Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A World Without Water

Frazar Online Film Collection: A World Without Water



Source: Google Video

A World Without Water is a Channel 4 program detailing the current global water crisis:
"The world is running out of its most precious resource. True Vision's timely film tells of the personal tragedies behind the mounting privatization of water supplies. More than a billion people across the globe don’t have access to safe water. Every day 3900 children die as a result of insufficient or unclean water supplies. The situation can only get worse as water gets evermore scarce."

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      BSD v. GPL

      Frazar Online Film Collection: BSD v. GPL



      Source: Google Video
      BSD vs GPL is a sweeping epic, focused on the dichotomy between good and evil. It peers inside the hearts and minds of the creators of these movements and dissects their battle for world domination. No common documentary will dare to follow the path that BSD vs GPL blazes. This presentation was given by Jason Dixon at the NYC BSD Conference at Columbia University on October 11, 2008.


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        Stranger Among Bears

        Frazar Online Film Collection: Film



        Source: Google Video

        From Wikipedia: 
        Stranger Among Bears is a television documentary about Charlie Vandergaw, an older gentleman who has lived in Alaska for decades and illegally fed grizzly and black bears for many of those years. It was popularly aired on the station Animal Planet. His association with the animals is cause to say he's removing the bears' reluctance to approach humans, which is a danger. Bears usually fear people as much as people fear bears. Familiarization is also a tool for allowing humans to spend time among bears. Cameraman Richard Terry went to Vandergaw's self-proclaimed bear sanctuary to film the goings-on and was encouraged to approach a female and her cub in order to gain their trust. For his trouble, he received a severe laceration to the lower leg by the mother. Vandergaw himself was once a bear-hunter and confesses he's killed many in his past. In the show, Vandergaw would touch, pet and even film the bears along the similar vein of deceased eco-warrior Timothy Treadwell, who was eventually killed and devoured by grizzlies.

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