Archive for the ‘Film & Video’ Category
While many of us are celebrating the holidays with friends and family on Christmas Day, six members of the YogaSlackers will be boarding a plane to India with one goal in mind – to drive a glorified 7 Horsepower lawnmower across the entire country. What?!? Will they make it? Is it even possible? Who cares, it is all for a good cause.
The “Rickshaw Run” is a loosely organized race, drawing 300 international teams and throwing them headlong into the mayhem that is India. There is no set route, absolutely no assistance, and no telling what can happen. Aside from simply surviving, the team will be raising money for the Frank Water Project which funds sustainable clean water solutions in developing countries (like India).
Knowing the YogaSlackers, they’ll be up to some crazy antics all along the journey as they spread their unique form of off the mat inspiration across the countryside. You can be a part of the journey by following LIVE on YogaSlackers site. You can be a part of the solution by visiting the site and donating to their cause. Better yet, buy a custom logoed Wenger Swiss Army Knife, 100% of the proceeds go to Frank Water Project!
prAna and Wenger are proud to help support the YogaSlackers in this crazy adventure!
Learn more about the Yogaslackers
Compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline through engagement with the community. These are the values that contribute to peace and harmony locally, nationally and globally. We believe that most people embrace and recognize the importance of these values, but often don’t know how to access the information and guidance they seek to bring them into their lives. We will help them do that.
Learn more about the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
A Redwood Tree…
Look At Them… Come To See
The Big, Tall, Wide, Redwood Tree
There It Stood, A Giant Among Men
And Tower Like The Power of Fertile Women
It Reaches Up, To Touch Earth’s Sky
Hear The Wind Whisper, As Its Leaves Sigh
Upon Mighty Branches, Like Arms Raised High
As Limb to Limb-Fingers, Link Its Brothers-By
It’s Solid … Hard, Sunlight-Charged
From One Little Seed, It Grew So Large
Maker … Please Preserve Its Precious Pulp and Skin
Keep False Profits and Progress, From Trespassing In
And It Can’t Move Away, From Some Dog, Who Pee
But That Same Dog, Will Die, Way Before That Tree
Some Forest Fire, May Blacken With Soot
But Ash Won’t Breach, Its Trunk, Nor Roots
It May Be Cut Down, by Blight or Lumberjacks
But, in 900 Years… It’ll Be Right Back
And Will Look At Those, Who Come To See…
The Big, Tall, Wide, Redwood Tree
~ MoonBee Canady
The end of the long-count Mayan calendar on December 21st has provoked apocalyptic fears, doomsday books and films, parodies, and is even triggering outbreaks of panic, as recently reported in a December 1st New York Times article on Russia’s end-of-the-world anxiety. By contrast, the far more positive and forward-looking Birth 2012 movement organized by The Shift Network offers a creative and hopeful alternative. Rather than feed fears, the movement aims to turn this marker point into a “birth day” for a new era that is healthy, sustainable, and peaceful. The conveners recognize the power of this once-in-five-thousand-years turning point to unify people globally around a commitment to create a world that works for all.
Whether you will be in your own home or want to gather community or perhaps are already offering a Solstice class, please connect and sign-up your event.
Mark Coleman leads Chris Sharma through a 6 minute ‘Sky Gazing’ Meditation that will settle you down and open your mind. If you are inspired to follow along, be sure to have a big open space to look out to.
Have you tried meditation and what benefits have you seen in your life? Tell us in the comments below!
Learn more more about Chris
On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. ‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.
Learn more: The Overview Institute | Fragile Oasis
Paul Robinson continues his global bouldering tour with a stop in Austria’s famed Zillertal, home to countless classic boulder problems. Check out PRob taking down a small sampling of the quality climbing found in the area, including an ascent of the Incubator (8B) and Anam Cara (8B+).
Tell us what you thought of the video in the comments below!
Learn more about Paul
One Day on Earth: Participate in this Historic, Global Film Trilogy
If you one had one day to document any thing on Earth for future generations to learn from, what would it be? If you knew people in every country in the world were answering that question on the same day, how would it effect your choice? Join One Day on Earth on Wednesday 12/12/12, for an amazing media event occurring in every country in the world to create a geo-tagged archive and feature film. On this day, documentary filmmakers, students, and other inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period and contribute their voices. Together, we will create a shared archive and a film.
This is our third year producing such an event. Starting on 10/10/10 we made history by being the first film created in every country in the world. The resulting 3,000 hours of footage in 95 languages was cut into a 104 minute movie available for streaming on iTunes starting on 12/12/12. But rather than watch a film, we really hope to engage people to participate in creating one.
Do this: Be a part of a global, participatory film project The project is open to any topic, but we have decided to add a suggested theme this year, asking participants to film their answers to the questions, “What do they have?” and “What do they need?” We hope the resulting answers to these questions will inform both where we are now, and a sustainable path to the future. When you think about it, nearly anything one might choose to film could be related to a have or need. We each have so much that others need—and often need what others have. But we might just find that collectively we have everything we need, if we just found a better way to connect the world.
To participate just go to www.onedayonearth.org and sign up. Go out and film your submission on 12/12/12 and and upload the clip to our archive, which we think of as a video time capsule on a map. On our site, there are regional and topical groups for people collaborating on different ideas in different locales. Topics include everything from music, weddings, environmental causes and childbirth. There’s a quite a lively community preparing to document 12/12/12 and we’d love you to be a part of it. If you yourself cannot film, we are looking for greater participation in the developing world. Spreading the word to your overseas contacts is something we always appreciate. The One Day on Earth Foundation’s mission is to connect media creators with causes globally. With over 30,000 community members worldwide, the Foundation is partnered with 60 nonprofit organizations including the United Nations, IOM, 350.org and the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Grab your camera and tell your story.
~ via GOOD
Made with anything from an oil cans to old silverware, one small slum in Cateura, Paraguay is turning trash into musical treasures. This documentary follows the extraordinary children and the handmade instruments that make up The Recycled Orchestra.
Cateura, Paraguay is a town essentially built on top of a landfill. Garbage collectors browse the trash for sellable goods, and children are often at risk of getting involved with drugs and gangs. When orchestra director Szaran and music teacher Fabio set up a music program for the kids of Cateura, they soon have more students than they have instruments. That changed when Szaran and Fabio were brought something they had never seen before: a violin made out of garbage. Today, there’s an entire orchestra of assembled instruments, now called The Recycled Orchestra. Our film shows how trash and recycled materials can be transformed into beautiful sounding musical instruments, but more importantly, it brings witness to the transformation of precious human beings.