Socially Minded Documentaries

  1. The project is a research and demonstration project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the research program "Research for the Sustainable Development of Megacities of Tomorrow - Energy- and Climate-Efficient Structures in Urban Growth Centres" of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    More Informations about the project can be found here future-megacities.org or here enerkey.info/
    Produced by: crossdocs.eu

    Energy and Climate Protection in Gauteng, South Africa
    1. Challenge
    • The Gauteng Province is the most densely populated urban area of South Africa with a striking lack of energy supply
    • High dependency on coal for energy production and consequently high CO2 emissions from the energy sector
    • Low levels of electricity costs contribute to high levels of energy consumption and low rates of efficiency
    • Low share of renewable energies due to the lack of a regulatory framework and incentives
    2. Objective
    To demonstrate viable technologies for a sustainable regional energy system through a transdisciplinary, practice-oriented and integrated approach.
    3. Solutions
    • TIMES GEECO – regional energy and emission model and training
    • EnerKey Advisor Tool – assessing energy performance of buildings
    • EnerKey Long Term Perspective Group – a governance think tank model
    • Transport Emission Inventory – informed mobility planning
    • Energy Technology Handbook – sustainable technologies for the future
    • CDM – emission trade evaluation tool
    • iEEECo – energy and cost efficient settlements
    • African Sustainable House – a holistic dwelling approach
    • EnerKey Detectives – education and solar panels in schools

    # vimeo.com/71936128 Uploaded 15.1K Plays 1 Comment
  2. Produced by OXFAM India oxfamindia.org/
    A film by Jamun jamun.net/

    Director: Ayesha Sood
    Producer: Udayan Baijal

    DOP: Divakar Mani
    Writers: Isha Singh Sawhney & Ankur Tewari

    Music By:
    Grain -[facebook.com/thegrainmusic]
    Ankur Tewari - [soundcloud.com/ghalatfamily]

    Colourist: Sajid Akbar
    Casting: Sanjeev Maurya

    A special thank you to Shilpa Shukla for her voice.

    For more information go to oxfamindia.org/givewomentheirshare/

    # vimeo.com/78704287 Uploaded 1,749 Plays 7 Comments
  3. 20 years ago, South Africa was on the cusp of a momentous change. Parliament moved to constitutionally dismantle Apartheid, and Nelson Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize. While the world celebrated the rise of South Africa's Rainbow Nation, a small group of white Afrikaners went into retreat. They settled in an abandoned stretch of desert in the Northern Cape and began building a community that would preserve the values of a divided South Africa.

    Directed & produced by Eline Jongsma & Kel O'Neill (jongsmaoneill.com)
    Part of the De Correspondent's series "The Land That Mandela Transformed" (decorrespondent.nl/en)
    Music by Matthew Dougherty (subjectobjectfilms.com)

    # vimeo.com/81640734 Uploaded 738 Plays 0 Comments
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  5. Client: Facebook
    Music: Andy R.Jordan
    Film Site: facebookstories.com/stories/3784/beyond-the-yellow-boat

    When Jay Jaboneta heard that a group of children have to swim to school, he started a fundraiser on Facebook to buy them a boat—only to realize that the solution required a more local perspective.

    # vimeo.com/68505874 Uploaded 2,255 Plays 0 Comments

Socially Minded Documentaries

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  • Valentina Gordeeva

    The Refugee Center was founded in 1996 after the first refugees from war-ridden Chechnya fled to Moscow and found that their children were barred from schools because they had no local registration. The center offers its services to over 70 children today from many different countries, including Afghanistan, Syria and Congo.

    In summer 2015 director & producer Valentina Gordeeva went to meet the children and the staff members of the center.

    vimeo.com/133260481

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    by Valentina Gordeeva

  • Florian Mebes

    Documentary about Bassam Aramin from Palestina and Rami Elhanan from Israel, who lost their daughters in the Middle Eastern Conflict. They became best friends, even calling themselves brothers:

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    by Florian Mebes

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    The short promo movie about expat photographer from Saint-Petersburg living in Vietnam. Artur Orel lives in the south part of Vietnam last 6 years. A bit about his feelings of Viet-life. (English subtitles is available)

    vimeo.com/194321883

    by Nik Vik

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