2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI


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POSTED: Mar 24, 2024


The magic that exists within the world of the vernal pool is temporary. Each spring, the forests of Michigan become home to seasonal pools of water that are often overlooked and under-appreciated.


Waterfall Hunters

The stakes couldn’t be higher, as the men abseil, climb and hike into the heart of the jungle.


Birds of Paradise

Alison Világ counts migrating waterbirds at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, near Paradise, Michigan.

POSTED: Mar 2, 2024

Tuhaymani’chi Pal Waniqa (The Water Flows Always)

Tuhaymani’chi Pal Waniqa (The Water Flows Always) follows a Cahuilla, Cupeño father and daughter attempting to reconnect in a journey through their Indigenous roots in the ancient springs of the Mojave Desert, just as a new water-mining project threatens their very existence. The film addresses the efforts of protecting water resources and the sacred places […]


If Only We Had Eyes To See

If Only We Had Eyes To See explores how quickly fortunes can change for gatekeepers of safety, natural resources, and wealth in the ravages of climate change. Trapped by antiquated concepts of nationalism and land rights, a lone figure is left to find safety in a world that denies migration as a fundamental, human right.


Down by the Riverside

In the summer of 1969, the world-renowned folk musician Pete Seeger built a boat and launched a movement. An intimate portrait of Pete, his spouse Toshi, and the participatory grassroots community they anchored in the Hudson Valley for over forty years, Down by the Riverside tells the story of how an unconventional campaign to save […]

POSTED: Mar 13, 2023

The Mud on Their Hands

Tyronne Edwards is a pastor and a 5th generation resident in a small, southern Louisiana town. His ancestors fought for the right for his family to live in the town of Phoenix, so when Katrina devastated the community, it became Tyronne’s mission to rebuild. But building houses and churches was just half the battle. After […]


All in the Water

*DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE* Set in Texas, Michigan, and Oregon, All in the Water raises the volume on the stories shared by people of color who are not only passionate about fly fishing, but passionate about opening up the outdoors and more specifically, the fly fishing world, to people of color so that everyone can find […]