Promo video for one of the programs of ROLE foundation, a non-profit organisation based in South Bali, Indonesia.
The interactive environmental diet and exercise program targets kids from orphanages, local public schools and special schools.
It helps the kids to understand the importance of good waste management, and how to produce their own food in a cheap, healthy and sustainable way. Especially in Indonesia where most of the kids eat a lot of processed food the importance to focus on the youngest members of society to educate them towards a healthier way of living is very high. The WHO expects the prevalence of overweight constantly increasing over the next 10 years as well as the malnutrition of children younger than 5. A healthy diet and regular physical activity will prevent premature heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer. The education ROLE provides is therefore a good start to fight against those chronic diseases and helps the children to start off living a healthy life.
More info on: rolefoundation.org
The short documentary follows Josh and a group of volunteers doing a day of treeplanting in the peaks of West Yorkshire. The day was organised by the climate action group "Treesponsibility" which is based in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England. Those tree planting days and weekends is their way to deal with the effects of climate change in this part of England on a long term basis.
Bali is about to become an environmental disaster! Piles of rubbish are getting dumped on the side of the roads, onto the beaches, into the rivers, floating into the sea. Surfers and swimmers get sick regularily from the sewage in the seawater. The food is covered in toxic chemicals or flavoured with MSG. Not to think of the future consequences of these practices on the fast growing tourism industry - the island's only source of income - and even more horrifying the health risks for the people.
But thankfully there are people like Wayan Tusan, a young Balinese man, who wants to help his village to become more clean and environmental friendly. He received training from the Indonesian NGO "Role Foundation" to become an "Environmental Ambassador". This course has equiped him with the skills and education to champion improvements in Town Planning, Waste Management and Eco-Tourism in his own communities but is now seeking supporters and sponsors beyond.
If you want to support him, contact Wayan on facebook.com/keep.bali?fref=ts or email@example.com.
Camera, Photography, Montage: Barbara Nickl; Additional Photography: Paris Spellson; Interview and Translation: Noelie Svara.
Short Documentary about Role Foundation's Initiative "Weaving Futures", an endeavour to revive natural dying and traditional weaving techniques in Bali, Indonesia. These techniques are disappearing with new generations of Balinese preferring employment options in the island's booming tourism industry. Furthermore the project is aiming to become a cooperative to empower local women through community based learning and skills development and to create an alternative source of income for the women involved and their families.
Camera, Photography, Montage: Barbara Nickl; Additional Videography: Liza Dawn; Interview and Translation: Noelie Svara.