Thursday, July 26, 2007

Undercurrents footage used in Genoa court case

Undercurrents images have been used in a startling report fro MORE4 about the G8 protests in Genoa.It's been a month of high drama. The latest development: the sacking by the prime minister of Italy's senior police officer.

29 police officers go on trial in Italy for alleged brutality during the G8 demonstrations in Genoa in 2001.

Like a butcher's shop - that was the description by a police officer of the way Italian police beat innocent protesters at the G8 summit in Genoa 2001.A British man has been leading the fight for justice, and today 29 police officers are on trial for the alleged brutality.

Click on link above to watch report

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Statistics

It would only cost $10bn (£5bn) a year to provide 1.1 billion people with clean drinking water, yet we currently spend $38bn (£19bn) on pet food and $1,200bn (£600bn) on the world's military.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Buddhafiled festival

The sixth incarnation of Buddhafield Festival was alive and well in Somerset last weekend, five days of music and dance, yoga and meditation, drama and debate, held over a few fields in rolling rural England. There were workshops on everything from circular breathing to founding an eco-village, a Crazy Kids area, and rituals galore.

Set up by members of the Western Buddhist Order, Buddhafield festival is a meeting of the environmental, the loosely spiritual and the specifically Buddhist. It's a meeting of like minds and open hearts; an exploration and an invitation to experiment. This year bigger than ever, the mood was mellow and radical, with inhibitions cast off at the gate. Generosity was in the air and campers responded warmly to neighbours - sharing insights, muesli and essential oils and loads of mud.

By contrast with other festivals Buddhafield has a clean, positive flavour - partly due to its 'No Drink and Drugs' policy It is billed
A heady mix of aromas filled the air: woodsmoke mingled with incense while the sweet scents of lavender and cardamom chai compensated for the odd waft of composting toilets. There were abundant taste sensations with caf├ęs and snack stalls plying wholemeal or wicked fare. It was also a bonanza of touch: hands-on healers plied their trades in shiatsu, Indian head massage, reflexology - not to mention the sensory delights of saunas.

Our cinema was excellent and the audience was engaged as we showed How Cuba survived peak oil, ecovillage pioneers and animations, comedy and undercurrents news videos. But i am getting bored with all the mud, nearly every festival now has been washed out which is becoming tiring.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Our new surfing movie is in the papers today


Our latest film is in the news today...click on link above to read it.

Local movie-makers are monitoring Gower's shifting sands to gauge the effects of climate change on the region
We've all seen the pictures on the TV news - hurricanes, flooding, superstorms and typhoons.
Most of this wild weather seems to happen thousands of miles away from Swansea, in the Caribbean or in the middle of the Atlantic.
So, we may ask, what has it got to do with us? What can we do about hurricanes in Florida or melting ice caps?

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Let battle commence!

I'm off to see the monarchy die...and film it, been asked to make a film on the site of the original battle of Tewkesbury. May 4th 1471, the Houses of York and Lancaster met in a bloody battle which left thousands of men – including Edward Prince Wales, dead and put Edward IV firmly on the throne of England.
The medeval fayre is free for all so come along.
http://www.tewkesbury-medieval-fayre.org.uk/

StoneHenge was a building?