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Living in the Future's Past

Living in the Future’s Past

The big ideas swirling through Living in the Future’s Past all boil down to a simple premise: our response to climate change is predicated on environmental ambivalence, especially the cycle of panic and complacency that inhibits thoughtful long-term planning.

The Quest of Alain Ducasse

The Quest of Alain Ducasse

The feverish pace of Gilles de Maistre’s The Quest of Alain Ducasse reflects its indefatigable subject, the French chef with a global presence. For eighteen months, de Maistre followed Ducasse to the outposts of his food empire.

Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story

Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story

Documentarians Kate McIntyre Clere and Mick McIntyre take fellow Australians to task for their treatment of kangaroos, the free-roaming indigenous animals that elicit loathing as much as wonderment.

A River Below

A River Below

The intoxicating A River Below contains elements of immersive nature documentaries and shocking wildlife exposes, but director Mark Grieco’s profile of two driven conservationists tells a more slippery tale.

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Anyone who’s worked in food service will attest to the copious amount of waste generated at every meal. Directors Anna Chai and Nari Kye begin their debut documentary with some bad news: that’s just the tip of the iceberg lettuce.