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Basic to the principle of sustainability is we, as parents and society, take care of our children and protect them. In this video, Patrick Roche performs his poem, "21" sponsored by Button Poetry. They seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry’s audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
Ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougal was interviewed by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv at the What is Documentary? conference held at the University of Oregon in Portland, April 24-16, 2014.
He talks about his work filming children in three institutional settings in India. In 1997 he began conducting a study of The Doon School in Northern India. This resulted in five films: Doon School Chronicles (2000), With Morning Hearts (2001), Karam in Jaipur (2001), The New Boys (2003), and The Age of Reason (2004). Recent projects include filming at the Rishi Valley School, a progressive co-educational boarding school in South India based on the educational philosophy of Krishnamurti. His experimental film SchoolScapes (2007), made at Rishi Valley, won the Basil Wright Film Prize at the 2007 RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film. His latest film, Gandhi's Children (2008), concerns a shelter for homeless children in New Delhi. MacDougall is the author of Transcultural Cinema (Princeton University Press, 1998) and The Corporeal Image: Film, Ethnography, and the Senses (Princeton, 2006).
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David was educated at Harvard University and the University of California at Los Angeles and since 1975 has lived in Australia. More complete bio here.
In this talk, Kelly Matheson talks about her work at WITNESS and the rights to a sustainable living environment focusing on atmospheric trust litigation (ATL). Through personal stories and videos she explains how climate change has an impact on the young lives of people all over the world. Published on Aug 2, 2012
Taking you into the lives of four young Afghan children – Omid, Sanabar, Yasmina and Fayaz – this short documentary provides first-hand accounts of a generation washing cars, picking garbage, selling food and hammering metal to earn money for their families. Devastated by war and economic difficulties, these children are the breadwinners of their families, creating an uncertain future for the country. DVD available here.
Emerging Women Live celebrates the rise of women leaders and entrepreneurs, and the movement towards a more integrated approach to success. The second annual Emerging Women Live Conference will be held on October 9th-October 12th, 2014 in New York City.
Partially blinded by an unknown illness aged 4 and sent out to work on the tough streets of Kano in Nigeria aged 9, Aisha Sani Abdullahi's life chances were not great. However, a chance encounter sent Aisha's life in a completely different direction.
Beautifully shot and musically lush, Aisha's Song is a touching and uplifting story of female empowerment from a part of the world where women are all too often overlooked.
Girl Hub is a strategic collaboration between the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Nike Foundation. Girl Hub helps transform the lives of adolescent girls living in poverty by unleashing their potential and empowering them with the assets they need to end poverty for themselves, their families, and their communities.
The film was made by Grain Media for Girl Hub and to find out more about some of the issues at the heart of the film please go visit their site.
The mission of Skateistan is to use skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth, to create new opportunities and the potential for change. Full story here.
This is Grain Media's multi-award winning documentary film Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul. The film has received over a million hits online and has been the official selection at a number of top film festivals across the world including Sundance 2011, SXSW 2011, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010, One World 2011 and Full Frame 2011. Uploaded on Oct 27, 2010
Diesel New Voices presents a short film on Skateistan
directed by Orlando von Einsiedel. Donations accepted here.
Right now, millions of people are being thrown off their land because large corporations are being given special rights. The World Bank is driving this trend with its Doing Business rankings. Published on Mar 27, 2014 by The Rules, THE RULES IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO BRING POWER BACK TO PEOPLE, AND CHANGE THE RULES THAT CREATE INEQUALITY AND POVERTY AROUND THE WORLD.
Spanish Version here.
Manari Ushinga of the Sápara people in Ecuador shares with us his people's view the natural world, our interconnectedness, and the importance of keeping the oil that lies underneath the Ecuadorian Amazon untouched. Published on Apr 15, 2014 by Pachamama Alliance.
The neighborhood called Love Canal in Niagara Falls, New York, was neither the first nor the worst toxic waste dump, but it became a national story in the late 1970s thanks to the organizing efforts of Lois Gibbs, who fought to protect Love Canal's children, including her own, from the 20,000 tons of toxic waste in the ground.
This is an excerpt from American Masters: Fierce Green Fire, airing April 22 at 9 pm on PBS. Learn more at www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters. Published on Apr 2, 2014
A 90-minute version of the film is currently available via Netflix and iTunes and on DVD from First Run Features.
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