“The Bicycle City is a character-driven feature-length documentary, it tells the story of five impoverished Nicaraguans in the small town of Rivas, who struggle against the social and economic realities of their society with the aid of their bicycles. It is also the story of the American who tirelessly delivers bicycles to some of the poorest communities on the planet.” Click here for the website.
“Wafalme is a hip-hop group formed by Kenyan kids who grew up in the slums around Nairobi. They recorded “Trash Is Cash” in a bid to enlighten humanity about innovative ways to recycle waste. These won’t just improve the environment, but also produce wealth and employment.” Watch here.
Global Oneness Project interviews Jayesh Patel, founder of the Gandhian NGO Manav Sadna, in the slums of Ahmedabad in India. Watch here.
“Someone asked Gandhi, ‘What is the most dangerous thing after independence?’ Gandhi answered, ‘heartless intellectuals’. Harmony between head, heart, and hand is very important. If you work, then you understand.” – Jayesh Patel
The award-winning, all-volunteer & nonprofit magazine Kyoto Journal’s newest issue, “Biodiversity; Japan’s Satoyama and Our Shared Future” features contributions from more than 50 writers, photographers and artists and highlights national, regional, and international environmental issues affecting all of our lives today. You can subscribe to KJ or download a selection of articles here.
Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, interviews Chilean “barefoot economist” and Right Livelihood Award Laureate (1983), Manfred Max-Neef. Click here.
Learn all about the Slow Life Movement in Japan from this blog, by the founders of the movement.
Read about this creative photojournalist’s journey across America’s food landscape.