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Locally Abundant

Two young Maritimers take a 4 month journey across Canada, from the East coast to the West coast, volunteering at 10 small-scale organic farms along the way. In an effort to connect with the people on the front line of sustainable food production in a society where large-scale farming is key to our economy, they[...]

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97% Owned

Economics | 21 Oct, 2013 | No Comments

97% Owned looks at the economic and financial systems from a UK-perspective and explains the inner-workings of the banks and how money is made. Questions like 'how is money made?' and 'who decides that more needs to be created?' are some of the questions that the filmmakers tries to answer. In this film, we learn how[...]

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The Last Ice Merchant

Economics, Indie, People, Short | 08 Aug, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Last Ice Merchant tells the story of Baltazar Ushca, who for over 50 years has harvested ice off of the glacier on Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo twice a week. A family business, he is the last of his brothers to work at this job, the others having retired. What used to be an industry of almost 40[...]

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Detropia

Economics | 04 Jun, 2013 | 1 Comment

This video shows the effects of the American economical manufacturing collapse on Detroit, and the people who refuse to give up on their city.  Seen as both a portrayal of a once-great city, and a look at its final attempt to exist, this documentary hits home with a lot of Americans who feel the same. Watch Documentary Online Now

Loving Belize – Corozal, Consejo, Sarteneja

Economics, Media | 25 May, 2013 | 23 Comments

Episode One of the first season of Loving Belize, a short documentary series that showcases the diverse people that live in Belize. Belize is a small country in Central America. In recent years, the media have broadcast a negative and distorted view of the country and few badly made documentaries which, because of the size of[...]

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Inside DEMO Africa 2012

Economics, Technology | 24 May, 2013 | 24 Comments

The inaugural DEMO Africa event took place last October 24-26, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. It provided a platform for 40 of the most innovative technology products from companies across the African continent with the opportunity to launch before a global audience of investors, media, strategic buyers, C-level executives and other entrepreneurs. This was the first time ever[...]

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Influencers: How Trends and Creativity Become Contagious

Art, Economics, Short | 23 May, 2013 | No Comments

Influencers is a short film that explores how trends in music, fashion and entertainment spread. It tries to get to the bottom of how a person can be greatly influential without taking a metric approach. Official website: http://www.influencersfilm.com influencers Watch Documentary Online Now

PARK AVENUE – Money, Power and the American Dream

Economics | 09 May, 2013 | No Comments

Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side) presents his viwe of how the gap between rich and poor Americans is so contrasted, as illustrated by this famous boulevard in New York City. "Money is being used to buy results". If you thought you can rise to the top[...]

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Bitcoin Explained

Economics | 10 Apr, 2013 | 3 Comments

A short video that really explains well the idea of 'Bitcoin', a decentralized digital currency. This documentary talks about the concepts of a digital currency, how bitcoins are 'mined' and the future of digital currency. Directed, Designed and Animated by Duncan Elms - duncanelms.com Written and Voiced by Marc Fennell - Watch Documentary Online Now

One day in the life of a rice farmer

Asia, Economics | 06 Apr, 2013 | 1 Comment

For many, a bowl of rice is a simple trip to the supermarket. Rarely do we think about the production of our food. The documentary shows a typical day in the life of a rice farmer and the laborious process of rice farming. You can see how well-connected the whole system is and the number of parties involved in[...]

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Money As Debt

Economics | 01 Mar, 2013 | 1 Comment

Money As Debt is a fast-paced & highly entertaining animated feature by artist & videographer, Paul Grignon. It explains today's magically perverse DEBT-MONEY SYSTEM in terms that are easy to understand. This is a must see for anyone interested in the economy and how it[...]

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This Is The Last Dam Run of Likker I’m Ever Gonna Make

Business, Economics | 28 Feb, 2013 | 1 Comment

Popcorn Sutton's last run of moonshine. Just before his death, the legendary Popcorn Sutton allowed a film crew to shoot his last run of moonshine so that people can see what a moonshiner has to go through to continue business. This was filmed on a VHS video camera (by a close friend) and was never copyrighted[...]

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The Dark Side of Chocolate

Economics | 23 Feb, 2013 | 1 Comment

Is the chocolate we eat produced with the use of child labour and trafficked children? While we enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate, the reality is strikingly different for African children. In 2001 consumers around the world were outraged to discover that child labor and slavery, trafficking, and other abuses existed on cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast, a[...]

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Give Us The Money

Economics | 08 Feb, 2013 | No Comments

From Live Aid to Make Poverty History, celebrities have become activists against poverty. Bob Geldof and Bono have been the most prominent voices advocating on behalf of the poor. But have their concerts and campaigns really lifted millions out of poverty? Geldof, Bono and Bill Gates speak candidly about how to lobby effectively and how to[...]

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