Tales from Planet Earth

Tales from Planet Earth (TfPE) originated more than a decade ago as a film festival under the direction of Gregg Mitman, Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, and Environmental Studies, UW-Madison. Historically, TfPE has tried to link compelling narratives to the work of scholars and community organizations advocating for environmental and social justice.

This year, during the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Year of the Environment which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Nelson Institute and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Institute will offer a series of film screenings throughout 2019-20 to highlight critical environmental topics.

Upcoming films

Previous films

The Return of Navajo Boy

November 15, 2019

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

September 25, 2019