Summer 2021 New Releases

Bullfrog Communities

Bullfrog Communities, a project of Bullfrog Films, is thrilled to announce the availability of major award-winning summer releases for virtual or in-person community and campus-wide screenings. This summer, our new releases include documentaries about...


THE THIRD HARMONY draws on interviews with the likes of veteran activists, behavioral scientists, political scientists, and congresspeople to create an in depth look at how nonviolence is a key fundamental in the wider struggle to develop a "new story" of human nature; WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS follows a unique scout troop of young women in Oakland, Calif. who together battle racism, misogyny and homophobia while affirming their own value as young women of color; and CONNECTIVITY PROJECT highlights different cultures and traditions around the world embracing the importance of interconnectedness, inspiring viewers to consider their own agency and responsibility to impact change.


A FINE LINE interviews and examines the female experience in the restaurant industry, exploring how discrimination affects their chances in a largely male-drive environment; NO TIME TO WASTE is a touching documentary about Betty Reid Soskin, from her experiences in a segregated Union hall and WWII factory to activist, mother, legislative representative and now park ranger at Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, where she illuminates the invisible histories of people of color by sharing her story as a Black woman who lived it.


INTO THE CANYON follows the incredible journey of Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko on their 750-mile hike through the entire length of the Grand Canyon, serving both as an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America's greatest monuments in peril and as a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world; 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; POINT OF NO RETURN takes viewers behind the headlines of the first solar-powered flight around the world, where two courageous pilots take turns battling nature, their own crew, and sometimes logic itself, to achieve the impossible; NO FEAR NO FAVOR illuminates the wrenching choices faced by those who live where community meets wilderness — on the front lines of Africa's poaching crisis.


ORCHESTRATING CHANGE follow the inspiring story of the Me2/Orchestra, addressing the stigma attached to mental illness by showing what living with a mental illness is really like — with both setbacks and accomplishments.

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.

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Tells the story of nonviolence, the greatest overlooked resource in human experience.
Illuminate Film Festival
United Nations Association Film Festival
Global Peace Film Festival
"Gathers some of the most important practical and academic voices of today, calling us to the profound change necessary for our survival. Showing recent examples of how nonviolence is the natural, default response of humanity, it is both inspirational and instructional. Used as a discussion starter it will kick off 1000 different discussions."
Jonathan Rudy, Improving Practices Core Group Member, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
"Weaves together a brilliant tapestry of voices and experiences on the transformative power of nonviolence to grow love, repair harm, and build a more sustainable and just world."
Selina Gallo-Cruz, Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace and Conflict Studies, College of the Holy Cross

The Third Harmony

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
"Engages viewers with mind-blowing images that highlight both the canyon's massive scale - there are expanses of striated redrock stretching to the horizon, the Colorado a narrow ribbon of silver far below the rim - and its micro environment."
Cindy Hirschfeld, Sierra Club Magazine
"Stunningly beautiful...We rejoice with the completion of the difficult task, but perhaps more importantly, we come away with an awareness of how we must protect our national parks from further development and destruction. Viewers interested in both environmental concerns and hiking experiences will enjoy this beautifully shot, thoughtful production."
Sue-Ellen Beauregard, Booklist Online

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
"[An] absorbing documentary...A fascinating feat of human and scientific accomplishment."
Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter
"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

Examines 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 weaves scientific, historical, environmental, cultural, linguistic and social evidence to illuminate the complexities of our world. Each segment taps into a learner's sense of wonder with vivid examples of connections. The conclusion offers a compelling call to action which will inspire viewers to consider their own agency and responsibility to impact change."
Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Professor, Early Childhood Education, Interim Associate Director, School of Education and Counseling, Purdue University Northwest

Connectivity Project

Follows the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color on the frontlines of social justice.
National Broadcast on PBS's "POV"
Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival
AFI Docs
"Uplifting...Timely...Most impressive are the girls themselves. Over three years, the girls grow from curious pre-tweens to experienced social justice activists. If movements are judged by embodying the change they seek, the first generation of Radical Monarchs is a heartening success."

Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"Whether they are clenching their fists high up in the air at a Trans Lives Matter march or wearing their brown berets and vests showcasing colorful badges like 'Black Lives Matter' and 'Radical Beauty,' the documentary offers real hope about a future generation of fierce Brown and Black girls ready to put in the work to make social justice more than just a dream."
Luis Luna, Latino Rebels

We Are the Radical Monarchs

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
Outstanding Excellence: Cinematography, Excellence: Feature, Nature Without Borders
"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

Explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women, when traditionally women have always held the central role in the kitchen.
Best Documentary Feature, Provincetown International Film Festival
The Women's Film Festival
"A testament to women in the food industry...Throughout the entire film I couldn't help but feel the empowerment of all these different women fighting their way to the top. All these women and many more out there have fought to earn their recognition."
Karen Garcia, New Times San Luis Obispo
"Very personal, moving...They share stories of harassment, difficulties finding jobs, entering culinary programs, and balancing life and work...An inspiration for other women contemplating a field that is incrementally becoming more welcoming."
Candace Smith, Booklist

A Fine Line

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
"Director David Abel analyzes the dilemma with clarity, evenhandedness, and empathy. But hopes of a resolution have been complicated by politics."
Peter Keough, The Boston Globe
"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


Celebrates legendary 99-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin's inspiring life, work and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America's story.
Salem Film Festival
"You may have never heard of Soskin before watching this compelling program, but it's guaranteed that you will not forget her, both as an inspiring speaker who has influenced the way the National Park system has become more inclusive in presenting past history and as a vibrant role model for young and old alike...Highly recommended."
Sue-Ellen Beauregard, Booklist

No Time to Waste

The inspiring story of Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness and those who support them.
Berkshire International Film Festival
Newport Beach International Film Festival
"To the performers in the Me2/Orchestra, Mr. Braunstein is much more than a conductor. He's a friend and a mentor, as well as a living example of what can happen when a person with mental illness is accepted unconditionally and treated with dignity and respect."
Jane E. Brody, Personal Health Columnist, The New York Times
"Ronald Braunstein's vision of creating an ensemble for people learning to live creatively with their mental health, playing music alongside those who work with them, is captured clearly and presented inspiringly. Music is such a powerful art form, and is here employed for positive change in those who participate in its making as well as those who listen. We are challenged in this film to change our minds in order to change our world, viewing one another with insight and deeper compassion."
Delta David Grier, Music Director, South Dakota Symphony

Orchestrating Change

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Coming Soon: CAN YOU HEAR US NOW? unravels the ways that years of minority rule by one party have reshaped democracy in Wisconsin, where voters are finding their lives increasingly irrelevant to state lawmakers; THE DIVIDED BRAIN explores Iain McGilchrist's pioneering exploration of the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and their effects on society, history, and culture; and more...

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