1. The Good Slaughter: A Proud Meat Cutter Shares His Processing Floor

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    from SkeeterNYC / Added

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    “My hope is that my children will have the same passion for this as I do…” Meet Larry Althiser, the owner and head meat cutter for Larry’s Custom Meats in Hartwick, NY, a small farming community in the Northern Catskills. Larry takes pride in his slaughterhouse. He’s been butchering and processing animals for over 30 years, learning through hard work his philosophy on the right way to slaughter animals so we can eat. I spent two days upstate with Larry at his brand new processing plant to learn firsthand how animals become food – a rare opportunity to tell the story of transparency in the meat industry. Truth be told, I was very, very anxious going into this shoot. The night before, I tossed and turned in my bed, restless for hours. I just wasn’t sure if I was ready to see the whole process, to film what I’d been shy to film for years. But, I had to do it. It’s a story I wanted to tell, a good story about a proud butcher open to teaching his trade, and a story I felt compelled to share with many others, like me, who didn’t want to be disconnected to their food any longer. Visit: http://www.foodcurated.com for the FULL post. Thanks for watching! I'm http://www.twitter.com/SkeeterNYC on Twitter. Feel free to say hello.

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    • How to feed the world ?

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      from Denis van Waerebeke / Added

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      a film directed by Denis van Waerebeke for the « Bon appétit » exhibition, in Paris "Cité des Sciences", aimed mainly at the kids aged 9 to 14. written by : Sabrina Massen & Denis van Waerebeke /// design : Antoine Maiffret / Montag /// animation : Juliette Hamon-Damourette /// sound design : Ruelgo /// voice : Mark Jane /// production Montag for the french « Cité des sciences et de l'industrie » /// CSI team: Dorothée Vatinel, Maud Gouy, Manon Courtay, Alisson Boiffard /// CSI production: Sabrina Massen Vimeo awards finalist in 2010 (motion graphics) /// Best infotainment at Webcuts.10 /// Commissioned film award at Annecy 2011

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      • Natabar Sarangi - The Source

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        Natabar continues to find, save and share his indigenous rice seed with local farmers. To date he has managed to re-introduce over 350 varieties. But it’s not just about the indigenous rice seed of India or about the survival of a sustainable agriculture system with the knowledge of over ten thousand years. It's about a global phenomenon taking place where a non-sustainable system systematically destroys a sustainable one, where short term profit has the power to overwhelm common sense and the consciousness of many millions, where progress is not progress but the wanton destruction of an eco-system and environment we will never be able to replace. Natabar Sarangi is just one of a growing number of farmers throughout the world who realise that if we do not begin to repair the damage taking place to our agricultural systems and our environment, we will lose not just our cultural identity but our fundamental right to a truly sustainable system of food security. Assistant editor/producer Chintan Gohil www.chintangohil.com for more information on the Indian agricultural crisis www.devinder-sharma.blogspot.com/

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        • freedom of food and the golden temple

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          From a culture of sharing we have become a culture driven by possession and profit. The century of self. This short film comes from the kitchens of the golden temple where every day around 100,000 people, regardless of colour, caste or religion, donate, prepare, consume and clean for nothing more than compassion. Are we really moving in the right direction? This year the world will produce enough food to feed twice the world's population, yet every day almost one billion people will sleep hungry. music by DJ Shadow . Organ Donor . www.djshadow.com Produced by Chintan Gohil www.chintangohil.com For more information:www.devinder-sharma.blogspot.com and www.stwr.org

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          • Ode to Nature

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            from Emiliano Bechi Gabrielli / Added

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            Watch full screen and use earphones (you don't need the big ones.. Little ones from your iPhone are fine) July 2013 - During three years working with WWF tourism office in Italy, I had the privilege to visit so many beautiful places in Italy, and to understand the real meaning of living with nature around you. I've been to a lot of farm houses (called 'Panda Farms') where connection with the land is so strong, and people feel so blessed. This video is the result of 10 days, shooting in different Italian regions a series of short interviews about the sustainable agriculture program and good practices, for the European project 'Agri@tour' created by WWF and other partners. What you are watching is actually b-roll for the interviews. Every day I woke up at 6 am (or even earlier) to capture the amazing light reflected over all the green I had around me, and felt the power of what we usually call silence: in the countryside silence means "life"... if you listen closely! With this video I want to thank WWF, and tell the world that I'm proud and happy that I had the chance to experience and understand why a human being is so connected with countryside, and that we often need to leave our cities to remember what we are. Ode to Nature. CREDITS: Music by Kerry Muzzey "Still Here", licensed from The Music Bed (www.themusicbed.com) EU Sustainable Agriculture Politics website: www.agrietour.eu (in Italian - sorry they ran out of translators) Appearing in the video as "the pensive farmer" is Diadorim Saviola at the Agriturismo Casanuova (you want to drop by in Tizzano Val Parma if you are around Emilia Romagna) (www.agriturismocasanuova.com) Thanks to Denis Strickner (www.strickyplanet.com) who took the tour with me in July, helped me shooting the interviews and provided additional footage. We had a great time! Sorry for waking you up so early for timelapsing but it was worth it! ;) All footage was shot with Canon 7D ad GoPro Hero 3. P.s. The working title while editing was "Chasing snails" but I figured out I needed an epic title with this kind of images. "Ode to Nature" seems appropriate :) P.p.s. For Americans, WWF is not wrestling, but World Wildlife Fund. No Hulk Hogans, just Pandas! ;)

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            • Shaped by Hand

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              from Elias K. / Added

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              This short film features Vince McIntyre, a Canadian farmer who is preserving a way of life from a bygone age. Despite the challenges, Vince is farming without machinery, inspired by techniques he observed as a boy in post-war Ireland. Vince shares his experience of working with the land and why he still believes in doing so by hand. More of the music by Jeremy Harris & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (as the band Ever Isles) can be heard here: http://everisles.bandcamp.com/album/cocoon Shaped by Hand was picked as part of the 2nd episode of the new iPhone/iPad app FoodieTV, exploring stories behind your food ––> http://foodie.tv/

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              • Winter Migration at the Salton Sea

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                The Salton Sea and surrounding agricultural land are an important element in the Winter migration of many migratory birds like Snow Geese, White Pelicans, Sandhill Cranes, and many different species of gulls, shorebirds and waterfowl. Every winter the area fills with hundreds of thousands of birds, that depend on the Salton Sea for food from the Talapia (fish) as well as crops raised by the local farmers to help feed the birds, in a cooperative effort to maintain a balanced ecosystem. It was fun to get up early and shoot video of the birds in their natural habitat. Sometimes, I just like to watch, while the camera is sitting on a tripod. :-) Sony A77 Sony 70-300mm G lens Music by Tom Fahy (Creative Commons license from www.vimeo.com/musicstore)

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                • Early Morning Qena

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                  from Oliver Wilkins / Added

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                  Early morning in Quft, near Qena. Shot with EX1 and Letus Extreme 35mm DOF adaptor. www.offshoot.tv

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                  • The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner - Trailer

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                    from Jonathan Stedall / Added

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                    To purchase a copy of the film please visit www.rudolfsteinerfilm.com/ For those fortunate enough to encounter them, the unique insights and research of Rudolf Steiner into subjects such as education, medicine and agriculture have long been a source of wonder and inspiration. Since his death in 1925, Steiner’s vision has grown in both relevance and urgency, yet there are many people still unaware of his life and work. The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner, from the British film-maker Jonathan Stedall, aims to take the story to a wider audience.

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                    • Ninh Binh ( Viet Nam ) - Flow of the Serenity

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                      Flow of the serenity Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro Lenses: Tamron 17 -50 f/2.8 and Canon 85 f/1.8 Camera: Canon 7D Color grading Magic bullet looks Song: Aaron Bass - On The Beach

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