Culture, Ecology, Social Relationships, Urbanisation

Culture, Ecology, Social Relationships, Urbanisation

Perspective from various cultures, traditions, crafts and human society on the Earth, its inhabitants and environment.

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Culture, Ecology, Social Relationships, Urbanisation
  • Crazywise

    What can we learn from those who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience?

    During a quarter-century documenting indigenous cultures, human-rights photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges often saw these cultures identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicato...

  • The Grammar of Happiness

    Pirahã people and their language. The Grammar of Happiness is a documentary that explores whether one man’s journey into the heart of the Amazon can redefine our understanding of human language.
    In a remote river system in Brazil’s Amazon Basin live the last 300 members of the Pirahã tribe. To w...

  • Losing The West

    Losing the West is a documentary on small ranching and farming, exemplified by the story of a lifelong Colorado cowboy. Howard Linscott IS the original Marlboro Man, a gruff, chain-smoking 70-year-old who’s been ranching all his life. With sweeping shots of the Colorado Rockies, the film explores...

  • DEEP GREEN Solutions to Stop Global Warming Now

    Travel to 9 countries with Matt Briggs to uncover the best ideas, cutting-edge technologies and restorative solutions to help curb climate change.

    Energy Efficiency
    Most of us don’t think about how much energy we’re using until it’s time to pay the bills. DEEP GREEN helps us understand that ...

  • ANCIENT FUTURES Learning from Ladakh

    How we can learn about ecological solutions from an ancient Culture?

    Ladakh, or Little Tibet, is a wildly beautiful desert land high in the western Himalayas. It is a place of few resources and an extreme climate. Yet, for more than a thousand years, it has been home to a thriving culture.



    An 11 minute postscript which describes some of the changes that have occurred in the 20 years since the film was made, including new interviews with several of the Ladakhis who were in the original film.

  • Paradise with Side Effects

    A follow-up film to ANCIENT FUTURES: Learning from Ladakh.

    A documentary following two women from Ladakh, or Little Tibet, a remote region in the Himalayas, on a reality tour of London to see what life in the West is really like. They are exposed to aspects of modern urban life homelessness, ...

  • THE PRICE OF SAND Silica Mines, Small Towns, and Money

    “The Price of Sand” is a documentary about the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Due to a rapid increase in demand, pure silica sand has become a valuable commodity, and mines are opening here at a rapid rate.

    The silica used in hydraulic fracturing (aka : “fracking”), has othe...

  • MAMA EARTH Eco Econ 101

    Ecological economists, whose work is making a positive impact on the planet, illustrate their models to ease many environmental problems. Concepts of Sustainability, Ecological Economics, and Natural Capital are defined by their case and we are introduced to concepts us that make these results ac...

  • Who Bombed Judi Bari?

    “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” profiles the late, legendary labor and forest organizer Judi Bari and her struggle with FBI defamation after she and Darryl Cherney were car-bombed in Oakland in 1990 while on college tour to save the redwood forest of northern California. Despite receiving death threats, ...

  • Shooting with Mursi

    Olisarali Olibui, a member of one of Africa’s most isolated tribes carries a Kalashnikov in one hand and a camera in the other, with which he chronicles the struggle of his tribe to protect their land and way of life. The Mursi are an Ethiopian tribe of fewer than nine thousand people, a nomadic ...

  • TALES OF WESAKECHAK: How Wesakechak Got His Name

    From "Stories of the Seventh Fire" - SUMMER

    An animated legend from Canada’s First Nations based on the art by Norval Morriseau and the live action footage of wildlife filmographer, Albert Karvonen. This series outlines Native legends set in 4 seasons depicted in varied animated styles.


  • Tales of Wesakechak: Why the Rabbit Turns White

    Stories of the Seventh Fire
    Tales of Wesakechak: Why the Rabbit Turns White – Weshakechak neglects his responsibilities and is punished by the Creator. Without his powers, Wesakechak must embark on a journey to set things straight.

    13 Mins

  • TALES OF WESAKECHAK: The First Spring Flood

    SPRING: A story about the power of friendship. Before there were people on Turtle Island (North America), the Creator put the shape-shifter Wesakechak on the earth to take care of all the creatures. This makes Machias, a bad spirit, very envious and angry. From the series STORIES FROM THE SEVENTH...

  • Tales of Wesakechak: Wesakechak and The Medicine

    Stories of the Seventh Fire
    Tales of Wesakechak: Wesakechak and The Medicine - This is a cautionary tale about respecting the power of medicine.

    13 Mins

  • Wolf Tale: Legend of the Giant Beaver

    Stories of the Seventh Fire
    Wolf Tale: Legend of the Giant Beaver – Mother Wolf tells her cubs a story about a giant beaver who learned to adapt and create wetlands in a time when the great plains were covered by water. (Inspired by a story from the Peace River Dene)

    12 Mins

  • Wolf Tale: Legend of the First Thanksgiving

    Stories of the Seventh Fire
    Wolf Tale: Legend of the First Thanksgiving – Mother Wolf tells her cubs a bedtime story about how the first Thanksgiving was created. (Inspired by a story from the Salish of the Pacific Coast)

    12 Mins

  • COUNTING SHEEP: Restoring the Sierra Nevada Bighorn

    Counting Sheep chronicles the struggle for survival of the wild Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, a majestic emblem of American wilderness. Shot and produced over the course of twelve years, Counting Sheep captures the plight of the Sierra bighorn with dynamic interviews and exquisite footage –– the f...

  • KLUNKERZ a film about the history of mountain biking

    Using archival footage, still photographs, and interviews, KLUNKERZ tells the story of the earliest days of mountainbiking, from those who were there. Some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as some more obscure characters, recount the people and events that gave birth to the modern mo...

  • El Dorado

    A story of a community in conflict in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The film takes an unusually unbiased look at four local residents, two timber workers and two environmentalists, as they try to balance the health of the forest with the jobs of the workers who depend on it.

    Filmmaker and journ...

  • Extinction in Progress

    Haiti is known to be the poorest country of the western hemisphere and is still struggling to get on its feet from a disastrous earthquake, but Haiti’s real problem is the complete degradation of its natural resources. Natural forests cover today less than two percent of its territory. Scientists...

  • The Recyclergy: 33 Minutes of Garbage

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    For decades the San Francisco Bay Area has been a hub for the recycling movement. Even the garbage companies have a long history of recycling practices. After the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, community, non-profit recycling centers appeared in schools, garages, and ...

  • Paper and Glass Recycling

    Whenever we hear the word “recycle” we think of paper. Paper makes up 40% of the general waste stream and 70% of the municipal recycling stream. Of all the recycling processes, glass is the easiest to understand and one of the most engaging to watch. It also resembles the technologies used in pla...

  • A CONVENIENT TRUTH: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil

    A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil is an informative, inspirational documentary aimed at sharing ideas to provoke environment-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide. The documentary focuses on innovations in transportation, recycling, social benefits includ...