Monday, July 16, 2007

Documentaries, blogs and websites

I compiled this info to pass it on to a friend. Felt, it is a good enough collection to be put on the blog. These are some of the resources I use to stay in touch with issues around me.


Here are some documentaries I've seen, some blogs I read and a few of the sites that I visit often to read their archives. Take a look at them.

Obviously, this is a lot of information for anyone to be able to digest soon. But, I felt putting everything in one place might be useful.


1.) 45 days - The life and death of broiler chicken

2.) Globalizing inequality - P.Sainath

Sainath is a renowned journalist in India. He talks about how the rush for globalization and development is adversely affecting millions in India and the rest of the third world.

3.) Singur
A documentary film based on the forceful acquisition of farmer's land by West Bengal Government in Singur on behalf of TATA Motors.

4.) Mahatma Gandhi
A really long (5hr) documentary on the mahatma.

5.) The systems view of life - Fritjof Capra
Fritjof Capra is a famed physicist. He talks on his ideas for a new outlook towards our lives and our environment so as to lead a sustainable life.

6.) Walmart - High cost of low price
Guess, the name is enough description.

7.) The corporation

This is a really informative movie on the forces that act on people inside a corporation.


8.) Mindwalk - A movie based on the book 'Turning point' by Fritjof Capra

Three people, a poet, politician and a physicist get together and talk about their views of life. This is one of the best movies I have ever watched. Beautiful, informative and absolutely riveting. Do watch this movie at the earliest.

9.) Nandigram
A video on the brutal genocide conducted by the WB govt in Nandigram.

10.) Slow poisoning of india

Documentry on how the use of Endosulfan (pesticide) has created widespread congential abnormalities in the children of Kochinim, Kerala.

11.) Earthlings
An in-depth study into pet stores, puppy mills and animals shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, EARTHLINGS uses hidden cameras and never before seen footage to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Warning: Contains extremely repulsive and gross images.

12.) The future of food
THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade.

13.) Jane Goodall - What separates us form the apes
Jane Goodall has been researching the relationship between apes and humans for over 40 years. She opines that the only difference between primates and humans is the presence of complicates speech in humans. Otherwise, especially with respect to emotions and feelings, there is absolutely no difference.


1.) Simple Living

2.) No Impact Man
Experiences of a man living in the heart of manhattan trying to reduce his consumption.

3.) Monbiot
George Monbiot is a journalist who writes in The Guardian, UK. Very informative blog.

4.) Casaubon's Book

Efforts of very concerned person to reduce her consumption and ecological foot print.

5.) Realclimate
Real climate science by a lot of climate scientists. Objective, scientific and unbiased posts.

6.) Orion magazine

Articles on a wide range of issues. Its one of my personal favorites.

7.) SEZ India
Aggregates all news related to SEZ in India.

8.) David Suzuki
David Suzuki is a famed canadian activist. Very informative posts on immediate action that can be taken by anyone.

9.) Common Dreams
A news aggregator on a wide range of issues.

10.) Blank Noise
A blog on the issue of street sexual harassment in India.

11.) Compact

Efforts of an american in going beyond recycling to counter the negative impact of all aspects of modern lives.

12.) Climate denial

This blog explores the topic of the psychology of climate change denial - with observations and anecdotes about our weird and disturbed response to the problem.


All these websites contain some amazing articles. Absolute gems.

1.) In context

2.) Margaret Wheatley

3.) Ratical

4.) Re-cognition

5.) Satya Magazine


Saravanan Mathialagan said...

.. went through a couple of shots about the WALMART.

I guess we are allowing a BIG SNAKE into india.

Inidan government as well as people who wants fat economy, no doubt will encourage tax benifits and subsidies to already rich walmart.


Jeevita said...

Good links! Saw the video on pesticide use in India. It was very informative and shocking! Shall see the other ones as time permits...

thanks for the info.

Sandy said...

Such a nice collection Partha! Im keeping this post in mind and shall watch/read them when i find some free time