I just watched the film DamNation on Hulu (free with ad-breaks). The film is about four deadbeat dams on the lower Snake River and how we can fix the problems they cause. It’s full of magnificent mountain scenery and underwater footage of salmon and steelhead. I’m still thinking through the information presented; I may rewatch it to more fully understand everything.
Overall, it was a great film, with the exception of some profanity and a few pictures of a lady in Glen Canyon sans clothing.
Below is a 7:30 minute short film about the Snake River dams. It’s what led me to watch the movie. Enjoy!
DamNation Official Site
This a neat excerpt from a documentary-in-progress by Samuel Orr. If you are grossed out by videos of crawling bugs, you my want to skip this one.
It’s pretty dramatic. Possibly over-dramatic, but I liked it anyway.
Return of the Cicadas on Vimeo
Support the film on Kickstarter HERE.
Mercola.com is offering a free viewing of the documentary David versus Monsanto, about one farmer who fought Monsanto and won.
The video is only available until November 10th, so watch it quickly!
Last week I was looking at some gardening videos on YouTube with my Mom and we noticed an interesting looking suggested video. We watched and then, EPIPHANY! This is the most brilliant method of gardening because it works so perfectly. I am so excited to try this!
You can watch the entire film online for free, here.
I have seen this trailer before but I ran across it again recently. It sums up the basic problems and solutions of our food/medicine system.
Side note: I am not sure how regular Cinema Thursday will be in future. There are only so many interesting and relevant videos out there. That said, suggestions are always welcome; just make sure they’re family friendly.
This Thursday, I want to show you the trailer for the new documentary Vanishing of the Bees. It’s about honeybees, their place in agriculture, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and what needs to be done about it. I really want to watch it when it’s available.
From the Vanishing of the Bees Website:
“Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives.
Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.
Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.
Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery.”