Fudge Man Jim is a fudge maker at Fudge Kitchen in Windsor. He is a great character and also makes incredible fudge. A match made in heaven, I just had to capture what he does on film so that everyone can enjoy it. He’s a lovely guy and it was amazing watching the fudge making […]
The Anthropologist considers the fate of the planet through the eyes of an American teenager. Over the course of five years, she travels alongside her mother, an anthropologist studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities.
An observational and sensory documentary experience that explores the market floor operations at the Ashford Livestock Market. One man’s bull is another man’s beef…
This inspiring short tells the story of Mbarouk Mussa Omar’s struggle to help a neighboring East African islet adapt to climate change and avoid total collapse.
A fluid imago mundi of nature and environmental intervention, aiming to depict the milk processing within the largest Romanian national company. Conceived as an observational documentary, the film is a contemplation on localness versus globalization, picturesqueness versus standardization, nature versus technological evolution.
Technology allows us to see the world in so many ways unimaginable to our ancestors. This film takes a brief look at the Republic of Palau through those new eyes.
The film has been made to accompany the Microsculpture exhibition at Oxford University Museum of Natural History from June to October 2016. The film shows the pioneering photographic technique of Levon Biss as he captures in breath-taking detail the beauty of the insect world in mind blowing magnification!
This is the story of the birds of the urban Narsinh Mehta Lake situated in the center of a city surrounded by human population and still teaming with life. In this documentary we will show stories of birds and animals. Also you will see their lifestyle and struggle as well as the beauty of nature, […]
This animation describes the normal function of our airway cells and what happens when they become infected by Bordetella pertussis, the bacterium which causes whooping cough. Pertussis damages ciliated airway cells, impairing normal respiratory function, leading to severe coughing fits. Vaccination is vital to protect against this disease.
Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery, or that dancing around a fire would have put in place the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?
Population growth has been left out of the climate debate because it is considered controversial, yet it is one of the most important factors. The global population has passed the 7 billion mark and India will soon overtake China as the most populous nation in the world, but one state in southern India has found […]
Seed of a nation is a film entirely made using seeds, stop-motion, time lapse and Vfx. Pulses and grams and sprouts were used in motion to create scenarios as a metaphorical representation of growth and the future of a nation. A nation will be what its children will be. What a nation sows.
The establishment of the first communes stretches back over two millennia ago, with examples such as the Greek commune based on vegetarianism and equality of the sexes founded by Pythagoras in the sixth century BCE. Set in a 40-year-old Welsh village, the film explores the residents’ quotidian lives and their reflections upon the surrounding world.
In Hruševec Kupljenski, a small village about twenty miles northwest of Zagreb, there exists a folklore society of the same name, led by Stjepan Đurinski. Every year, the society nurtures and restores a special traditional custom – harvesting corn at one of the neighbour’s fields on Hruševec hills.
The Green Patrol in Action team has come to Halkidiki in order to study a problem the citizens of this Greek peninsula face because of future gold exploitation to be undertaken by the Canadian company Eldorado Gold. It is a huge problem since it will influence tourism, economy and the natural beauty of Halkidiki.
The Great Backa Canal is the most polluted waterway in Europe. There is a ship in one part of the canal that cleans the waste, and two kilometers downstream, the Petroleum Industry of Serbia (NIS) discharges crude oil and wastewater directly into the canal.
Everyone appreciates clean water, air and beautiful things except, it seems, the Croatian government, who made the decision to start building a nuclear, toxic, radioactive waste dump for the “Krško” nuclear power plant in Dvor on the river Una.
90% of Britain’s bees are Solitary Bees. They are crucial pollinators, yet are little known or conserved. This film aims to change that. This film showcases the fascinating behaviour and value of the UK’s solitary bees. We follow a variety of different species through their struggles to find resources, avoid death and create new life.
When a community supported farm has been ordered to leave their land, their main grower sets out on a journey across Europe to meet farmers and organisations who are addressing land issues. For ecological farmers across Europe, getting access to land has proved a barrier to improving our food system.
Award winning filmmaker Giacomo Mantovani talks about a massive issue worldwide that the majority of people do not consider: the huge amount of plastic waste in the environment. The problem is that plastic is made to last, and indeed it lasts for a very long time, being one of the main causes which dramatically increase […]
This year will be one of the hardest years for coral reefs around the globe due to climate change, global warming and all the other environmental issues. It is still uncertain why corals fluoresce, but scientists assume it is either coral communication, a sort of sun/uv-blocker or an indication of coral health.
A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. A passion of gold and fire which definitely helps our environment to keep on living.
A documentary film about the Polana Biosphere Reserve, which can serve as an example of sustainable life, acceptable balance, and a mutually beneficial relationship between man and the natural environment.
The genesis of the bucket lake in Eckernförde is legendary and so strange that you have to tell it in a movie. On 6 December 1990 Michael Packschies, the conservation officer of the City, used simple tools to create a lake that has become a protection-worthy habitat with enormous plant and animal diversity.
Nauryz, an episode of Under the Eye of the Eternal Heaven series, focuses mainly on traditions and customs related to the beginning of spring. Nauryz is the major celebration of the year, not only for Kazakh people but also for other nations of Asia. It has been celebrated for more than 5 thousand years.
A story based on the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher and their breeding in the Western Ghats of India shows how the bird struggles against weather conditions like extreme monsoon and El-Niño to adapt itself to raise its next generation. The super adaptability of this kingfisher is the key to its survival and better success than any […]
An anti-bee propaganda film commissioned by Greenpeace NL.
With the invaluable contribution of several artists, scientists, humanists and spiritual leaders, The Art and Science of Traveling opens a door to a plethora of traveling techniques and perspectives as well as questions of identity and the meaning of life in a vision quest of ten oneiric chapters.
“I heard destiny calling… I was going to be a cheesemaker.” When Oleg Sirota discovered his native Russia was banning all Western cheese imports, he quit his IT job in Moscow, sold his house and cars, took out a $100k loan and set about building a cheese factory in the snowy wilderness. “Russian Parmesan” was […]
With over 1000 South African rhinos killed every year by poachers, their numbers are dwindling fast. Their horn is a commodity in the East, with properties that are as miraculous as they are unproven. Through the Thick takes us into the dense South African bush, but also into the thick of an issue that spans […]
Water is the blood of the Earth, without water there is only silence. The piano plays the vital part, water presses each key, each note. As drops fall in the world, water is contained. It is colorless and odorless so the background is black and only the light betrays its presence.
This film discusses the challenges of protecting the Malayan tiger and shows the connection between conservation and sustainable socio-economic development for Malaysia. Topics include deforestation caused by the palm oil industry, poaching that feeds the illegal wildlife trade, and the impacts of these issues on the indigenous Orang Asli tribes.
The eastern edge of North American Great Plains evolved a rich diversity including a signature species: the Greater Prairie Chicken. Set in legend, decimated during settlement history, this bird’s true value in a complex ecological community and its fate now lies solely within our hands.
This animation lends a non-technical perspective to the mechanisms, uses, and risks of utilizing RNAi technology as a pesticide in agricultural applications. Based on the article: RNAi-Based Insecticidal Crops: Potential Effects on Nontarget Species by Lundgren JG, Duan JJ. in BioScience Magazine, Vol. 63 No. 8, 2013.
They’re everywhere and often hard to get rid of.
Treetops is a film about the space between the natural world and the technology we use to capture it and reproduce it. It addresses the frustrations and limitations of trying to create sound and imagery that are more than the digital, processed representations of that which we shoot and record.
In 1940 twenty Canadian beavers were brought to the island of Tierra del Fuego in southern Patagonia for commercial fur production. However, the project failed and the beavers quickly spread throughout the island reaching a number of 150,000 individuals, threatening the entire Patagonian forest and rivers.
This documentary demonstrates how bringing the science industry into San Marcos Middle School and bringing the students out into the world of science influences their interest and their career paths.
Embrace the Ocean tells stories about marine culture, ecology and environmental conservation, with images from the Northeastern coast as its theme, and with humans, incidents, history, location and things as its background.
Palm oil causes massive deforestation in Indonesia. Through habitat destruction, indigenous populations and entire ecosystems are threatened. On Borneo and Sumatra, NGOs and local individuals show us how much has been lost already, but also that solutions exist to counter this absurd destruction. They help us believe that every initiative counts.
The Valletano documentary shows us the present situation of the Alto Valle of Neuquén, presenting a world in constant transformation. Essential market values and love for the land do not join towards a common goal. Through different fruit raisers’ and important managers’ testimonies, the production system roles are established.
In the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a creative reuse centre has helped pioneer a local movement in recycling and artistic reuse. Tapping into art’s therapeutic elements as a means of community and societal change, these artists have begun a journey towards global resource reuse.
Customers in supermarkets are doubtful – do they get “organic” food when it is labeled “organic”?A young scientist has made a new invention that brings clarity – the nano scanner.
Pino and Alessio, volunteers for the O.N.G. “Amigos do bem estar”, passed through the Brazilian Amazonian forest and encountered the native tribe of the Wajãpi, which live in the Amapà, in North-East Brazil. Here, especially among the children, malaria still continues to have a high incidence and toll, so they decide to build a medical […]
To brew beer at home is a process that usually takes weeks – or a minute waltz.
What will Canada do with its enormous stockpile of deadly radioactive waste? Currently, many small communities throughout Ontario are considering burying it underneath their boarders and close to Lake Huron and Lake Superior.
If It Runs or Flies, It Ends in the Pot, shows the gastronomic wealth of the people Hñähñu. We visit the Mezquital Valley where locals collect the scarce local flora and fauna as a method of survival. A unique and extraordinary cuisine which respects nature, inherited from pre-Hispanic times.
In the interior of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, a group of little farmers gathers. In a task force day, they work on a property where they produce conjointly, trade seeds and prepare a lunch with what they have planted themselves. They are the creole seeds guardians, family farmers that produce and preserve the natural […]
In 1986, Ezra Orion, an Israeli sculptor and poet, initiated the second phase of a Desert Sculpture Park on the rim of the Ramon Crater. He created the “Field of Rocks” as the largest component of the park. This film presents Orion’s work, vision, perception, & concept of tectonic sculpture and its supposed emotional impact […]
A narrow natural corridor. A bridge uniting two worlds – the Alps and the Po plain – running in North Italy between the Campo dei Fiori mountain range, Lake Maggiore, and the Ticino river valley. Unfortunately, it risks being interrupted forever by human activities. Can a fragmented landscape be made whole again?
Human is a collection of stories and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, Human brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives.
2500-year-old Aqueduct turns to sullage during its 84 kms of journey. A living UNESCO considered environmental heritage is dying under irresponsibility; Wastewater pollution is poisoning pure and clear water on its 84 km watercourse.
Corcoesto’s Treasure narrates the conflict that emerged around the proposed gold mine in Corcoesto, a case that convulsed the Galician society and placed this small village on the world map of environmental struggles.
Another Way asks whether a citizens’ experiment, the CSA (Community-supported Agriculture), developing new partnership models between consumers and farmers, has the power to change society. Can we become agents of change ?
From small town neighborhoods to big cities, the shift in the economy and continued financial struggle are having an adverse effect on communities, creating devastating isolation of the inhabitants. As a result, time banks are set up encouraging members to repair and rebuild their community without cash.
Namibian Craft: The Unknown and the Outsiders displays a creative narrative of the constantly changing indigenous craft culture through the lens of first-hand accounts and personal stories. A personal transformation is inevitable. It is an intimate snapshot of the current craft culture in Namibia as seen by an outsider.
Root wastewater treatment is the main focus of interest for the team of prof. Jan Vymazal from the Department of Applied Ecology at the CULS Faculty of Environmental Sciences. An episode of the Helping Nature through Science series.
A profile of the Department of Geo-environmental Sciences at the CULS Faculty of Environmental Sciences where scientists develop a new method for tracking the sources of pollution as well as the means of stabilising the pollutants in the environment. An episode of the Helping Nature through Science series.
Amphibians suffer not only by the loss or pollution of their natural environment but also by the crossing of their migration paths by human roads and lately also by the chytridiomycosis disease. Amphibian biology is researched at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences by the team of Jiří Vojar. An episode of the Helping Nature through […]
Prof. Petr Sklenička and his team examine the landscape as an aesthetic and productive unit. He has done long-term research for example of the relationship of owners to the land and he discovers how this relationship influences the surrounding landscape quality. An episode of the Helping Nature through Science series.