Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" -- self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT, COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.
This is a stop motion video tutorial on how to upcycle used tea bags and make a little notebook with them!
Really easy to make, you will only need some light cardboard (the tea box for example), tea bags, scissors and a needle!
You can think of any versions and ways to decorate and uses for the notebooks! This is just a very basic introduction.
Visit http://Upcycle.it for more video tutorials on upcycling and http://trial-error.org to know about Kulturlabor Trial & Error, a Berlin based, non-profit organization that works with crafts, D.I.Y. culture, sustainability, arts and media.
Go to http://edicionscottonflower.com to check out who the creators of this short film are.
NOTE: Also think that loose leaf tea is tastier and creates less waste. REUSING OR RECYCLING OUR WASTE DOESN'T SUPPRESS THE NEED TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES WE USE :D
Frisch auf den Müll - Die globale Lebensmittelverschwendung
Ein Film von Valentin Thurn
Erstsendung in der ARD am 20. Oktober 2010, 23.30 Uhr
Mehr als die Hälfte unserer Lebensmittel landet im Müll! Das meiste schon auf dem Weg vom Acker in den Laden, bevor es überhaupt unseren Esstisch erreicht: jeder zweite Kopfsalat, jede zweite Kartoffel und jedes fünfte Brot.
Die Kurzfassung (29 Minuten) läuft im WDR-Fernsehen unter dem Titel "Essen im Eimer" am 25. Oktober 2010 um 7.50 Uhr und im NDR-Fernsehen in der Nacht vom 26. auf den 27. Oktober um 0.35 Uhr.
Die internationale Fassung läuft unter dem Titel "Taste the Waste" (55 Minuten) in den Niederlanden (Nederland 2 am 16.10. um 9.30 Uhr und am 17.10. um 23 Uhr), Schweden (SVT am 24.10.), Irland (TG4), Spanien (TV3), Litauen (LVT), Finnland (YLE), Schweiz (TSR), Norwegen (NRK), Zypern (CYBC), Griechenland (ERT), Süd-Korea (CREO) und in weiteren Ländern (Liste wird aktualisiert).
The Japanese company Blest has developed one of the smallest and safest oil-to-plastic conversion machines out on the market today. It's founder and CEO, Akinori Ito is passionate about using this machine to change the way people around the world think about their plastic trash. From solving our landfill and garbage disposal issues to reducing our oil dependency on the Middle East, his machine may one day be in every household across Japan.
While holding up a bag of trash, he states, "It's a waste to throw away, isn't it? This is a treasure."
Featuring Akinori Ito
Producer/Director/Camera/Edit: David Jimenez and Megumi Nishikura
Graphics: David Jimenez
Music composed by: David Jimenez
Shot on location in Kanazawa, Japan
Duration 05:09 minutes
Further information for this film can be found at film’s website: http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/2009/04/14/plastic-to-oil-fantastic/
United Nations University has published this work under a Creative Commons license - share alike, attribution, no derivatives, non-commercial
*About the filmmakers*
David Jimenez- Producer/Director/Music/Graphics
David Jimenez is a media designer and musician from Mexico City living in Tokyo, Japan since 2005.
He loves to dream of a better world for everyone--humans, nature and spirit. Since he joined United Nations University Media Studio in 2006 he has found a path to explore that dream.
Megumi Nishikura- Producer/Director/Camera/Editor
Megumi Nishikura's life purpose is to use the power of media to enlighten and inspire individuals to make choices that build a more positive sustainable world. She has been producing documentary films addressing global issues since 2003.
She has a BFA in Film and Television Production from New York University's Tish School of Arts (Sydney) and a Masters degree in Peace and Conflict Studies through the Rotary World Peace Fellowship. Within UNU, her unit “Media Studio” (MS) has grounded expertise in online learning, interactive media and video production and in linking development issues with visual media and online content on social and environmental issues.
United Nations University Media Studio
The UNU Media Studio was established in March 2003 and works in collaboration with a global network of partners to develop and share open educational resources. Through a small team based in Tokyo, the UNU promotes innovation in the building of interactive content and video documentaries that engage, entertain and educate. The core creative team is comprised of specialists in web and graphic design, documentary and multimedia production, as well as educational technology and instructional design. In developing projects, this team collaborates with subject matter experts from within the UNU, from other UN bodies and from partner universities. The UNU Media Studio also collaborates with independent professionals in the area of documentary production, web application development, web design and instructional design. mediastudio.unu.edu
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