Thursday, November 15, 2012

This Is My Prayer


Episode one of the up coming vepoch original web series (This Is My Prayer) will feature the Muslim daily obligatory prayer.
Each episode will highlight a prayer from one of the worlds many diverse religions. We hope that this series will help people to see the oneness of the worlds religions as well give people a view of other cultures, traditions and beliefs that they may other wise never experience.
Here is a little teaser of episode one and a few behind the scenes photos. For more details see this previous POST.
Our hope is to turn this in to a collaborative effort.  If you have an idea for an episode that you would like to shoot your self or make a suggestion for an episode you would like to see the vepoch team shoot please leave your comments below or contact us at vepoch@gmail.com.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Seeds Of Freedom


As the global population continues to swell at a rate of 1.3% a year and fertile farming land gives way to high rises and strip malls, the task of feeding 80 million new people a year becomes an increasingly difficult proposition.

The idea of creating strains of seed that will in theory generate greater yield to farmers and have built in resistance to pests and adverse weather conditions, at the surface seems like a good idea.

Seeds of Freedom helps shed light on what happens when profit is put before life and the idea that large-scale industrial agriculture is the only way by which we can feed the world. This film charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolize the global food system.            

This is the full length 30min documentary, if you have the time its worth a watch from start to finish.

Produced by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN.