1. Afghanistan – touch down in flight


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    – Update: We want to go back to Afghanistan to shoot our first feature documentary "The Hard Places". Please support our endeavor on kickstarter and spread the word. www.thehardplaces.com – Winner of the CNN Journalist Award 2013 As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan. We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush. locations: Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif We wanted to go to other places as well but there were several incidents and security was too bad. Just one day after shooting at the blue mosque in Mazar-e Sharif a mob started from the very same place storming the UN building. I have lived from 2006-2008 in Kabul doing my civil service for a humanitarian aid organization. This March I had the chance to go back with my fiancée to show her the place I love and to capture the beauty of this country with our cameras. At the same time I made this as a tribute to a dear friend, who was shot in the streets of Kabul. Gayle inspired me in her love and dedication for the Afghans. After a full summer with other work we had now the chance to do the editing. Lisa-Maria Puy who composed the music for us was wonderful to work with. We met her on Zanzibar island and back in Germany she composed this wonderful soundtrack within just 3 days (and nights). She studied music at HfM Detmold in Germany and is a very talented artist and we hope to work with her again. You can contact her on: puy-music[at]gmx.de Last week the clip got published in the iPad edition of Süddeutsche-Zeitung Magazin. I hope you enjoy and we are happy for your honest feedback. Lukas and Salome Augustin Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark II Canon 7D Canon 24-105mm L IS 4f Canon 16-35mm L Canon 50mm 1.4f Canon 85mm 1.8f Glidetrack HD Handgrip Nighthawk and D|Focus V3 (shoulder mount) Zoom H1 2x Rode Videomic Pro Manfrotto 501 HD and 701 HDV LCW ND Filter Fader MK II We edited and colour graded the entire clip on Final Cut Pro X website: www.lukasaugustin.de more information and production photos: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Augustin-Pictures/161244407238332 Twitter: http://twitter.com/LukasAugustin © by Lukas and Salome Augustin All rights reserved fell free to watch it on Vimeo, to share on Facebook, Twitter etc. but please ask for embed permission and please don't upload the video on Youtube or any other site. Thank you!

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    • "Я ИНОСТРАНЕЦ" - Трудовая Миграция Из Средней Азии


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      На сегодняшний день трудно найти семью, где хотя бы один человек не побывал или не находится сейчас на заработках в России... Сегодня в России находится около пяти миллионов человек из Средней Азии, большинство из них приехали в поисках работы. Судьба миллионов семей зависит от тех денег, которые они отправляют домой. Взаимозависимость между Россией и Средней Азией растет с каждым годом...

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      • ALMATY Fixed Gear Riding


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        Video: Igor Backstrom/Maxim Malov Music: Clams Casino -I'm God

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        • Cycling Kazachstan & Kyrgyzstan documentary


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          A documentary about our cycling trip through beautiful Kazachstan & Kyrgyzstan. The route we cycled: Almaty, Karakol, Issy Kol, Naryn, Song Kol, Bishkek and back to Almaty. For more pictures and GPS tracks have a look at our website; http://www.toko-op-fietsvakantie.nl/2009-fietsen-in-kazachstan-kyrgyzstan.php (there is a little dutch dialogue in the documentary but I am working on english subtitles)

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          • Tajikistan


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            A commercial about Tajikistan made for Euronews. Commissioned by TALCO aluminum plant to celebrate 20 years of Tajik independence. Production Company: rocket media communications - www.rocketmedia.at Agency in Tajikistan: Asia Plus DOP: Seppi Dabringer Director: Lawrence Blankenbyl Song: Vitamin String Quartet "God moving over the face of the waters" - Not used on televised commercial. Director's cut.

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            • The Kyrgyzstan Plan - Teaser


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              A sampling of the twelve+ hours shot during our Dec 2008 - Jan 2009 expedition to Central Asia. We plan to continue filming in Kyrgyzstan through the 2010 winter season. Feature release scheduled for August/September 2010. Co-produced by: Ellis Smith, Blacksmith Productions, Fort Collins, CO USA www.blacksmithadventure.com Ryan Koupal, Squeak of a Pika Productions, Boulder, CO USA www.squeakofapika.com Music and Motion Graphics: Toby Hendricks, Dead Space Volume Design, Fort Collins, CO USA www.deadspacevolume.com

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              • Pastures for the future


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                Title: Pastures for the future Total running time: 9:07 minutes Shot on location in Josholu, Kyrgyzstan. Synopsis Being no more capable to reach distant summer grasslands like in Soviet times, and without a system to organize distribution and access to pastures, lands located around villages are rapidly degrading under the pressure of overgrazing, to the point that land slides have occurred. Researchers of the United Nations University, in collaboration with Kyrgyz experts and officials, are working to reverse this trend trough the establishment of sustainable land management practices that contribute to improving the livelihoods and economic well-being of the inhabitants of the High Pamir and Pamir Alai Mountains, utilizing the region’s ecosystem resources to meet their livelihood needs while pre-serving its unique landscape and globally important biodiversity. *Credit List* Featuring: Nevelina Pachova, Orunbek Kolanov, Kyzgaldak Esenkulov, Jengishbek Esenkulov, Bakygul Makaeva. Director/Producer/Camera/Editor: Luis Patron Local coordinator: Maksat Anarbaev Sound recordist: Steve Yasui Graphics and color grading: David Jimenez Narrated by: Simon Loveday Sound Mixer: Tfer Newsome Music by: Tengir Too, Rysbek Jumabaev, Kengegul Kubatova, Toktobek Asanaliev and Baktubek Chytyrbaev Special thanks to ... Developed and produced for United Nations University (UNU) by UNU Media Studio in association & the UNU - Institute for Environment and Human Security in association with the project on Sustainable Land Management in the High-Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountains (PALM). For more information visit: UNU Our World 2.0 ourworld.unu.edu, PALM ehs.unu.edu/palm/ Further information for this film can be found at film’s website: http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/pastures-for-the-future/ *About this Project* The United Nations University together with the project on Sustainable Land Management in the High-Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountains, collaborated as partners in the coordination, production and dissemination of 2 short videos dealing with Central Asian issues on land degradation and sustainable land management. *About the filmmaker* Luis Patron - Director/Producer/Camera/Editor Luis Patron is a Japan based independent documentary filmmaker, producer, HD cinematographer and editor. He teams up with talented local professionals in Japan and around the world to craft factual films for cinema and television. 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 United Nations Institute for Environment and Human Security UNU-EHS addresses the risk and vulnerability aspects of human security and the consequences of complex environmental hazards for sustainable development. The work of UNU-EHS helps to improve the in-depth understanding of the cause effect relationships to find ways to reduce risks and vulnerabilities. The Institute supports policymakers and decision makers with evidence-based research and information ehs.unu.edu/ Project on Sustainable Land Management in the High-Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountains (PALM). PALM is an integrated transboundary initiative of the governments of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It aims to address the interlinked problems of land degradation and poverty within one of Central Asia’s crucial fresh water sources and biodiversity hotspots. The project is executed by the Committee on Environment Protection in Tajikistan and National Center for Mountain Regions Development in Kyrgyzstan with financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and other donors. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the GEF Implementing Agency for the project, and the United Nations University (UNU) is the International Executing Agency.  The overall goal of the project is to restore, sustain, and enhance, the productive and protective functions of the transboundary ecosystems of the High Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountains, of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, so as to improve the social and economic well-being of the rural communities and households utilizing the region's ecosystem resources to meet their livelihood needs, while preserving its unique landscape and globally important biodiversity. ehs.unu.edu/palm/ A high resolution version of this video and subtitle files are available. Please contact us for download details: Media Studio 53-70 Jingumae 5-chome Shibuya-ku Tokyo JAPAN 150-8925 Ph: +813 5467 1324 onlinelearning@unu.edu

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                • Trabant Trek: What is a Trabant?


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                  John Lovejoy explains what the miniscule Trabant is and what it's made out of.

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                  • The Lost Footage


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                    Footage from the Central Asia cycling leg of the 14degrees Off The Beaten Track journey around the world. This is a preview of a coming soon full edit.

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                    • Snow Leopard Enterprises - Look good while you do good!


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                      Snow Leopard Enterprises is an award-winning community conservation program founded by the Snow Leopard Trust. The beautiful products Snow Leopard Enterprises offers were handmade by communities who live with snow leopards in Central Asia. Snow Leopard Enterprises provides these communities with incentives to help protect the endangered snow leopard - so with every Snow Leopard Enterprise product you purchase, you help bring snow leopards back again!

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