The Consequences of a Life Spent in Captivity Exposed by Blackfish

America’s love of entertainment has led us to controversial business practices in the name of profit, as shown in the documentary, Blackfish, which explores the life of Tillikum and considers the consequences of a life spent in captivity. To gain insight about the raw state of affairs, as touched upon in Part I of this series, let’s consider the family life of our mammalian cousin. Throughout our adolescent years we look to our parents for guidance and our minds are full of happy daydreams and constant learning. Being mammals, we possess a desire for nurture and require an extended childhood where our elders ... Read More
Kiska whale_wb-2638-2

To See the Whales – How Blackfish Changed My Perspective

Imagine a new couple, raising a child for the first time. The father gets relocated to Florida and they make the dramatic move from Utica, New York to Indian Harbor Beach. As any new, working couple may do under these circumstances, they took their first born to see the mechanical wonders of Florida. They purchased a season pass to Disney World and occasionally visited Universal Studios. However, as a bright, energetic toddler I wanted one thing when we were racing down the highways of Orlando… To see the whales. And how magnificent they were. As you drive through Orlando, Florida ... Read More
url

Are you FED UP? FED UP documentary is out and ready to blow the lid off everything you knew about sugar.

For many Americans, documentaries like “Supersize Me” and “Food Inc.”  sent shockwaves into their eating habits. Supersize Me revealed the dirty truth about our love affair with McDonalds, while Food Inc. revealed the truths about industrial agriculture. Now, the new documentary “Fed Up” exposes another menace to public health – sugar. The film examines the relationship between sugar and childhood obesity, and dispels the myths surrounding diet and exercise. Katie Couric serves as the narrator to the film, which chronicles the struggles of several young people dealing with obesity. These personal narratives are intersected with expert interviews from doctors, politicians ... Read More

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

YouTube

Vimeo

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • An estimated 26,000 people were sexually assaulted in the military last year – with only 3,000 cases reported, let alone tried. This flawed system must be fixed.

    Pinned: 10 Sep 2013
  • baby got back

    Pinned: 10 Sep 2013
  • These are just a few problems with our ocean, my goal is to make at least a small, positive impact on it in my life.

    Pinned: 9 Sep 2013
  • Charter Schools contribution to education reform

    Pinned: 9 Sep 2013
  • The Power of Education

    Pinned: 9 Sep 2013
  • FACT! 330,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2011. Are you committed to decreasing this number?

    Pinned: 9 Sep 2013
  • HIV/AIDS infographic and Public health

    Pinned: 9 Sep 2013
  • Drug War Infographic Design

    Pinned: 9 Sep 2013
  • Blood Brother documentary trailer - The story of group of children infected with HIV and Rocky Braat, a disenchanted American drifting through India. He wanted to save them all, but in reality he couldn't cure even one of them. He had to stay. cant wait for this to come out

    Pinned: 6 Sep 2013
  • This video entitled Blood Brother tells the story of a young american, Rocky Braat and a group of Indian child affected with HIV. During his trip in India, Rocky has taken attachment to a group of orphans infected with AIDS virus. He tells in a video the harsh reality he saw in front of this disease. Rocky is also sending a message of hope against the selfishness of the society in which we live. Discover a result, the very touching video and visit their website.

    Pinned: 6 Sep 2013

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • Are you going to be at the #REACTtoFILM @sohohouse screening tonight of Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus by director Madeleine Sackler? #nyc #sohohouse #instagood #movienight

    reacttofilm: "Are you going to be at the #REACTtoFILM @sohohouse screening tonight of Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus by director Madeleine Sackler? #nyc #sohohouse #instagood #movienight"
    13
    2
  • @kellyphitoussi @ljwhite @coraliecharriol striking poses in #bushwick #brooklyn! #RtFinBK #REACTtoBK #graffiti #art #instagood #babes

    reacttofilm: "@kellyphitoussi @ljwhite @coraliecharriol striking poses in #bushwick #brooklyn!  #RtFinBK #REACTtoBK #graffiti #art #instagood #babes"
    22
    0
  • Don't miss the "Peace Pitch: Works-In-Progress" #LiveGoogleHangout brought to you by @PeaceFilmFest happening at 4PM! http://bit.ly/GPFFPeacePitch #filmweek #film #instagood #GoogleHangout #documentary #REACTtoFILM

    reacttofilm: "Don't miss the "Peace Pitch: Works-In-Progress" #LiveGoogleHangout brought to you by @PeaceFilmFest happening at 4PM! http://bit.ly/GPFFPeacePitch #filmweek #film #instagood #GoogleHangout #documentary #REACTtoFILM"
    7
    0
  • Having a great time at the #REACTtoFILM educator mixer! Out teachers do such a wonderful job teaching the course so we have to celebrate them! #nonprofit #education #edreform #instafun #nyc #welovefilm

    reacttofilm: "Having a great time at the #REACTtoFILM educator mixer!  Out teachers do such a wonderful job teaching the course so we have to celebrate them! #nonprofit #education #edreform #instafun #nyc #welovefilm"
    9
    0
  • At the @IFPFilm Conference today. Looking forward to a great panel with directors Marshall Curry, Darius Clark Monroe, Tracy Droz Tragos, Doug Block, and Laura Checkoway. #IFP #FilmWeek #REACTtoFILM

    reacttofilm: "At the @IFPFilm Conference today.  Looking forward to a great panel with directors Marshall Curry, Darius Clark Monroe, Tracy Droz Tragos, Doug Block, and Laura Checkoway.  #IFP #FilmWeek #REACTtoFILM"
    11
    0
  • We love our @nyuniversity #REACTtoFILM chapter leaders! #nyu #instanyu #filmlovers #collegelife #dosomething #inspirational

    reacttofilm: "We love our @nyuniversity #REACTtoFILM chapter leaders! #nyu #instanyu #filmlovers #collegelife #dosomething #inspirational"
    11
    1
  • The amazingly creative students at Red Bank Charter School presented their activism art today! The students watched Waste Land and their task was to do a creative response using recycled materials. Bravo!!! #REACTtoFILM #education #documentary #film #civicengagement #activism

    reacttofilm: "The amazingly creative students at Red Bank Charter School presented their activism art today! The students watched Waste Land and their task was to do a creative response using recycled materials.  Bravo!!! #REACTtoFILM #education #documentary #film #civicengagement #activism"
    8
    0
  • @adobeyouthvoices we love this #inspirational #quote! #UAF2014 #education #humble #student #youthvoices #reacttofilm #nyc

    reacttofilm: "@adobeyouthvoices we love this #inspirational #quote! #UAF2014 #education #humble #student #youthvoices #reacttofilm #nyc"
    9
    0
  • We are #fedup with terrible school lunches. Today's menu at this #NYC school was: 4 chicken nuggets, Apples, and 1 chocolate milk pint with 20g of sugar inside. We need to do better for our kids. #fedupmovie #reacttofilm #education #getreal #school #lunch #cafeteria #food

    reacttofilm: "We are #fedup with terrible school lunches.  Today's menu at this #NYC school was: 4 chicken nuggets, Apples, and 1 chocolate milk pint with 20g of sugar inside.  We need to do better for our kids. #fedupmovie #reacttofilm #education #getreal #school #lunch #cafeteria #food"
    8
    1
  • Today, we visited our #REACTtoFILM students at Summit Academy Charter School. They are learning our new online portfolio program PublishKey with CEO Doug Silver. #learning #school #nyc #bk #teach #film #lovemyjob #education #fun #classroom

    reacttofilm: "Today, we visited our #REACTtoFILM students at Summit Academy Charter School.  They are learning our new online portfolio program PublishKey with CEO Doug Silver.  #learning #school #nyc #bk #teach #film #lovemyjob #education #fun #classroom"
    10
    0