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“Hogwood: A Modern Horror Story” – Interview with Tony Wardle (vegan)

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“Hogwood: A Modern Horror Story” – Interview with Tony Wardle (vegan)

Directed by Tony Wardle and presented by renowned British actor Jerome Flynn, “Hogwood: A Modern Horror Story” is an award-winning 35-minute short film that follows a courageous group of undercover investigators from Viva! as they expose the cruel atrocities inside one of the largest farms in the UK that raises pig-people for slaughter.Tony Wardle and his colleagues reveal the harsh truths of raising animal-people for consumption, illuminating why the world must go vegan. “The important thing is that we have truth and science on our side. Livestock are causing the greatest damage to global environment. Livestock are implicated in all the killer diseases that kill people in the West, the degenerative diseases.”“This, make no mistake, COVID-19 is a dress rehearsal. It’s quite a benign dress rehearsal for what lies ahead. There will be more pandemics, there will be more serious pandemics. And until we stop invading wild animal spaces, treating animals like commodities, and littering the world with factory farms, it’s going to happen.”As Tony Wardle explains, choosing the vegan lifestyle and raising awareness is the most powerful thing that we as individuals can do to stop the horrible injustices to animal-people and prevent more disasters. “All these big companies are now seeing the future. They know what the truth is, and they know that meat and dairy consumption is going to collapse. And so, they are hedging their bets, and they are getting in on the vegan market. We can feel, we can sense the change that is taking place. We've won the scientific argument, we've won the moral argument, and now it’s a case of ‘catch up.’ We have to just keep plugging away, plugging away, and trying to elect a government that we will tackle these issues and not surrender us, and the animals, and the planet.”Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Gratefully present Tony Wardle the Shining World Hero Award with high esteem and sincere gratitude for your vital work, which brings more awareness of the horrible cruelty of our humans’ world to the helpless innocent people from the animal kingdom, thus lifting society out of an ignorant and violent way of life. May Heavens forever protect you and all involved, may your noble endeavors be always successful. With all love in God’s Blessing.”
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2022-02-17   538 Visualizzazioni
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2022-02-17

“Spotlight”: Courageous Media Exposé of the Catholic Church Scandal

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“Spotlight”: Courageous Media Exposé of the Catholic Church Scandal

Today, we are going to present the award-wining film entitled “Spotlight.” Based on a true story, the film takes us to the offices of the Boston Globe, the oldest and largest daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The Spotlight team all grew up in Catholic families and know how powerful the churches are. But they are bravely prepared to face the inevitable challenges in order to fulfill their duties as true journalists. The lawyer of the victims claims the archbishop of Boston knew about Father Geoghan’s crimes without doing anything to stop it.The Spotlight team meets with victims and uncovers 13 sexually abusive priests. But a researcher named Richard reveals that his findings over the past 30 years suggests there are actually many more abusive priests in the Boston area. After more than three weeks of extensive work, the Spotlight team finally identifies 87 potentially abusive priests, which is remarkably close to Richard’s estimate. They start to verify them one by one. It is no longer about one person or a few bad priests, but a much bigger problem within a system that has turned a blind eye to such heinous crimes.Directed by Tom McCarthy, who also co-wrote the script with Josh Singer, the 2015 film “Spotlight” earned widespread praise from both critics and viewers for its talented actors, wonderful screenplay, and historical accuracy. It won over 100 awards, including the 2016 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.Supreme Master Ching Hai has also courageously spoken up about this ongoing issue, including during a conference in November 2021. “So why do these priests have any immunity? What right do they have to continue living in luxury, while many children languish all their lives? (That’s right, Master.) Either murdered or languish all their lives, and losing faith in God and in the teaching of Jesus. [...] These priests, they are evil, they are devils! They are not priests. You have the right to treat them just like any other citizen, any criminal. In fact, they are worse than any normal criminals, because they know right, but they did wrong. They abused their power to molest the children and took away their childhood, their dignity, and their whole life also.”
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2022-02-03   645 Visualizzazioni
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2022-02-03

Stop Animal-people Testing: “Save Ralph” & “The Plague Dogs”

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Stop Animal-people Testing: “Save Ralph” & “The Plague Dogs”

As part of the Humane Society International’s SaveRalph campaign to ban cosmetic testing on animal-people around the world, vegan filmmaker Spencer Susser wrote, directed, and co-produced a 4-minute short film entitled “Save Ralph,” with Jeff Vespa and Lisa Arianna. “Save Ralph” was released online on the Humane Society International website and on YouTube in April 2021 and has garnered more than 13 million views. Jeffrey Flocken, President of the Humane Society International stated: “‘Save Ralph’ is a warning signal to us to be aware of the suffering of laboratory animals. Now is the time for all of us to work together to end this abuse all over the world.”“The Plague Dogs” is a 1982 animation drama about the adventure of two dog-people: Rowf, a Labrador-gentleman, and Snitter, a fox terrier-gentleman. Directed and produced by Martin Rosen and based on the novel by Richard Adams of the same name, this heart-wrenching film illuminates the ultimate cruelty of animal-people testing which has caused them so much fear, pain, and damage, both mentally and physically. These innocent, forgiving, loyal, and caring beings have every right to live in peace and harmony on this planet. Recently, our Most Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai mentioned animal-people testing. “You know how people test in the laboratory. (Yes.) They make the animal-people suffer so much, that they could not even cry. And even if they cry, nobody cares, they treat them just like stones or something. (Yes.) Oh my God, my heart pains so much whenever I happen to see these things. And recently, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) advertised it on the news as well, about the suffering of these laboratory animal-people. My God, we are like devils. (Yes.) We are worse than devils in hell. Because the devils, they’re allowed to only punish the bad ones, the sinful ones. (Yes.) We punish everybody. Even innocent animal-people. They were in the jungle, they’re roaming freely, they eat only leaves, and we catch them, we trap them. Bring them to our house and then torture them, day in, day out. Just for some experimentation, and most of it, it’s no use.”“Save Ralph” and “The Plague Dogs” are two powerful films which are a wake-up call for everyone: it is time to stop all heinous crimes against animal-people.
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2022-01-29   546 Visualizzazioni
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2022-01-29

The Right to be Born: “Unplanned”

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The Right to be Born: “Unplanned”

Directed and written by Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, based on the real-life 2011 memoir of Abby Johnson, “Unplanned” shows us how cruel and damaging abortion is, not only to the unborn babies but also to the women, the mothers.Now, let’s listen to an excerpt from Abby Johnson’s speech given at the 2020 Republican National Convention. “My name is Abby Johnson, and I spent eight years working for Planned Parenthood. But today, I’m a pro-life activist. I truly believed I was helping women, but things drastically changed in 2009. But the tipping point came a month later, when a physician asked me to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. Nothing prepared me for what I saw on the screen: an unborn baby fighting back, desperate to move away from the suction. And I’ll never forget what the doctor said next, ‘Beam me up, Scotty.’ The last thing I saw was a spine twirling around in the mother’s womb before succumbing to the force of the suction.I’ve been the perpetrator to these babies, to these women. And I now support President Trump because he has done more for the unborn than any other president. During his first month in office, he banned federal funds for global health groups that promote abortion. That same year, he overturned an Obama-Biden rule that allowed government subsidy of abortion. He appointed a record number of pro-life judges, including two Supreme Court justices. And importantly, he announced a new rule protecting the rights of health care workers objecting to abortion – many of whom I work with every day.”Recently, Supreme Master Ching Hai addressed related questions about Texas passing a law banning abortion. “Any killing of innocents, especially babies in the womb, even it’s yours but it’s God-given. So any killing like that would bring disaster to our world, to everybody. Most people have abortions because they don’t have other people to give them wise counsel, to support them. They were lonely and vulnerable. So in the society, in any country, we should make like a volunteer group or something for this case, so that people who get unwanted pregnancies can come to them or talk to them, even over the phone, about their problem, and get right, wise counsel. In this case, many lives will be saved, and also many guilts and consciences will be at peace.”
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2022-01-08   866 Visualizzazioni
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2022-01-08

The Spirit of Christmas: “The Fourth Wise Man” and “48 Christmas Wishes”

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The Spirit of Christmas: “The Fourth Wise Man” and “48 Christmas Wishes”

We begin with a 1985 made-for-TV movie called “The Fourth Wise Man.” The movie begins with a man named Artaban, whose sighting of a bright star shining in the sky one night makes him feel very inspired – so inspired, in fact, that he sells all his possessions for three precious gems: a sapphire, a ruby, and a pearl. He wants to find the new King and offer the three gems to Him as a gift. “I must find Him! Otherwise, my life is meaningless.” “Tell me: did you ever find your King?” He ends up in a village of less fortunate people. Artaban stays and helps them create a better life for themselves. Artaban’s many selfless acts throughout his life, combined with his devotion, earn him a spegcial reward in the eyes of the Lord. “The Fourth Wise Man” is a great Christmas movie with a powerful reminder about those less fortunate than ourselves, and that the spirit of serving is in accordance with the noble teachings of the great Master Lord Jesus Christ. “48 Christmas Wishes” starts out the day before Christmas Eve. “Each one of these wishes comes from a human. It’s their happiness in our hands.” The young elves decide to send Mindy and Cam to Minnedoza so that they can ask the residents what their wishes are in person. Can they get all the missing wishes in time for the big day? “We just lost 48 wishes.” “Are you actual elves?” “I want Christmas to feel like Christmas.” “The Fourth Wise Man” and “48 Christmas Wishes” are two heartwarming films that not only bring us charming stories full of imagination, but also show us how an act of kindness can inspire people and bring miracles to our lives. To celebrate this holy season, we revisit these merry moments with our Most Benevolent Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her beloved dog-people companions. “Beautiful table we have. It’s the real Christmas now. My big boy. My big boy. Merry Christmas, baby. Um, thank you.”
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2021-12-25   842 Visualizzazioni
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2021-12-25

Protecting Our Oceans: “Seaspiracy” and “Go Fish”

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Protecting Our Oceans: “Seaspiracy” and “Go Fish”

Today, we present two films illuminating the urgent need to protect our oceans: “Seaspiracy” and “Go Fish.” Let’s first look at “Seaspiracy.” Marine-people life lover and British filmmaker Ali Tabrizi, sets out to make a documentary with his wife, Lucy Tabrizi, about the effects of plastic pollution in the oceans. They have no idea of what they are about to uncover – discoveries that are both shocking and terrifying, and may change your view on fishing and seafood forever. A large number of whale-people wash up on shores with plastics and other garbage filling their stomachs. Whale-people are not only incredibly intelligent but also help to keep the entire ocean alive. They absorb four times the amount of CO2 as the Amazon rainforest. Ali believes that protecting people of the whale and dolphin kingdoms means protecting the planet. Ali soon realizes plastic is not the only threat to marine-people life. People from the whale and dolphin kingdoms are being targeted and killed. Ali uncovers how industrial fishing is the biggest threat to marine-people – and human – life! About 2.7 trillion fish-people are caught every year, equivalent to 5 million every minute, wiping out 90% of the world’s largest fish-people and severely damaging the coral reefs. Studies estimate up to 40% of all marine-people life caught is thrown overboard as bycatch, including over 300,000 people from the whale, dolphin, and porpoise kingdoms, as well as 50 million shark-people. 70% of macro plastics at sea comes from fishing gear, and 46% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is fishing nets. “If you want to address climate change, the first thing you do is protect the ocean. And the solution to that is very simple: leave it alone.” In order to avoid detrimental consequences, we must act quickly to stop the killing, enabling the marine ecosystem and our planet to heal. The single best thing we can do to protect the ocean and the precious marine-people life is simply to not eat them! The animated film “Go Fish” starts in the beautiful, peaceful undersea town New Coralton, where a young, curious, and adventurous seahorse-girl named Christine resides. Directed and written by Sean O’Reilly, this lovely 2019 animation is fun and educational for kids, and reminds adults of the detrimental effects our actions have had on the ocean and her inhabitants.
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2021-12-18   758 Visualizzazioni
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2021-12-18

“Eating Our Way To Extinction”: Interview with Director Otto Brockway (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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“Eating Our Way To Extinction”: Interview with Director Otto Brockway (vegan), Part 2 of 2

“One of the reasons why we chose to focus a lot on fish is because a lot of people are moving from land-based meat to sea-based meats; to eating the aquatic life. And I think a lot of people don’t quite realize the effects that that has on, not just the ocean, but the planet as a whole. They’re cutting down the Amazon, and they’re burning it down and replacing it with this GMO corn and soya, which they’re then feeding to the fish. And so, just to eat one pound of fish, you’re eating 10 pounds of fish that has been caught in the ocean, that’s been fed to it, and also the burned-down rainforest.” “In terms of government policy, it’s still so much geared up towards supporting livestock farming and a lot less of plant-based farming. And I think this is one of the biggest reasons why we haven’t made a massive shift towards that so far, is because when farmers want to make that shift, they don’t get the same support from the government.” “There are many different facets of the film. There were things like looking at the whole food chain. Over 75% to 80% of the soy grown around the world is actually being fed to livestock, including farmed fish.” “And then on top of it, you have water usage, the fact that Nestle, in a WikiLeaks report that was leaked in a meeting, basically said that they were projecting the world to run out of fresh water within the next 30 years. And they said that the main driver of that is livestock farming. And so that is something that we look at in the film.” “The species and plants are now going extinct faster than when the dinosaurs went extinct millions of years ago. There have been five previous mass extinctions, and four of them were caused by the planet heating up from greenhouse gases. And we’re seeing that now, the planet, it’s heating up. We’re seeing this kind of extinction following it.” “And so again, it comes back to the fact that where there may be despair looking at, say, oil companies, and begging that they would change, we actually have this incredible power to make a difference right now by simply changing what we eat to plant-based proteins instead.”Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Joyfully present the Shining World Award for Noble Film to the Team of ‘Eating Our Way To Extinction,’ with all love, high praises and best wishes for success, plus US$20,000 as a symbol of loving support, in God’s Blessing and Grace. May our world understand the urgency that you all try to convey in this documentary and wake up to save all life on Earth.”
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2021-12-05   1033 Visualizzazioni
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2021-12-05

“Eating Our Way To Extinction”: Interview with Director Otto Brockway (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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“Eating Our Way To Extinction”: Interview with Director Otto Brockway (vegan), Part 1 of 2

“Eating Our Way To Extinction” is a powerful documentary about the alarming reality facing our planet. Today, we are honored to invite Otto Brockway, the writer, co-director, and producer of “Eating Our Way To Extinction,” to introduce this eye-opening documentary. “The message of the film is actually a very simple one, and that’s that we essentially, as individuals, have the power ourselves to create such a huge change, positive change in the environment, simply by switching from animal-based proteins to plant-based proteins.” “This is the film future generations will be wishing everyone watched today.” “This planet is our home, and it is up to us what happens now. History has shown that when we stand together, we can achieve great things. The clock is ticking.” “I think one of the main intentions for wanting to make the film was seeing the science that was very solid from some of the world’s most respected intellectual institutions around the world.” “But when you look at science coming out of Oxford University, where they say in developed countries, we need a reduction of meat and dairy by around 80% in the next few years if we are to keep below the Paris Climate Accord – that’s a huge shift.” “This is a really serious subject that scientists from the world’s most respected intellectual institutions are trying, at the top of their voice, to get everyone to listen to. And so, that was one of the reasons why we made the film, because we also wanted to appeal to the older generations as well. Because we don’t have time to wait for the younger generations to be older; we’ve all got to change – change now.” “And so I’m hoping that policymakers and other scientists that may not know so much about the subject can watch it, and learn, and be inspired by it. And I think that’s one thing that’s been really, really, I guess, fulfilling for us, is seeing the positive response. The film’s made it to the top of most of the streaming platforms, which shows that people are talking about it. A lot of people say they just didn’t realize the extent of how much animal products damage the world.”
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2021-11-30   2375 Visualizzazioni
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2021-11-30

Classic Childhood Memories: Heidi, Girl of the Alps

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Classic Childhood Memories: Heidi, Girl of the Alps

Today, the 20th of November, is Universal Children’s Day, an exceptional day that celebrates international togetherness and promotes awareness among children in order to improve the welfare of the younger generation worldwide. “Heidi” is a classic children’s fiction book published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri. She dedicated the book “for children and those who love children,” and the novel, as well as its main character, Heidi, became very popular. Between 1882 and 1959, there have been 13 English translations of the book and about 25 film or television productions based on the original story in various countries. Today, we will introduce “Heidi,” a 1937 American musical drama film, and the latest Swiss film “Heidi” made in 2015. First up, we have the American black and white film, “Heidi. Heidi is an orphan who lost her parents when she was just a toddler. Aunt Dete takes Heidi to her paternal grandfather, who lives in the Swiss Alps. He lives alone in a small cabin halfway up the mountain. Adolph is not friendly to his granddaughter at first. Heidi’s innocence, kindness, and ability to always be cheerful has warmed grandpa’s heart, bringing a lot of joy into his life and the house. It was a huge success at the box office. “A little girl…with a big heart…” “…in search of her true home.” Heidi is about eight years old when Aunt Dete suddenly comes to visit. Heidi is taken to the rich Sesemann family in Frankfurt to be the companion of a young girl Klara, who has been in a wheelchair for years. “I’m sure it’s very different where you come from.” “Klara is happier than ever.” Does Heidi return to the Alps? What happens to Klara? Directed by Alain Gsponer, this fantastic film again brings so much joy to viewers, both children and adults. Ten-year-old Anuk Steffen was chosen from among 500 young actresses and gives a great performance as Heidi. Heidi’s kind and loving nature, as well as her carefree spirit, have attracted audiences for generations all over the world.
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2021-11-20   1166 Visualizzazioni
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2021-11-20

Afghanistan Peace Longing: “The Breadwinner” and “The Beauty Academy of Kabul”

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Afghanistan Peace Longing: “The Breadwinner” and “The Beauty Academy of Kabul”

Cartoon Saloon’s enchanting 2017 hand-drawn animation, “The Breadwinner” begins in Taliban-controlled Kabul in 2001, where 11-year-old Parvana is at the market helping her father, Nurullah. That night, the family is enjoying their simple dinner together when Taliban soldiers come in and take Nurullah away. The next day, Parvana and her mother, Fattema, go to appeal Nurullah’s wrongful arrest. On the way, Fattema is brutally beaten and warned not to come out again without a male relative. Back home, the family is running low on provisions, and Parvana decides to take matters into her own hands. Parvana takes on a male identity as Aatish. By selling homemade items and offering to read and write in exchange for money, she successfully brings food home. “The Breadwinner” won 22 awards and received much recognition, including an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards. “The Beauty Academy of Kabul” is a creative documentary directed by Liz Mermin. The film introduces a group of outspoken hairdressers from the United States who came to Afghanistan to open the country’s first beauty school in the 21st century. The story follows 20 Afghan women and their teachers through a three-month curriculum on the latest fashion techniques in hair cutting, coloring, and perming. “The Taliban persecuted them. They had to work in secret.” Within the training period, the teachers and students share their experiences and beliefs. It quickly becomes apparent that the teachers all hold a sincere desire to brighten the lives of others. As for the students, they are very diligent. Upon release in 2004, “The Beauty Academy of Kabul” received many encouraging reviews from top USA newspapers and magazines. The humor and humility of the women, as well as their loving interactions, are both touching and empowering. Through “The Beauty Academy of Kabul,” audiences become acquainted with the profound courage and resilience of the wonderful women of Afghanistan. “The Breadwinner” and “The Beauty Academy of Kabul” are two awakening films that not only remind us of the immense suffering that comes with war and oppression, but also highlight the courage, tenderness, and hope of the Afghan people.
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2021-10-01   1565 Visualizzazioni
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2021-10-01

Honoring the Heroic Firefighters: “Only the Brave” and “Ladder 49”

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Honoring the Heroic Firefighters: “Only the Brave” and “Ladder 49”

Today, we will present two touching films about heroic firefighters. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, “Only the Brave” tells the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who lost 19 of the 20 members while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. “Only the Brave” is a moving tribute to these real-life heroes. As the climate changes, wildfires worldwide are much more frequent and devastating than ever. Billions of animal friends have lost their lives alongside people and their homes. We have an urgent situation on our planet Earth. We pray for all of humankind to adopt the vegan lifestyle to save us from the many dangers we face today and stop global warming. All information concerning the scientific evidence of climate change and its solution is in Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Book, “From Crisis to Peace.” Free for download at: Crisis2Peace.org The second film is “Ladder 49.” “Ladder 49” introduces Jack Morrison, who, after graduating from the fire academy, begins to work as a pipeman in one of the busiest firehouses in the city: Baltimore City Fire Department Engine Company 33. Despite some practical jokes on the rookie, Jack quickly becomes friends with the team, particularly the captain, Mike Kennedy, who caringly watches out for them all. Directed by Jay Russell, this heartfelt film has touched millions of people. Vegan Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix gives a wonderful performance as Jack. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer John Travolta plays Captain Mike Kennedy. “Only the Brave” and “Ladder 49” are two of the top firefighter movies that illuminate the courage, determination, and self-sacrifice of these heroes who willingly risk their own lives to save others. With deep gratitude, we pray for the health and protection of the noble firefighters in their selfless, life-saving efforts.
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2021-09-02   1443 Visualizzazioni
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2021-09-02

“The Mamos and the Trees of Peace” & the Peacetree Foundation, Part 3 of 3

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“The Mamos and the Trees of Peace” & the Peacetree Foundation, Part 3 of 3

"This hurt me so deeply that something so beautiful is destroyed unconsciously this way. I simply cannot understand why so much is destroyed by humans. And above all, I’m a vegetarian, so I’m even sadder to learn that they use it for cattle farming, which consumes an incredibly large quantity of water and feed. This is not in harmony and in accordance with Mother Earth." "As the focus of the media moved away from the deforestation of the rainforests, they cut even more trees down, and this is just such a pity. This makes me also feel very sad and we have to do something about it.” “And there, we would like to invite people who feel connected with their hearts and want to achieve our goal, a million peace trees for the healing of Mother Earth and all living beings. So, we expanded the purpose of the foundation to include the preservation and protection of the habitats of primeval forest and indigenous people." "We just brought an old tree into the peace tree network in Austria. We simply put the oldest trees into it, because they have a primal force and we connect them with the mother tree which is located up here on the square. This one connects all trees with each other." “To us, the gesture or willingness to plant a tree means planting life. And this is how we sow the future for the coming generations. All life on all levels, from the smallest bacteria to the largest creatures, will receive the blessing of this tree: through its fruits, its shade, and through the pure air we breathe from it.” Supreme Master Ching Hai: "Joyfully present Matthias and Isabella Walter the Shining World Preservation Award plus a humble US$10,000 contribution as a small token of support to the peace tree movement for peace on the planet, with lots of love and praises in prayers to Heaven. May your loving endeavor with good intention be a resounding success, by God’s Grace. Thanking and embracing you all with affection."
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2021-08-20   1522 Visualizzazioni
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2021-08-20

“The Mamos and the Trees of Peace” & the Peacetree Foundation, Part 2 of 3

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“The Mamos and the Trees of Peace” & the Peacetree Foundation, Part 2 of 3

Matthias and Isabella believe that everyone must do their part to bring peace to Earth. Planting peace trees has been their calling to help heal the world and fulfill the prophesies passed down through the First Nations. "The prophecies are about a time when Mother Earth will clean herself, and a new people consisting of many colors, classes, nations, religions, young and old, poor and rich, will come together again. And this tribe will make the Earth green again with all its consciousness, with its power, and with its deeds. And these people will become known as the Rainbow Warriors." Through the Peacetree Foundation, Matthias and Isabella Walter hope to help people reconnect with nature in order to rekindle their connection with their divine nature, as taught by the ancient wisdom of the First Nations. "I think it’s a very strong longing that we all have: we all just want to be seen as we are. And that’s what the little prince already said in the fairy tale: With the eye of the heart, we see the essential and can perceive the other beings again. In order to revive this perception again, we want to take up the impulses of our sisters and brothers from all over the world, from the primitive peoples [of the First Nations], and we want to collect this knowledge in our Peacetree University, where we can make this ancient knowledge accessible again for all people worldwide." Matthias Walter tells us about the heart of Peacetree Foundation’s work. "The indigenous peoples also have wonderful ceremonies and opportunities to let this connection with nature become noticeable again. Of course our heart is involved. We also learn to do this in meditation. And so the recommendation is to find a green place in your surroundings. Even city dwellers often have parks. I recommend you look for a tree or a place which you can visit from time to time, and to connect yourself with this place. I also believe that this is what we achieve through our foundation and the peace tree ceremonies, as we get this feedback again and again after the planting: 'Oh, I feel my heart again!' (Exactly.)"
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2021-08-13   1378 Visualizzazioni
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2021-08-13

“The Mamos and the Trees of Peace” & the Peacetree Foundation, Part 1 of 3

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“The Mamos and the Trees of Peace” & the Peacetree Foundation, Part 1 of 3

The documentary “The Mamos and the Trees of Peace” introduces us to the Mamos, the spiritual leaders of the indigenous people of the Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta in Columbia. As the last survivors of the Tairona civilization, they are Wisdom Keepers of their ancient tradition and work as conscious caregivers of Mother Earth. “The Mamos and the Trees of Peace” was produced in 2015 by Matthias and Isabella Walter, who also established the Peacetree Foundation. The Peacetree Foundation strives to ritually plant one million peace trees worldwide in order to strengthen connections between all of creation – nature, animals, and people – and to contribute to peace. Matthias Walter speaks of the important message transmitted by the Wisdom Keepers. “The main message is actually that Mother Earth is a living organism, a living being in the way we all are. The Mamos are the guardians of the heart of Mother Earth, and their purpose as a First Nation is to guard the heart of Mother Earth. They want to remind us – their little brothers and sisters, as they call us so lovingly – they want to remind us that we are all and can be again guardians of the Earth. They remind us that we are simply alive, that everything is alive, that everything interacts, that everything is in communication with each other, and that the animals, the plants, the trees, everything, is alive and actually wants to interact and live together with us. And this is the main message that we need to remember again. For indigenous peoples, this is completely natural; there is no other truth. Buddha experienced His enlightenment under a tree, so this shows how deeply we are actually connected to the trees, and that we can consciously reconnect with them. We all can do this by wishing for it again with all our hearts, and then we will be led, as we were led, perhaps to a peace tree planting, perhaps to a meditation. I think that is it, the Mamos’ most important heart concern: that Mother Earth heals again, because we are a part of the Earth, and that’s why we can also heal again as humanity and can perhaps find this place again, where we can simply feel in our hearts that we are all guardians of the Earth.”
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2021-08-06   1584 Visualizzazioni
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2021-08-06

The Journey After Life: “Soul” and “Hereafter”

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The Journey After Life: “Soul” and “Hereafter”

Today, we are going to present two inspirational films about the mystery of the afterlife, namely “Soul” and “Hereafter.” Let’s first take a look at “Soul.” Joe Gardner is a middle school music teacher in New York City, yet what he really wants is to be a jazz musician. In shock and not ready to accept death just as his lifelong dreams had come true, Joe manages to escape and ends up in a region called “The Great Before.” Full of twists and turns, this fantastic new Disney film, produced in 2020 by Pixar Animation Studio, takes us on a special journey filled with hearty laughter and valuable lessons. In the movie “Hereafter,” Marie Lelay, a French television journalist, is hit by the 2004 tsunami while vacationing in Thailand. Swallowed by the wave but rescued later, Marie has a vision of people standing in a realm of light. Another character, George Lonegan, is an American with the ability to communicate with the deceased and passes on messages to their living relatives or friends. In London, we meet 12-year-old twins Jason and Marcus, who are trying very hard to stay with their mother, who has serious substance abuse issues. One day, when Jason goes to pick up the detox prescription for his mother, he loses his life in an accident. Marcus is devastated by the tragic news. When he is moved to a foster family, he seldom talks anymore and tries everything he can to reach Jason in the other world. As we watch these three stories converge and the characters’ lives entwine, “Hereafter” is both a thought-provoking and inspiring movie, leaving viewers to contemplate the afterlife awaiting us. “Soul” and “Hereafter” are two profound films that will remind us of the purpose of this life and our true focus.
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2021-07-01   1826 Visualizzazioni
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2021-07-01

Amazing Wildlife Documentaries by Kim Wolhuter, Part 2 of 2

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Amazing Wildlife Documentaries by Kim Wolhuter, Part 2 of 2

Acclaimed wildlife filmmaker and photographer Kim Wolhuter was born in South Africa. Kim Wolhuter always strives to create awareness “that wilderness is not something to fear, but it is a natural place for our being.” He hopes to inspire people to “act and be responsible for saving our wild areas.” Kim believes that when we lose our connection with nature, we lose our soul. In “Man, Cheetah, Wild,” Kim Wolhuter takes us to the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, where he reunites with a cheetah he has not seen in six months. To his surprise, she now has five little cubs, giving him the rare opportunity to document and share in the upbringing and everyday lives of these elusive and timid cats. Kim Wolhuter also emphasizes that we have no right to shoot an animal. Moreover, understanding of the animals’ lives is key. The photo of his cheetah friend lovingly licking his toes has touched people’s hearts worldwide. “You’ve got to treat them as wild animals, and you’ve got to respect them for what they are. If you respect them and you show the confidence of all of that, you’re going to get all of that in return. I’m trying to go back in time to where man used to roam the wilds of Africa with these animals.” Although he tries not to interfere with nature, when endangered species such as the cheetah cubs are in danger, Kim Wolhuter will try his best to protect them. When one of the cubs is injured, he successfully rescues and reunites the cub with her mother again. This beautiful film was nominated for “Best Presenter-led film” at the 2014 Wildscreen Panda Awards. In fact, all beings have this love and gratefulness within them, as Supreme Master Ching Hai explained during a conference in 2009. “See, the wilds, they are not wild, they are not that wild. They are very, very friendly, very adorable and are very grateful. If you’re good to them, they’re good to you. The best for us humans to do is not to interfere with their life. Just protect their environment and then they protect themselves.”
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2021-05-28   1643 Visualizzazioni
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2021-05-28

Amazing Wildlife Documentaries by Kim Wolhuter, Part 1 of 2

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Amazing Wildlife Documentaries by Kim Wolhuter, Part 1 of 2

Today, May 22, has been sanctioned by the United Nations as the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. In celebration, we present amazing wildlife films made by renowned cinematographer Kim Wolhuter. Since 1988, he has made wildlife documentaries for National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, and Animal Planet, winning numerous awards and nominations. What has made his films so unparalleled is the length of time he takes – at least two years on a production – developing a very intimate relationship with the wild animals that he is filming, such as leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, and African wild dogs. Then, in the 2001 documentary “Stalking Leopards,” he followed a big male leopard named Tjololo in Mala Mala Game Reserve for about 18 months, telling us the fascinating story about how Tjololo grows up from a young boy into his adulthood, keeping his territory totally under control. "The bush is one big neighborhood. Each inhabitant knows everyone else, the same as we know our own neighbors." In the 2018 film “Dogs in the Land of Lions,” he introduces us to a beautiful African wild dog and a heroic mother named Puzzles. Without any other pack members to help, they must raise their 12 babies alone, with Puzzles staying in the cave, nursing the little ones, and Jigsaw going out to bring food home. However, even before the new babies can leave the den, Jigsaw and another female lose their lives. We can see how closely bonded these lovely dogs are, and the film tells how, “Individuals will sacrifice almost anything for their pack, a behavior wired into their DNA.” The young adults selflessly give their meal to Puzzles while she can’t leave the den. The courageous mother not only finds a safer home for her babies, but she also single-handedly brings them up into a thriving pack. Kim followed Puzzles for four years and watched as her daughter Dakota left to form her own family. In the third year, Dakota comes back with her children to visit Puzzles, carrying on her mother’s legacy.
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2021-05-22   1487 Visualizzazioni
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2021-05-22

Powerful Vegan Films: “There is a Monster in My Kitchen,” and “Vegan 2020”

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Powerful Vegan Films: “There is a Monster in My Kitchen,” and “Vegan 2020”

Slash-and-burn, or fire-fallow cultivation, which involves cutting and burning forest or woodland to clear fields for livestock-raising, has devastated the Amazon Rainforest. As the largest terrestrial carbon dioxide sink on our planet Earth, the burning of almost 906,000 hectares of Amazon Rainforest in 2019 caught the media’s attention and caused international concern. Data from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research showed that more than 8,400 square kilometers (3,200 square miles) of the Amazon was burned across Brazil alone. “There’s a Monster in My Kitchen,” a short film made by Greenpeace UK together with Mother London, unveils the true reasons behind these disastrous events. “Vegan 2020” shows us bushfires in Australia that have taken the agonizing toll of more than 30 human lives and billions of animal lives, also destroying homes and habitats. Witness the first “gigafire” in modern history, spanning almost 1 million acres in the US state of California. The meat and dairy industry is again responsible as the number one contributor to global warming, resulting in climatic conditions being hotter and drier than usual, and fires increasing globally by up to 30 percent. In less than an hour, “Vegan 2020,” not only shows the danger and damage caused by meat consumption, but also brings us hope with much exciting and positive news, inspiring people to make the best choice: Be Vegan! Encouraging people to live a life of compassion and consideration rather than causing pain and suffering to other sentient beings, the planet Earth, and ourselves, “There’s a Monster in My Kitchen” and “Vegan 2020” are two films that must be seen.
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2021-05-15   1586 Visualizzazioni
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2021-05-15

Mysterious UFOs: “The Phenomenon”

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Mysterious UFOs: “The Phenomenon”

In our presentation today, we’ll take a look at how the 2020 documentary “The Phenomenon” challenges the public’s perception of UFOs with never-before-seen footage and extensive interviews with eyewitnesses, experts, government officials, and high-ranking members of the military. Among the numerous compelling sightings featured in this documentary are the encounter experiences reported by astronaut Gordon Cooper while training in Germany and Air Force Col. William Coleman in Alabama, USA. In 1964, police officer Lonnie Zamora in Socorro, New Mexico, USA, not only sees a big white object sitting in the arroyo, but also two small figures walking around the craft dressed in white overalls. “Maybe they’re trying to communicate.” “The UFO shut down several missile silos in Montana.” It was recently revealed that UFOs visited high-security military bases in the US and Ukraine decades ago, and have shown the ability to manipulate and disarm nuclear weapons. A more recent event in 1994, believed to be the most significant close encounter in modern history, occurred at the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe. One child told Dr. Mack how, during the encounter experience, thoughts came to her: that we are harming our world, too many trees have been cut down, and eventually there will be no air and people will die. In 2010, Supreme Master Ching Hai answered a question about UFOs. “Now they feel they could come more now; also because of the urgencies of our planet, okay? (Yes.) Because now it’s safer for them to let us see them. They wish that we’re also as developed and as knowledgeable about moral standards, like they are. We have to thank them also. Even individually, they helped to rescue many people who doesn’t even know that they are rescued; because they’re unconditional. Without their intervention, we would have gone: the planet, gone; people, gone – all gone. They are trying to help us so that we can hang on in there, so that we may wake up and help ourselves.”
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2021-04-04   1802 Visualizzazioni
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2021-04-04

Forever Classic: “I Love Lucy” and “The Long, Long Trailer"

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Forever Classic: “I Love Lucy” and “The Long, Long Trailer"

Famous Hollywood performing artists and comedians Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were American favorites, an on- and off-screen couple, who together have created many legends. Today we will introduce to you one of their most popular sitcoms “I Love Lucy” as well as the comedy film “The Long, Long Trailer,” co-starring this lovely couple. Set in an apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City, “I Love Lucy” centers on the life of a young couple Lucy Ricardo and Ricky Ricardo, portrayed by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, respectively. Ricky is a talented Cuban-American singer and bandleader at the Tropicana nightclub. Lucy is a devoted housewife and skillful cook, taking good care of Ricky. They may not be perfect, but Lucy and Ricky truly love and care for each other, always reconciling no matter what happens. “I Love Lucy” is not only fantastically funny and entertaining, but the stories also show the audience how true love can cure everything and move millions of hearts. Often regarded as one of the greatest and most influential sitcoms in history, “I Love Lucy” has won four Emmy Awards. “The Long, Long Trailer” is an Ansco Color road comedy based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Clinton Twiss. Lucille and Desi play a young newlywed couple Tacy and Nicky. Civil engineer Nicholas Collini, or Nicky, gets a new job which requires him to travel often. Tacy suggests that they buy a small, affordable trailer so that they can save on rent as well as stay together while travelling around the country. They visit the trailer show, and not only is Nicky persuaded to buy the largest trailer exhibited, but he also ends up getting a new car too! The couple gets on the road where the fun and troubles begin.
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2021-03-06   1390 Visualizzazioni
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2021-03-06
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