SHORTS: MOTHER EARTH
Protecting the planet. Standing Rock (USA, 15 min., Markus Hoeckner) chronicles the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Person of the Forest (USA, 16 min., Melissa Lesh, Tim Laman) profiles the orangutans native to threatened areas of Borneo. One noble fir, The Tree (USA, 15 min., Keith Wilson), illustrates modern cycles of use and waste. Fix and Release (Canada, 16 min., Scott Dobson) is the motto of a sea turtle trauma center in Ontario. When fracking threatens their water supply, a community of indigenous peoples and their allies became Water Warriors (USA, 22 min., Michael Premo).