5 films in this block (73 minutes)


Check out these docs showcasing people going outside of their usual settings. “DREAMER” features children of illegal immigrants fighting to stay in the country they call home, and “Wrangling Russia” puts a spotlight on why some American cowboys are flocking to Russia. “J.J. Kelley: Light Riders” takes the Silicon Valley’s technological advances to developing countries, as “Los Lecheros (The Dairy Farmers)” reminds us the significance of illegal immigrants on our dairy industry. We’ll also take a gander at birds moving patterns in “Sky Migrations.” This film block is a must see!

The Films

J.J. Kelley: Light Riders

  • Runtime 10 min
  • Director J.J. Kelley

While most of us take electricity for granted, there are more than a billion people in developing countries who live without power. Just plugging in can be the difference between surviving and thriving. An unexpected alliance between a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and a motorcycling crew is empowering a nation, one lightbulb at a time.


  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 16 min
  • Director Italia Millan

These are the stories of three DREAMers and the fight for their right to live in the only country they know as home.

Wrangling Russia

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 11 min
  • Director Ile Mitaru

In 2011, Russia’s largest meat producer, Miratorg, began recruiting American cowboys to help restart a national beef industry that had been destroyed during the Soviet era. Follow four of these American cowboys as they attempt to train their Russian counterparts and create new lives for themselves and their families in this new unexpected Russian frontier.

Los Lecheros (The Dairy Farmers)

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 21 min
  • Director Jim Cricchi

Undocumented immigrant workers in Wisconsin and the farmers who employ them struggle with a new political climate, which increasingly threatens their ability to perform business as usual. Pairing brave, moving interviews with revealing context about the state’s dairy industry, Los Lecheros is a sensitive portrayal of an urgent situation.

Sky Migrations

  • Year 2016
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 15 min
  • Director Max Lowe, Forest Woodward, & Charles Post

Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.