The Condor & The Eagle: Movie documents climate crisis through the eyes of Indigenous land defenders

The climate crisis is viewed through the eyes of Indigenous land defenders in the new documentary The Condor and the Eagle. The Condor and the Eagle profiles four Indigenous leaders on a journey from the Boreal forest to the heart of the Amazon while leading a resistance against environmental devastation and fossil fuel dependency and finding a way towards a sustainable future. From the tar … Continue reading The Condor & The Eagle: Movie documents climate crisis through the eyes of Indigenous land defenders

EarthxDance opens environmental film festival with live-streamed DJ set from Turning Tables star Classic Roots

Classic Roots, a Toronto-based music producer and performer, will be kicking off the environmental film festival EarthxFilm today with EarthxDance, a live-streamed DJ set highlighting the intersection of urban and indigenous cultures. The virtual performance, which starts at 6pm EST, will begin with a screening of the documentary short, Turning Tables, about Classic Roots’ music and influence. The Thunder Bay native is an award-winning producer and … Continue reading EarthxDance opens environmental film festival with live-streamed DJ set from Turning Tables star Classic Roots

Landfill Harmonic: A story of how landfill trash gives rise to a youth orchestra in Paraguay playing musical instruments made from scrap materials

Making useful items out of trash is not a new thing as people in countries all over the world have been applying their resourcefulness in this way for centuries. In Paraguay, a youth orchestra was formed following the creation of musical instruments made from trash. The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura was founded by music teacher and environmental engineer by Favio Chavez in Asunción in 2006. … Continue reading Landfill Harmonic: A story of how landfill trash gives rise to a youth orchestra in Paraguay playing musical instruments made from scrap materials

Best Modern Christmas Movies

The holiday season is the ideal time to watch some Christmas movies. From Christmas rom-coms, animations through to comedies, check out the video below which provides a run-down of the some of the best modern Christmas movies for kids and adults. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses … Continue reading Best Modern Christmas Movies

The Bee Hunter: Short documentary follows beekeeper tasked with capturing homeless wild honey bees

Veteran beekeeper Wisteria Fleming Loeffler has been capturing homeless wild honey bees for more than a decade. Short documentary The Bee Hunter follows the Portland-based beekeeper as she takes us on a swarm call. Driving across Portland in her Toyota truck with more than 10,000 honey bees housed in a temporary home of a makeshift cardboard box, The Bee Hunter gives a glimpse of just … Continue reading The Bee Hunter: Short documentary follows beekeeper tasked with capturing homeless wild honey bees

Artifishal: Documentary reveals the threat to wild fish by fish farms and fish hatcheries

Artifishal is a documentary film that reveals the impact of humans on wild salmon and sea trout, and the destruction of natural habitats caused by fish farms and fish hatcheries. The documentary, from outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, traces the impact of fish hatcheries and fish farms – industries which hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes rivers and contributes to the problem it claims to solve. Artifishal … Continue reading Artifishal: Documentary reveals the threat to wild fish by fish farms and fish hatcheries

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

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