Land, Air, & Water Eco Film Series

2015 Eco Film Series: Land, Air, and Water

In partnership with the Lowell Film Collaborative, we'll feature an environmentally themed film on the last Tuesday of each month from January to June.  Check out the schedule below for upcoming movies and links to learn more about the films.

Click here for a PDF brochure of the 2015 film series selections. *Please note all films are subject to change.*

  Film location: Lowell National Historical Park   Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA 

Date                  Film Trailer Synopsis

Janary 27th, 2015


Gringo Trails

     Is tourism destroying the world–or saving it? From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand, and from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, Gringo Trails shows the unanticipated impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment, tracing some stories over 30 years.

February 24th, 2015



     ‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’ Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.  This is the story of our unique moment in history. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.

March 31st, 2015


From Billions to None

   From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction, reveals the compelling story of the unlikely extinction of the passenger pigeon and explores the pigeon’s striking relevance to conservation issues today, such as the alarming depletion of shark species worldwide. For centuries, the sleek long-distance flyer was the most abundant bird in North America and perhaps the world. It was hunted to extinction in a matter of decades. On September 1, 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon in captivity, died in the Cincinnati Zoo, marking the end of the species, and the upcoming centenary of the extinction event.

April 28th, 2015



     This powerful film explores the change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation's majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

May 26th, 2014


The Fruit Hunters

    The Fruit Hunters travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. Our guides are devoted fruit fanatics. This film is a cinematic odyssey through nature and commerce, The Fruit Hunters will change not only the way we look at what we eat  but how we view our relationship to the natural world.

June 30th, 2014


Angel Azul

      Angel Azul explores the artistic journey of an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from statues he's cast from live models. This film leaves viewers pondering our connection to this valuable and beautiful ecosystem.