Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Binta and the Great Idea: An Online Film

Binta and the Great Idea is a 2004 film by Javier Fesser that was nominated for an Academy Award. It is a story told by a small girl in Senegal about how her father has a great idea for his country and how the little girl's cousin wants to go to school against the wishes of her father. This is a film that presents the idea that there is something to learn from other cultures and that a healthy world means all kinds of unique people living together with understanding.

Go Watch Binta and the Great Idea

This blog entry comes from CandlelightStories.com

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Story of Stuff: Where all Our Stuff Comes From

The Story of Stuff is a short film and web site that explain how the production and disposal of all that stuff we shop for and buy affects the planet and the people who live on it. Find out why taking resources from third world nations to produce our cheap radios is hurting both the people of those nations and we who buy the cheap goods. You can also learn about ways to improve this system and put less strain on global resources.

Watch The Story of Stuff

This blog entry comes from CandlelightStories.com