1. At first glance, the town of Montecito may seem like a little slice of heaven, but further examination reveals a community that has been ravaged by natural disasters. The film examines the resilience and community values exemplified by Montecito residents in the face of catastrophe. We see how challenges, including fires, droughts, and mudslides, have brought this community together and whether they have prepared it for the next, and possibly most grueling, hurdle yet.

    NEAT Productions:
    Taylor Fuchs
    Elizabeth Joaquin
    Annika Kao
    Nidhi Khanolkar

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  2. Beyond The Gates
    “Beyond the Gates” explores the controversial push for public access at the beaches along Hollister Ranch in Goleta, California. The film highlights the ranchers’ concerns about opening their private property while also stressing members of the public’s desire to exercise their state right to coastal access. As legislation moves forward regarding public access at Hollister Ranch, California citizens must explore perspectives on all sides of the issue.

    Fifth Eye Productions:
    Aidan Dillon
    Cameron Leingang
    Ily Logeais
    Kate Madigan
    Quinn Wilson

    # vimeo.com/356716886 Uploaded 148 Views 0 Comments
  3. Cannabis Row
    “Cannabis Row” tells the story of how a plant has transformed Carpinteria, CA. When Proposition 64 was passed in California in 2016, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors rushed to change land ordinances so that cannabis could be cultivated within county lines. Carpinteria has quickly become one of the largest cultivators of cannabis in the state, and tensions are high between supporters and those who believe the newest crop is destroying their town’s character. The film examines the laws that changed allowing for cannabis’s rapid growth, the problems citizens have encountered with the plants’ odor, and the debate over the price of changing a town’s legacy.

    Whatnot Productions:
    Charlie Poukish
    Katherine Swartz
    Thomas Carloss
    Henry Windle

    # vimeo.com/356720371 Uploaded 118 Views 0 Comments
  4. Where Has the Food Gone?
    Forty percent of the food that is produced in the United States goes to waste along the production chain even as a significant portion of the population continues to go hungry. Food waste is an issue that affects all, as the decomposition of food waste in landfills releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, making it a major contributor to climate change. Where Has the Food Gone? examines the consequences of food waste, how to reduce it, how food can be repurposed, and the groups in Santa Barbara that are making these changes happen.

    Crew: Hungry Productions
    Jahan Atebar
    Anita Carrahar
    Beatriz Ulloa
    Eunis Koo
    Bridger Moore

    # vimeo.com/288457975 Uploaded 155 Views 0 Comments
  5. Generation Blue
    In wake of the proposed executive order for offshore oil expansion, Generation Blue exemplifies pure resilience and youth strength against an administration consumed with the success of fossil fuel expansion at the cost of the environment and human livelihoods.

    Crew: Not Rigged Productions
    Shane Lynch
    Maria McCausland
    Maddie Megery
    Joanne Yue

    # vimeo.com/288457791 Uploaded 311 Views 0 Comments

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This channel features videos produced by students in UC Santa Barbara's Blue Horizons Program for Environmental Media

This 9-week summer program brings together students interested in digital media production and environmental studies to learn about…


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This channel features videos produced by students in UC Santa Barbara's Blue Horizons Program for Environmental Media

This 9-week summer program brings together students interested in digital media production and environmental studies to learn about important issues of the global ocean from a local, California perspective. A coordinated series of interdisciplinary courses and related activities introduces students to scriptwriting; media portrayals of the environment; the biological, socio-economic, and political aspects of marine conservation; and the latest innovations in environmental filmmaking.

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