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What to Watch on Waterbear this week

What to Watch on Waterbear this week


Waterbear Network is a free online film-streaming service, which has partnered with more than 80 charities and NGOs around the world — will shine a spotlight on the most critical issues facing the planet today. 


ReDress the Future

Since all new clothing, no matter how well it is made, will always have some sort of impact on the planet, simply buying less is the most responsible action an individual can take. We all know, however, that even the most well made clothes don’t last forever, as well as the fact that not only do our tastes change but so do our bodies, so sometimes what we have in our wardrobes just doesn’t quite cut it. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean we need to resort to buying brand new clothes.

This episode will explore not only the burgeoning second hand clothing industry, in particular new apps that allow people to buy and sell used clothing from their own home, but the more traditional concept of repairing or altering our own well-loved items of clothing. Because when it comes to sustainable fashion, forget buying something new, let’s just make the most of what we already have!


The True Cost

The True Cost is a ground­break­ing doc­u­men­tary film that pulls back the cur­tain on an untold sto­ry and asks us to con­sid­er, who real­ly pays the price for our clothing?

The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.


Refugia

Through a pos­i­tive lens, Liana Cor­nell, acti­vates her inescapable urge to do more, and gains a deep­er under­stand­ing of the cur­rent crises in nature, and the peo­ple devot­ed to pre­vent­ing them.

A Refugia is a place of refuge where species survive through crisis.

More than ever, now is the time to recognize and support those committed to the protection and preservation of these Refugia.

It is in the everyday that we find our true heroes now, those who are focused on the betterment of our place here on earth.

Through a positive lens, Liana Cornell, activates her inescapable urge to do more, and gains a deeper understanding of the current crises in nature, and the people devoted to preventing them.

From the perspective of the five elements present in every living thing – earth, air, fire, water, spirit – Refugia reveals the good work undertaken by unsung heroes, communities and companies, dedicated to nurturing nature, and preserving these pockets of protection.

Cinematically stunning, bold, personal and evocative, Refugia illuminates their rewarding stories, and inspires us to realize that we are the solution. When we react with action, we unite in a compassionate, global collective creating continuing, constructive change.

To do so is in our nature… and our nature is in us.



What to Watch on Waterbear this week

What to Watch on Waterbear this week


Waterbear Network is a free online film-streaming service, which has partnered with more than 80 charities and NGOs around the world — will shine a spotlight on the most critical issues facing the planet today. 


Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk

Ma·hout /​məˈhaʊt noun: (in India and South East Asia) a per­son who works with, rides and tends an ele­phant. The remark­able bond between ele­phant and mahout is built on many years of trust, a tra­di­tion span­ning centuries.

The remarkable bond between elephant and mahout is built on many years of trust, a tradition spanning centuries. In parts of Asia today, mahouts continue to dedicate their lives to caring for these intelligent, awe-inspiring creatures. Mahout – The Great Elephant Walk follows the story of ex-London city worker, now-eco lodge owner Tim Edwards, who needs to relocate four elephants and their mahouts between two national parks in southern Nepal. But walking some of the largest land animals in existence across one of the most densely populated regions on Earth is no simple task. The expedition must overcome teeming cities, searing heat, monsoon rains, and untamed jungle. On this epic journey, we get a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of the Mahouts, experiencing first-hand the extraordinary relationship between man and elephant.


Shade Grown Coffee

Shade Grown Cof­fee is the inspir­ing sto­ry about how grow­ing cof­fee in the shade of native trees can have a pos­i­tive impact on local com­mu­ni­ties, defor­esta­tion and biodiversity.

Shade Grown Coffee is the inspiring story about how growing coffee in the shade of native trees in the tropics can have a truly positive impact on local communities, halt deforestation and protect critical habitat for wildlife – all while giving your daily dose of caffeine a better aftertaste. Get insight into the coffee-making process, all the way from harvesting the ripe cherries to preparing the perfect cup of coffee and hear from passionate coffee farmers, roasters and baristas from around the world how we can all enjoy a more sustainable cup and a brighter tomorrow. A doc for coffee enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, Shade Grown Coffee aims to deepen the viewers’ understanding of their roles as consumers and appreciation of their next cup of coffee.


Defenders of the Deep

An inspir­ing sto­ry of the per­son­al resilience it takes for a life lived on the front­line of con­ser­va­tion activism.

Greenpeace boat driver, Jetske Nagtglas, recounts her experiences fighting whaling in Antarctica and her unique encounters with the animals she’s saving.


Lost World

As Sin­ga­pore dredges sand out from beneath Cam­bo­di­a’s man­grove forests, an ecosys­tem, a com­mu­nal way of life, and one wom­an’s rela­tion­ship to her beloved home are faced with the threat of erasure.

Since 2007, Singapore has dredged over seventy-three million tons of sand from Cambodia in order to expand its landmass. In this short film, Sundance-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam follows Phalla Vy, a young woman who has spent much of her life fishing and crabbing amongst the mangrove islands of Koh Sralau . Now, as Phalla’s beloved islands disappear, along with the unique ecosystem that has flourished around them, so too does her way of life, and that of her community. Lost World reveals a deeply important aspect of wildness: that humanity and the wild need not be separate, but can thrive together in balance. This film explores what it means to value nature and what is at stake when a community who views the land as part of who they are is torn from their roots, memory, and history.



What to Watch on Waterbear this week

What to Watch on Waterbear this week


Waterbear Network is a free online film-streaming service, which has partnered with more than 80 charities and NGOs around the world — will shine a spotlight on the most critical issues facing the planet today. 


Kofi and Lartey

The sto­ry of a man who escaped one of the most tox­ic places in the world, and his fight to try and empow­er two young boys to do the same.

When Abdallah was growing up as an orphan in Northern Ghana, his grandmother taught him the importance of education to find his own way in the world. When she died, he travelled south in search of work and found himself in Agbogbloshie, a commercial district in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Agbogbloshie has one of the world’s biggest electronic waste dumps, home to 100,000 people. He spent long days enduring gruelling physical work and inhaling toxic fumes as he burned plastic off wires to extract valuable copper.

This work financed Abdallah’s education and inspired him later to help children escape Agbogbloshie for a better life. Interested in how the media was portraying Agbogbloshie and its residents, Abdallah built a children’s play centre and began a film project with two 12-year-old boys, Kofi and Lartey, to give them the opportunity to tell their own story. When a huge flood hit Accra, killing 150 people, it plunged the city into chaos. This included forced eviction of tenants as government agents bulldozed their homes and demolished Abdallah’s children’s centre. Abdallah felt silenced and defeated but encouraged the boys themselves to film the world around them and reveal their true dreams and ambitions for their future.


One Big Breath

Phil is a for­mer cham­pi­on free­d­iv­er — now he teach­es His­to­ry at col­lege. But every chance he gets he takes one big breath and goes down, way down. But nowa­days he no longer does it for the records, but rather to get close enough to sharks.


Not a Pet

1 season, 5 episodes

Not A Pet looks at the ille­gal wildlife pet trade, and the role social media plays in the parad­ing and trad­ing of exot­ic ani­mals online.



What to Watch on Waterbear this week

What to Watch on Waterbear this week


Waterbear Network is a free online film-streaming service, which has partnered with more than 80 charities and NGOs around the world — will shine a spotlight on the most critical issues facing the planet today. 

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DamNation: The Problem with Hydropower

This film explores the evo­lu­tion of our nation­al atti­tude from pride in big dams as engi­neer­ing won­ders to the grow­ing aware­ness that our own future is bound to the life and health of wild rivers.

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RE: TV – Series 1: Welcome to RE:TV

1 season, 5 episodes

RE:TV is a show­case for inspir­ing inno­va­tions and ideas that point the way towards a sus­tain­able future, curat­ed by edi­tor-in-chief, His Roy­al High­ness The Prince Of Wales.

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Ode to Desolation

Ode to Des­o­la­tion shares the sto­ry of Jim Hen­ter­ly, a nat­u­ral­ist, illus­tra­tor and fire look­out as he con­tem­plates the dwin­dling days of Fire Look­outs in North America.

With the influence of technology and AI threatening to make his role obsolete, we look into the future and ask ourselves what connections we will maintain to keep our human interpretation of the natural world alive.

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The Last Honey Hunter

In the steep moun­tain jun­gles of Nepal’s Hongu riv­er val­ley, mem­bers of the iso­lat­ed Kulung cul­ture have risked their lives for gen­er­a­tions, scal­ing dan­ger­ous cliffs to col­lect a wild and tox­ic honey.

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The Breakdown

1 season, 5 episodes

This 5‑part series breaks down all aspects of the cli­mate and the eco­log­i­cal crisis.

It explores how we got here, where we are headed, and what humanity can do to make a difference. Presented by Jack Harries, it highlights the key themes at the forefront of young people’s minds today, in a clear and relatable way.

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WHAT TO WATCH ON WATERBEAR THIS WEEK

WHAT TO WATCH ON WATERBEAR THIS WEEK


Waterbear Network is a free online film-streaming service, which has partnered with more than 80 charities and NGOs around the world — will shine a spotlight on the most critical issues facing the planet today. Register Free here


Call Me Priya

Priya is a young girl in south­ern India who is one of mil­lions of mod­ern day slaves, work­ing in the gar­ment industry.

Priya is trapped in a world that tells her she is worth nothing more than to be a slave. But when a teacher believes in her, she discovers something powerful, herself. This film is being used in a year-long curriculum in over 400 villages with over 10,000 young girls in Tamil Nadu, India to help end modern day slavery.

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The Big Fix

The Big Fix is a 2012 doc­u­men­tary film about two film­mak­ers, Josh and Rebec­ca Tick­ell, as they trav­el along the coast of the Gulf of Mex­i­co meet­ing the res­i­dents whose lives were changed by the Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon oil spill.

The film argues that BP has utilised the oil dispersant Corexit in the Gulf to create the illusion that the Louisiana beaches are safe and the water (and seafood) uncontaminated.

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A Failure of the Imagination

Every year, the UK food indus­try wastes 1.9 mil­lion tonnes of food. This film doc­u­ments the sto­ry of one chef and his efforts to change this.

Five years ago, Douglas McMaster opened the restaurant Silo, hoping to change the unsustainable practices of modern food systems. His aim was simple, yet frighteningly ambitious: create an award-winning menu using a zero-waste food system designed from scratch.

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The Pangolin Man

A self-fund­ed, one-woman-crew short doc­u­men­tary about one local Ugan­dan man, and his fight to save the most ille­gal­ly trad­ed mam­mal in the world.

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What to Watch on Waterbear This Week

What to Watch on Waterbear This Week


Waterbear Network is a free online film-streaming service, which has partnered with more than 80 charities and NGOs around the world — will shine a spotlight on the most critical issues facing the planet today. Register Free here


Andrea Bemis, a farmer in Parkdale, Oregon, has committed to eating only locally sourced food for an entire month. The film documents her journey as she travels throughout the Pacific Northwest in search of not only the food that fills her kitchen but the people and places that make that food special. Throughout the month, Andrea fishes for tuna, stomps grapes, milks cows, harvests her pigs, hunts for mushrooms, and meets beef ranchers.

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Join Ben­son Kanyem­bo, Law Enforce­ment Advi­sor for Con­ser­va­tion South Luang­wa (CSL), and his team of four rangers, train­ing to take part in Tusk’s Wildlife Ranger Challenge.

Benson was the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award winner last year. More than 50 ranger teams across Africa will be taking part in a global collaborative fundraising initiative to support the men and women working tirelessly in the face of the tragic economic impact of Covid-19 to safeguard the continent’s iconic wildlife.

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The illegal fishing trawler “Thunder” was making dirty millions for ten years – right until the ocean activists of Sea Shepherd caught sight of it. For more than 10,000 miles the Sea Shepherd vessels, the Bob Barker and the Sam Simon, chase the poachers across international waters to put a stop to the killing of protected wild life. Chasing The Thunder is a real-life thriller in rough seas – an epic 110-day sea chase across three oceans and two seas, where an international crew and two fearless captains proof that conviction and resilience will make a difference where governments fail. Chasing The Thunder is the festival recut of Ocean Warriors, featuring the high-seas documentary about Sea Shepherd’s epic 110-day, 10,000-mile chase of the Thunder, considered the world’s most notorious poaching vessel.

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WATERBEAR NETWORK – The First Interactive Video-On-Demand Platform Dedicated To Our Planet

WATERBEAR NETWORK – The First Interactive Video-On-Demand Platform Dedicated To Our Planet

WaterBear Network is a free interactive video-on-demand platform that allows viewers to watch high quality content, interact with hundreds of purpose-driven organisations, and take action instantly, giving everyone, wherever they are, the tools to support the issues they feel inspired by.

The innovative digital platform and mobile app will showcase award-winning documentaries, inspirational original content, live streaming – and most importantly, will facilitate awareness and action. With original and curated content inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), WaterBear viewers will be able to stream and download hours of video anytime and on any device – all for free.

Uniquely, WaterBear’s interactive technology will also enable subscribers to take instant action while watching and support leading charities around the world. The platform will allow the viewer to donate directly, as well as provide opportunities to get involved with the projects on the ground through volunteering, travel experiences, events, and campaigns.

“We are excited about WaterBear’s ability to encourage people to not just watch, but actually interact with the causes they care about. The first network of its kind, we have the chance to be at the forefront of the most pressing issues of our time – showcasing the work being done to protect our earth boundaries and human rights, and empowering us to take direct action to shape a better future for our fragile planet”

Ellen Windemuth, CEO, WaterBear Network

Dedicated to bringing together a global community that is passionate about the UN SDGs, WaterBear already has 65 non-profit partners on board spanning some of the world’s biggest environmental NGOs to a network of local, grass-roots organisations.

As we emerge from COVID-19, which continues to set back many environmental and human rights initiatives, WaterBear encourages the audience to engage with a world of constructive change based on three pillars: watch, join, take action.

The interactive network also aims to re-imagine corporate responsibility, creating a unique ecosystem for impact: from storytelling to innovative technology, it will help brands to fulfil their own SDG objectives.

WaterBear Network is backed by ZDF Enterprises and Off the Fence alongside a pioneering group of impact-focussed investors, led by CEO Ellen Windemuth.

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Video of the Day: 15 Most Dangerous Natural Phenomena In The World

Video of the Day: 15 Most Dangerous Natural Phenomena In The World

As our planet wildly veers from one man-made catastrophe to the next, it can be easy to forget that mother nature is the deadliest force on our planet. But, just in case you need reminding, we’ve compiled a list of horrifying natural threats to humanity! From tornadoes to big ice-based explosions of gas, let’s take a look at the 15 Most Dangerous Natural Phenomena in the World!

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Video of the Day: Surveying Elk Herds with a Wildlife Biologist

Video of the Day: Surveying Elk Herds with a Wildlife Biologist

On Jan. 7, 2021, biologist Angelique Curtis conducted an aerial survey of the elk herds across Larimer County to asses the health of the animals following the Cameron Peak Fire, which is the largest wildfire ever to burn in Colorado. The flight also allowed her to obtain population demographic data to effectively and sustainably manage elk herds in Larimer County. Aero Tech, Inc. chief pilot Cameron Stallings also talks about the animal welfare aspects they consider in the air during the short duration of disturbances to the animals, which are warranted by the important biological information that is gathered from the survey.

Check out more from Jason Clay here.