Land, Air, & Water Eco Film Series

2014 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 brochure of the featured films!

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

Date                  Film Trailer Synopsis

January 28th, 2014


Island President

After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.

February 25th, 2014



Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

March 25th, 2014


Symphony of the Soil

Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.

April 29th, 2014


Whales of Gold & Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly





Every winter, following the migration of gray whales, tourists, scientists, and conservationists descend upon the San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California, Mexico.  Whales of Gold raises questions about how to conserve habitat and species in a way that also sustains the livelihoods of local people.


Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly is a narrated documentary that takes place in a garden and at the sea’s edge. Every stage of the butterfly’s life cycle is experienced. The film is for all to gain a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between wildflowers and pollinators and the vital role they play in our ecosystem.

May 27th, 2014


Lost Rivers

     Nearly every major city was built near the convergence of many rivers. As cities grew with the Industrial Revolution, these rivers became conduits for disease and pollution. The 19th-century solution was to bury them underground and merge them with the sewer systems. These rivers still run through today's metropolises, but they do so out of sight.  Lost Rivers examines hidden waterways in cities around the world and introduces us to people dedicated to exploring and exposing them.

June 24th, 2014


A Fierce Green Fire

 A Fierce Green Fire explores the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.  It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them. The film focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds.