TERRA 805: Natabar Sarangi – The Source from TERRA on Vimeo.
Natabar continues to find, save and share his indigenous rice seed with local farmers. To date he has managed to re-introduce over 350 varieties. But it’s not just about the indigenous rice seed of India or about the survival of a sustainable agriculture system with the knowledge of over ten thousand years. It’s about a global phenomenon taking place where a non-sustainable system systematically destroys a sustainable one, where short term profit has the power to overwhelm common sense and the consciousness of many millions, where progress is not progress but the wanton destruction of an eco-system and environment we will never be able to replace.
Natabar Sarangi is just one of a growing number of farmers throughout the world who realize that if we do not begin to repair the damage taking place to our agricultural systems and our environment, we will lose not just our cultural identity but our fundamental right to a truly sustainable system of food security. This film is airing on TERRA through a partnership with Filmmakers for Conservation.
The environmental non-profit sector has always had a difficult time securing financial support, often relying on the generosity of volunteerism. However, the recent economic downturn has put this sector in an even more dire situation, and the young workers are feeling the pressure. Follow filmmaker Taylor Johnson as he covers the streets, forests, and beaches of Oregon to hear the stories from those who give so much for so little in the name of environmental stewardship. In DisSOLVE, experience the trials and tribulations of the Portland environmental non-profit sector like never before… from their point of view!
In Part Two of “The Story of Stuff” we find out how the system of buying goods actually works and why it has developed the way it has. Why do we always feel like we need more stuff? Why don’t things last like they did fifty years ago? Why are we all working so much more than we used to? And how does this all relate to the countries that manufacture our products? 99% of all our stuff is thrown in the trash within six months of us buying it. The reality is alarming – it’s time we learn about it and starting making changes. Check out www.storyofstuff.com
Do you ever wonder where all the things in your house really come from? For example, where did each of the components in your computer get made? Where did they get shipped from and how much did it cost to assemble them? Moreover, what impact did making your computer have on other people? “The Story of Stuff” is about just that – what impact is our consumer-driven society having on other people, cultures and countries and ultimately, ourselves. It’s surprisingly straightforward, yet how many of us know the true cost of our way of life and how easy it would be to change our attitudes and behavior if we just made the effort? Check out more after you watch the show at: www.storyofstuff.com