In the Web of Life

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Category Archives: Documentary…

Last Week Tonight: John Oliver: Government Surveillance

This is a priceless piece of journalism and comedy.

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The Seventh Generation Rises!

We need everybody. Not one person can do it alone. I can’t do it alone. The elders can’t do it alone. They need young people to get on board. And we need our voices to come together as one. ~ Inez Jasper

24:26 Rebel Music: Native America

The Fracking Facade

24:16 min This trailer by Unearthed Documentary debunks the fracking industry’s repeated mantras and lies.

Capitalism is just a story

Behind the Scenes with Brave New Films

Man from Nova Scotia sails around the world on a boat he restores

Filmmaker Kevin A. Fraser captures the incredible life of David Welsford—a young man from Nova Scotia who gave up his possessions and the conventional ways of life to sail around the world in pursuit of happiness, adventure and simple beauty. In the documentary, Welsford explains how he found his boat—a modest 50-year-old vessel spanning 28 feet—in a scrap heap, which he then restored to working and livable condition. After two years, Welsford set out for the first time in Puerto Rican waters and describes the emotional experience of setting out for the first time into the vast blue unknown.Filmmaker Kevin A. Fraser captures the incredible life of David Welsford—a young man from Nova Scotia who gave up his possessions and the conventional ways of life to sail around the world in pursuit of happiness, adventure and simple beauty. In the documentary, Welsford explains how he found his boat—a modest 50-year-old vessel spanning 28 feet—in a scrap heap, which he then restored to working and livable condition. After two years, Welsford set out for the first time in Puerto Rican waters and describes the emotional experience of setting out for the first time into the vast blue unknown.

 Twenty-Eight Feet, OffGridQuest.com

the lie we live

“We are the writers…this is our story.”
8:28 min video

How Cooking Can Change Your Life – Michael Pollan

When you are McDonalds you like this red box with a bouquet of really long chips [french fries]. Looks really good. So they insist that all their potatoes be Russet-Burbanks and they further insist that they have no blemishes at all. There is a very common defect of Russet-Burbank potatoes called net necrosis. You’ve seen them with those little brown lines or spots that come through them. Well, McDonalds won’t buy them if your potatoes have that. The only way to eliminate that is to eliminate an aphid and the only way to do that is with a pesticide called Monitor that is so toxic that the famers that grow these potatoes in Idaho won’t venture outside to their fields for 5 days after they spray. Then when they harvest these potatoes they have to put them in these atmospheric controlled sheds the size of a football stadium because they are not edible for 6 weeks. They have to off-gas all the chemicals in them. So you see, the desire for a certain kind of chip leads to a certain kind of agriculture.

video 20:17

Industrial meat: most destructive industry on the planet


Cowspiracy trailer
“This documentary will be as eye-opening as “Blackfish” and as inspiring as “An Inconvenient Truth.”

League of Denial: NFL’s Concussion Crisis

Trailer 1:30 min

113:41 min PBS Frontline documentary League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis