The World Around Us – Documentary Shorts

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

The wonders of nature—from the fish in the river to the sun in the sky—are explored in this collection of new short documentaries.

A vacationer captures the simple beauties of his summer getaway in A Week on Beach Lake, PA (John Dunstan, 4 min); A butterfly collectors seeks companionship in the arms of nature in the reflective and meditative portrait Flutter (Dara Bratt, 8 min.); Solar Roadways (Michelle Ohayon, 3 min.) explores the innovative idea of building highways of solar panels; The Delaware River is a migratory route for American Shad. Meet the fishermen and scientists who are committed to reviving them in They’re in the River (Bruce Byker James, 30 min.); New York City’s injured birds now have a place to be rehabilitated in Called to Birds (Todd McGrain, 12 min.); A 13-year-old solar power inventor takes inspiration from the mathematical formula used by trees to gather sunlight in The Secret of Trees (Albert Maysles, 3 min.).

Approximate runtime 60 min.
Appropriate for families.