Director: Greetje Mulder | Producer: Rogier van der Voort
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2012 |
Tags: Economies, Ethics, Food, Global, Globalization, Livelihood, Water
Synopsis: Never before in known history have so many people relied on so few for the basic essentials of life. In our present-day democracies, freedom is slowly being commodified. We have been giving our democratic governments more and more freedom while they have been busy restricting ours. In the name of democracy and global progress laws are drafted that will outlaw simple activities that empower man, like growing our own food. By taking our freedom for granted we could be on the verge of losing it. Are we still free when we can't grow our own food anymore or when peoples livelihood depends heavily on how we interact with the money-hungry machine democracy has become. We need to be governed less and become less dependent on a system that is simply not sustainable. An empty system that will offer no reward, when we feel it is time to start enjoying life. It is not democracy that will offer true freedom, it is reclaiming the spaces that were taken away by democracy.
Set against the backdrop of the most celebrated democracy in the world -India- we learn how governments are pushing the democratic dream, while stealing and selling peoples land to foreign corporations on consumerists behalf. In the documentary film Freedom Ahead we visit the people who are the conscience in a world which is losing its moral principles. These people regain control over their lives by being independent and living self sufficiently. By doing so they obtain the highest valued asset of all times: real freedom. This collection of committed individuals does not constitute a movement. It is dispersed and fiercely independent. It is taking shape in universities, elementary schools, farms, communities and many other places. It is experimentally emerging as a global humanitarian movement rising from the bottom up. Freedom Ahead colorfully captures this almost instinctive response, the largest social movement in all of human history through lucid footage, inspirational stories and an evocative soundscape.
More about the film
As an independently made film Freedom Ahead has spread to quite some fertile grounds! Yee and pardon the pun! We received many request from universities all over the world and *permaculture institutes where Freedom Ahead is now part of the educational program.
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2014
From Permaculture.co.uk - This first installment in a series of Free - Open Source Permaculture documentary films provides people with inspirational and educational footage of permaculture from across the world. Seeds of Permaculture is a full length documentary featuring strategies for tropical permaculture.
Filmed in various beautiful locations throughout South East Asia, beauty is an obvious ingredient in this film. Like the spice of a freshly prepared curry, the beauty is palpable! From lush food forest systems, to artistic natural structures and the delightful hearts of the people who build and inhabit them, this movie is sure to leave you breathless.
Seeds of Permaculture packs in tons of interactive information and special features into 90 minutes of beautiful high definition. Much more than just an educational film, Seeds of Permaculture brings several creative contributions to the field of film making, including: interactive chapters, crowdsourced production, creative commons licensing and completely free distribution. What this means is that Seeds of Permaculture is free to download, share, modify, re-upload and build upon exponentially. A gift to the world from the generosity of a new economic reality of abundance.
Funded through several generous contributors and a successful crowdfunding campaign on the new permaculture crowdfunding platform, www.WeTheTrees.com, AHOOHA has been able to pay forward the generosity of the permaculture community through the release of this new film and interactive content.
AHOOHA believes permaculture is the way to solve many of the problems the world faces today. By providing an accessible format of inspiration and education to everyone for free, AHOOHA blazes a trail into a promising new future for humanity. With a vision for making permaculture accessible to the world, the filmmakers of AHOOHA are already working on future installments of this documentary series.
The full length film can be seen below or visit www.seedsofpermaculture.org