30 April 2012

Adora Svitak: What Adults Can Learn From Kids

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs 'childish' thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

29 April 2012

Four Fingered Pianist

Born with only four fingers and no legs below the knee, 20 year old Hee-ah Lee is an inspiration to all who know her. Although she began playing the piano at age 7 for therapeutical purposes, she has now become a concert pianist! Disfigured since birth, her mother cared for her as if she were perfect and today, she eats, walks and uses the adjusted piano pedals on her own. "You play with your heart and head--not your fingers," Hee-ah says.

28 April 2012

Repurposing Plastic Beach Debris

Along the surf line of a seemingly pristine beach on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, fashion designer Barbara de Vries spotted some pretty specks of color, which turned out to be pieces of discarded plastic. And so, what started out as a vacation turned into a new career - raising awareness about plastic debris through art. De Vries marvels at the poetic justice of picking up plastic on a beach, taking ownership of the problem, repurposing the plastic into high fashion jewelry, and having it sold back right on the same beach.

One Beach

Why do we love the beach? "Maybe we love the beach because we carry the sea within us, a heart full of ocean pumping a rhythm, a rhythm, a rhythm..." But our beaches are currently filled with plastic debris, littered or washed up from across the sea. This film highlights the work of five individuals and organizations that are caring for their ONE beach with creative solutions. Their message? Take ownership of this plastic. And while you are at it, pick it up and do something creative with it.

26 April 2012

Carl & Ellie Married Life

This is a spectacular scene from the Pixar Animation Studios 2009 golden globe winner film 'UP'. This wordless part of the film which tells the story of Carl's life with his wife Ellie might be the most heart touching four minutes of any film I have ever seen.

25 April 2012

When I Die: Philip Gould

In 'When I Die' Philip Gould shares his thoughts and insights as he confronts his impending death from oesophageal cancer. How do we approach death whilst embracing life? How can we change the conversation around death and palliative care for the terminally ill? Philip believed that for the terminally ill and those close to them, there can be moments of joy, resolution and inspiration just as intense as those of fear, discomfort and sadness.

24 April 2012

We The Tiny House People

TV producer and Internet-video personality Kirsten Dirksen invites us on her 5-year journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops.

23 April 2012

Graham Hancock & David Wilcock: Setting History Free

Bringing together two inspirational investigators of our hidden past and uncertain future, this unique dialogue between David Wilcock and Graham Hancock takes us on a roller-coaster ride through the wonders of ancient civilisations and into the mysterious nature of reality itself.

22 April 2012

Crop Circles: Hyperspace Gateways

Discover the hidden secrets of a timeless mystery in this award winning film about the greatest Crop Circle formations ever created. The creators of these paranormal formations still remain a mystery. After years of painstaking research, scientific evidence still points to alien influences that are responsible for this phenomena. One thing is certain, what you are about to see in this amazing film can only be described as miraculous evidence of a secret art form that continues to defy explanation.

21 April 2012

The Most Astounding Fact

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells us what astonishes him most about our universe: that the atoms comprising our bodies are literally made of star-dust. "So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us," he says. "There is a level of connectivity" - which is what most of us want in life: to feel connected, relevant.

20 April 2012

Hope For Paws

Hope for Paws is a non-profit animal rescue organization, based in Los Angeles, California. We rescue dogs and all other animals who are suffering on the streets and in the shelters. We foster these animals in our home, cage free, until we can find them permanent, loving families. Our goal is to educate people on the importance of companion animals in our society to stop the cycle of animal neglect and abuse.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated…(Mahatma Gandhi)

Website: Hope for paws

Fiona: blind dog rescue


19 April 2012

Ken Robinson: The Element

Sir Ken Robinson returns to the RSA to share new thinking on 'The Element' - the point at which natural talent meets personal passion.

18 April 2012

Caine's Cardboard Arcade

Caine Monroy is a 9-year old boy who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade in his dad's used auto parts store. He spent months perfecting the game designs, making displays for the prizes, designing elaborate security systems, and hand labeling paper-lunch-gift-bags. Unfortunately, his dad's store is in an industrial part of East L.A. and gets almost no foot traffic, so Caine had exactly zero customers... until a random filmmaker, Nirvan Mullick, stops in for a used door handle and buys a Fun Pass.

17 April 2012

Matt Cutts: Try Something New For 30 Days

Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

16 April 2012

Dr. Peter Fenwick: Consciousness And Dying

Is there an art to dying? And if there is, what can we do to achieve a good death? We have few special rituals to prepare for death, or to mark it, and we often fail to help the dying prepare for death. "The Art of Dying" contains accounts by the dying, and those who have been with the dying in their final hours, which help us to understand that death is a process. The experiences suggest that we are looked after throughout the transition from life to death, and taken on a journey into love and light by loved ones who come back to take us.

15 April 2012

Buddha, The Movie

This 2-hour PBS program by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha's life as a teaching of Buddhism, the world's 4th. largest religion. The story follows the pampered prince, Siddhartha Gautama's search for answers to the universal questions of human suffering, weaving narrative from poets, scholars and practitioners with visual images and animation, creating a captivating portrait of the Enlightened One

14 April 2012

Peach's Neet Feet

Shoes + Art + Love = Happiness. Watch this emotional, inspiring and beautiful story of Madison 'Peach' Steiner's service through shoe art for children with critical health issues. Madison's slogan, painted on her own shoes: 'From my heART to your sole' says it all. She is changing one child's world with every pair of shoes she sends out.

13 April 2012

Dick Proenneke: Alone In The Wilderness

'Alone in the Wilderness' is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness. Dick filmed his adventures so he could show his relatives in the lower 48 states what life was like in Alaska, building his cabin, hunting for food and exploring the area. Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick's films and he has created 3 videos about Dick.

'Alaska Silence & Solitude' is the follow up to 'Alone in the Wilderness', filmed about 20 years later. Bob Swerer and Bob Swerer Sr. visit Dick Proenneke at his famous cabin on Twin Lakes where wildlife is still abundant and the scenery is spectacular. 

For more than 30 years a man by the name of Dick Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan Bush. His only neighbors were the wolves and grizzly bears and his only transportation was his canoe and a good set of legs. 

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12 April 2012

Paradise Or Oblivion

This documentary details the root causes of the systemic value disorders and detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system. This video presentation advocates a new socio-economic system, which is updated to present-day knowledge, featuring the life-long work of Social Engineer, Futurist, Inventor and Industrial Designer Jacque Fresco, which he calls a Resource-Based Economy.
The film details the need to outgrow the dated and inefficient methods of politics, law, business, or any other 'establishment' notions of human affairs, and use the methods of science, combined with high technology, to provide for the needs of all the world's people. It is not based on the opinions of the political and financial elite or on illusionary so-called democracies, but on maintaining a dynamic equilibrium with the planet that could ultimately provide abundance for all people.

11 April 2012

Invisible Empire: A New World Order Defined

Jason Bermas’ highly anticipated documentary Invisible Empire exposes the New World Order in their own words, by painstakingly showing how the elite have not only conspired to create a dictatorial global government in private, but have publicly stated their agenda hundreds of times in public.
By highlighting the words of people like Paul Wolfowitz, Michael Mullen, David Cameron, Gordon Brown and many many others, Invisible Empire dispenses with the conjecture and sticks to the cold hard facts. This movie is guaranteed to wake up even the most ardent skeptic to the manifestly provable acceleration towards an authoritarian planetary regime that intends to control and regulate every aspect of our existence.

9 April 2012

2012 The Mayan Word

Everyone is talking about the Mayan Prophecies of 2012. But who is listening to the Maya?

This groundbreaking film brings us the voices of the Mayan people as they share their perspectives on the prophecies of their ancestors and their fight to defend Mother Earth and their culture from destruction. 2012 The Mayan Word is both a message of hope and a call to action. Featuring testimonies from contemporary Mayans throughout Mesoamerica, from spiritual guides to activists, community leaders, farmers, artists, teachers, and children, this film is an extraordinary journey into the heart of Mayan struggle and spirituality.

8 April 2012

Seven Wonders Of The World

This beautiful song written by Robert Anderson and Lori Sandstrom inspires the listener to know what the true wonders of life are.

7 April 2012

Sacred Economics

Moved by the possibility of a return to the "gift economy," director Ian MacKenzie felt compelled to "gift back" by spreading the message of Charles Eisenstein's book, "Sacred Economics." Eisenstein asserts that scarcity and growth are built into our current money system; a system that means that you have to find something that was once nature and make it into a good, or was once a gift relationship and make it into a service. This growth can only be maintained at a higher and higher cost. In healing the damage that has already been done, we must transition to a more connected, ecological and sustainable way of being.

6 April 2012

Alex Steffen: A Sustainable Future

Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanitys ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries.

5 April 2012

Peace Pilgrim: An American Sage

This is a powerful documentary about an extraordinary woman. At age 44, Mildred Norman left her life circumstances and became Peace Pilgrim -- walking coast to coast for peace for nearly 30 years, living on faith and sharing her wisdom and exhuberance generously with people across the land. This 60-minute documentary is a poetic and musical exploration of her life and message, which is as relevant today as ever. Also included are interviews with Dalai Lama, Maya Angelou, John Robbins, Elizabeth Kubler Ross, and many of Peace Pilgrim's friends, admirers, and relatives, along with newsreel footage from the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's, when Peace was on her walk for peace.

Website: Peace Pilgrim

3 April 2012

Off Grid, DIY, Smart Home

On an off-grid property in Philo, California (Mendocino County), Loren Amelang built a home that would help him generate 'free hot water, free power and a decent chunk of free heat'. The entire south side of his home is covered in solar capture devices: 1600 watts of photovoltaic power, solar hot water panels, a sunroom/greenhouse and a solar hot air collector. 'The sunroom/greenhouse provides most of the free heat'. Putting his technical skills to use (he's a pioneer in C++ programming), Amelang wrote over 10,000 lines of code so that his home's water and electric systems could be operated more efficiently and automatically. An added benefit is the ability to control everything remotely, by even just an iPhone. Since he built most of the home himself (the person he hired to do it decades ago, spent all the money and built half the house), Amelang has made it very custom. He avoided using aluminum and plastic (except for the insulation on the wiring) and he wired it for pure DC lighting (which makes sense with solar, but Amelang also likes how 'peaceful' DC lighting feels).

2 April 2012

Tribe (Bruce Parry): Kombai Tribe

Bruce Parry meets the Kombai tribe.
The dense forests of Papua are a rich and complicated mosaic of different tribal groups. Far from the coast, at the foothills of the highlands, from an aircraft the land seems like mile after mile of empty barren swamp. But this is where the Kombai have stayed hidden from the outside world for generations, pursuing their ancient way of life as hunter-gatherers.

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1 April 2012

Peak Oil: Understanding The Challenge And Looking Forward

A video in order to inform regarding peak oil and the reality we will need to rethink how we do things for the future.