Troublé, a French word composed of two others, trou/hole and bleu/blue. A fictional documentary based on a point of view coming from the observation of nature and implying a story about the limits between memory and reality. The gap/hole of memory, the confusing game and the memory of nature/water that carries the human existence.
Only a few species of birds face extinction within our generation. One of them is the nias hill myna, the largest species of mynah in the world. We introduce a short documentary highlighting the beauty and culture of the Nias Island, presenting the new project of the ISCP association and showing that finding the last […]
Would you like to drink a little active bifidus? If antibiotics have revolutionized medicine in the last decades, probiotics are now trying to occupy the land. But what are they exactly? Our investigation allowed us to discover some amazing pieces of information….
Nyiragongo, the most active volcano in Africa killed nearly 200 people in the Goma region. The monster is placed under close surveillance. Scientists installed on the fire mountain high-tech instruments capable of measuring the slightest breath of the volcano to understand its intense activity.
Sugar is pure pleasure. The problem is that we love it so much that it’s easy to become addicted. Besides caries, the big problem is that sugar contributes greatly to make us fat. With serious consequences: the risk of obesity and diabetes. A disease that has become an epidemic in our countries in recent years.
In western society, our lives are dominated by stress, turmoil and change, and we don’t have time to take a break just so that we can… eat. With the help of nutritionists, doctors and people with very different life styles, we cover the story of food in Portugal for the last decades.
Imagine a paraplegic person with a damaged spinal cord that could suddenly stand up and walk. Recently, some researchers succeeded to make paralyzed rats walk again voluntarily thanks to electrical stimulation! They now hope to make the first human trials soon…
In the Western access areas to Hungary life has speeded up – there are wind-mills, motorways, big cities and industrial parks all over the place. Yet, something is hiding between them. This is an enormous cone-shaped alluvial deposit with tiny villages, forests, and river branches. On one side of this region is today’s Szigetköz.
Inspired by a curiosity about society’s careless habit of sending good, edible food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets.
A portrait of plant physiologist and science cinematography pioneer Jan Calábek (1903-1992) through moments from longitudinal recordings and the testimonies of his son, his student, a film editor and a film scientist. Calábek’s plants provide an unusual aesthetic experience of a moving picture from the plant microworld otherwise inaccessible to the human eye.
The series aims mainly at secondary school students presenting in an entertaining form interesting scientific topics such as quantum optics, the formation of the universe, HIV, nanotechnologies etc. The co-authors of the screenplay and guarantors of the videos are scientists from the Czech Academy of Science. The series was made as part of the Open […]
The documentary series presents ten promising scientists. How did their career set off? What obstacles and challenges do they have to face in their scientific career? You can find these and many other interesting facts from the life of young scientists in their portraits. Inspiring and motivational videos for secondary school students and their teachers.
The film tracks and analyzes Taiwan’s world-leading research on bees; by examining the latest research of scholars around the world, Toxic Bees explores the serious impacts of pesticides on both our environment and human health, which includes ADHD.
A group of harpoon fishermen battle giant Marlin in high seas and storms. They have no industrial equipment – just the skill and pride of a hunter. But these old men can see their world disappearing through industrialized fishing. Joined by a local scientist, they talk of social change, unsustainable demands for fish, and preservation […]
Across Europe approximately 70 million Christmas trees are sold every year. Many of them come from Denmark, where mainly Caucasian firs are cultivated. Their seeds grow in the area surrounding the small provincial town of Ambrolauri in Georgia. Even today, the cones of the Caucasian firs have to be collected in a very adventurous manner.
Since her childhood Anne has dreamed of becoming a farmer. She and her partner Remi dared to start a small-scale berry farm a ten minutes’ walk from the nearest road high up in the French mountains.
The majority of farms nowadays invest in specialisation and ever larger areas are managed by fewer people. Farm community Heggelbach in the south of Germany has chosen another path, a path of diversity. It is able to earn a living for 6 families, employees and trainees.
Farming without land? Sprout! Darragh Flynn (27) started the Happy Pear Living Foods Farm 4 years ago in 2009. He now grows wheatgrass and many different types of sprouts, like beans, sunflower, chickpeas, alfafa, leaks, etc. Darragh shows us that even without land, it is possible to set up a viable farming business, just get […]
Tuinderij De Stroom is an organic vegetable farm in a small village in the Netherlands. It is owned and managed by three young women who have proven that it is still possible to start land-based farming activities with low financial investments.
Ask Rasmussen (27) is slowly taking over Kiselgården from his parents. Kiselgården is one of the oldest biodynamic farms in Denmark. Ask is growing a large variety of vegetables and delivers to many Michelin starred restaurants, among them NoMa and Geranium.
Even before the 3rd October 1990 shared fundamental ideals were already uniting people with environmental concerns from both the East and the West, causing them to join forces immediately after the Fall of the Wall. GDR environmentalist groups provided important ideas for nature conservation policies in reunified Germany.
The idea of creating meat in a factory without the need for slaughtering animals is not new. The discovery of stem cells in the 1980s opened the way for fresh perspectives on cellular engineering. The commercial success of the first substitute meat products on the market are perhaps an indication of how eating habits are […]
Music is rarely so offbeat as blown into leaves, nature rarely so entertaining as rattled around the retired detective, the enlightened farmer, and the amateur inventor. “Unplugged” is an existential allegory about the long-lost connection with simple joys of nature.
This instructional film shows the processing of micro-core samples: small, cylindrical wood samples extracted from tree stems. By cutting thin sections of these micro-cores, the wood anatomy can be studied under a microscope. Using macro-photography techniques, filmmakers were able to capture every detail of how to create such thin sections.
In its journey across the majestic Canadian countryside, The Family Farm explores the diverse agricultural pursuits of earnest farm families, and serves as a window into the small-scale food production process that modern day consumers have become estranged from.
This short film was made as part of the “Organic Food, Guarantee of Good Taste” social campaign, filmed on an organic farm, where chef Gregory Łapanowski learns the secrets of the production of natural products and prepares original and nutritious food.
Battle For Bats: Surviving White Nose Syndrome was produced for the USDA Forest Service by Ravenswood Media. It shows how government and private agencies have come together to search for solutions to help our bat populations overcome WNS. The public can also play a role in the future of bats by providing habitat and surveying […]
North America is under attack by an aquatic invader, the Asian Carp. Famous for their insatiable hunger and their Olympic high jumping, they are now only 100 km south of Lake Michigan. Witness people battling the fish with cross bows, electrodes and even water guns. Can they be stopped from getting in the Great Lakes […]
Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight of frame, but large in spirit and vision, the 70-year-old artist was born in China, lives in Philadelphia, and now, as constant traveler, the world […]
Food, Inc. might be the first film that shows the viewer what they eat, how food is made, what is added in it and why. It compares the production in the largest enterprises with small family-run companies where they care for every piece. The miniseries focuses on basic foods people buy. It also explains how […]
This documentary about the causes of floods brings clear evidence that the culprit is not high precipitation but defective means of farming on agricultural land. Soil that is pressed down by tractors will not allow a raindrop to be absorbed where it lands. A simple test has verified this fact.
Many of us are oblivious to the fact that our first months of life were actually spent swimming in urine. During our lives, each of us will have produced 38.000 litres of urine, the equivalent of a large tanker truck. Despite the importance of this matter, urine remains taboo.
Just like planet Earth, our body is composed of fascinating landscapes, and like it, is the scene of surprising wildlife. Life On Us offers a unique microscopic safari, encountering the creatures that live, thrive, compete, feed, breed, are born or die on the surface or in the depths of our body.
An old man lives with his son. They don’t have a very good relationship.
Can mushrooms help save the world? Starting with this provocative title, the film throws light on the world of mycotechnology, one of the most promising avenues for dealing with the many challenges threatening the modern world. From getting rid of pollution to reducing desertification or improving flows around our infrastructure networks.
“The forest is dying!” – Who does not remember the horror stories of the early 80s. Was it all imagination? Or was the forest really coming to an end? For an entire generation the forest dieback was the favorite theme and at any rate, the main reason for their politicization.
The film reveals the hidden agenda of the nuclear industry in Africa and the alarming consequences for people and the environment.
For thousands of years, people were able to live in synch with their “internal clock”. In the modern world, however, this is scarcely possible.
A documentary about people from the Czech Republic who are trying to treat the soil as a good husband, with love, invention, responsibly, ethically and sustainably. One of their main values is the respect for local culture, biological as well as cultural diversity, allegiance to the place and landscape character. Be inspired by individual people’s […]
Based on a real story. A 17-year-old girl with social anxiety has hardly any contact with the outside world. Never leaving her home she watches the cruelties being reported on the news every day, bringing her mind closer and closer to the dangerous nature of society.
This is the story of people who are fighting for a different way to deal with food. Farmers, supermarket executives, cooks, design students and completely normal households: all at their points in the production chain, in the course of which over half the food is still being thrown away.
The locals in Marche, Italy have been eating truffles since they were children… long before they were a prized possession in most of the world. Now the region (the truffle center of Italy) is dotted with hidden spots that trained truffle hunters and their dogs traverse each year. We spent a day with a truffle […]
Human behavior develops in reaction to the noise of big cities and the crowds in them as well as to the rustling of foliage and the silence of endless jungles. Technology might be more harmful than it seems and loneliness might be more enjoyable than we recognize.
After 150 years, oil’s Golden Age is coming to an end. We are almost entirely reliant on it, but the black gold could soon run out. When are we going to experience a world without petrol? What strategies are put in place to overcome a possible shortage? Is unconventional oil (tar sands, oil shale…) inaugurating […]
Can we still accept death because of hunger every 5 minutes in the South, when in the North we waste so much? A documentary plea, addressing our militant consciences.
40% of current medicines come from plants. Indeed, despite scientific advances, tomorrow’s remedies remain in the nature, mainly in tropical forests. Let’s embark on a fascinating scientific exploration into Cambodia’s forests, a journey made of technological but also of many environmental obstacles.
A provocative insight on the reasons of the global crisis provided by The Limits to Growth authors, starting from the message they launched 40 years ago through the book: unlimited growth in a finite planet will bring our society and environment into overshoot and on the edge of collapse. Is there still time for a […]
Ichographs is an audio/video artwork that uses images as a starting point to create sonic environments. The image is decomposed into the basic colors that have created it. Every color has its sonic frequency. 600 sound generators are recreating the image in the audio domain while we watch the color tessera come off the image […]
Fishing the Anacostia explores the startling fact that more than 17,000 people eat fish from the polluted Anacostia River in Washington D.C. annually. Decades of pollution have resulted in a buildup of toxins that sicken the fish population. Efforts are underway to return the river to a more natural state.
Once avid supporters of the local nuclear plant, Aunt Kuniko and her community are on the verge of being permanently evicted from their homes in the aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe. Director Kyoko Miyake feels compelled to revisit Fukushima. Her family’s home-town is a shadow of its former self having been completely destroyed by the […]
Ten years ago, a few enthusiasts decided to revive the historic salt production of Bourgneuf Bay in the west of France. They dug out and cleared the ancient salt pans to harvest Bay Salt once again. Over the course of a year, we come to appreciate Bernard, Daniel and Mano, united by a genuine attachment […]
Haiti’s natural forests cover today less than two percent of its territory. A team of scientists and naturalists travel on foot, by car, boat and helicopter to the most remote locations of the country to investigate the current state of Haiti’s biodiversity and surprisingly discover almost 50 new species and rediscover species thought to be […]
The leitmotif of the film is the relationship between women and nature, which teaches them how to be women and mothers despite cultural differences. Filmed along the ancient caravan trail, through places that have always harboured Indo-European culture and not far from where Agriculture originated.
Lee Cronin is trying to create synthetic life in a Glasgow lab to answer two of science’s biggest questions: how did life on Earth start? And could there be life on other planets? Despite being a successful chemistry professor, people are beginning to question his theory. And worse, he has publicly set himself a deadline, […]
City food markets attract us for their colours, liveliness, people, sounds and tastes. At the markets we meet ordinary people and discover the food they eat, as well as producers who show us what the region can offer. Budapest, Vienna, Torino, Lyon and Barcelona all have a bustling central food market. The Belly of the […]
We are facing a global energy crisis and we have to find alternatives to fossil fuels. Nobel laureates Steven Chu and Hartmut Michel visit a farm with three young researchers to consider our energy futures. They ask whether biofuels can power the planet and, if not, what are the alternatives? This film really gets down […]
Accumulating all human knowledge in one repository has been a dream since ancient times. Only recently, however, has that dream become a reality. Quietly and behind closed doors, Google has been executing a project to scan and digitize every printed word on the planet. A diverse coalition of people mobilizes to stop the fulfillment of […]
Critical Mass is a feature-length documentary about the impact of human population growth and consumption on our planet and on our psychology.
Based on a The New Yorker essay written by best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen this film chronicles the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for decades, and a number of species face imminent extinction. We explore the wonder of these tiny globe-flying marvels.
How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet and our freedom of choice? Is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place or have we lost something we can’t gain back? We all have one question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what is really […]