A new documentary called ‘The Future Makers’ shows how the answers to our environmental problems are there in nature itself. It includes renewable energy innovations in solar, wave and geothermal. And discusses the application of biomimicry.
You can view here the The Future Makers documentary trailer.
Posted in Climate change, Energy, Films, Video
Tagged Australia, biomimicry, Climate change, documentary, Energy, environment, film, Future Makers, geothermal energy, global warming, innovations, nature, renewable energy, solar energy, sustainability, The Future Makers, wave energy
At the recent Sydney Film Festival I saw a great new documentary called ‘The Cars That Ate China’. In this podcast the director Stefan Moore discusses the background to the film and we hear a clip with Joe White, China correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
Joe takes us to the Beijing car show and explains how foreign car makers are piling into China to make a killing in the last big score in car manufacturing.
Audio: Listen to The Cars That Ate China interview and movie podcast – part 1, Joe White and the Beijing Car Show.
Posted in Business, Energy, Films, Places, Podcasts, Transport
Tagged Business, cars, China, documentary, environment, film, movie, Pollution, sustainability, The Cars That Ate China, Transport
Western marketing has moved into China in a big way. In this podcast we hear a clip from the film ‘The Cars That Ate China’ with Tom Doctoroff from J Walter Thompson Advertising. He explains how marketers have tapped into Chinese thinking. And specifically why the Chinese have gone so nuts about getting a car.
Audio: Listen to The Cars that Ate China movie podcast – part 2, Tom Doctoroff on Chinese consumer behaviour.
Photo: decade_null, Creative Commons, Flickr.
Posted in Business, Films, Places, Podcasts, Transport
Tagged advertising, Business, cars, China, consumer behaviour, documentary, environment, film, marketing, movie, sustainability, The Cars That Ate China, Transport
Industrialisation and consumerism at warp speed – China’s economy is growing so rapidly and there are so many people in that country, we will need 4 planets of resources to cope with the demand. In this podcast we hear from James Kyng who wrote the book ‘China Shakes the World’. He introduces us to the implications for the world’s environment of China’s mad rush to prosperity.
Audio: Listen to The Cars That Ate China movie podcast – part 3, James Kyng on the implications for the world’s environment.
Posted in Business, Climate change, Films, Places, Podcasts, Pollution, Transport
Tagged cars, China, Consumerism, documentary, economic growth, environment, film, movie, sustainability, The Cars That Ate China, Transport
China now has car hoons too. A new generation of hot rodding has grown up as China taken to the car. (Another interesting revelation from the film.) In this podcast we also hear some of the Chinese hip hop music that’s currently firing up Beijing’s young petrol heads.
Audio: Listen to the final bit of the interview with Stefan Moore, director of the film The Cars That Ate China.
Posted in Films, Podcasts, Pollution, Transport
Tagged car hoons, cars, China, documentary, film, hot rodders, movie, music, podcast, The Cars That Ate China
Sharks have had a pretty bad rap for a long time. Now a new film, busts the myths about sharks and highlights the dire situation for shark populations around the world.
Rob Stewart, an underwater photographer, set out to show the beauty of sharks in his film ‘Sharkwater’, but stumbled instead onto the billion dollar shark fin industry. He found sharks having their fins cut off and their bodies thrown back in the ocean on a large scale. All to supply the demand for shark fin soup in Asia.
I went to see the film, then tracked down the director – who was in Paris on his way to Cannes – to flesh out the story. Click here to listen to the interview with the PR Manager for sharks, Rob Stewart.
Check out the trailer and the making of the Sharkwater film.
And if you want to help, you can adopt a shark through the Nature Conservation Council. They’re one of the few organisations campaigning to protect sharks in Australia.
Posted in Conservation, Editor's pick, Films, Oceans, Podcasts, Wildlife
Tagged Conservation, environment, Environment Show, film, interview, movie, Oceans, Phil Stubbs, podcast, Rob Stewart, shark finning, sharks, Sharkwater, Wildlife