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Genetic modification Anti-Global Environment Biotechnology

Life Running Out Of Control
Director : Bertram Verhaag
Production : DENKmal-Films
Language : English / Subtitle : Japanese
Life Running Out Of Control

Scientists have attempted to alter the genes of animals, plants, and even human being since genetic engineering was developed in the middle of the 1980s and thereafter. Giant transnational corporations (TNCs) seek to utilize, patent, and commercialise every kind of genes on earth. Citizens who are concerned about genetic engineering act against the patent system, in which the monopoly of seeds and lives is legitimatised on the plea of intellectual property rights.

Anti-Global Seed Pesticide Biotechnology

Seeds of Plenty, Seeds of Sorrow
52min. / India / 1992
Director : Manjira Datta
Produced : Media Workshop/TVE/BBC
Language: English / Subtitle : Japanese by IFOF
Seeds Of Plenty

The so called "Green Revolution" that saved famine stricken developing nations like India, is believed to be one of the most successful development strategies in the 20th century. This film depicts dark side of the Green Revolution looking back its 25 year history and questions who benefitted most. The miraculous increase of yield at the beginning of the Green Revolution in India declined while increasing the use of chemicals and pesticide poisoning. It also created a new serfdom. The miracle wheat variety had lived only for a short period of time.

Seed Genetic modification Biotechnology Anti-Global

Percy Schmeiser - David gegen Monsanto
65min. / Germany 2009 / English・Japanese subtitle
Director : Bertram Farehert
Produce : Denkmar Film

The rape seed fields of Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser was contaminated by GM seeds that have been blown in from track loads passing through his field. He lost seeds that he saved for 50 years and was sued by Monsanto, the GM seed developer, for infringement of their patent. The local court ruled that he pay compensation for damages. Monsanto kept an eye on him and his family to give them mental stresses. He and his wife did not succumb to their harassment and brought the case to the supreme court of Canada. There were some US farmers too who fought against Monsanto. What is it that Monsanto is after? What is it that kept farmers fighting against Goliath? And what was the verdict of the supreme court?

Genetic modification Anti-Global Biotechnology

King Corn
90min./ USA 2007
Director and Producer Aaron Woolf
Cast & Co-producer; Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis
Language: English / Subtitles: Japanese

food is derived from corn…. Americans are made of corn. Two young men close on corn that is in almost all foods Americans eat. Their first move was to take up hands on experience of producing corn in a great corn producing state of Iowa and then to follow on its course to consumer plates. Through corn, the film reveals such issues Americans face today as monoculture, a large scale agriculture, a large scale animal industry, obesity and bio-ethanol.

Anti-Global Seed Genetic modification Farmer's Movement

Rice; The Life of Asia
52min./ Malaysia 2007
Produced by: Pesticide Action Network Asia and Pacific(PAN)
Language: English / Subtitle: Japanese by IFOF

film depicts, through rice related festivals and ceremonies, how deep rice is rooted in the lives of people of Thai, Philippines, Indonesia, India and Bangladesh in their daily living, history, culture and environment. In the last half of the film, it shows how multinational corporations and governments are posing threat to people and small farmers in these countries by introducing high yield variety of rice that ravages farmlands, and the fights of farmers against such threat.

Organic Farming Community Anti-Global Living

Power of Community:
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
53min./ USA 2006
Produced by: Community Solutions
Directed by: Faith Morgan
Language: English, Spanish / Subtitle: Japanese
Power of Community

Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s, the country faced an immediate crisis-feeding the population-and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy-intensive organic farms and urban gardens, and from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one. This film tells story of the Cuban people's challenge to change their agriculture, industry, housing, education, medical care and energy without anyone lost for starvation or lack of medical attention even under the most severe economic climate. The keyword people found is " the Power of Community". Some day we all must face the peak oil where Cuban experience has a lot to tell.

Anti-Global Biotechnology

Bio-fuel Energy from cropland
31min./ Japan 2007
Produced by: Pacific Asia Resources Centre (PARC)
Edited by: AMAGASA Keisuke
Language: Japanese / Subtitle: Not Available

is being boosted as "environmentally sound" alternative energy. Its raw material is mostly from such crops as corn, sugarcane, palm, rapeseed resulting in increase of food price, expansion of plantation and giving heavy burden to the environment with its high dose of pesticide and GMO. The film documents the impact of bio-fuel and looks at ways to realize sustainable society thru recycling.

Genetic modification Anti-Global

Non to GMO, A Message from France
28min./ France 2004
Director: Suzanne Kurche
Language: French / dubbed Japanese / Subtitle: Not Available

Modified Crops and Organic agriculture are incompatible, so insist organic farmers in France. Canadian farmer Percy Schmizer who is fighting back against gene giant Monsato says "if GMO enters into your field, the field becomes Monsanto's and not yours." He tells the world of the fact that GMO inhibits not only organic way of farming but also farmers themselves.

Biodynamic Anti-Global

One man, One cow, One planet
58min./ NewZealand 2006
Director: Barbara/Thomas Burstine
Produced: Cloud South Films
Language: English / Subtitle: Japanese
Japanese subtitle by JOAA,Science division 2008
One man, One cow, One planet

Industrial agriculture is destroying the earth. Spread of desert, depletion of underground water, chemical pollution of food, marine ecosystem, soil, water and the air. Ecosystem of mother earth is creaking. Greed of human far exceeds what the earth can tolerate. This film delves into Indian farmers torment under multinational corporation's heavy handed GMO drive and follows what one old farmer's determination can do to save them with biodynamic farming.

Organic Farming Teikei Farmer's Movement Anti-Global

The Land We Live - Farmers of Sanrizuka
38min./ Japan 2003
Director: KUSUYAMA Tadayuki
Camera/Edit: NAGAKURA Tokuo
Production: Asia Dispatch
Language: Japanese / Subtitle: Not Available
The Land We Live

two years have passed since Government arbitrarily declared to build airport in Sanrizuka Narita. People still live on lands designated as airport zone farming with compost piles and processing factory of farm products. Above their roof, over 100 airplanes fly by everyday. Farmers' struggle to retain farm land continues. The roar of jet planes and the peaceful world of farming. The film shows beautiful farming scenes and conveys feelings of people live in the area.

Fairtrade Peace Anti-Global Farmer's Movement

Olive tree
24min./ France 2007
Camera, Director: Eve Dusman
Produced by Solarium A.S.B.L
Language: French / Subtitle: Japanese by IFOF
Olive tree

livelihood is becoming increasingly difficult as the Israeli occupation continues with the wall and embargo, Palestinian families harvest their olive which is a symbol and a testimony of their existence. This film introduces Palestinian Agriculture Reconstruction Committee, a NGO that supports Palestinian farmers with its oil press factory of the organic olive and distribute their product to France and Japan thru fare trade.

Genetic modification Seed Anti-Global

The Future of Food
90min./ USA 2004
Director: Deborah Koons Garcia
Produced by Lily Film
Language: English, dubbed Japanese
Japanese dubbed version by JAPAN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE ASSOCIATION, Science Div. 2006
The Future of Food

system is exposed to unprecedented change with few realizing its impact. Corporate control of world food from farm to dining table is steadily growing. The most controversial issue is the genetic engineering which could jeopardize all creatures on earth and its environment. We must ask ourselves how regulations, agriculture , consumers, health, morality should be. There is growing interest in alternative ways such as small scale family farm and organic agriculture.

Seed Anti-Global Farmer's Movement

Patent Pending
30min./ India 1994
Director: Meera Dewan
Technical Supervisor: Vandana Shiva
Produced by South View Production
Language: English, dubbed Japanese
Narration: English
Japanese dubbed Version: Pacific Asia Resource Centre(PARC)

Property Right is granted to seeds and nurseries and one must pay Patent fee to corporations. The neem known and used in India for centuries as medicinal plant is now patented by an American who started to sell as pesticide. The film depicts female farmers who stood against it to protect their seed, food and life. 性たちの姿を描く。

Organic Farming Anti-Global Pesticide Farmer's Movement

Orange Alert
28min./ Thailand 2005
Director: Teena Amrit Gill
Language: English, Japanese subtitle
Japanese subtitle by EARTH VISION Organization

harmful to human health had been used in orchards in northern Thailand. The farmers took a stand to oppose the government's policy of encouraging pesticide use by growing pesticide-free produce.

Organic Farming Anti-Global Pesticide Farmer's Movement

No more Dead Season
34min./ Philippine 2006
Director: Boyette Rimban
Language: English, Japanese subtitle
Japanese subtitle by EARTH VISION Organization

The people
of Negros Island in the Philippines were at the mercy of world economy when they were growing sugarcane. Today, the farmers are independent and work in harmony with nature growing organic bananas with the help of international support such as fair trade.

Organic Farming Anti-Global

Salud! Habana
Urban Agriculture Report from Cuba
34min./ Japan 2006
Director; ISAKA Yasunari
Produced by Office Isaca
Language: Japanese

Two million
people in Havana City are self sufficient. Music, dance and baseball are not the only things of Cuba. It is now Urban Agriculture which is producing vegetables and fruits without pesticide on every available space in town to become self sufficient.