In 1998, Dr. James Thomson perfected a method to grow human Embryonic Stem Cells in a laboratory environment. His discovery sparked a new debate in what historically has been a long line of moral dilemmas initiated by scientific advancements. “Lines in the Sand” provides the viewer with an unbiased presentation of facts regarding Stem Cell research. This documentary addresses the nature of Stem Cells, their purpose, origin and future use in advanced medical treatments. Can Health care truly be transformed through the use of Stem Cells? Up until now this question has been answered from the heart, not from an understanding of the facts. “Lines in the Sand” seeks to reverse this trend and provide viewers with the information they need to decide for themselves, free of coercion and spin.
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Science teacher and film-maker Alom Shaha sets out to uncover a genuinely satisfying answer to his students’ most common question: why is science important?
TRUST is a 10-part series about a perfect trifecta. The Public Trust Doctrine is a legal doctrine enshrined in the laws of every civilized government and holds governments accountable to protect the resources we share in common and depend on for our very survival. The principle of inter-generational justice is enshrined in international human rights law ? simply put, it means that the adults can’t have a party on the planet and leave it a mess for the kids. Combine the Public Trust Doctrine with the principles of intergenerational justice and passionate youth, who are fighting for their future in the courts and on the streets, and we have the perfect trifecta. Why? Because youth across the country are bringing legal actions – based on trust – against the federal and state governments, so we will open our eyes and protect our atmosphere and our futures with smart strategies rooted in science. In this episode of the TRUST Series, meet Nelson Kanuk, a 17-year old who learned how climate change was affecting his community and felt he could best help by sharing his story. In this 8-minute film, Nelson explains that the main problem facing the northern parts of the world is that winter is coming later and later. This results in increased erosion due to permafrost melt, increased flooding due to warmer temperatures, and intensified storms because the sea ice forms later in the season and is unable to provide a natural barrier for our coastal communities. This, in turn, leads in the loss of homes, communities, cultures, and a way of life. Go to http://ourchildrenstrust.org/ to learn more about the campaign.
The filmmaker’s two obsessions, reef animals and filmmaking, intersect in this brief glimpse at the world of reef aquaria.
This weekend TERRA will be taking off to California for an amazing event. The Bioneers conference is held once a year and offers thousands of people the chance to figure out how to grow their own food, reduce their impact on the environment, hear visionary thinkers talk, and learn how to make positive change for all! The TERRA crew will be interviewing plenary speakers, hearing what conference goers have to say, and getting behind the scenes with the people that make it all happen. It’s going to be a great trip — so tune in from Friday to Monday as we come to you live from San Rafael.
In the final part of Pablo’s Hippos we find out more about the cocaine trade in Colombia and what has changed in their policy since Escobar was assassinated. Then there’s the Hippos and the fate of the Napoles ranch. What will happen to the group of Hippos left behind and what will the government decide to do with Pablo’s old stomping ground?
In part two of Pablo’s Hippos, we learn about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the hippos’ relationship with the inhabitants of the area, and the faded grandeur of Pablo’s estancia. Tune in next week to learn the fate of Pablo’s Hippos!
What do politics, drugs, farming, South America, biodiversity and the African hippopotami all have in common? They are the ingredients that make up the amazing story of “Pablo’s Hippos”. Not long ago, after the assassination of famous drug baron, Pablo Escobar, two hippos were left alone in the ruins of his private zoo. Now they have multiplied and there is a whole herd of new, uniquely South American hippos running free! Be amazed as we join filmmakers Monica Pinzon and Jefferson Beck on their journey to Colombia to find out how these animals got to where they are and what will happen to them now that they are thriving there.
In Part three of “Ranching the New West” Duke Phillips tells us why he believes so strongly that cattle grazing is vital for the grasslands of the American West. There is a way to ranch that fits in with the natural system and replaces the wild systems that were there before. After all, Ranchers want to maintain a profitable industry and as Duke says: “If we’re going to stay in business we have to create a nature that is stronger tomorrow than it is today.”
In part two of “Ranching the New West”, we see the connection between family and land. Duke Phillips respects the heritage of his predecessors, and he’s passing along his knowledge and vision of holistic ranching to his children.