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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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If you know of any other movies that we should add, do send us the link in the comments box below.

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Have you ever wondered what is the significance of our dreams? All human beings dream. Irrespective of race, religion or country. And yet, each dream is different.

Deep in the South American Amazon, live a few tribes that have mastered the art of interpreting dreams. These indigenous tribes are known as dream cultures. The Achuar is one such tribe. They live in the Amazon forest along either side of the border between Ecuador and Peru. Until a few decades ago they had no contact with the world outside their forest. So a lot of their culture, wisdom and understanding of nature is still a mystery.

Pukeko

Pukeko

The Achuar believe that dreams are a powerful way of interpreting the future. They also have a deep respect for Nature and treat it is a living entity that guides them in the journey of life through signs and dreams. Perhaps that is why the Achuars have been able to live so harmoniously in the Amazon jungles for thousands of years.

As the impact of human society on the environment increases and we move towards an uncertain future, the Achuars have reached out and shared their dreams and visions with us. In the hope that even though all of us have our own individual dreams, but perhaps as a society we can learn to share another dream. A dream of creating a future that is better than our present. A future that is better for everyone, irrespective of race, religion, country or species.

Film by: Nitin Das, Special thanks: Daniel Koupermann
To visit the Achuar or know more about them, check out the web-site of this wonderful organization: Pachamama Alliance
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Achuar

Achuar

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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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There are 195 countries in the world. Each with it’s own culture and geography. But these are just political boundaries decided by human beings. When it comes to nature, there are no boundaries, just one small planet. And yet the illusion of boundaries forces us to live in conflict and distrust.

Can we take on a simple task of uniting the world through like minded people who care for the planet.
We have recently started a facebook group for our project – ‘Enchanted Lands and Fables’. Here’s the link:

http://on.fb.me/9dX5Ws

The idea is to have at-least one person representing each country in the world on this group.
1. Please join the group if you haven’t already.
2. Please write your name and country in the discussion tab of the group.
3. Also invite like minded friends from other countries to join this group.

We’ll be updating the total countries represented every monday on this site. There are only 195 countries and facebook has over 500 million users.

Let’s see if we can unite the world.

Unite the world

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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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