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A special collection of nonfiction films that observe and dissect the intersections of humankind and nature. From the inspiration of activism, to a love story written in lava, to the issues of commerce and globalisation, and much more, these films will question with urgency – and celebrate with curiosity – the role of nature in making us who we are.

All That Breathes

All That Breathes

Director Shaunak Sen

This Sundance winner follows two brothers whose commitment to rescuing birds highlights the need for humans to care for nature – and one another.

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Delikado

Delikado

From the frontlines, this thriller-esque documentary cuts like a chainsaw at the heart of the Philippines’ fight for its environmental life.

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The Endangered Generation?

The Endangered Generation?

Combining modern science with ancient First Nations knowledge, this documentary seeks new ways of thinking about the many crises facing our planet.

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Fire Front

Fire Front

Eddie Martin puts viewers on the frontlines of the 2019–2020 bushfires, capturing the catastrophe with a perspective and scale never before seen.

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Fire of Love

Fire of Love

Director Sara Dosa

In this love story written in lava, two intrepid scientists who adore volcanoes as much as each other gift the world with something extraordinary.

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Franklin

Franklin

A young Tasmanian activist follows in the literal footsteps of his late father, who in the 80s fought to save the pristine Franklin River wilderness.

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Geographies of Solitude

Geographies of Solitude

A portrait of one woman’s quest to preserve a unique landscape in the face of ecological devastation and the limits of her solitary existence.

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Greenhouse by Joost

Greenhouse by Joost

Joost Bakker investigates what it would be like to grow all the food you ever needed, leaving no waste as you do so, right at your doorstep.

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I'm So Sorry

I'm So Sorry

Director Zhao Liang

Zhao Liang presents a majestic visual elegy to remind us of nuclear power’s catastrophic potential, even as a viable alternative to fossil fuels.

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A Marble Travelogue

A Marble Travelogue

Director Sean Wang

Follow the world’s favourite stone as it embarks on a cross-cultural odyssey – from quarry to gift shop – in this colossal tale of commodification.

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Nature

Nature

The first film in 30 years from legendary Armenian auteur Artavazd Pelechian, Nature is a black-and-white, found-footage montage of pure awe and power.

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