Watch full film online here:
Watch full film online here:
Anyone seen it? Website with trailer
Chöd drum, Dehradun
WHAT moves young, educated people to give up their lives in material security for a spiritual quest that is characterized by uncertainty?
Through the Eastern Gate is a documentary film about the aspirations, practices and ways of life of three young Westerners who follow three different eastern spiritual traditions.
Hatha yoga, South India
In the idyllic rural setting of South India we get to know Ronela – a Finn who dedicated her life to traditional Tantric yoga. In Dehradun, in the North Indian foothills of the Himalayas, we meet Sister Yeshe – a young Australian nun who practices Tibetan Buddhism. And in Turkey we finally follow Aziz – a Californian Sufi dervish…
whirling Aziz, Istanbul
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Okay boys and girls, grab some tasty crunchy snacks, refreshing drinks, and a comfy pillow as we unfold all films “purple-sticky-punge”. The criteria? Adventure, good times, chronic. In other words, the film must involve a mission, marijuana, and a non-downer theme/happy ending. Thus, the above clip from Bio Dome did not make the cut, but the films listed below did…
Cheech and Chong
Up in Smoke came first, but you don’t have to end the journey there, as they just keep on truckin’…
…and then the Friday After Next
Harold and Kumar
White Castle and Guantanamo are both hilarious.
…got a fave that should be mentioned?
From the Stolen Childhoods website:
Stolen Childhoods is the first feature documentary on global child labor ever produced. The film features stories of child laborers around the world, told in their own words. Children are shown working in dumps, quarries, brick kilns. One boy has been pressed into forced labor on a fishing platform in the Sea of Sumatra, a fifteen-year-old runaway describes being forced into prostitution on the streets of Mexico City, while a nine-year-old girl picks coffee in Kenya to help her family survive.
The film places these children’s stories in the broader context of the worldwide struggle against child labor. Stolen Childhoods provides an understanding of the causes of child labor, what it costs the global community, how it contributes to global insecurity and what it will take to eliminate it.
Shot in eight countries (Brazil, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal and the United States), the film includes slave and bonded labor footage never seen before. It has framing interviews with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (the leading legislative advocate for global action to eliminate child labor) and human rights advocates for children: Bruce Harris, Pharis Harvey, Inderjit Khurana, Wangari Maathai and Kailash Satyarthi.
The film shows best practice programs that remove children from work and put them in school, so that they have a chance to develop as children and also have a chance of making a reasonable living when they grow up. Stolen Childhoods challenges the viewer to help break the cycle of poverty for the 246 million children laboring at the bottom of the global economy.