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OUR OCEANS NEED US
To The Last Fish: Our Oceans Are Emptying. Our Oceans Are Dying
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AS IN OUR OCEANS, SO ON OUR LAND: Who Gave Us the Right To Strip Nature Bare? A VERY IMPORTANT WATCH

AS IN OUR OCEANS, SO ON OUR LAND: Who Gave Us the Right To Strip Nature Bare?   A VERY IMPORTANT WATCH | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

“If we never look at the consequences of our behavior, we can always maintain the illusion of our competence. ." Dietrich Dörner

 

via: Al Jazeera "WITNESS" Expose (:45 minutes) Please have the courage to see this extraordinary weaving story to the end.

 

"Green" is an unusual film. It is both a hard hitting portrayal of the causes and consequences of deforestation in Indonesia, and a film which captures the tranquillity and calm of wild nature. It contains no narrative or dialogue and yet helps us understand complex commodity chains. The film takes viewers on an emotional journey, following Green's final days and revealing the devastating impact of fulfilling unbridled consumerism thru logging, land-clearing and palm oil plantations.

Stunning images of the natural world and its biodiversity are counter-pointed with scenes of their destruction and the resulting loss of all life in the forest. NOTE: This film contains upsetting scenes including cruelty to animals.

OFFICIAL FILM WEBSITE: http://www.greenthefilm.com/

Producers BLOG for Educational Purposes: http://studyinggreen.wordpress.com/

 

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MIDWAY - a short film by Chris Jordan - Do We Have The Courage?

On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific Ocean.

For me, kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. These birds reflect back an appallingly emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism and runaway industrial growth.

Like the albatross, we first-world humans find ourselves lacking the ability to discern anymore what is nourishing from what is toxic to our lives and our spirits. Choked to death on our waste, the mythical albatross calls upon us to recognize that our greatest challenge lies not out there, but in here. http://www.midwayfilm.com/

 

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