OUR BLUE MARBLE
Country: Belgium, Canada, France, India, Norway, Pakistan, Russian Federation, United States
Language: English w/ some English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2020-2022 | 75 mins
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Most films appropriate for all ages. Last two films have animals being killed.)
Our Blue Marble – As humans we all share one planet. Films on this reel capture a wide range of lives and stories of people from every walk of life.
FILMS AND FILM LINE-UP ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
A DREAM OF HAWAII – In a world covered in plastic, Pete leads a nomadic life where he dreams of the pearly white beaches of Hawaii. Will his long journey bring him to a place not covered in plastic waste? A tale about plastic pollution stretched to the extreme and human hope for survival in a desperate situation. (2022 / 10.5 mins / Norway / dir. Thomas Smoor Isaksen / no dialogue)
A WHITE WHITE DAY – There are a lot of little things and stories around us. A dog’s footprints on a road, the sound of a passing train, the color of dry autumn grass. We usually pass by without noticing. But if we recognize these moments we feel how our own life is connected to them. «A white-white day» is about this. (2022 / 6 mins / Russia / dir. Vasily Chirkov / no dialogue)
BLUE CURRY – The greatest life lessons are learned through simplest of experiences. When your regular kitchen turns into your biggest classroom… and Mom just serves you a plate of wisdom. (2021 / 6 mins / France / dirs. Magali Dunyach, Chien-Ju Hung, Jimin Jung, Vajra Pancharia, Léa Pietrzyk / in English)
JANWAAR – Janwaar celebrates a rambunctious group of kids whose lives are transformed when a skatepark is built in their small village in India. Raw talent, creativity, and unadulterated childhood find a home on four wheels, and manage to break down generations of caste and gender barriers in the process. (2021 / 10 mins / USA, India / dir. Danny Schmidt / in Hindi w/English subtitles)
SPIRIT OF THE FOREST – A little girl stumbles into a sacred grove near her village in south India. She disturbs the spirit of the forest, who takes her on an adventure to illuminate the origins of this ancient swampland. (2022 / 7 mins / India / dirs. Nandini Rao, Nirupa Rao, Kalp Sanghvi / in English and Kannada w/English subtitles)
THEREFORE SOCRATES IS MORTAL – (Donc, Socrate est mortel) – Facing the climate crisis, Louise, a philosophy teacher, turns words into action. (2021 / 12.5 mins / Canada / dir. Alexandre Isabelle / in French w/English subtitles)
TURTLES ON THE HILL – Turtles on the Hill is a love story about a population of rare turtles, the dedicated community conservation group, and the changing coastal landscapes that they share. Over one year in a suburban Rhode Island wildlife refuge, a young woman scientist joins this community to reveal how—despite the existential threats of coastal development, predation, and sea level rise—the lives of the people, the diamondback terrapins, and the estuary are inextricably intertwined. (2022 / 21 mins / USA / dir. Carolyn Decker / in English)
WIND AND THE TREES – Deep in the boreal forest, a mature pine tree and a seedling begin a conversation. As the years pass, they observe the ever-present wind and the many ways it affects them. A quiet story about the circle of life. (2022 / 8.5 mins / Canada / dir. Todd Allan Stewart / w/English subtitles)
WONDERMENT (Émerveillement) – A bear is awakened in the middle of hibernation by a thieving rabbit. From this sparkling and unique night, a friendship and a ritual of wonder will be born. (2022 / 3 mins / France / dir. Martin Clerget / in French w/English subtitles)
Warning: Last two films animals are hunted/eaten according to cultural traditions.
EID MUBARAK – A privileged six-year-old Pakistani girl embarks on a mission to save her beloved pet goat from being eaten on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Azha, only to learn the meaning of sacrifice. (2022 / 16 mins / Pakistan / dir. Mahnoor Euceph / in Urdu w/English subtitles)
KUUMBA UMBO (Birth of Form) – The birth of form is the birth of the world. From our early childhood to our last breath, we as humans learn about the world around us and try to find our place in it. One African mask can reveal a whole spectrum of human culture, its origins and the transformation that takes place to produce the art that decorates the museums of the world. (2022 / 6.5 mins / Belgium / dir. Ekaterina Ogorodnikova / no dialogue)