranches to continue to exist. A Handful of Dust will explore the key issues and some of the strategies that can lead to an enduring future for this proud, determined and vibrant community.
He Who Saw the Deep
Two men awake in a suffocating mine control room with no memory of who they are, or how they got there. Outside, they find post-apocalyptic wilderness, where civilization once stood. They seek what's left of humanity to save it against the kingdom of nature, lust and tyranny, and the mystery of dreams. They arrive at the heart of what it means to be human.
Him Mark Lai
Him Mark Lai (formerly Barefoot Historian) explores the critical pioneering role of community historian, Him Mark Lai whose intellectual curiosity, historical imagination, ability to read and write Chinese earned him the title of the “scholar who legitimized Chinese American history.” An engineer by day, scholar by night, he set out to do his own original research from primary sources and filled a void he found in the existing historical narrative, prying open a space in the master narrative.
Himalayan Film Festival
Join First Annual Himalayan Film Festival and explore the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and the spirit of its people. Showcasing a diverse list of films, the festival will explore themes of compassion, conflict, peace, migration, environmental justice and human rights.
The Hornman is the remarkable life story of Bill Nemoyten, a man who has transformed thousands of lives with his passion and dedication to music and the arts. It all started over seventy years ago with a beat up loner trombone and free lessons from his public school music program. But with the devastating decline in funding for arts education since then, how many potential Bill Nemoytens have we already lost?
Houseboat Wars is a folktale documentary. The five heroes gravitate to the Sausalito waterfront as rebellious youngsters in the late 1960s looking for music and freedom. The first time the law huffs and puffs at their funky paradise, they fight back mostly for the fun of it. As threats to their unique community increase over the next 40 years, so does their ingenuity. Do they outwit the establishment or join it?
Hunting Stories is a feature-length vérité documentary that follows five hunters through a year of seasons and seeks to answer the question; why do Americans hunt? This visually stunning film will reflect the ethical contradictions, cherished traditions and environmental politics tied up in this age-old activity, taking the audience on an unexpected adventure that will provide a new lens on American identity.