Upstream Battle

International Festival of Films on Tribal Art and Culture, India

June 2009

Shaheed Bhavan

India Premiere

GUTH GAFA International Documentary Film Festival, Ireland

June 2009

Óstán Loch Altan

Republic of Ireland Premiere

DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver BC, Canada

May 2009

Pacific Cinémathèque

British Columbia Premiere

Human Rights Film Festival, New Zealand

May 2009


8 screenings in 4 cities

Santa Cruz Film Festival, California

May 2009

Riverside Twin

EarthVision Grand Jury Prize  

Klamath River Film Series, California and Oregon

May 2009


7 towns in 7 days

Newport Beach Film Festival, California

Apr 2009

Edwards Island

Southern California Premiere

Independent Film Festival of Boston, Massachusetts

Apr 2009

Somerville Theatre

MA Premiere

Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson

Apr 2009

The Screening Room

Arizona Premiere

Nashville Film Festival, Tennessee

Apr 2009

Regal Green Hills 5

Nominated for Al Gore Reel Current Award

Ashland Independent Film Festival, Oregon

Apr 2009

Varsity 1

Southern Oregon Premiere

AFI Dallas International Film Festival, Texas

Mar 2009

Environmental Visions Competition

Belfast Film Festival, Northern Ireland

Mar 2009

UK Premiere

Sarasota Film Festival, Florida

Mar 2009

Florida Premiere

Cleveland International Film Festival, Ohio

Mar 2009

Standing Up Competition

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece

Mar 2009

Greek Premiere

"One World" Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

Mar 2009


Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, California

Mar 2009

Bay Area Premiere

Omaha Film Festival, Nebraska

Feb 2009


"Big Sky" Documentary Film Festival, Montana

Feb 2009

Big Sky Competition

Portland International Film Festival, Oregon

Feb 2009

Oregon Premiere

Stranger Than Fiction. New York City

Jan 2009

2009 Opening Night

"Wild & Scenic" Environmental Film Festival, Nevada City, California

Jan 2009

California Premiere

Anchorage International Film Festival, Alaska

Dec 2008

Second Place, Best Documentary Feature

Goethe-Institut, Khartoum, Sudan

Nov 2008

Rooftop screening

Merv and Wendy George with filmmaker Ben Kempas after the world premiere in Munich. Photos courtesy of DOK.FEST/Maren Bornemann ©2008

IFF "Water, Sea & the Oceans", Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

Nov 2008

Best Environmental Film

Tage des Ethnologischen Films, Munich, Germany

Oct 2008


Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu

Oct 2008


Woodstock Film Festival, New York

Oct 2008

U.S. Premiere

Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland

Sep 2008

Nordic Premiere

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada

Sep 2008

North American Premiere

Dokufest Prizren, Kosovo

Aug 2008

Human Rights Award

DOK.FEST, Munich, Germany

May 2008

World Premiere

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