This documentary film is the beginning of a global campaign by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to raise awareness of the use of mercury in Artisanal Small Gold Mines around the world. Arrowhead traveled across the globe to film in Vietnam, the Philippines, Switzerland, Indonesia, Columbia, and Peru to take a hard look at how mining one of our most valuable commodities is poisoning our water, our air, our food, and ultimately, us. Screened in Geneva in September 2017 at the GEF’s Minamata Convention on Mercury COP1, the film shows us the people whose livelihoods depends on gold mining and the difficulty in affecting change to Make Mercury History.
A next-door neighbor who asked a simple question. A school administrator who went the extra mile. A community who documented suspicious activity. A passer-by who chose to intervene. The actions of these ordinary Texans stopped human trafficking in its tracks in Texas cities, towns and suburbs. Their stories, and the stories of Texas human survivors, teach each of us how we can Be The One to prevent, recognize and report human trafficking in Texas.
Arrowhead Films was chosen by the Texas Office of Attorney General’s Human Trafficking & Transnational / Organized Crime Section of the Criminal Prosecutions Division to produce a one-hour documentary-style training film to teach state of Texas employees how to prevent, recognize and report human trafficking. The program incorporates technical training with the emotionally riveting real stories of Texans directly affected by human trafficking. The result is an engaging and informative broadcast-quality production about a deeply sensitive and crucial topic.
This film played at an event inside the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History before an audience of 500 global leaders. The centerpiece of the museum is a 50 ton elephant on display, which we cleverly brought to life by have the “elephant in the room” share a story with the audience that expresses his opinion on their efforts to address the planet’s serious environmental problems.
Documentary for Discovery’s Inside Out series
More than 4.5 million tons of tuna are caught each year as part of a $5 billion industry that is an economic lifeline for Pacific island countries. But for how much longer?
Saving our Tuna, a new half-hour documentary to be broadcast across Asia in June for World Oceans Day, takes you to the richest fishing grounds on the planet, where fleets of fishing vessels equipped with sonar, and sophisticated satellite tracking devices are catching millions of tons of tuna, making it the third most harvested fish in the ocean.
The race is on to see if technology can also help save a commodity that is a way of life for so many. Harvest rates have been increasing dramatically over the last decade, placing pressure on a resource that is vital as a food source and an important means of livelihood.
GEF: Planet at the Limit
Climate change is a reality affecting all of us. Time is no longer on our side and we need to act now. This is the main message of the new GEF documentary, a film that presents the reality of climate change but also highlights the work the GEF supports to mitigate or reverse global warming and help people adapt to the impacts of a changed climate. The film illustrates the linkages to climate change in the work GEF supports in other environmental focal areas, demonstrating synergies across the various fields of GEF investments.