A Series of 3 Programs
ReInventing The World
Three 50-minute programs on creating sustainable cities, food systems, and lifestyles.
ReInventing the World is a series for all those who want to know the good news about how we can reinvent the world to make it work better for all of us. This three-part series of 50-minute documentaries with host, Des Kennedy, looks at some of the biggest challenges facing us today - work and time, food, and urban sustainability - and how innovative thinkers and doers from the famous to the obscure, from Berkeley to Sao Paolo, Brazil, are coming up with some of the ways of getting there from here. This is a series that offers hope to all of us.
Directed by David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew
Produced by Asterisk Productions, Ltd.
Host and Narrator: Des Kennedy
Produced in association with Vision TV
Amongst those interviewed are Stewart Brand, Paul Hawken, Jeremy Rifkin and Matthew Fox (Work and Time); Frances Moore Lappé and Joan Gussow (Food); Jane Jacobs and Bill McKibben (Cities).
The programs in the series are:
Work and Time - A program about stress. How we can overcome being over-worked and out of time.
Food - Devising a sustainable food system -- one that is healthy, accessible, and affordable.
Cities - Is "sustainable cities" an oxymoron or can they be made to work?
Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2000
Copyright Date: 2000
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-283-1
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-834-0
"Each of the volumes in ReInventing the World focuses on various ways we can change the world to make life better for all its inhabitants...Highly recommended."
***1/2 Video Librarian
"A superb documentary series"
"A comprehensive and thought-provoking look at central issues facing us today."
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Urban and Regional Planning
|ReInventing the World II|
Two 50-minute videos that offer practical solutions to the big problems affecting all of us.
Garden tour that proves that growing food can be an avenue to social change.
Economics and its relation to social change and our lifestyles.
Ways We Live
New models of community living and building in the US and Canada are featured.
Leading thinkers explore community, work, time, values, and change.
Subdivide and Conquer
Suburban sprawl: causes and remedies.
Community by Design
Good design of houses and neighborhoods builds community.
Maps with Teeth
Bioregional mapping by locals communicates a sense of place and regional identity.
Diagnoses the "disease" of materialism and prescribes its antidote, simple living.
My Father's Garden
Explores sustainable agriculture and the contrast between chemical and organic farming.