In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, acclaimed director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, traveling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change through the arts. This is their story. From IRAN, where graffiti and rap have become tools in fighting government repression, to BURMA, where monks acting in the tradition of Gandhi take on a dictatorship, to PALESTINIAN refugee camps in LEBANON, where photography, music, and film have given a voice to those rarely heard, CULTURES OF RESISTANCE explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.
Voices of the Transition is an enthusiastic documentary on farmers- and community-led responses to food insecurity in a scenario of climate change and peak oil.
Today the Native Peoples of North America are living with two different Medical and Healing systems. This documentary looks at these different approaches. The Program is designed to improve understanding between non native health care workers and native people. This is an ideal cross cultural tool for hospitals, clinics, government departments and Native Communities.
Compares treatment of Balinese and Iatmul (New Guinea) babies with American practices. The different methods of bathing children is seen in three contrasting cultures. "New Guinea". A native mother is seen washing her own and a neighbour's children in a river. "U.S.A.". "The 1930's". In a small bathroom, the mother first carefully wipes the child's face with a flannel, before putting him into the bath-tub. "U.S.A.". the 1940's: Similar setting, similar routine, but mother is less protective, child more independent and interested in outside objects. "Bali": In a mountain village, a mother bathes her child in a small tub on a raised platform.
British actor Michael York narrates filmmaker Paula Ely's thought-provoking examination of the San people of southern Africa, a culture rooted in the Kalahari Desert that's survived for some 80,000 years but now faces all-out extinction. Also known as Bushmen, these inherently peaceful people are now grappling with the encroachment of modern society. In the process, their ancestral ways are vanishing.
See what happens when the student bodies of an all-vampire school and an all-werewolf school integrate with Monster High.