THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES
This is a wonderful animation of the fictional short story by the French writer Jean Giono about Elzéard Bouffier, a shepherd who single-handedly reforested a desolate region of France. The acclaimed film was directed by Frédéric Back. This is truly a memorable film.
TERRY OXFORD: SAN FRANCISCO ROOFTOP BEEKEEPER
Terry Oxford is a San Francisco-based beekeeper/advocate who has bees on the roofs of some of San Francisco's finest restaurants. Terry uses no pesticides, miticides, plastics or sugar in any of her hives, keeping them completely natural year round. In this short documentary by David Lawrence, she explains the unique challenges, techniques and tools she's mastered over the years to keep her bees thriving on rooftops in the city. This film was screened at the 2014 Slow Food Conference Terra Madre in Torino, Italy and in Rome at the Roman Urban Beekeepers Congress.
THE ART OF BEEING - CALIFORNIA #3
British artist Louis Masai travels across the USA in Autumn 2016 to begin his attempt to tackle species extinction through art. It is one of the most ambitious mural projects of its kind to date, with 20 murals coming to 12 cities in just two months, reflecting the fast escalating extinction crisis.