The epoch of Mankind / Die Epoche des Menschen / A época Humana / La época Humana

The Earth will continue without us, and it will hardly notice we are gone, just as it hardly knew we were here. A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. The Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting Human changes to the Earth. ...

Pursuit Of Happiness / Das Streben nach Glück / Busca da Felicidade / Búsqueda de la Felicidad

Happiness has become the core question of your life. But the preoccupation with happiness may actually be making you less happy. The obsession with happiness may lead you to discount both the presence and the value of the challenging and painful events that are inevitable in your life. And not to mention making you feel completely inadequate ...

Corporations create Addiction / Unternehmen schaffen Sucht / Corporações criam Vício / Corporaciones crean Adicción

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Social media companies are deliberately addicting you to their products for financial gain. Behind every screen on your phone, there are generally a thousand engineers that have worked to try to make it maximally addicting. Innovation keeps you looking at your phone far longer than necessary. Addiction is defined as a harmful, persistent, and compulsive dependency to a ...

Have you had Breakfast / Hattest du Frühstück / Você tomou Café da Manhã / Has Desayunado

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There are thousands of things you take for granted each day. You have many things in life. You do not realize what you have until we lose it. You forget about the little things, the things that seem unimpressive, menial or normal. But what happens when you lose them, either temporarily or forever. That is when you start ...

2017-05-09 Ibiza, Spain / Children / Kinder / Crianças / Niños

'Children' cost £150 to record. The song was Robert Miles ' most successful single, being certified Gold and Platinum in several countries and reaching number one in more than 12 countries. Robert Miles gave two inspirations for the writing of 'Children'. One was as a response to photographs of child Yugoslav war victims that his father ...

Remember to say I love you / Vergiss nicht Ich liebe Dich zu Sagen / Lembre-se de dizer Te Amo / Recuerda de decir Te Amo

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The paradox of our (life) time(s) is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less ...

See for the first Time / Zum ersten mal Sehen / Vendo pela primeira Vez / Viendo por primera Vez

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Seeing the reality of your life sounds like it should be easy. But many people hold to a different version. It may be based in regret, disappointment, denial, or just waiting for something better. Failing to connect with reality is why some have pants in the closet that have not fit in years. If you want ...

The rules of the game must Change / Die Spielregeln müssen sich Ändern / As regras do jogo devem Mudar / Las reglas del juego deben Cambiar

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We seem to be turning nearly every aspect of life into a competition in which somebody must win and somebody must lose. Economics is all about competition, and the way we talk about it now emphasizes winners and losers. This country is taking away our export markets, this country is taking away our jobs, this ...

1961-05-04 Washington DC, USA / Freedom Riders / Freiheitsreisende / Viajantes da Liberdade / Viajeros de la Libertad

The original group of 13 Freedom Riders - seven African Americans and six whites - left Washington, D.C., on a Greyhound bus on May 4, 1961. Their plan was to reach New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 17 to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision, which ruled that segregation of the nation’s public ...

They want you to be Poor / Sie möchten, dass du arm bist / Eles querem que você seja Pobre / Quieren que seas Pobre

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An ancient piece of common wisdom says the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. The wealth of the rich is the ignorance of the people; in fact, the rich profits from the ignorance of the poor. There is no man that is poor; every man is rich in something. The ‘rich’ are rich ...

Winning equality Together / Gemeinsam die Gleichheit Gewinnen / Vencendo a igualdade Juntos / Venciendo la igualdad Juntos

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The fight for gender equality is one of the most dangerous sports on Earth. - It has been ingrained into Society that females must follow one path, while males follow the other. This is reinforced in our daily lives through the adverts we see, clothes we buy and the roles we assume. Achieving gender parity requires ...

1983-04-27 Rheydt, Germany / Life out of Balance / Leben aus dem Gleichgewicht / Vida fora de Equilíbrio / Vida fuera de Balance

Koyaanisqatsi attempts to reveal the beauty of the beast! We perceive our World, our way of living, as beautiful because there is nothing else to perceive. If one lives in this World, the globalized World of high technology, all one can see is one layer of commodity piled upon another. In our World the original ...

The web of Life / Das Netz des Lebens / A teia da Vida / La web de la Vida

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Over billions of years of evolution, the Earth's ecosystems have evolved certain principles of organization to sustain the web of life. In the coming decades, the survival of humanity will depend on our ecological literacy – our ability to understand the basic principles of ecology and to live accordingly. Ecoliteracy must become a critical skill ...

Stuck in the Box / Gefangen im Karton / Preso na Caixa / Preso en la Caja

More than half of the World’s 60 million displaced people are under the age of 18. Once they have been displaced for six months, a refugee is likely to remain displaced for at least three years, with the average length of displacement estimated at 17 years – almost an entire childhood. Support for displaced children ...

Stop at Nothing / Stop vor Nichts / Pare em Nada / Pare en Nada

Women are expected to be beautiful and attractive. This has sadly created a culture where women are not taken seriously. They have been objectified as being less than men, which is seen from the treatment of young girls to the treatment of powerful women in office. It is difficult for women to be taken seriously ...

Our treasured Planet / Unser geschätzter Planet / Nosso valioso Planeta / Nuestro valioso Planeta

Throughout history, humanity has been guided through life by the wisdom carried in the voices of their ancestors. Their unique knowledge provided blueprints on the importance of living in harmony with our venerable Mother Earth and her various children, as well as how this can be done. Today many of these voices are no longer ...

Transformation of the Mind / Transformation des Geistes / Transformação da Mente / Transformación de la Mente

What we are trying to, is to see if we can not radically bring about a transformation of the mind. Not accept things as they are but to understand it, to go into it, to examine it, give your heart and your mind and everything that you have to find out a way of living ...

Consumerism and the Environment / Konsum und die Umwelt / Consumismo e Meio Ambiente / Consumismo y el medio ambiente

Americans and Western Europeans have had a lock on unsustainable over- consumption for decades. But now developing countries are catching up rapidly, to the disadvantage of the environment, health, and happiness. Approximately 1.7 billion people worldwide now belong to the consumer class - the group of people characterized by diets of highly processed food, desire for ...

Man versus Earth / Mensch gegen Erde / Homem contra Terra / Hombre contra Tierra

Fun fact: planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old, mankind about 140,000 years old. Let me put that in perspective: If you condense the Earth's lifespan into 24 hours, that's one full day, then we have been here on this planet for ... drumroll please ... three seconds. Three seconds, and look what we've ...

More important than Happiness / Wichtiger als Glück / Mais importante que a Felicidade / Mas importante que la Felicidad

The stereotype of world travelers is the upper-middle-class kid who goes to some random, third-world country, sees a bunch of poor, half-naked kids joyfully playing in sewage puddles with toys made out of string and broken sticks, and suddenly has the life-changing epiphany that, 'No', you do not in fact need an XBox 360 and ...

How terribly short your life Is / Wie schrecklich kurz dein Leben Ist / Quão terrivelmente curta sua vida É / Cuan terriblemente corta es tu Vida

Remember how short your life is and enjoy it. You can work hard, but at least work hard for something you love. You get one live to live, so I suggest you live it well. The universe does not care what kind of car you drive or how much your shoes cost. It does not care ...

One breath around the World / Ein Atemzug um die Welt / Uma respiração ao redor do Mundo / Un aliento alrededor del Mundo

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If you are one of the 3.9 billion people around the World living in a city, the air in your lungs is very likely hurting you. More than 80% of those who live in cities with more than 100,000 that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed WHO limits. 98% of ...

Safe Water / Sicheres Wasser / Água Segura / Agua Segura

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400 million children struggling to survive without safe water. Children pay the highest price for an unhygienic World where over 1 billion people struggle without safe water and a staggering one in three lacks even a basic toilet. Ordinary diarrhoea sickens more children under five than any other illness, killing 4,500 children every day. (the ...

Overpopulation and Democracy / Überbevölkerung und Demokratie / Superpopulação e Democracia / Sobrepoblación y Democracia

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Overpopulation is what's driving us crazy. All other problems, toxic waste disposal, epidemic disease, resource extraction, degradation of the environment, collapse of the atmosphere, inability to satisfy third-world aspirations. All of these problems are population problems. And capitalism doesn't want to talk about it because capitalism is not a human being. Capitalism is a Moloch, ...

You Are Never Too Small / Du bist nie zu Klein / Você nunca é pequeno Demais / Nunca eres demasiado Pequeño

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My name is Greta Thunberg. I am 15 years old. I am from Sweden. I speak on behalf of Climate Justice Now. Many people say that Sweden is just a small country and it doesn’t matter what we do. But I’ve learned you are never too small to make a difference. And if a few ...