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

Ground Operations: From veteran to sustainable farming

Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields is a documentary film that showcases US veterans who are becoming organic farmers and revitalising their communities with access to local, affordable, fresh, healthy food. The film, which highlights the growing number of veterans returning home who are affected by PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), shows how they are reclaiming their lives, regenerating soil and rural communities, and restoring local access to fresh … Continue reading Ground Operations: From veteran to sustainable farming

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste:

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste is a documentary film which aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of well-known chefs and food waste champions such as Massimo Bottura, Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, and Danny Bowien, WASTED! The Story of Food Waste shows viewers how these chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what … Continue reading WASTED! The Story of Food Waste:

Family-friendly Halloween Movies

With Halloween just a week away and half-term in the UK, what better way to spend some time then watching a family-friendly Halloween movie or two with your kids. Check out this video featuring some of the best family-friendly Halloween movies for ideas and inspiration. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. Follow Rosa on Twitter. Continue reading Family-friendly Halloween Movies