Documentaries and Lectures

Jane Mt. Pleasant: The Problem with Plows: Maize Production in Western New York from the 17th to 20th Centuries

Skarure scholar Jane Mt. Pleasant gives her talk about indigenous agricultural history and its comparison to colonial agricultural changes.

Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO’s

A good compilation of scientific and legal information from diverse sources. There can be no dispute with these facts.

Unnatural Selection

This documentary uncovers the deep and hidden impacts of the nearly completely unchecked application of unfounded and unilaterally detrimental technologies of genetic manipulation, then further describes how this system designed to die, designed to create scarcity, in fact allows corporations to flourish when wiping out our ability to retain any semblance of food security.

Bullshit! GMO’s – Vandana Shiva

Quantum Physicist, Mother, Farmer, Ecologist, and Feminist, Vandana Shiva, was given the “Bullshit award” by barun mitra, a neo-liberal lobbyist, for “sustaining poverty” during her dangerous work redistributing seeds of endangered crops and endangered traditions to nearly completely corporately destroyed regions of India. This documentary follows Vandana around the world, to see through an open lense into the highly debated yet blatantly obvious world of food. When Vandana first heard about the award, she didnt understand it at first, you see, in the mind of a farmer, bullshit is gold!

(unfortunately the original video was deleted. please look to part two and following parts in the recommended videos after part one is completed.)

The World According to Monsanto

The crimes of Monsanto go unpunished as they attempt to gain complete corporate control over all food in the world. They are willing to do whatever it takes, even if it means poisoning every one of us and our children. Monsanto is using weapons of mass destruction against us!

“There’s nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they know it — it’s strategic. It’s more powerful than bombs. It’s more powerful than guns. This is the best way to control the populations of the world.” – Vandana Shiva

Changing Education Paradigms

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award. A change of the education system is proposed along with an expose on the synthetic epidemic of pediatric pharmaceuticals in american school systems.

Arundhati Roy – Come September

One of the most succinct and poetic statements of current global affairs. Recorded September 2002.

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.” – Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy अरुंधति राय – Come September from No Brand Production on Vimeo.

John Trudell “Perceptions of Reality” @ UW Whitewater

“Trudell is a poet, musician, and an advocate for Native American rights. He did not set out to be a poet. His poetic and political sensibilities developed out of the remarkable, sometimes horrifying circumstances of his life. From 1973-1979 Trudell served as National Chairman of AIM, the American Indian Movement. The government response to A.I.M. was swift: Trudell said, “They waged a war against us. They killed, jailed, destroyed by any means necessary.” ” -TUC Radio

John Trudell “Perceptions of Reality” @ UW Whitewater from FirstNationsNetwork on Vimeo.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED DIRECTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY KIM BARTLEY AND DONNACHA O’BRIAIN IRELAND, 2003 74 MINUTES IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES HUGO CHAVEZ ELECTED PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA IN 1998, IS A COLORFUL, UNPREDICTABLE FOLK HERO, beloved by his nation’s working class and a tough-as-nails, quixotic opponent to the power structure that would see him deposed. Two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential palace on April 11, 2002, when he was forcibly removed from office. They were also present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid cheering aides. Their film records what was probably history’s shortest-lived coup d’état. It’s a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela “Washington‚s biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba.”

Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance

Alanis Obomsawin,
119 min 15 s

“Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance is arguably Alanis Obomsawin’s most important film, documenting the military 1990 siege of a Mohawk reserve near Oka, Quebec, and its causes.” – Katerina Cizek

“I was in my car when the shooting occurred, on my way to another film shoot. I changed directions right away. I was working on something else that I completely dropped and raced to capture the stand-off on film. People outside of Canada were shocked when they saw this movie. They couldn’t imagine that something like this was taking place here. The only negative reaction came when the film was released in French in Quebec.” – Alanis Obomsawin

Masanobu Fukuoka

Japanese man who reinvented Japanese agriculture, bringing it back to a place where it may once again live with the land. The principles found in the one straw revolution can be applied to any place or climate of the world. Many of the ideas of Fukuoka’s are present in native agricultural practices. Here is a brief report on the legend Masanobu Fukuoka.

The Health Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods and their cover-up, GMO Trilogy, Part 2

This video may answer some of the questions you have been asking about your food. things have changed somewhat since the making of this film, but the truths stated within the film have not.

Jeffrey Smith with an update on GMO contaminated human gut bacteria: