How did we get here, where are we going? This short film presents a historical overview of public and environmental health in the United States over the past century. It's a complex story of the interconnections between air, water, soil, food production and distribution, chemicals, population, climate change, national, state and local policy, and communities taking their health into their own hands. Learn about the success and challenges, regulations and radical changes this country has seen in the past century. Co-Produced by Deborah Fryer and Jill Litt Written, Edited, and Directed by Deborah Fryer+ More details
This 15 minute film tells the story of the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium and how the Pacha Mama Alliance is writing a new chapter in the history of encounters between the modern world and the indigenous world. German subtitles have been added by Next Culture Training Center. THANK YOU!+ More details
There is a plan to build the nations' largest incinerator less than a mile away from our schools here in Baltimore. Our community already has the most air pollution in Maryland and our lives are cut short because of where we were born. We learned that Baltimore City Public Schools are in a contract to buy energy from the incinerator. On Tuesday, May 27th we went to the school board meeting to let them know that the incinerator is failed development and that we need to work together to stop it. The health of our community needs to be put first, we demand Fair Development! We wrote this song to send the message that we can stand up and make a choice! Free Your Voice Anthem Written and performed by Double Impact; Audrey and Leah Rozier Verse 1: 18 year old girl living in a world where no one cares about the safety of this girl I'm disgusted, I can't believe we trusted the world but it's not too late to be adjusted Money money money that seems to be the anthem Destroying the world and always taking it for granted No more green, only buildings and all that I can see is landfills and We have our rights according to the amendments But why do we feel like we've been so resented Ignored, shoved to the side where opinions don't matter where opinions only die It's time to stand up, let our voices be heard Incinerator move cause you're not preferred It's about that time, to make the choice Imma stand up and free my voice Chorus: It'll all get better, we can change the world And it starts with music, get your message heard You've gotta free your voice, from all the boys to the girls It'll all get better, we can change the world Verse 2: This life starts with the air that we breathe And trying to succeed Not the air that we need The eye is deceived But with all this pollution Instead of giving does all of the killing How many do we need Until the smoke clogs up and we can't feel our chest With everyone competitive Just worried bout the money When you think opportunity The air quality will help and keep you livin It's like good deeds are forbidden And everyone is looking to take Not knowing that the bad polluted air If the incinerator takes away a breath Until there is nothing thats left And the ones who don't catch the symptoms Are considered blessed It time for change Before our planet gets destroyed Before death, is something we cannot avoid The time is now before we don't have a choice So let's stand tall together, and free our voice+ More details
Credits: This video was filmed at the beautiful Unifier festival held in Lebanon, CT, June 5th-8th, 2014 by Alex Ezorsky The title is inspired by the first track from the video "Are You" by the Soil and the Sun http://www.unifierfestival.com/ Special thanks to: Everyone who created and maintained the amazing festival, all staff and volunteers And all the artists who performed and who we were graciously able to capture (in apx. order of appearance): The Soil and the Sun (band) - http://www.thesoilandthesun.com/ Seen doing some acroyoga in the intro, but most importantly special thanks to them for the use of their gorgeous song "Are You" as the backdrop for most of this video. Starhawk (speaker) - http://www.starhawk.org/ Youssoupha Sidibe (musician)- https://www.facebook.com/ysidibemusic Martin Bridge (visual artist) - http://thebridgebrothers.com/martinclarkbridge/ Sound Sanctuary (Gong ceremony) - VibrationalVisionary.com Heather Powers (bellydancer / instructor) - http://www.hpowersbellydance.com Reliquarium (Nature-art-clothing) - http://www.loganwill.com Magnetic Melt Productions: http://magneticmelt.org - for the Lunafire stage Srikalogy (musician) - http://srikalogy.com/ - Thanks for their amazing music and providing me with footage of their sets. Kabisko Kaba (African dance instructor) - https://www.facebook.com/Kidimandi Zebbler (VJ tree projection) - http://www.zebbler.com Enchanted (circus fire dancers) - https://www.facebook.com/enchantedtroupenyc Bevin Victoria & Urban Nomad (pregnant bellydancer / instructor and dance troup) http://unifierfestival.com/2013/10/bevin-victoria/ Sera Solstice Studio http://www.boldbellydance.com Ott (DJ) - http://www.ottsonic.net Human Experience - “Dusted Compass (Phutureprimitive Remix)” From the album “Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places Pt 1” by Phutureprimitive Janover & reSunator (musicians) - https://soundcloud.com/janover - FractalTribe - www.fractaltribe.net - for the backdrop on the Unifier Field Stage Sorne (band) - http://www.sorne.com Azam Ali and Niyaz - www.niyazmusic.com Final music by Sacred Side Project- http://sacredsideproject.bandcamp.com Thanks to our amazing hostesses the Girl Scouts of CT www.gsofct.org And thanks to all the other awesome festival goers who we captured being awesome :) See you next year! June 11th-14th, 2015 in Tolland, MA http://www.Unifierfestival.com+ More details
A film for people who care about water and life; PASTAZA illuminates the reality of the indigenous peoples who live in the Peruvian Amazon, in zones of severe contamination resulting from almost half a century of oil exploitation. This film chronicles their struggle for well-being and the determination of their federations to raise the voices of their people, demanding justice. Watch the film! Join the movement! http://www.pastazafilm.com+ More details
Last Stand on the Island tells the story of a French-Native American community determined to survive on a sinking island off Louisiana's Gulf Coast. After five hurricanes in the last decade, twenty four families remain, and they refuse to go. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laststandontheisland Web: http://laststandontheisland.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org+ More details
Grabbing Gambela is a short video documentary about a massive takeover of agricultural lands in the Gambela Region of Ethiopia. Since 2008, the Ethiopian government has signed deals with investors from India, Saudi Arabia, China and other countries for large-scale agricultural projects in the region. The deals give foreign investors control of half of Gambela’s arable land. In this documentary, local people affected by the land deals speak about their experiences. Grabbing Gambela is produced by the Anywaa Survival Organisation, EJOLT, and GRAIN. For more information about landgrabbing visit www.farmlandgrab.org http://anywaasurvival.wordpress.com/ For more resources on environmental justice please visit our webpage at www.ejolt.org+ More details
EJF’s Save the Sea campaign is working to end the global environmental, social and economic problems and impacts of illegal pirate fishing and bycatch. Deadly Catch takes a closer look at the huge impacts illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, or pirate fishing, is having on communities in Sierra Leone and West Africa. The threats to food security, fragile local economies and the lives of local fishermen are all major problems caused by IUU vessels for these coastal communities.+ More details
Global Exchange is a global human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice since 1988. Weâ€™re changing the rules across the globe from a profit-centered global economy to thriving people-centered local economies; from the politics of greed to a living democracy that respects the rights of workers and nature; and from currency to community. Our holistic approach reaches thousands of members and supporters, through educating the U.S. public about root causes of injustice and the impacts of U.S. government policies and corporate practices. We inspire change by building people-to-people ties, engaging grassroots education for action and linking social and environmental movements. We are based in San Francisco, CA and are membership sustained - join us today and join the network for people's globalization: http://www.globalexchange.org/donate Learn more at: www.globalexchange.org http://www.globalexchange.org/about/ Shop Fair Trade! http://www.globalexchangestore.org/ Take a Reality Tour: www.realitytours.org+ More details
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