2012: Time for Change

On 06/12/2011, in Mythology, Psychology, by wouter

“2012: Time for Change” presents an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee Joao Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. As […]

 

A Farm for the Future

On 06/11/2011, in Ecology, Energy & Environment, by wouter

Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key. With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family’s wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land. But last […]

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Arithmetic, Population and Energy (Lecture)

On 10/21/2012, in Energy & Environment, Finance & Economics, by wouter

Professor Al Bartlett begins his one-hour talk with the statement, “The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.” He proceeds to examine oddly reassuring statements from “experts”, the media and political leaders – statements that are dramatically inconsistent with the facts. He discusses the widespread worship of economic […]

 

Baraka

On 02/26/2012, in Mythology, Philosophy, Psychology, Spirituality, by werner

Baraka is a 1992 non-narrative film directed by Ron Fricke. The title Baraka means blessing in a multitude of languages, deriving from the Arabic بركة,[2] descending from a common Semitic ancestor and cognate to the Hebrew Baruch. Baraka has no plot, no storyline, no actors, no dialogue nor any voice-over. Instead, the film uses themes to present new steps and evoke emotion through pure cinema. Baraka is a kaleidoscopic, global compilation of both […]

BBC Wildlife Specials

On 02/23/2011, in Biology, by wouter

The BBC Wildlife Specials are a series of nature documentary programmes commissioned by BBC Television. The Wildlife Specials began with a pilot episode in 1995. A further 15 programmes were made over the next decade, and more recently the format has been expanded into two short series. The earlier programmes were produced in-house by the […]

 

Connections

On 10/11/2012, in Uncategorized, by wouter

Connections is a ten-episode documentary television series created, written and presented by science historian James Burke. The series was produced and directed by Mick Jackson of the BBC Science & Features Department and first aired in 1978 (UK) and 1979 (USA). It took an interdisciplinary approach to the history of science and invention and demonstrated how various discoveries, scientific achievements, and historical world events were built from one another successively in an […]

 

Debtocracy

On 10/14/2011, in Finance & Economics, Society, by admin

Debtocracy (Greek: Χρεοκρατία hreokratía) is a 2011 documentary film by Katerina Kitidi and Aris Hatzistefanou. The documentary mainly focuses on two points: the causes of the Greek debt crisis in 2010 and possible future solutions that could be given to the problem that are not currently being considered by the government of the country. The […]

 

e2 Design

On 02/07/2011, in Energy & Environment, by thomas

e2 design is an eighteen part documentary-style television series investigating sustainable living and green design from New York City to rural Mexico. It is a part of the larger series e2: the economies of being environmentally conscious, which explore the solutions to prescient environmental challenges. Comprising eighteen half-hour episodes, the series covers topics including design, […]

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e² design

On 10/23/2012, in Energy & Environment, Sustainable building, by wouter

e² is a critically acclaimed, multipart PBS series about the innovators and pioneers who envision a better quality of life on earth: socially, culturally, economically and ecologically. The series explores attainable solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges, and its stories are culled from a variety of fields including design, energy, transport, water, food and […]

 

Farming with terraces and raised beds

On 09/28/2012, in Energy & Environment, Permaculture, by wouter

Sepp and Veronica Holzer, Austrian mountainside permaculturalists from before the term was invented, at their farm the Kramaterhof, became well known only after publicity in 2000. Sepp Holzer narrates the history of synergistic ideas that have made his farm a high production combination of agroforestry, aquaculture, terraces and raised beds, water heat exchange, self-produced electricity, […]

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