‘Otter 501’ movie brings a new twist to nature documentaries
When an orphaned otter pup is rescued from a California beach, her rehabilitation and release into the wild changes a young biologist’s life.
The movie begins screening across the U.S. tomorrow.
Posts tagged documentary.
Starfish feeding on a dead whale.
“It’s a Girl” is a jaw-dropping documentary about women killing their unwanted newborn daughters. I’ve written dozens of posts about women, women’s rights, and vulnerability to climate change, here. The climate connection can be found in my post on a report covering Adaptation, Gender, and Women’s empowerment, here.
“In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide”.
This documentary film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice.
Learn more about the film at www.itsagirlmovie.com”
José Ferreira ‘Trash Land’
Trash Land is an impressive photo documentary by Portuguese photographer José Ferreiraabout the harsh life of the people that live on ‘Huléne dump’ in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.
A group of people that can be divided in two groups, a group that is called ‘the garbage collectors’, that consists of around 700 people and ‘the others’, with the first group forming gangs that search for objects of value and trading or selling them in order to earn some money for food, and the second group just depending on the food and left overs they find on the dump.
Find more here.
This is reality. Something is wrong. We need to face it.
Frozen Planet 1.01 — To the Ends of the Earth
Over one third of our planet is frozen, and yet the icy worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic are as alien to most of us as the surface of another planet. They are places of superlatives; from ice caps that hold nearly 80% of our planet’s fresh water, to frozen forests that encircle the entire globe.
These are places that feed our imaginations. Places that seem to be borrowed from fairy tales. They are dominated and shaped by the ice, both by its coming and by its going.
This is our planet’s last true wilderness.
“Adelies are like festival-goers that have had too much caffeine,” he said. “They’re aggressive and hyperactive.” Despite this, Mr Smith managed to capture a remarkable sequence, with one penguin repeatedly returning to its nest to add stones, apparently unaware of the fact that his neighbour would steal a stone every time his nest was unattended.
“Adelies are like festival-goers that have had too much caffeine,” he said. “They’re aggressive and hyperactive.”
Despite this, Mr Smith managed to capture a remarkable sequence, with one penguin repeatedly returning to its nest to add stones, apparently unaware of the fact that his neighbour would steal a stone every time his nest was unattended.
No Dinosaurs in Heaven is a film essay by Emmy Award-winning director (Before Stonewall, Paris Was a Woman) and science educator Greta Schiller that examines the hijacking of science education by religious fundamentalists, threatening the separation of church and state, and dangerously undermining scientific literacy.
The documentary weaves together two strands:
- An examination of the problem posed by creationists who earn science education degrees only to advocate anti-scientific beliefs in the classroom; and
- A visually stunning raft trip down the Grand Canyon, led by Dr. Eugenie Scott, that debunks creationist explanations for its formation.
These two strands expose the fallacies in the so-called “debate” manufactured by anti-science forces, that creationism is a valid scientific alternative to evolution.
No Dinosaurs in Heaven intelligently argues that public education must steadfastly resist the encroachment of religion in the form of anti-evolution creationism, and that science literacy is crucial to a healthy democracy.
Reblogging for future use.
British journalist Tim Hetherington dies in Libya
A British journalist has been killed while covering the conflict in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata.
Tim Hetherington, co-director of Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo, reportedly died in a mortar attack, which injured three other journalists.
Peaceable Kingdom is a documentary produced in 2004 by Tribe of Heart that shows how some farmers refuse to kill animals and how they convert to veganism as a way of life. They create an animal sanctuary farm called “Farm Sanctuary” where they collect many injured animals, half dead, abandoned and rejected by the industry for not being productive. Some examples of this would be a cow with mastitis or newborn chicks unfit for production.
It has won awards, such as the Festival Theme Award in 2004 of the Ojai Film Festival, with music by Moby. Images of exploitations are shown during the film. According to the prestigious primatologist Jane Goodall, “Peaceable Kingdom is a piece of art”
Watch for free ^