What Is :  Film  |  Poem
UNDISCOVERED STORIES: Refresh
The Next, Best West explores our changing relationship with the land that sustains us. It tells the story o... more
WINNING FILMS TODAY:
Preview
Pause
View
( i )
24mins
Silk weaving is a way of life in the rugged central highlands of Madagascar. The new 25-minute documentary, The Silkies of Madagascar tells the inspiring story of how a cooperative o... more
PREVIOUS FESTIVAL:
Winners of Spirit Enlightened
UPCOMING FESTIVAL:
CU on Twitter    CU on facebook

In SHOWCASE Now:

FILM ON:

Steve Marsh, an organic farmer, lost his certification when his neighbour's GM canola blew over his fence. Despite attempts to settle the matter, there was no resolution available other than to take his neighbour to court. Long time friends ended up fighting in court. We now know that Monsanto funded the GM farmer in this David versus Goliath battle for the future of food and Steve's right to grow GM free organic food. Using the legal rights of common law trespass and nuisance Steve argued that hi... more

21mins
 
FILM ON:

YWCA Muskoka’s “Fairly Foul Project – Chemicals, Cosmetics and YOU” was designed to engage young women, particularly those living in Canada, to be aware of the contents of the cosmetics they use. This film highlights the connections between women, their cosmetic products and their health.

27mins
 
FILM ON:

From the snow-capped mountains of Lesotho, to the bustling urban centres in South Africa, from the red sands of the Kalahari in Botswana to the deserts of Namibia, the Orange-Senqu River is the great provider for the many industries and inhabitants of the four countries that it travels through. Climate change and variability, however, has had an impact on the Orange-Senqu’s ability to quench the region’s growing thirst. Join us as we follow the river’s course from source to mouth and get a... more

24mins
 
FILM ON:

In October 2008 ten elephants were captured in Southern Zimbabwe. They were sent to Sondelani Lodge in Southern Matabele. The elephant were captured in order to break them in for elephant-back safaris. Caring people intervened and the elephants were rescued. Nine Little Elephants is a “true life” documentary. The emotions that were captured over the nearly one year of filming make this a compelling and at times heart-wrenching story. The producers had access to all the drama that went into th... more

44mins
 
FILM ON:

This documentary explores the complicated dynamics of the mining industry in Chile. Focusing on the mining project called Pascua Lama, being developed by the Canadian Barrick Gold Corporation in Northern Chile, this documentary dives into the reality of developing countries which due to unwilling governments who lack long-term vision, sell their natural resources without considering sustainable development strategies for their communities, thus fostering a new model of colonization sponsored by th... more

1hr 4mins
 
FILM ON:

Who would consider soya suspicious? As a symbol of a vegetarian diet, soy is usually associated with nature, balance, and health. So what a surprise it is to be told that today this legume is putting the whole Amazon rainforest in jeopardy – with potentially devastating consequences. The soybean has become one of the most consumed products, especially since the mad cow epidemic ravaged several countries. At this point in time, there is a pressing need for increasing soybean production in order t... more

50mins
 
FILM ON:

This film, entitled "10 Years of Failure, Farmers Deceived by GM corn", shows the dire situation of corn farmers in the Philippines who have adopted GM corn. Amidst protests from farmers, scientists, consumers and basic sectors, GM corn was commercialized in the Philippines in 2003. At present, there are about 8 varieties of single, stacked-trait and pyramided GM corn approved by the government for direct planting. It is now planted in about 685,317 hectares of agricultural land allotted for corn.

24mins
 
< >

STORIES MOST EXPLORED TODAY:

RSS
"Truka, in the name of the Enchanteds", is a documentary about the Truka people. They live on islands on the Sao Francisco river in the Northeast of Brazil. And their stor...more
 
25mins
In 2010 the worst floods in living memory ripped through Pakistan. Millions of people were displaced and vital crops destroyed. A small disaster relief team from Europe set ou...more
 
30mins
The indigenous Hydroger is lighting up lives in far-off villages in the mountains of Nagaland. In remote villages not connected to the grid, this indigenous powerhouse i...more
 
10mins
Two non-profit organizations in Oahu, Hawaii, SurfRider Foundation and Permablitz, combined resources to address community adaptation by teaching sustainable practices. Th...more
 
2mins
Orlando Duque takes great heights to new places by climbing and jumping off trees in the Amazon. Cliff diver and 11-time world champion Orlando Duque is a man known fo...more
 
24mins
Gorakhpur is the second largest city in the mid-Gangetic plains of India. This film tells the story of a city grappling with the dual pressures of urbanization an...more
 
19mins

AUDIENCE JUST WATCHED:

  • Native Americans speak about the Earth as our Mother and the impacts of oil and gas drilling on tribal lands in the United States, particularly on The Blackfeet Nation in North Central Montana. Outside entities target territories where unemployment hovers at 70%, promising wealth and prosperity, and offering little in return. The exploitation o... more
    11mins
     
    JUST VIEWED BY:GUEST
  • Each year, thousands of tourists descend upon the Hawaiian Islands. People go to relax, unwind, to enjoy the beauty, adventure, shopping, and festivities such as hula and luaus. We take for granted the opportunity to visit and experience these beautiful islands. What many people don’t realize; however, is that there exists a rich cultural tradition o... more
    18mins
     
    JUST VIEWED BY:GUEST
  • In 1996, Monsanto introduced its first GMO seeds. It ensured that farmers could not save the seeds and essentially lose the ownership of their seeds. Consequently, the power balance shifted away from the farmers to corporations who now own 80 percent of GM corn and 93 percent of the GM soy market. Now, not only do farmers have to buy the seed... more
    14mins
     
    JUST VIEWED BY:GUEST

FILMS ON :

Watch films (documentaries, short films, talks & more) at this online film festival. Discover film-makers and their voices. Learn about social issues prevalent in the current world. Vote for the art & entertainment that is evolved and exists for transformation towards new future. Promote consciousness about humanity & environment - our culture, nature & life driven by the spiritual state, individual and collective.