Documentary

Documentary: Schooling the World (2010)

Films For Action

For the next month, the film-makers who created Schooling The World have generously made their film available to us in the spirit of the Gift.

Instead of setting a price and transacting before you’ve seen the film, they are turning the tables and allowing you to experience the film and gift back according to your values, your means, and the quality of how the film may have gifted you. Let’s show the film-makers that the gift economy can work!


Film summary:

If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children.

The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a ‘better’ life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture’s way of learning and understanding the world with our own? SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures.

Interested to read more? Check out the film director’s blog for several excellent essays. Questions? Contact the film-maker.

 

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Short documentary: Forest Man

Documentary: Forest Man

We came across this truly amazing story about the forest man and we hade to tell our readers and viewer’s. It is not hard to change our way of living, all it takes is a small change and we are on our way to a better future.

Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis. 

Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.

A co-production between: 
Polygon Window Productions: polygonwindowproductions.com

Title Media: http://www.titlefilms.be