Category “Lifestyle”

The Sustainable City

Today, the way ecology is being incorporated into architecture has evolved considerably. Sustainable architecture, or green architecture, aims to minimize the negative impact of buildings on the environment by enhancing efficiency and moderating the use of materials, energy, and space. Spewing carbon dioxide, generating masses of waste, and consuming alarming quantities of energy and water, our cities place a heavy burden on both the global environment and the local ecosystem. Architecture itself has a tremendous impact on the environment. Today, the way ecology is being incorporated...

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Ancient Drugs

Join Dr. Andrew Weil and other leading physicians and scholars in this often-surprising look at the long history of drug use in different cultures worldwide. Since mankind’s beginning, in every civilization, human beings have found ways to alter their consciousness in search of something “greater” than everyday reality. To this end, we have indulged in and experimented with all manner of frightening, toxic, even potentially lethal substances, in many different rituals. Ancient Drugs delves into mankind’s psyche in search of the key to our pervasive drive to experience something...

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Super Size Me

Super Size Me is an Academy Award-nominated 2004 documentary film, directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. It follows a 30-day time period (February 2003) during which Spurlock subsists exclusively on McDonald’s fast food and stops exercising regularly. The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effects on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit. During the filming, Spurlock dined at McDonald’s restaurants three times...

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The Royal Family at Work

All four of the Queen’s children talk frankly for the first time about their working roles as part of the Royal Family. The younger generation are also seen to be getting involved. There’s an early-morning surprise for the residents of an inner-city hostel when they come down to breakfast and find Prince William making the coffee. Prince Harry attends a strategy meeting for his African charity, Sentebale. And we see what happens when all the family turn up for a very proud moment at...

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Michael Jackson: What Really Happened

Jacques Peretti examines the final four months of the singer’s life and the events leading up to his death. The reporter delves behind the scenes of the star’s proposed comeback concerts and personal life, speaking to witnesses in London and Los Angeles, as he tries to piece together why the mingly fit and healthy performer died unexpectedly in his American...

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Wing Chun sa Pilipinas

A cinematic documentary from Chibi Moku about Wing Chun Kung Fu being introduced to the Philippines. Shot over a period of 2 weeks in Manila & Laguna. Featuring Sifu Steve McGowan & Sifu Robert Greene. Also featuring actor Raymond Bagatsing and the rest of the Golden Harvest team. Wing Chun is a Chinese form of martial arts that has quite "unique" techniques and foundations. While wing chun can be found all over the world, including the Philippines, it's a "creative rarity of forms" when passed through it's different lineages. Cinematographer - Trip Shaffer - Chibi...

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Ice Age

It’s cheap, highly addictive and ultra-powerful. “Ice,” or crystal methamphetamine, is now more popular than heroin. It plays havoc with the minds and the bodies of addicts, filling emergency wards with dangerous, psychotic patients. But little is known about the long-term effects of the drug or even how to treat the addiction.This documentary reports on the hidden, growing epidemic. Methamphetamine has medical uses as well as the potential to cause addiction. Methamphetamine addiction typically occurs when a person begins to use the drug as a stimulant, for its powerful enhancing...

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Streets of Plenty

An unprecedented look into the underworld of Vancouver’s downtown east-side ghetto. This 65 minute documentary follows one man’s 30 day experiment of joining the thousands of homeless, ill, and addicted, who survive the streets of Vancouver’s cold, wet December. He starts off with nothing but a pair of underwear. Where he ends up is a place he never knew existed, even though its a place he passed by every day. He has no money, no friends, no family, and most importantly, no home. He must navigate the institutions, policies and services alongside the thousands of people that call...

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How Racist Are You?

These 30 people have never met. By the days end, they may wish they never had. For one long day they'll be at the mercy of "The Bitch", a retired american teacher. Some would say she calls herself this way for good reason. For 40 years Jane Elliott has been running an exercise that has ignited controversy around the world. She says it lays bare the hidden truth about racism in white societies. Many disagree, some vehemently. Now she's bringing her extreme methods and message to modern Britain. She's about to divide this group. Her aim: Simulate a racist apartheid style regime. Will the...

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