Five documentaries that push for social change.
Successful fieldwork in the polar regions can't be attributed solely to hard work or good preparation, although both are important parts of the equation.
Cold katabatic winds regularly race down from the high peaks above, epitomizing the weather for which South Georgia is famous. It is a definitive force and creates a veil of inaccessibility that extends to all visitors, time-lapse cameras included.
The first stage in planting doubt is to deny the evidence. When the evidence can no longer be denied, the second stage kicks in with its disingenuous claim: "The science isn't settled." This most cynical trick of disinformers exploits a germ of truth that strikes at the heart of all science.
The cameraman featured in the Oscar-nominated film Chasing Ice has captured a lot more than ice with his lens.
Apparently, scientific information, no matter how solid, is unable to persuade a good many people of the reality of climate change. At the same time we're finding that less objective (and less scientifically valid) types of information can affect people's views.
Starting on July 12, The Hamptons International Film Festival and the Southampton Center (located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southampton Village) will co-present the inaugural season of FILM @ Southampton Center.
Chasing Ice captures only a few years of a more than century-long process of global warming that scientists predict will lead to more dangerous extreme weather events.
How could she be dead for three years and no one notice? This film attempts to answer the puzzle through imagined recreations and interviews from those who knew her.
Listen to "Before My Time" above. The 85th annual Academy Awards happen on Feb. 24; Johansson is not confirmed to appear