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Here’s a selection of 2 short green movies that are sure to leave you spellbound. The first one is a 2 minute video courtesy BBC ONE. It is a movie set to the tune of ‘What a wonderful world’ featuring the voice of David Attenborough.

Wonderful World


Nature by numbers

The second film is inspired by numbers, geometry and nature, and has been made by Cristóbal Vila.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these green movies. Every month we will keep adding new green movies to our list.
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In this short green movie, Yann Arthus-Bertrand captures some interesting facts about the forest. He was appointed by the United Nations to produce the official film for the International Year of Forests. Be amazed by the beauty of these enchanted forests through stunning visuals accompanied with narration by Edward Norton.


 

Interesting facts about forests:

1. Forests cover almost one third of total land area on planet Earth.
2. Forests are the ‘lungs of the earth’. They supply us with fresh oxygen and remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
3. More than 75% of the world’s usable freshwater comes from forested areas.
4. Rather shockingly, 36 million acres of natural forest are lost each year. Which is more than the size of England!
5. More than 300 million people around the world live in forests.
6. More than 1.5 billion people depend on forests to earn a living.
7. The total global trade in forest products was valued at around $379 billion in 2005.

*Source of facts UNEP

Forests are important for our future because they help us get clean air and clean water. But at the current rate can you figure out by when all the forests of the world will disappear? It is sooner than you think.

So what can we do? Here are some simple but important steps:

1. Lessen the use of forest products, like wood and paper.
2. Support organizations that are trying to save our forests (LINKS).
3. Protect local forests near your area and if possible plant a few trees.
4. Raise awareness among people by sharing this information.

If you have other suggestions, ideas or interesting facts about forests please put them in the comment box below.

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Pine forest

Pine Forest

 

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This film has been made with the monks of Dhangkar Monastery in Spiti, India. No mosquitoes were killed in the making of this film. Film by: Nitin Das, Music: Avinash Baghel, Special thanks: Sunil Chauhan.

Director’s note: The world is warming and the climate is changing, whether we like it or not. And it’s going to impact each one of us in some way or the other. The next time a heat wave hits you or a mosquito bites, think about it.

But change is inevitable and humans have the gift of shaping their own future to a certain extent. The question is, are you willing to take on the responsibility? History has shown that it is common people like you and me that come up with ideas to create a better planet. Just like a small flame that can ignite an entire forest, small actions can have a big impact in transforming our world.


Help us use this film, not just to raise awareness about climate change but also to send life saving mosquito nets to ACT a non-profit working in malaria infested regions of north-east India.

Please subscribe to our site for fables and films from amazing places. Also share this link with a few friends. Spread a little awareness. The world needs it.


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This film has been shot in the fascinating potters town (Kumbharwada) of Dharavi, Mumbai. Dharavi is the largest slum area in India. It has over a million people living in an area of 0.67 square miles.

Although this is a comedy film about the misadventures of Jholu the ragpicker, the idea is to get people thinking and talking on some important issues.

Overpopulation, poverty and rapid increase in food prices are some of the biggest challenges facing a lot of countries. What will be the impact on society, if a large number of  people cannot afford a decent healthy meal? How will the people who have to go hungry react?

Read more about the United Nations World Food Program: http://www.wfp.org/hunger
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Can a 7 year old girl from a remote Himalayan village succeed in her quest to create a better planet? Watch this short award winning film and let us know what you think.


Can a 7 year old save our planet ?

Film by Nitin Das – http://www.filmkaar.com
Supported by – Ecosphere – http://www.spitiecosphere.com

Asst. Direction – Sonam Lotay
Actors – Ishi Zangmo, Kunga Wangchuk, Rinchen Dolma, Lobzang Dolma, Tashi Norzom, Tenzin Changchuk

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The film is a magical tale about a young boy who finds the solution to Global Warming from a monk in the mountains.

The film was shot in the remote ice desert region of Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India (Bordering Tibet).The entire cast was from Kaaza, a small town in Spiti Valley. The film was made possible by Spitiecosphere, an NGO based out of Spiti.

The UN environment program picked up this film for their Billion Tree campaign.

The main intention of this film is to spread the message of how fast Global warming is impacting fragile ecosystems. Instead of choosing to spread the message in the form of a documentary, which has limited audience, we chose to make a fairy tale. To present the problem and a possible solution in the form of a fable which would appeal to people across age groups and countries.
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Every fortnight, through our post we will take you on a journey to a far away land and introduce you to some extraordinary individuals. We shall show you amazing films that will not only entertain you but also make you think.

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Many, many miles away from you but perhaps not so far away in time, there exists an elite group of warriors. Their sole purpose in life is to protect the oldest treasure on this planet. They are guardians of the most fascinating places on earth and protectors of the creatures that live in those enchanted lands.

The far away warriors are facing their greatest challenge ever. An enemy so powerful that all of them combined cannot defeat it. A force mightier than the mountains and stronger than the oceans . Despite their best efforts the treasure is slowly disappearing.

So they have come together and formed a plan and you are reading this because you are a part of it.

To be a part of our adventure please subscribe to this site. Subscribing to this site shall keep you posted on all the new stories and films that we feature regularly. We hope you will join us because the treasure is as much yours as it is ours.

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