Pachamama: An animated movie in part history, ecological, and coming-of-Shaman lesson

A few years ago I remember coming across a story about an animated film called Pachamama, which pays homage to the indigenous cultures of the Andes, so while browsing Netflix the other day I was glad to see it come up on my homepage. Pachamama is an animated tale about a 10-year old Andean boy, […] via Pachamama: An animated movie in part history, ecological, and … Continue reading Pachamama: An animated movie in part history, ecological, and coming-of-Shaman lesson

Sides of a Horn: Short dramatic film aims to tell the story of Africa’s poaching crisis from both sides

Sides of a Horn, a short dramatic film by director Toby Wosskow and executive producer Richard Branson, is the first film to tell the story of Africa’s poaching war from both sides of the fence. The short film, which you can watch below, explores how two men from the same family in find themselves on opposite sides of Africa’s poaching crisis. Based on actual events … Continue reading Sides of a Horn: Short dramatic film aims to tell the story of Africa’s poaching crisis from both sides

The Biggest Little Farm: Documentary chronicles couple’s journey to creating a self-sustaining farm

Apricot Lane Farms is a traditional foods farm started by husband and wife team, John and Molly Chester, who left their jobs in LA in 2011 to become farmers and pursue their dreams. The Biggest Little Farm is a documentary movie which chronicles their eight-year journey turning the dry, nutrient-depleted land into a self-sustaining, biodynamic 213-acre farm. The Biggest Little Farm is a documentary about … Continue reading The Biggest Little Farm: Documentary chronicles couple’s journey to creating a self-sustaining farm

Ramblings Of The Medea: Green Book – A tale of true friendship and brotherhood

I recently watched Green Book, which tells the true story of African-American pianist, Dr Don Shirley, and Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip, who takes on the job as Dr Don Shirley’s chauffeur as he embarks on a tour of concert venues in the deep south of America in 1962. The Oscar-winning movie is a heartwarming tale […] via Ramblings Of The Medea: Green Book – A tale … Continue reading Ramblings Of The Medea: Green Book – A tale of true friendship and brotherhood

Mothered by Mountains: Two Nepalese women – a mountaineering guide and a punk-rocker – team up for adventure

Mothered by Mountains is a documentary short which follows two Nepalese women as they motorcycle from Kathmandu to mountains, then bag a first ascent. But the partnering of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita and Sareena Rai is an unlikely duo – matched by mutual friend and Mothered by Mountains co-director, Ben Ayers. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is an international legend. The first Nepalese mountaineering guide – … Continue reading Mothered by Mountains: Two Nepalese women – a mountaineering guide and a punk-rocker – team up for adventure

Dukale’s Dream: Documentary charts Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man Foundation

When Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman travelled to Ethiopia as an ambassador for World Vision Australia, he went back home having formed a tight bond with a young coffee farmer, working to lift his family out of poverty. The story is captured in a documentary movie, Dukale’s Dream, which chronicles the start and growth of Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man Foundation. Meeting Dukale, Hugh Jackman realised that something as … Continue reading Dukale’s Dream: Documentary charts Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man Foundation

Indian Horse: Canadian drama about a hockey player who survived Canada’s residential school system

Indian Horse is a Canadian drama that follows the life of First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of 1970s Canada. A talented hockey player, Saul Indian Horse must find his own path as he battles sterotypes and alcoholism. The movie is an adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s novel Indian Horse. The plot of the film follows Saul Indian … Continue reading Indian Horse: Canadian drama about a hockey player who survived Canada’s residential school system

Arming Sisters: Documentary profiles women working to combat violence against Native American women

Arming Sisters is a documentary movie profiling six women who are working on a grass-roots level to combat violence against Native American women. The Ft. Berthold Reservation (the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations) in North Dakota has struggled with an escalation in crime in recent times due to the influx of transient workers from the Bakken crude oil boom. This has seen a rise in sex … Continue reading Arming Sisters: Documentary profiles women working to combat violence against Native American women

Bear Witness: Couple’s expedition to protect Northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

Bear Witness: A Year in the Wilderness is a short film that follows couple Amy and Dave Freeman as they raise awareness and seek to protect Northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters from the threat of sulphide-ore copper mining. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota is America’s most visited wilderness area. It contains 1.1 million acres of pristine water and unspoiled woodlands. Along with the Superior … Continue reading Bear Witness: Couple’s expedition to protect Northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters