I wish you peaceful and happy holidays and a good start to the New Year.
Let me share with you the following videos, which I found relevant and inspiring.
Come back to watch them whenever you have some time between the years.
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction. http://racingextinction.com/the-film/
Who pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics
The goal of the film is to raise awareness and engage consumers to pressure the manufacturers of cellphones, tablets and computers to improve working conditions in electronics factories in China. ‘
Learning Transformation – Voices for Another Education
What role does the current education system play in maintaining the destructive economic and social system ruling our world? What kind of education would we need to facilitate a global transformation towards social justice and sustainability? The film is about re-imagining education beyond the factory like school systems that colonialism and the western monoculture of education spread around the globe.
The Bliss of Ignorance
Through first-hand testimony The Bliss of Ignorance investigates South Africa’s complex relationship with one of the country’s most abundant resources: coal.
Set against the wider climate change debate, The Bliss of Ignorance highlights how the mining and burning of coal affects the environment; polluting air and valuable water resources in a water-scarce country.
10 Billion – What’s on your plate?
By 2050, the world population will grow to ten billion people. In the middle of the heated debate about food security, comes this broad and analytic look into the enormous spectrum of global food production and distribution – from artificial meat, insects, industrial farming to trendy self-cultivation. Director, best-selling author and Food Fighter Valentin Thurn (box office hit Taste The Waste) seeks for solutions worldwide and gives place for innovation and visions for our future.
A film by Valentin Thurn. http://www.10milliarden-derfilm.de. Deutsch in der 3Sat Mediathek
Too Big to Tell. Analyzing the Financial World
How is money being created? How much money is out there and who owns it? What comes with a bank loan? What does interest do? How long have there been Financial Crises? What would have been the answer to that 2000 years ago? Who invented Free Economy? Which role does accounting take on in the crisis, what is it anyway? What started in Bretton Woods? Which was the upside of linking gold and currency and why has it been dropped?
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Films for the Earth: sharing knowledge and raising awareness with the most moving films about sustainability
Swiss Films for the Earth invites people to viewings of environmental documentary films after which, visitors receive a “sharing”-DVD free of charge that is not meant to be kept, but to be shared with friends and colleagues, in order to move hundreds of other people. Everyone that receives a “sharing”-DVD becomes a “Films for the Earth ambassador”, shares knowledge with other people and raises awareness on the necessary turn towards sustainability. https://filmefuerdieerde.org/en