Celebrate Earth Month with Environmental Films: Virtual Screenings Available!

Bullfrog Communities Earth Day Special

In celebration of Earth Day, Bullfrog Communities, a project of Bullfrog Films, is ecstatic to announce the Earth Day Festival in a Box special for community and campus-wide screenings! Choose ANY combination of 3, 5 or 7 environmental films and hold a film festival or series of public screenings on your campus or in your community. You can charge admission or host free event to raise awareness about key issues to help spread and inspire change. It's up to YOU!

This year our special Festival in a Box deal is available for virtual events. For more information, please email us at [email protected]. On Time events are subject to availability.

All of our environmental titles are available for selection, including brand new releases THE SHADOW OF GOLD, THIRST FOR JUSTICE, MEAT THE FUTURE, ENTANGLED, and NATURE'S CLEANUP CREW. Also available for this special package offer are popular films such as NO FEAR NO FAVOR, INTO THE CANYON, POINT OF NO RETURN, CONNECTIVITY PROJECT, COOKED, FROM SEED TO SEED, PLANETARY, and many more.

Each new major award-winning film has a different, vital story to tell. THE SHADOW OF GOLD investigates the global social and environmental impacts of gold mining, by both the big-time mining companies that dig deep and lop off mountaintops to extract gold from low-grade ore, and the small-time miners who extract gold by hand, often producing just enough to survive; THIRST FOR JUSTICE follows community activist Janene Yazzie as she searches for the source of uranium contamination in her son's school's water in Sanders, Arizona, and finds common ground with those fighting for clean water in other areas of the United States — activists in Flint, Michigan and Standing Rock Water Protectors; MEAT THE FUTURE focuses on the CEO of Upside Foods, Mayo Clinic trained cardiologist Dr. Uma Valeti, and their "cultivated" meat revolution and how it could be a game-changing solution to the global, unsustainable hunger for meat and its impact on climate, animal welfare and public health; Best Feature Film at the International Wildlife Film Festival, ENTANGLED chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how the National Marine Fisheries Service has struggled to balance the vying interests; and NATURE'S CLEANUP CREW examines the varied scavenging critters that naturally help recycle the waste our consumer society leaves behind.

These films are available both virtually and for in-person events. For more information on booking a virtual screening right now, please go to Bullfrog Communities Streaming.

Below is a list of primary recommendations from our new releases. Go to Earth Day Festival in a Box to see the special rates and book by April 30, 2022!

THE SHADOW OF GOLD (New release!)
An unflinching look at how the world's favorite heavy metal is extracted from the earth.
"A reminder that we are going to greater lengths — with more ecological and human collateral — to extract smaller amounts of gold. As an educator, I look for films like this one to convey complex, systematic problems through tangible stories of impacted communities. It's an informative look at the global network of drivers behind the large-and small-scale gold mining industries."

Mozhgon Rajaee, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Oakland University
"By shining a light on the possibilities for more sustainable practices, the film encourages viewers to strive to protect the purity of our environment, and, finally, to re-think the sort of luxury that comes in gold."
Maria Paula Serrano, Vancouver Weekly

The Shadow of Gold

Focuses on three battles for clean water—on the Navajo Reservation, in Flint Mich., and at Standing Rock — united in the belief that Water Is Life.
Best Documentary Feature, Gallup Film Festival
Nominee, Best Documentary Feature, Raindance Film Festival
Award of Merit Special Mention, Accolade Global Film Competition
"Powerful and disturbing. The US is the richest country in the world. It is an obscenity that we allow Indigenous Americans and poor and minority urban people - even when on municipal water supplies — to drink water so contaminated as to threaten their health and cognitive function. It is especially tragic when our children drink contaminated water that will increase their risk of cancer later in life and cause an irreversible loss of IQ that will last as long as they live."
David O. Carpenter, M.D., Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany
"Opens eyes to the hard-hit communities at home in USA. The hollowed-out humanity of corporate spokespeople front unconvincingly for executives who refuse interviews. Locals speak powerfully about what this travesty means. The film points out - our survival is at stake and access to clean water is key." Randy Hayes, Founder, Rainforest Action Network

Thirst for Justice

MEAT THE FUTURE (New release!)
Follows Dr. Uma Valeti, co-founder of leading "cultivated" meat startup Upside Foods, as he and his team develop a game-changing solution to a global, unsustainable hunger for meat.
Hot Docs
Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival
Nominee, Best International Documentary & Best International Director, Melbourne International Documentary Film Festival
Crystal Pelican Award, Best Director, International Science Film Festival World of Knowledge
Best Picture Editing - Documentary, Directors Guild of Canada Awards
"Engrossing...Persuasive...Compelling...Elegantly simple and kind of mind-blowing."
Guy Lodge, Variety
"MEAT THE FUTURE is an inside look into a technology that has the potential to revolutionize our relationship not only to animals and our planet, but ourselves.”
Dr. Nina Gheihman, Sustainable Food Initiative, University of California Berkeley, Co-Founder, Plant Futures Initiative
“A fantastic documentary for anyone concerned about how our global food system is impacting climate change, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, and social equity.”
Jessica Fanzo, Professor and Director of Global Food Policy and Ethics, Johns Hopkins University

Meat the Future

ENTANGLED (New release!)
How climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world's most endangered species, N. America's most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both.
Best Non-Broadcast Film, Jackson Wild Media Awards
Best Feature Film, International Wildlife Film Festival
John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award, Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Best Conservation Film, International Ocean Film Festival
"This powerful and effective film lays out two fundamental structural problems in current efforts at conservation as a whole: When we face tough challenges, we replace 'process' with results. ENTANGLED shows clearly that management measures need to be biologically effective, not just politically palatable."
Matthew McKenzie, Professor of History, University of Connecticut, Author, Breaking the Banks and Clearing the Coastline
"A brilliant film that brings the difficult conversations to the forefront, while encouraging a solutions-based approach by all sides that is urgently needed to help save our marine life, our oceans, and ultimately ourselves...[The film] presents the current plight of the North Atlantic Right Whale with a balanced perspective showcasing the complex and disturbing effects of climate change and human interaction on an already endangered species."
Ana Blanco, Executive Director, International Ocean Film Festival


Examines the lives of ants, rats, opossums, foxes and vultures, who live among us in the world’s cities, recycling the mountains of waste we leave behind.
Animal Behavior Society Film Festival
"Reveals the hidden lives of critters in and around cities. This film is entertaining with a solid educational perspective that will engage students and the general public."
Mark Hostetler, Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
"Taken on a global journey, we learn the critical role these creatures hold in the urban centers they call home. NATURE'S CLEANUP CREW complements science topics like predator-prey relationships, biodiversity, and species decline. It allows students to see science skills in practice: designing and implementing investigations based on scientific inquiry, cause and effect relationships, and using technology to gather data. Indirectly, students see professionals collaborating to solve problems, struggling with complex issues, and using media to raise awareness. This communication about science is as vital as the science itself."
Jennifer Hammonds, Senior Manager, Curriculum and Instruction, Education and Engagement, National Wildlife Federation

Nature's Cleanup Crew

African communities on the front lines of the poaching crisis fight to protect their wildlife for future generations.
Filmmakers' Choice Award, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Environmental Award, Hamptons DocFest
Outstanding Cinematography, Tallgrass International Film Festival

"Joyously hopeful and yet achingly sad, the documentary shows us that there is no longer time to take conservation efforts slowly. NO FEAR NO FAVOR shows the horrors of poaching in graphic detail juxtaposed with resilience and love. It reminds us that effective conservation requires participation and ownership in the local communities."
Muna Ndulo, Professor, International and Comparative Law, Director, Berger International Studies Program, Cornell University

No Fear No Favor

Two Friends. 750 miles. One Question. If the Grand Canyon isn't worth saving, what is?
Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Nature Documentary>
Grand Prize, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Best Feature, Banff Mountain Film Festival
Director's Award, Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival

"More than just a beautiful and breathtaking outdoor adventure film, though it is that. The film raises questions that are critical and fundamental for understanding our place as humans in the world, questions that we all need to sit with."
Michael Paul Nelson, Professor of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, Oregon State University, Co-editor, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

Into the Canyon

Documents the journey of the Solar Impulse—the first solar-powered, round-the-world flight—demonstrating the tremendous potential of renewable energy sources.
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Hawaii International Film Festival

"Think we can't take on big technological challenges any longer? Believe our energy conundrum is hopeless? POINT OF NO RETURN proves otherwise! A stunningly beautiful and engaging film, POINT OF NO RETURN restores faith in human ingenuity, international cooperation, and our ability to reach new frontiers in sustainable energy."
Brian Black, Professor, History and Environmental Studies, Pennsylvania State University - Altoona, Editor, Energy and Society

Point of No Return

A 3-part series of short films examining the ripple effects of our actions in an interconnected world.
Sustainability Award, Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival
Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival
Colorado Environmental Film Festival

"This is probably one of the most important projects on earth at this time. Its brilliance lies in its simplicity and its necessity. You have hit the core of not just the problem but of where we should all be focusing our attention. I was so deeply moved by this work."
Jean Houston, Co-Founder, The Foundation for Mind Research
"This series of short films provides inspiring stories and vignettes that support a greater awareness of the interrelated systems of life. The film series will be a great jumping off point for students, teachers, and community members who are interested in considering a range of environmental studies, stewardship activities, or advocacy that can make a difference."
Tori Derr, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, California State University Monterey Bay

Connectivity Project

Judith Helfand's searing investigation into the politics of "disaster," by way of the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave.
Best Feature Film, EarthxFilm
Best Film, Environmental Film Festival at Yale

"Shines a light on the issues of poverty, race, class, and education that underlie how natural disasters take lives."
Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
"Chronicles the painful truth that waiting for the government can be hazardous to your health. The twin vulnerability of poverty and race placed African Americans at special risk in the 1995 Chicago heat wave. In America, zip code is more important than genetic code and some people and communities have the wrong complexion for protection."
Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Professor, Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University, Author, Race, Place, and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina


Through a group of Canadian organic farmers we experience a full growing season with all of its rewards as well as the challenges of a changing climate.
Best of the Fest, Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Audience Choice Award, Soo Film Festival
Best Documentary Film, Popular Culture Association, DC

"This is one of the best documentary films about farming that I have watched."
Dr. Av Singh, Vice-President, Canadian Organic Growers
"Isn't a film focused on the evils of factory farming or the greed of big corporations; instead, it's an intimate and exalting look at the small family farm, the everyday hero of our food system."
Mother Nature Network
"A loving and enjoyable encouragement for anyone who cares about food and farming...I liked all the people featured in the film and the emphasis on community. It made me want to move to Canada."
Claire Hope Cummings, Author, Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds


A provocative and breathtaking wakeup call - a cross continental cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species.
World Premiere, SXSW
Award for Excellence, G2 Green Earth Film Festival
Hot Docs, Canadian International Documentary Film Festival Sheffield Doc/Fest
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
"Stunning...A most impressive logistical and aesthetic feat...It gradually moves toward a more philosophical call for change in how individuals and societies view themselves — as participants in, rather than consumers of, a unique and fragile ecosystem."
Dennis Harvey, Variety
"A gift to the rising consciousness among those who see and feel themselves as planetary citizens and for those who could benefit from such a worldview. Words of insight and wisdom from the thinkers progress here like poignant epigrams, each of which could front entire chapters of discourse."
Tyler Volk, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, New York University, Author, Quarks to Culture


See https://www.bullfrogcommunities.com for a complete list of our titles. If you have questions, contact me at [email protected]. We look forward to helping you celebrate Earth Day!

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