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Message 1520695 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 20:20:39 UTC
Last modified: 24 May 2014, 20:27:50 UTC

In cinemas near you! All for very real, happening, now.


Musicwood The Film

Spring of 2014, and Musicwood is available on iTunes and Amazon Instant, and events continue to accrue! Hot off the heels of several screenings throughout the US and Canada, we recently got the news that Musicwood will be screening in the UK this summer as part of the touring UK Green Film Festival and in Washington DC in early June...


Musicwood

The most famous guitar-makers in the world band together on a journey into one of the most primeval forests on earth. Their struggle is with a Native American logging company, their hope: to save the acoustic guitar.



The Last Catch

European bluefin tuna can grow to the size of a passenger car – up to 5m long and weighing up to 600 kg. Once a year, schools of them migrate from the Atlantic to spawning grounds in the Mediterranean. It is a well-established fact that tuna stocks now face imminent collapse. Yet they are still being fished during spawning season, interrupting the natural cycle of replenishment.

The fishermen, too, are now facing extinction: ...

A desperate fight for survival is coming to a head. Who will weather the storm?



UK Green Film Festival Opening Gala: THE LAST CATCH

... Raffael stretches every legal loophole to the limit; his boats have repeatedly been impounded. Roger is one of the few who has stuck to the EU quotas, and is now forced to sell his boat. Roberto got out of the business years ago, and is now fighting for a fishing moratorium in a last-ditch effort to save the remaining spawning grounds.

In intense images the film tells a story of hope, disillusionment and desperation.

It exposes the mechanisms of a value chain which is destroying its own basis with a strategy based on short-sighted greed. In the end both the fish and the people lose.

The question remains: what can we do to stop it?...




All very desperate.

Short term greed and our world be damned... And it continues... Unabated until death.

All part of a Greek Tragedy for Humankind and for all on our only one planet?


Stupid or Not Stupid?


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Message 1520712 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 21:03:44 UTC - in response to Message 1520695.

In cinemas near you! All for very real, happening, now.

Musicwood The Film

Musicwood

The Last Catch

A desperate fight for survival is coming to a head. Who will weather the storm?

UK Green Film Festival Opening Gala: THE LAST CATCH

... Raffael stretches every legal loophole to the limit; his boats have repeatedly been impounded. Roger is one of the few who has stuck to the EU quotas, and is now forced to sell his boat. Roberto got out of the business years ago, and is now fighting for a fishing moratorium in a last-ditch effort to save the remaining spawning grounds.

In intense images the film tells a story of hope, disillusionment and desperation.

It exposes the mechanisms of a value chain which is destroying its own basis with a strategy based on short-sighted greed. In the end both the fish and the people lose.

The question remains: what can we do to stop it?...


All very desperate.

Short term greed and our world be damned... And it continues... Unabated until death.

All part of a Greek Tragedy for Humankind and for all on our only one planet?


Stupid or Not Stupid?


All in our only one world,
Martin

Thanks martin good post.

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Message 1521888 - Posted: 28 May 2014, 10:41:58 UTC

One small positive step in UK and wider politics?

Online on Monday 2nd June:


Avaaz - Meet the UK Climate Secretary

Watch the live webcast here at 1:30 Monday June 2nd

In days, Ed Davey, the Secretary of State for Climate Change, will be sitting down for an online meeting with Avaaz members to find out what voters want. Let’s make sure he hears loud and clear that we expect Britain to be a world-beater when it comes killing emissions. ...

... Davey needs to know that protecting the planet’s future is a serious vote winner. Use the form on the right to sign up and submit your question for him. The more of us involved the more clearly Davey will hear that message.




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Message 1524161 - Posted: 3 Jun 2014, 21:06:31 UTC
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A reminder of the ultimate in the quest of "Business-with-no-morals"?


Sigourney Weaver on Alien sequel: 'There's more story to tell'

... Weaver suggested that its ongoing popularity is thanks to the films becoming strangely true to contemporary life. "Unfortunately we have a lot of corporations characterized by the same kind of greed [depicted in the film]. This whole idea of 'crew expendable' is unfortunately an idea that is very alive in our world ...



Is our planet really "expendable"?

All for the "bottom line"?


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Message 1546347 - Posted: 23 Jul 2014, 13:47:26 UTC
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A fun example of world-wide communication gone social media viral?


Video teasing Kim Jong-un goes viral

A mash-up video poking fun at the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been watched millions of times in China and around the world.

The video is cheekily named "Fat Guy Number 3" - a reference to the Kim family's supposed portliness - and, for three-and-half-minutes, it teases, and pokes fun at the North Korean leader [YouTube video here]...

... He's shown dancing, doing the splits, as a ballet dancer, with his trousers down, riding on the back of a pig - and many a surreal scenario in between. It's set to a catchy recent Chinese hit love song, Little Apple, by the Chopstick Brothers - which has been parodied a number of times...

A host of international leaders (or at least their superimposed heads) make appearances in the video too. US President Barack Obama is seen generally frolicking around in a light-hearted way. Russia's President Putin and the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also feature...

... Writing on his Weibo page, he said the video was "just for entertainment" and had no deeper political message. It was uploaded to the Chinese video-sharing site Tencent, where it's been watched more than 55 million times. YouTube is banned in China, but the video was later copied and uploaded there, and prompted a million views and comments from around the world. "Brilliant piece of mashup satire," wrote one person. "We, the people of China love this video, make part 2!" wrote another.

"It was very funny!" agrees Steve Tsang, head of the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham. In general, he says, Chinese people see Kim Jong-un as "a cuddly, ridiculous man". That's in clear contrast to the official Chinese government line...




Fantastic for engaging a large part of the world for a good and a better understanding... Even the YouTube comments are unusually unspoilt by trolls so far.

Hopefully, it might wake up the despots to be less despotic?...


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Message 1571890 - Posted: 14 Sep 2014, 15:06:10 UTC
Last modified: 14 Sep 2014, 15:07:07 UTC

All around our only one world for one day only:

A must see-and-take-part event!



24 Hours of Reality

The climate crisis can be solved...



24 hours of media and awareness leading to positive action...?


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