GC-07. A River Out of Time

Nuisance Bear

Canada, Short Documentary, 2022, 14 min

On the Academy Awards Shortlist for Best Short Documentary

Churchill’s population swells during the annual polar bear migration, and a crew is there filming Manitoba’s bizarre circus of laid-back bears wandering the town. The bears love touring Churchill every season because 10 times the people means 10 times the garbage.

Directed by Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden


USA, Short Documentary, 2022, 17 min

A field biologist wages high-tech war in the Mojave against ravens who eat baby turtles — think laser cannons, exploding tortoises, autonomous drones — in a last-ditch effort to save the last of the desert tortoise from extinction.

Directed by Josh Izenberg, Brett Marty

A River Out of Time

USA, Feature Documentary, 2022, 64 min

What we see is the Colorado River as John Wesley Powell may have envisioned it… Colorado Public Radio

In 1869, John Wesley Powell – a one-armed Civil War veteran – led his nine men in wooden boats to map the last unexplored river system in America— the Colorado River. They had no maps, no support, no food drops – only hostile native tribes, crew mutinies and dangerous rapids that they could not possibly have imagined. Now, in this rapid-running adventure film, a group of activists relives Powell’s tumultuous, 1000-mile adventure, and gives voice to what the future may hold for the Colorado River and the American West.

Directed by Benjamin Kraushaar, Cody Perry

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