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looking for a short film to show at our annual harvest supper.

 
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Hi all.  
Every year my rural hamlet along with people of the surrounding two villages come together to share a feast called the harvest supper.  Afterwards we show a few short films, and then discuss them.  Last year, I brought a film about the ice stupas (small artificial glaciers made simply and in the rough shape of a Buddhist temple) in the Himalayas.  Our glaciers are receding fast and some of our creeks are not flowing much in the summer, so it has some potential bearing.  We usually show two or three films.

Does anybody have any ideas of short films (10 to 15 minutes max) that might suit a small but very diverse farming community in the Canadian Rockies?  
 
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The man who planted trees. I love this one.
 
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Hi Rob.

The man who planted trees. I love this one.

 I'm familiar with the little book of the same name.  All the films about this that I found in my search are 30 minutes though.  Shorter films (ten minutes or less) are better for the attention span of the audience who are new to the concepts.   Do you know of any shorter synopsis of the idea?

The only thing that I do not like about the concept of using this resource is that the fictional account is based on the idea in history that charcoal making was responsible for the original deforestation, and although this might the final factor in the forest's demise, I doubt that it was the sole factor.  It does not take into account, from my recollection, the clearing of the greater forest for pasturage or that shepherding and free-ranging can also create this pattern.  Regardless, the other issue that I have with that is the potential misconceptions that this could bring in regards to the benefits of the appropriate use of sustainable production to create biochar, which could have the opposite effect.

Perhaps a shorter film with the addition of a biochar one?

I do like the idea of a video about planting trees.  I had looked up a bunch involving agro-forestry yesterday.  I think that agroforestry and silvi-pasture models with the addition of some intensive food forestry models are probably the directions that my Valley should head.  I haven't found a good enough video to show yet.
 
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Woodlanders.com has a few which are short (10 minutes), some are longer. I really like them, and they usually show a useful, productive and sustainable way.
 
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What a great resource that site is, Hans!  I checked out one video and will be looking into more.  Thanks. :)
 
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You are welcome.
There are other resources, but most documentaries are way longer.
For example cultureunplugged.com has some short ones (you can search the category "Farming and Food"), and filmsforaction.org as well. The time spent searching is huge, as you will not want to show a shitty video. A good one you probably know already is "how wolves change rivers", available on youtube.



 
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