Winter 2018 New Releases

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Bullfrog Communities, a project of Bullfrog Films, is pleased to announce Winter 2018 new releases for community and campus-wide screenings. New titles focus on a diversity of topics, including gentrification, fracking and drinking-water contamination, digital-device addiction and solutions, the history of the organic-food movement, and an exploration of current global crises and how we create change. Information about the titles is below. Click through to watch trailers.

FRACKING
Correlating with AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK, which focuses on indigenous-led resistance to the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline, carrying fracked fossil fuel through a primary drinking-water source, TRIPLE DIVIDE [REDACTED] explores the reality of drinking-water contamination in a major triple watershed, the headwaters for drinking water for millions in the Eastern US, and the fundamental lack of recourse for those immediately and most affected.

GENTRIFICATION
Filmed over 12 years, the multi-awarding winning ONE BIG HOME tells a fascinating story of conflicting visions of economic development through the lens of gentrification, providing a contemporary example of how the values of individual consumption are pitted against the values of preserving community well-being and, ultimately, social and environmental sustainability.

ORGANICS
From Mark Kitchell, award-winning director of the documentary of record about the history of the environmental movement, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE, comes EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC, which tells the history of the organic-agriculture movement in California.

DIGITAL DEVICES
While recent release DEATH BY DESIGN looks at the environmental and health effects of the manufacture and disposal of our digital devices, which are designed to die, CELLING YOUR SOUL examines digital addiction and what we can do to disconnect and reconnect.

SOCIAL CHANGE
A QUEST FOR MEANING is a documentary that follows the travels of two young friends seeking solutions to the decline of global environmental and economic systems and exploring how to be effective change agents in a world gone awry. Among the people they talk to are Vandana Shiva, Trinh Xuan Thuan, Satish Kumar, Pierre Rabhi, Hervé Kempf, Bruce Lipton and Cassandra Vieten.

EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC
The story of organic agriculture, told by those in California who built the movement.
Vancouver International Film Festival
San Francisco Green Film Festival

Wild and Scenic Film Festival
"Many of us buy and consume organic food every day, but few of us know its history...This documentary will make you nostalgic for a time a time when organic was still a revolutionary idea."
Krista Holobar, Civil Eats
"Helps us understand how the current organic food system came to be, and urges the next generation to think of that system not solely as a source of nourishment, but as a pathway toward soil regeneration, social justice and entrepreneurial opportunity."
Gary S. Kleppel, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, University at Albany-SUNY, Owner/Operator, Longfield Farm

EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC

TRIPLE DIVIDE [REDACTED]
Investigates the impact of fracking and exposes the cover-up of related drinking-water contamination in the triple watershed of the Eastern US.
People's Choice Award, Real to Reel Film Festival
Award of Merit, Accolade Global Film Competition

"Tells the powerful personal stories of people dealing with the terrible impacts of fracking on their drinking water resources — all backed up by thousands of pages of documents uncovered by the filmmakers."
Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food and Water Watch, Author, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment

TRIPLE DIVIDE [REDACTED]

ONE BIG HOME
Follows one carpenter's journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera.
Audience Award, Hamptons Take 2 Doc Film Festival
Docs for Sale, IDFA, Amsterdam
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

"This is a perceptive and moving account of the tension between individual property rights and community values, the importance of a sense of place and the hard work necessary to achieve political change."
John Rennie Short, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Author, The Unequal City: Urban Resurgence, Displacement and the Making of Inequality in Global Cities

ONE BIG HOME

CELLING YOUR SOUL
An examination of our love/hate relationships with our digital devices from the first digitally socialized generation, and what we can do about it.
Best Documentary, Boston International Kids Film Fest
Best Documentary, The Director's Chair Film Festival
Best Documentary, Docs Without Borders Film
Silver Award, Spotlight Documentary Film Awards

"An honest and overdue evaluation of how our devices are shaping us...A heartwarming and eye opening understanding that people are more important than devices." NYC Independent Film Festival

CELLING YOUR SOUL

A QUEST FOR MEANING
Two childhood friends take an impromptu road trip attempting to uncover the causes of our current global crisis and discover a way to bring about change.
Best Documentary, Brasilia International Film Festival
Best Feature, Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Palme d'Or, Deauville Green Awards, France
Best Film, EcoCup Green Doc Film Festival, Russia
Best Documentary, Ischia Film Festival, Italy
Gold Kahuna Winner, Honolulu Film Festival
"The best documentary I have seen in years. Reviews the blinding elements of progress and technology, but more importantly we learn how nature, food, dreams, love, and joy feeds the internal shift to deep freedom — a shift necessary for us to help make the world better. Change is indeed coming and this upbeat film will help you with some tools to transform."
Randy Hayes, Founder, Rainforest Action Network, Director, Foundation Earth

A QUEST FOR MEANING

See http://www.bullfrogcommunities.com for a complete list of our titles. If you have questions, contact me at info@bullfrogcommunities.com.

Coming Soon: A DANGEROUS IDEA, about the pseudo-scientific paradigm of biological determinism, which has been resurrected as genetic determinism, providing an abhorrent rationale for undermining equality; and OPEN BETHLEHEM, about a campaign to keep Bethlehem open to the world; and more...


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