erotha_wills: (soaring)
( Apr. 4th, 2010 08:00 pm)

Happy Easter Everyone!

Ethiopian-born Gashaw Tahir traveled back to his homeland several years ago and was shocked at the massive deforestation that had taken place since his departure.

Rivers have dried, mountains have been deforested, and rising temperatures due to climate change are making plant life more difficult to maintain. Tahir decided that something had to be done.

"My ultimate vision is making Africa green again," he says. "That inspires me, touches me, and moves me into action."

He gathered young people from his hometown -- only a few dozen at first -- but those young people recruited their friends and family until there were hundreds. On only two acres of land they planted thousands of seedlings. Now, Tahir owns 11,000 acres of Ethiopian land on which his group has planted one million trees.

"You see, one person can enroll other people," Tahir says. "Outreach to them for a vision. And he can lead, and other people follow and they can make a difference. You can do a lot. I planted over a million trees, hired over 450 young people, and made a difference in the ecology. That's what I have done. If one man can do this with collaboration, we can make a huge difference."

Bit by it, we global citizens can get things done...
I love Reggae when it has a political message. And this tune, by T.O.K from their album 'Unknown Language'? Highly Political.

I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. I thought of the millions of children we have in this world going through the experiences in this song....

I love how the guys in the band are angels, trying to bring some comfort and hope.

But still, its the 21st century. And children around the world are STILL living in fear of violence, or going to bed hungry or homeless. W.T.F!
Time for us to do something about it.


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  • Single Ladies

    erotha_wills: (tamara dobson)
    ( Mar. 9th, 2010 12:36 am)

    Sometimes loyalty and sacrifice can come from the least expected sources.

    Why does nobody ever mention that in this film, the African-Native American woman(because, those are who the Na'vi -are meant to-remind us of) is the heroine,and she kills the villain and rescues the hero??


    Click the image to open in full size.

    I don't recall that being the ending for any of the films critics say 'Avatar' derives from. There were THREE strong women in this film-(four,if you add Neytiri's mother). And the Deity who saved the planet was female. I.Liked.That.
    Slow this down, and savour each segment

    See the Trailer...

    I'm so excited! A young Kenyan woman is the director. At the moment, its a short, but here's hoping that its goood, that she gets the money to turn it into a full length feature, and that we get to see it in cinemas, or at least on DVD.

    Just think- first African scifi film!

    And no, 'District 9' doesnt count.Great acting by the main character. Great look. Fab action. But JAW DROPPINGLY RACIST.What with Africans being in it as, oh cannibals, gangsters, prostitutes, with one token minor good guy. But none of the talking head experts could be African, nor the central protagonist, or main a film that was shot on African soil, and supposed to be an allegory about racism :( . My teenage son still does a pisstake on the Nigerian gangster leader wanting to eat the central character's alien arm to 'get his pow-wah!'.

    One of my favourite tv and film actresses. And she's practically a Brit!

    And This:

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    WARNING: You May Have To Change Your Underwear...


    Watchmen, TrueBlood,BSG,COE*, Star Trek, Misfits,
    Dr Who, Avatar,
    2009 = a great year for SciFi!

    *Torchwood: Children of Earth!

    (Sorry, District 9. Nice concept, but too much racism in the execution thereof)

    And Zoe Saldana Rocks!
    (and Sigourney's still got it)
    erotha_wills: (soaring)
    ( Dec. 24th, 2009 01:01 pm)

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

    Visualizing empires decline from Pedro M Cruz on Vimeo.

    The designer,Pedro M Cruz says: 'This is mainly an experimentation with soft bodies using toxi's verlet springs.
    The data refers to the evolution of the top 4 maritime empires of the XIX and XX centuries by extent. The visual emphasis is on their decline.'

    As a child of one of the empires (the one on which the sun never set)I found this fascinating.
    Saphire,author of the incredible Novel, 'Push' now a stunning movie called 'Precious' gives an interview to Katie Couric

    Watch. It.

    Watch CBS News Videos Online

    I'm waiting to see it over here, in London. I do have some criticisms about the 'colourism' in the film (the black people who are kind and decent are very light skinned, a choice made by the black director when casting. Who has admitted HE has a colour complex,and used to favour fair skinned blacks over dark ones:( ) which is a major problem in our community, and which in the book is something that afflicts Precious-who yearns to be light...the director's casting choices actually undermine the author's intentions.The writer has a dark skinned character who is crucial to helping Precious and is a role model for her. But still, despite that, kudos to Lee Daniel, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey for bringing this film to the screen. And in Gabourey Sidibe, playing Precious, a new star is born.
    Saw this on melagan's LJ and looked for it on YouTube.
    I haven't seen anyone on the new SGU who look like they'll develop this kind of screen chemistry...



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