TAG: Film

Food Chains: Revealing The True Cost Of A Purchase

Food Chains: Revealing The True Cost Of A Purchase

Transparency in the food supply is more important than ever. It is great to know more about where our food is grown, raised and what it contains. However, for those of us who wonder where our food actually comes from, we also need to be aware of who is behind the production. Farmers, laborers and families represent the force behind our food supply. A new must-see documentary has just been released called Food Chains that exposes this largely unnoticed operation and the real people who are behind stocking our shelves. The spotlight is placed on the U.S. agricultural industry, government… read more

Short Films, Tall Messages

Short Films, Tall Messages

Art and film have the power to bring awareness and offer both exploration and stance on issues. The following are a few short films with an environmental focus and attention to sustainable civilization. Excellent Development has several community oriented short films that reveal the significant need for land and water conservation in rural regions. This video explores the collaborative relationships that exist within communities, and shows how when social efforts are united, even stronger ones can be formed. As pointed out by the organization, every year approximately 75 billion tons of soil is lost because of land erosion. When combined with severe drought and risk… read more

Simple Complexity: Art From Nature

Simple Complexity: Art From Nature

Photography and film can seize extraordinary moments and captivate the eyes, making us see things in new ways. These projects both involve photographic processes that use high resolution imaging to capture detailed magnified pictures that offer a splendid look into some of the world’s natural wonders. National Geographic has released a series titled Mysteries of the Unseen World. It is a gallery of incredible imagery that shows just how wondrous and complex nature is. Many of the photographs are shot with processes that capture the images faster than our vision can actually see them, called electron microscopy. The details and depth of… read more

Aronofsky’s “Noah” Is World’s First Environmentalist

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Director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream, Pi) has stirred up quite a controversy with his new film about biblical character “Noah”. In this big-screen adaptation, Russell Crowe plays Noah–the world’s first environmentalist. Check out the trailer below: As you can see, this epic takes quite a few creative liberties, although to be fair, the Bible isn’t so descriptive on how this whole event played out. Regardless, Christians and other groups are riled up over Aronofsky’s decision to portray Noah in such a controversial way. You can read more about the issue on ScreenRant. So what might be… read more

First Life: A Documentary On Our Origins

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It’s impossible to ever get enough of Sir David Attenborough’s BBC Documentaries. “First Life” is one of his more recent films. It takes us back through time to the very first organisms that walked the earth, and how life evolved to its current stages. You can view the documentary on Youtube right here: It’s important to study ancient life on earth, so that we can better understand how our changing environment affects everything it touches. If this piques your interest, you’ll definitely want to check out more of Attenborough’s award-winning narration at your local Best Buy, Walmart, or by shopping… read more

How The Film Industry Will Save The Planet

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A couple of weeks ago, I attended The American Film Market in Santa Monica, California. I was there as a Co-Producer for a pre-production film slated to shoot in Montreal, Canada. It was my first year as an attendee, and the 8-day event completely changed my perspective of Hollywood, and gave me a few ideas. Approximately 99% of attendees I met while making my rounds were what I’ve started to call the “Minimum Wage of Hollywood”. From an outsiders point of view, these filmmakers are still making bank–roughly $50,000 – $500,000 per film. However, in a world where Robert Downey… read more

The Goldman Environmental Prize

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Each year, the Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to a small group of filmmakers whose films impact and drive change in the eco-industry. This prize is equivalent to winning a Nobel Peace Prize for filmmakers, and includes $150,000 in prize money. The prize was created by Richard N. Goldman and his wife, Rhoda H. Goldman. Both dedicated their lives to the cause of environmental awareness, and decided that they could offer a means of rewarding those in the field of ecological comprehension. The six winners of this years Prize directed films that targeted fracking, created public awareness campaigns against incinerators,… read more