| Agee Films
produces and distributes award-winning documentary
films on a wide range of subjects, including environmental history, American literature, American
history, social justice, religion, child development, and American culture.
Founded in 1974, Agee Films is named for novelist, screenwriter, journalist,
poet, and film writer, James Agee (1909-1955). The Founder and Director of Agee Films
is award-winning filmmaker Ross Spears.
Agee Films Now Streaming!
We are in the process of making our films available for rental or purchase via streaming as well as on DVD. So far The Electric Valley and To Render a Life can be streamed or downloaded. See the individual film pages for more information, and watch for more streamable films in the near future.
Sound Recordings from Our Archives
We are proud to offer downloadable unedited versions of our interviews with the people who appear in our films (and even some who, for space reasons, didn't make the final cut).
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Our Work in Progress
The Truth about Trees: A Natural and Human History
The Truth About Trees is the first full-length
documentary series to explore the vital role of trees for all
life on Earth. The series dramatizes the profound
connection of natural history and human history.
Part One presents an in-depth portrait of an
amazing lifeform, its 400-million-year history, and the
myriad forms and strategies it employs for survival,
including the process of photosynthesis, the key to all life
Part Two analyzes the deep connection between
humans and trees, from the oxygen we breathe, to foods,
fuels, houses and tools, even words, symbols and
Part Three explores the role of trees in the
biosphere. Countless crises now confront trees, including
catastrophic climate change. We meet scientists and tree
lovers working to understand, conserve, and care.
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