Socially Minded Documentaries

  1. Behind the fabric of India’s buildings and the people of the Sundarbans

    Bricks of Bengal is part of the Microcosm series. An exploration of world cultures through audio-visuals

    Filmed on location during on August 2013 to capture life in the Sundarban Islands

    More about the creative process behind the project here:
    directorsnotes.com/2014/06/25/robert-mentov-bricks-of-bengal/

    Music:
    "African Dreams"
    Richard Heacock

    "Dhaka"
    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    # vimeo.com/97175507 Uploaded
  2. Watch or download today:
    iefprograms.org/wafsac
    asworldsdivide.com
    sukumentawai.org
    facebook.com/asworldsdivide
    instagram.com/iefprograms

    After the collapse of the global economy in 2008, Rob Henry decides to leave his job in Melbourne and go in search of a more sustainable way of life. Arriving to the tropical Islands of Mentawai, Indonesia, he finds himself living in a small coconut farming settlement.

    Filmed over the course of eight years, As Worlds Divide takes us on an intimate journey inside the lives of an indigenous people who are losing connection with their land and culture. The impacts are devastating, but for the Mentawai there is hope amidst a small community of tribes-people still living traditionally and abundantly in the forest.

    Edit by Sara Edwards
    Music by David Kahne
    Colour grade by Sonia Heideman
    Thumbnail photo by Tariq Zaidi

    # vimeo.com/49676320 Uploaded 26.3K Plays 21 Comments
  3. Momenta is a film and movement founded to educate, raise awareness, and activate communities to stop all proposed coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. We are dedicated to rethinking fossil fuels, their impact on climate and environment, and accelerating the clean energy revolution.

    A Film by Plus M Productions and Protect Our Winters
    plusmproductions.com/
    protectourwinters.org/

    Presented by:
    snocru.com/

    For more information and to get involved, please visit us at:
    momentaproject.com/

    For questions and press inquiries, please contact: info@plusmproductions.com

    # vimeo.com/117329454 Uploaded 24.2K Plays 10 Comments
  4. A Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Khin Win Kyu has been volunteering much of her time for the last 17 years at the Muslim Free Hospital in Yangon, a hospital that treats poorer communities without charge, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. Earlier Dr Khin Win Kyu worked in the government service for 22 years. Established in the 1930s, the hospital is a microcosm of what an ideal Myanmar society could be like, where people from all faiths work together to treat the less fortunate, irrespective of their religion, ethnicity or race.

    Directed by Kannan Arunasalam
    Filmed & edited by Ed Perkins & Kannan Arunasalam
    Produced for the Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies
    Grade, audio mix and sound design by Jeremy Hogg
    Music by Adam Nicholas

    Thank you to everyone who shared their stories and contributed their time to help making the 'Portraits of Diversity'.

    Produced with the support of the Government of Australia, the Government of Norway and The Asia Foundation

    # vimeo.com/100875986 Uploaded 4,005 Plays 2 Comments
  5. Two women, one from Haiti and one from Dominican Republic, are part of the Border Network of Women Artisans formed by 90 women from 7 frontier communities between Haiti and D.R.. They recycle and take advantage of the resources around them, seeking for a better future for their families and their communities and creating a better relationship between two countries.

    "Fronterizas" (Frontier women) is a short documentary about good and beautiful people from difficult places of this world. It was Finalist in the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge 2014 and we want to share it with you.
    Director/Editor/Camera Op.: Lorena Durán
    Producer/Camera Op.: Franmiris G. Lombert
    Producer/Sound: Leidy González

    # vimeo.com/99779695 Uploaded 5,075 Plays 17 Comments

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