1. The Edible City

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    Watch an animation that shows how to turn a conventional community into an edible city. Learn how to transform unproductive spaces into agricultural landscapes that help fight obesity and reduce food deserts.

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    • Hurdlebrook Dairy; Raw Milk from Somerset

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      Hurdlebrook Dairy in Somerset is home to a beautiful herd of Guernsey cows who produce some of the most delicious milk imaginable. The milk is sold Raw; cooled, but otherwise untreated. It has a unique texture and flavour, specific to both the cows and their home. The cows are looked after by Dave and Rosie Paul. Milk, cream and yoghurt from the farm are available from markets in London, Oxford, Guilford, Somerset and Hampshire, for more information please visit www.hurdlebrook.co.uk A Yoho Media Film by Mark Whatmore; shot on the Red Epic, edited in Final Cut Pro and Colour Graded in RedcineX-Pro. www.yohomedia.com

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      • Harvest time in Satoyama

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        Agricultural lands, secondary forests, artificial wetlands, and grasslands… In Japanese, there is a name for the area that encompasses these ecosystems, along with human settlements: satoyama. Satoyama, a bounty of goods and services Satoyama provides a range of benefits that include food, fibre, forest products, non-timber forest products, economic, cultural, spiritual, and aesthetic services. For example, rice, vegetables, maitake and matsutake (Japanese mushrooms), charcoal, firewood, biomass and woodblocks can be derived from satoyama. Such areas are also a source of great animal and plant biodiversity. In fact, satoyama should be considered as a heritage which has been created and maintained in the past, and passed on to the present. Today, we must ensure that satoyama persists for future generations. Read more about Satoyama and UNU IAS research at http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=197&ddlID=131 Read the full OUR WORLD 2.0 article here: http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/2009/01/13/harvest-time-in-satoyama/

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        • Homestead Food Production - Important Considerations for Planning your Garden and Animal Production

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          Visit www.beyondoffgrid.com for more videos and info. Self-production of food is incredibly important to your ability to reduce your dependence on the modern system. Farmer and author Michael Bunker discusses important considerations for planning your garden and animal food production systems.

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          • Saving the Bumblebee

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            This short film is about the plight of the humble bumblebee which has declined dramatically in numbers and range during the 20th Century, to the extent that half of the 25 British species are now rare and 2 are extinct. Bumblebees are a significant pollinator of wild and agricultural flowering plants. Their continued decline has far reaching consequences on the wider ecology as the reproduction of many plants depends on insect pollination and, in turn, many animals, including humans, depend on the fruit and seeds provided by these plants. The conservation of bumblebees and other insect pollinators needs to be a key priority in order to secure future food production for human societies and, of course, to ensure the survival of the many other species that rely on insect pollinated plants. The good news is that some excellent work is already being done by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust: firstly, in raising awareness and; secondly, in funding and driving conservation projects in the field. Check out their website (www.bumblebeeconservation.org), where you can find out about their work along with more information about bumblebees and what you can do at home to help with their conservation. I produced this film as part of the assessment for my Masters degree in Biological Photography & Imaging. Thanks again to everyone that helped and contributed with this film.

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            • Farm2Fork

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              Farm 2 Fork Country of Production: USA Year Completed: 2009 Director(s):Brent Day Short Synopsis (attach additional pages): Students and faculty at Augustana College in Rock Island Illinois have teamed up with local and regional farmers to bring fresh, organic produce and hormone-free meats to their dining halls. Beyond this, the partnership has evolved into one of the most eco-friendly co-operations between an educational institution and its food supply. Nothing goes to waste as cooking oil is converted to biodiesel for farm equipment, food scraps and biodegradable utensils and containers are composted for fertilizer, and biodiesel byproducts are turned into soap. Student volunteers are involved and educated in the process that effectively sustains their health, land, local economy, and community. The benefits and the scope of this sustainable project continue to increase. Augustana College and its partners have set an example for institutions like schools, hospitals, and corporations to step up to the plate and change the way they feed their students, patients, employees, and patrons. In doing so they will lay the groundwork for a sustainable future. Contact Person: Brent Day Phone: 630 878 9245 Email: brday10@gmail.com

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              • The Answer (1940)

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                A series of short vignettes depicts how the people working in different industries, from different parts of Britain, from coal mining to shipbuilding, continue to operate full-steam ahead. Designed to showcase the defiant strength and unity of the people supporting the war effort from home. Find out more information about this title at britishcouncil.org/film.

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                • Seedy Sunday

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                  A short film,made during Seedy Sunday on 6th. February 2011 in Brighton, UK. Marking 10 years of seed swapping, participants reflect on the issues involved: control of seed production by multi-national companies; role of seed saving in maintaining local biodiversity; the principles behind a community seed swap. The film glimpses a pioneering community event at a point of transition.

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                  • Get off my Planet: Happy Birthday 7 Billion

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                    To mark the world’s population reaching 7 billion on Halloween 2011, WORLDbytes has launched this hilarious parody of modern day Malthusian thinking. The programme features talented Blood Brothers star and ex-RSC actor James Hirst as the central character, Bill. For Bill the news of 7 billion is a Halloween nightmare. His solutions include: getting rid of ‘thickies’, euthanasia, gelding and paying African women not to have children- a carbon offsetting scheme first proposed by the Optimum Population Trust, now rebranded as Population Matters. Bill is no Daily Mail reader, he gets his over-consumption paranoia from the Guardian and he’s going for the cull. This parody reflects WORLDbytes’ concern to challenge the profoundly anti-human roots of over population ideas.

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                    • Country Town (1943)

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                      Set in Boston, Lincolnshire, this short film aims to introduce the viewer to a typical, thriving, market town. Narrated by the friendly local newspaper editor, it focuses on the themes of community and industry, gently and genially exploring the changes brought about by World War 2. Find out more information about this title at britishcouncil.org/film.

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