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Genre: Environmental

A young girl wearing a blue puffer coat and yellow gloves, looks straight ahead as she blocks her face from the sun.

Evil Does Not Exist (Aku Wa Sonzai Shinai)

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi  |   Japan
Drama, Environmental, Social Commentary, Thriller

In this captivating eco-thriller, life in the tranquil village of Harasawa is threatened when a Tokyo company announces plans for a glamping site for urbanites.

Wide shot of a man walking in the snow on top of a remote peak of the Himalayas.

Mountain Man [short film]

Arun Bhattarai  |   Bhutan
Documentary, Environmental

Mountain Man chronicles Phuntsho Tshering and his annual sacred journey to the Himalayas to track the movement of the glaciers.


Shorts 4: Documentary – In Motion

Various  |   Bhutan, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States
Dzongkha, English, French, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainain  
Documentary, Environmental, Social Commentary, Sports, Women Centered

These short documentaries offer singular looks into lives that have been transformed by pivotal events.

Black and white image of men at table, cigarette smoke curling around them. An older man stands behind the table, watching.

The Universal Theory (Die Theorie Von Allem)

Timm Kröger  |   Germany, Austria, Switzerland
French, German, Swiss-German  
Environmental, Historical, Noir, Thriller

1962. A PhD student investigates a dark secret in the Swiss Alps after a scientist goes missing and bizarre cloud formations appear in the sky.