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Waste Land Trailer

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A prize-winning documentary about beauty, redemption, and garbage

Outside of Rio de Janeiro lies Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where 3,000 "catadores" make their living foraging for recyclables among the garbage. In Waste Land, a documentary that opens in U.S. theaters this week, director Lucy Walker chronicles a project by Brazil-born, Broooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz, who returned to his homeland to create portraits of the catadores made from......read more

Ban the Bag

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Happy Earth Day! No better time to voice your support for banning plastic bags in California.

California, stand up! The first organized attempt at a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags may have faltered, but the fight rages on. Emboldened by several successful local actions boycotting wasteful plastic shopping bags, Californians are urging Governor Jerry Brown to make a move.  Plastic pollution harms wildlife, threatens public health, and hinders the economy. It's......read more

The Circular Economy

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Can a closed-loop economy eliminate waste and save resources? The Ellen MacArthur Foundation thinks so, and it has a new animation to show how

You may or may not remember Ellen MacArthur as the solo yachtswoman who in 2005 broke the world speed record for circumnavigation of the globe. Today, she stays busy as the figurehead behind the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an independent UK-based charity promoting the vision of a "circular economy." Don't know what that is? Don't worry, neither did we until we watched this fun, well-made......read more

Meet the 23-Year Old Who Has Produced No Waste For the Last Two Years

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Collectively sits down with Lauren Singer to discuss her waste-free lifestyle

Lauren Singer, a 23-year-old living in New York City, has produced no trash for the last two years. And by no, we mean none, zilch, zero. What sounds practically impossible is in fact totally doable, and as Lauren explains, the benefits go well beyond helping the environment. The transition to a waste-free lifestyle means she eats better, has more money, and is a happier person for......read more

Sea of Glass

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The coastal landscape of West Wales provides the setting for this little dreamlike gem.

Animation, music and photography are juxtaposed to explore the liminal space between land and sea. A short and beautiful film by Sean Vicary....read more

Terrain

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Hallucinatory London landscape with mellifluous music.

Foreign shapes envelop and blend with London's landscape creating a surreal unity. A wonderfully visual confection with a great track to accompany it. The piece is by Irrum K and Jeremy C. Music by Beach House - Take Care (Sub Pop). ...read more

Stomacher, "Untitled/Dark Divider"

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Time-lapse magic by Sean Stiegemeier.

Los Angeles cinematographer Sean Stiegemeier developed his time-lapse technique in Iceland, where he shot the Eyjafjallajökull eruption with amazing results. This music video, for "Untitled/The Dark Divider" by Stomacher, picks up where that one left off. Shot over the period of a year, the video includes footage shot in Prague, Japan, Banff, Utah, Oregon and California. Bonus: Download......read more

I Break Horses, "Hearts"

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Stunner of a video by Alex Southam

Alex Southam of OOF Video directed this gorgeous video for the title track off I Break Horses' upcoming debut album on Bella Union. Southam's combination of nature, Super 8, time-lapse, and band footage provides a perfect visual backdrop to the Swedish duo's dense, shoegazey pop sound. Great spring fare. ...read more

Fragments of Iceland

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The world's most photogenic nation has never looked so good

This video from French filmmakers Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle gives us yet another reason to want to visit Iceland, that magical land of geysers, glaciers and volcanoes. The highly stylized piece shows off the stunning landscapes of the island nation in all their sweeping glory. It's a pleasing interpretation of place, all nicely synced up to Cinematic Orchestra's "To Build a Home"....read more

In South America

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Watch Vincent Urban's epic video of a road trip below the equator

Vincent Urban and his gang of globe-trotting mates are at it again, this time traveling across most of South America in a "rusty Land Rover," from Argentina, Chile and Bolivia to Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil. The five-minute video, spotted at The Atlantic, is full of time-lapse shots and epic landscapes that  have us itching to book a trip south.  "We brought our......read more

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