Air, Land + Sea Signature Program

THE SERENGETI RULES: Hugh Campbell + Peter Kragh

Founded in 2016 with the goal of generating awareness around man-made environmental issues, our year-round Air, Land + Sea program presents films that take filmgoers on a journey of environmental appreciation and awareness, fostering a deeper appreciation for our planet and allowing filmmakers and experts to share information and discuss solutions to the global problems we face. This screening series runs all year long, creating citizen scientists who address the issues we face on the East End every day.


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Recent Events

YOUTH v GOV
Screening March 12-18, 2021, in our Virtual Cinema
Directed by Christi Cooper
(2020, USA, 110 minutes)

“Both a documentary and a kind of superhero movie.” — POV Magazine

YOUTH v GOV is the story of America’s youth taking on the world’s most powerful government. Armed with a wealth of evidence, twenty-one courageous leaders file a ground-breaking lawsuit against the U.S. government, asserting it has willfully acted over six decades to create the climate crisis, thus endangering their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property. If these young people are successful, they will not only make history, they will change the future.

Followed by an exclusive Q&A with director Christi Cooper and producer Olivia Ahnemann, moderated by HamptonsFilm Artistic Director David Nugent.


Past Festival Selections

I AM GRETA

I AM GRETA (HIFF 2020)
Showcasing candid, never-before-seen footage, Nathan Grossman’s documentary tracks climate change activist Greta Thunberg‘s meteoric rise to prominence from a shy student to a two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and the indelible impact she has had on a new generation of climate change activists.

FLINT (HIFF 2019)
Looking at the enduring issues of partisan politics and environmental resources on which it continues to shed light, FLINT is an illuminating look at a modern American tragedy, revealing how the city’s life-threatening water crisis has gradually evolved into a crisis of accountability and trust in authorities, a battle between science and pseudoscience, and an institutionalized failure in local infrastructure.

THE HOTTEST AUGUST (HIFF 2019)
NYC. August 2017. A city oppressed by unrelenting heat and the tensions that have been simmering ever since the election. A city that is trying to grapple with growing anxiety over economic insecurity, rising rents, marching white nationalists and ever-present news of natural catastrophes across the country. A complex and nuanced portrait of a city and its inhabitants in the age of climate change.

FIRE IN PARADISE

FIRE IN PARADISE (HIFF 2019)
On the morning of November 8, 2018, over the course of a few short hours, the Camp Fire near Paradise, CA grew into the country’s deadliest wildfire in over a century, killing 85 people. Through firsthand footage of the disaster and personal interviews with survivors and emergency responders, this film vividly retells the terrifying survival stories from that day.

GRIT (HIFF 2018)
After an unstoppable toxic mudflow in Indonesia in 2006, 16-year-old survivor Dian is routinely ignored by her government, despite the unforgiving sludge continuing to engulf her home for over a decade, turning her into an outspoken advocate for her community. GRIT is a timely showcase of the urgent need for political activism, the duty to hold those in power accountable, and the perseverance of the human spirit amidst social and environmental strife.

THE SERENGETI RULES (HIFF 2018)
Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.

EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY (HIFF 2017)

EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY (HIFF 2017)
Narrated by Robert Redford, EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY takes us on a breathtakingly immersive voyage across the continents—revealing our planet’s natural wonders and unique animal behavior, and reminding us of its increasing vulnerability.

FROM THE ASHES (HIFF 2017)
Reflecting on the United States’ long and often fraught relationship to the coal and mining industry, and pondering its uncertain future, FROM THE ASHES balances the conflicting perspectives of those most closely affected, through a series of compelling stories that speak to what is at stake for our economy, health, and climate.

BEFORE THE FLOOD (HIFF 2016)
Academy Award® winner Leonardo DiCaprio’s passionate crusade to combat the increasingly harmful effects of climate change is at the heart of this thought-provoking film, which delivers a powerful call to action to prevent the demise and destruction of our beautiful Earth.


Other Films to Explore

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD
“A fascinating, skillfully assembled chronicle of the rise and inevitable fallout surrounding the granddaddy of the environmental activism movement.” — Los Angeles Times

KISS THE GROUND
A revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians band together in a global movement of “Regenerative Agriculture” that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world. The solution is right under our feet.

CONSCIENCE POINT

CONSCIENCE POINT (HIFF 2019)
Shinnecock activist Becky Hill-Genia, the film’s heroine, is fighting to preserve Shinnecock sacred land and push forward legislation to protect ancestral grave sites. The film unearths a deep clash of values between the Shinnecock Indian Nation and their Hamptons neighbors.
• WINNER: HIFF27 Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice

SEA OF SHADOWS. The Vaquita, smallest and most elusive whale on earth. (credit: National Geographic)

SEA OF SHADOWS
A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in SEA OF SHADOWS, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller.

FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF

FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF
After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. This film immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.


Air, Land + Sea began from an idea brought to us by Nicole Delma. Air, Land + Sea is made possible, in part, by the generous contribution of Susan and David Rockefeller. To get involved, please contact Amy Levin