1. ‘Give me your name and address or I’ll rape you’: the reality of Corrib policing

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    Gardaí (police) in Co Mayo, Ireland have been recorded talking about threatening to rape a woman in their custody. The Gardaí, including a Sergeant, have been prominent in policing protests against Shell’s inland gas refinery.

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    • Duck Lake Fire, Luce County, Michigan, May 2012

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      Some aerial footage of the wildfire in the Duck Lake area of Luce County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This video was captured by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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      • The 94 Elements Project - 2 minute trailer

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        94 Elements is a new web-based global filmmaking project, exploring our lives through the lens of the elements. Become part of the project now at www.indiegogo.com/94elements There are 94 naturally occurring elements, from Hydrogen to Plutonium. Together they make up everything in the world. The stories of the elements are intimately connected to the stories of our own lives. Everything we use and create is made from them. Our own bodies are mostly made from just 6 of the elements. They affect our lives in countless ways, and their stories reveal our relationship with our resources and the patterns of our economies. The project is creating a collection of unique human stories by award-winning filmmakers and the best emerging filmmaking talent about the endless ways the elements touch our daily lives. Each filmmaker will create an authored 4-7 minute film around a way we extract or use one element. The films are surprising and moving human stories involving the elements – this is not about science, but about our human relationships with our natural resources. Visit the project website now at www.94elements.com

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        • Copper - Acid and Dust

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          Filmed and directed by Mike Paterson in Northern India for the 94 Elements project. Become part of the project now at www.indiegogo.com/94elements 94 Elements is a new web-based global filmmaking project, exploring our lives through the lens of the elements. There are 94 naturally occurring elements, from Hydrogen to Plutonium. Together they make up everything in the world. The stories of the elements are intimately connected to the stories of our own lives. Everything we use and create is made from them. Our own bodies are mostly made from just 6 of the elements. They affect our lives in countless ways, and their stories reveal our relationship with our resources and the patterns of our economies. They are the untold stories of our physical existence. The project is creating a collection of unique human stories by award-winning filmmakers and the best emerging filmmaking talent about the endless ways the elements touch our daily lives. Each filmmaker will create an authored 4-7 minute film around a way we extract or use one element. The films are surprising and moving human stories involving the elements – this is not about science, but about our human relationships with our natural resources. Visit the project website at www.94elements.com MAKING THE FILM "This was quite a difficult shoot. For fairly obvious health and environmental reasons, Sanjay's work is illegal in India. The police and authorities turn a blind eye to the activity in return for bribes, and the compounds where Sanjay and his friends work with the acid (Sanjay called it his 'hole') are rented from some fairly unpleasant gangster types who weren't keen on having someone with a camera hanging around. It took a long time to get access to the area and for the workers to begin to trust us enough to talk about their work and allow us to film them. Just as Sanjay and his friends began to trust us, the landlords started threatening them with violence and eviction if they continued to have any involvement with us. We had no choice but to leave to avoid causing trouble for them. So I have mixed feelings about this film, knowing that we had to stop filming right when I felt we were just beginning to make something quite special with Sanjay. The workers in each compound usually all come from the same village, most having migrated from rural Bihar State, India's poorest province. I was struck by the similarities between their new work with the copper and the agricultural labour they had left behind. The unhappy irony being that their work now poisons the same land which used to grow their crops." Mike Paterson - Filmmaker

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          • Governance of natural resources: Social Network Analysis and good governance indicators - Dance Your Ph.D.

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            The ‘making-of’ the video is available at this link: https://vimeo.com/50481439 My Phd research (done at the University of Padua, thanks to the supervision of prof. dr. Laura Secco) tries to develop a methodology for the evaluation of good local governance of natural resources in rural areas, and in particular it focuses mainly on three aspects: i) the definition of the concept of ‘good governance’ of natural resources at local level in rural areas, through the division of this huge term in key-dimensions and more concrete sub-dimensions; ii) the creation of a simple and expeditious set of indicators to be applied at local level to measure the good governance generated by the assessed organization; iii) the use of suitable instruments for the work, and special attention is given to social network analysis for the study of networks among local stakeholders. In shooting the video, I focused my attention on three keywords: governance – indicators – network (as you can tell by our homemade soundtrack!). The dance tries to explain these keywords: local stakeholders benefit from the use of natural resources, but if not well managed by a local organization/institution their impact becomes negative; it is necessary to create links among the main stakeholders, both public and private (which are here divided in 7 categories), through good governance on a local scale; the created network allows more harmonic dialogue, but an assessment (or self-assessment) is required through suitable indicators. My special thanks go to all my friends and colleagues who contributed to the project: the whole work involved 24 people (plus enthusiastic supporters)!! Enrico suggested I take part in the contest; Giulio and Mut created with me the dynamic of dances, and did the shooting; Lorenzo Dalloz Valeria and part of the Yamà band (Lucio, Giulio, Francesca and Roland) wrote the music; Sara and Mut helped me chose the park setting; Chicca designed the tree faces and Eva coordinated the costumes research; Lorenzo Lucia Mauro Linda Giacomo Livio Lucio transformed themselves in perfect anthropomorphic trees; Francesca Chicca Serena Elena Tommi Susi Emma Eva and Marianna danced with me; and Giulio worked hard to help me produce the final video! The ‘making-of’ the video is available at this link: https://vimeo.com/50481439

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            • Oxygen - The Old Man and his Bed

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              Directed by Marc Isaacs in London, UK for the 94 Elements project. Become part of the project now at www.indiegogo.com/94elements There are 94 naturally occurring elements, from Hydrogen to Plutonium. Together they make up everything in the world. The stories of the elements are intimately connected to the stories of our own lives. Everything we use and create is made from them. Our own bodies are mostly made from just 6 of the elements. They affect our lives in countless ways, and their stories reveal our relationship with our resources and the patterns of our economies. They are the untold stories of our physical existence. 94 Elements is a new web-based global filmmaking project, exploring our lives through the lens of the elements. The project is creating a collection of unique human stories by award-winning filmmakers and the best emerging filmmaking talent about the endless ways the elements touch our daily lives. Each filmmaker will create an authored 4-7 minute film around a way we extract or use one element. The films are surprising and moving human stories involving the elements – this is not about science, but about our human relationships with our natural resources. Visit the project website at www.94elements.com MAKING THE FILM "I chose Oxygen as it seemed to offer the best opportunity to make a film with a simple human story. Myself and Guy King, the researcher, were invited onto a ward dealing with severe respiratory conditions in a London hospital and the first person we were introduced to was Bob. The hospital staff clearly liked him and I immediately understood why. Despite his desperate medical condition, he was extremely optimistic, remarkably kind and not without a sense of humor. After a little consideration, I decided to shoot the film with Bob over one long night. I decided just to be there and experience something of his situation without any tricks, complicated structural considerations or big narrative ideas. David Katznelson (cinematographer) myself and Guy stayed at Bob's flat all night, sleeping in the room next door so we could shoot him waking up. As we packed our kit in the morning, Bob couldn't thank us enough for taking an interest in him and his life. Sometimes films come together quite simply without too much agonizing." Marc Isaacs - Filmmaker

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              • Videoblog on CAP | Episode 1: Food Security

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                How does the economic crisis affect our food and nutrition security? What is the impact of climate change on Europe's agriculture and what are the challenges of producing adequate amounts of nutritious, healthy food without depleting our natural resources? And how should the EU Common Agricultural Policy tend to the needs of large-scale vs. small-scale farmers? Pavlos meets two young producers, one urban gardener and a chef to discuss how the choices of everyone involved in the agricultural process, both consumers and producers, are influencing the future of our food.

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                • Breakthrough Capitalism

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                  Current models of capitalism are failing economically, socially and environmentally. As global governance structures weaken, can business be an effective force for change in ensuring a healthy, fair and affordable world for 9 billion people? The Breakthrough Capitalism program explores how business leaders can change the rules, and aims to catalyze the conversations that will make it happen.

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                  • 94 Elements - Indiegogo campaign video

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                    The official Indiegogo campaign video for the 94 Elements project featuring project director Mike Paterson. Become part of the project now at www.indiegogo.com/94elements 94 Elements is a new web-based global filmmaking project, exploring our lives through the lens of the elements. There are 94 naturally occurring elements, from Hydrogen to Plutonium. Together they make up everything in the world. The stories of the elements are intimately connected to the stories of our own lives. Everything we use and create is made from them. Our own bodies are mostly made from just 6 of the elements. They affect our lives in countless ways, and their stories reveal our relationship with our resources and the patterns of our economies. They are the untold stories of our physical existence. The project is creating a collection of unique human stories by award-winning filmmakers and the best emerging filmmaking talent about the endless ways the elements touch our daily lives. Each filmmaker will create an authored 4-7 minute film around a way we extract or use one element. The films are surprising and moving human stories involving the elements – this is not about science, but about our human relationships with our natural resources.

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                    • Carbon farmers: Environmental Atlas of Europe - Italy

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                      The Environmental Atlas of Europe is a UNEP-EEA-ESA joint project showcasing communities responding to environmental change across Europe. The films present a series of these inspirational stories about how people are responding to climate change and in so doing, transforming their lives for a more sustainable future.

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