EHI films

.EHI faculty or students were involved with these projects.

Seven Angels, a new opera (trailer)

Focusing on a band of fallen angels, Seven Angels reimagines Milton’s Paradise Lost, arguably the greatest long poems in the English language, as a contemporary environmental allegory.

London premier, Royal Opera House, July 2011. Music by Luke Bedford; Libretto by Glyn Maxwell; Program notes by Ken Hiltner.

Swerve (trailer)

Created by an interdisciplinary team of graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and film industry professionals, Swerve is a feature film serialized in ten chapters that depicts a future, post-apocalyptic California.

Directed by Zach Horton; Produced by Norman Douglas Bradley and Zach Horton; Written by Zach Horton, Alison Reed, Dave Marmor, and Michael Grafals

Watch the entire film – all 10 chapters!

Whatever Happened to Solar Innovation?

Feature length academic documentary exploring the social and environmental potential of advanced (post-silicon) solar photovoltaic technologies, and the bankruptcy and decline of the industry.

Produced by Christopher Newfield and Zach Horton, at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society, University of California, Santa Barbara.

The Shape Of Water  (trailer)

In an intimate encounter with five very different women in Brazil, India, Jerusalem, and Senegal, The Shape Of Water offers a close look at the far reaching and vibrant alternatives crafted by women in response to environmental degradation, archaic traditions, lack of economic independence and war (more).

Director: Kum-Kum Bhavnani; Producer: Kum-Kum Bhavnani; Narrator: Susan Sarandon; Narration written by Edwidge Danticat, John Foran, Monique Zavistovski, and Kum-Kum Bhavnani

Nothing like Chocolate  (trailer)

Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this documentary film tells the moving story of the relentless and headstrong Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company, as he pursues his unique vision to create the best chocolate in the world, from scratch. See how the smallest chocolate factory in the world is doing enormous things for cocoa communities, and the world’s sweet tooth (more).

Director: Kum-Kum Bhavnani; Producer: Kum-Kum Bhavnani; Story Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Cristina Malavenda, and Ryan Pettey