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Bali: Travel on the Island

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Beyond the obvious white knuckle effect of the driving experience on Bali, there are also some very grim statistics about the road carnage from their poor transportation infrastructure. Here is a short video with some recommendations.

A River of Light in the Desert

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There is a new vision and model project for the Middle East. It is being developed by The Sustainability Laboratory in the Negev desert in Israel. This article outlines why there is hope for this new vision.

Development Initiatives in Peru

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This is a short film that profiles the work of two remarkable women working in the Sacred Valley of Peru on Millenium Development Goals 1 (eradicate extreme poverty and hunger), 2 (achieve universal primary education) and 3 (enhance gender parity).

HERO in Honduras: Short Film

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The non-profit Humanitarian Efforts Reaching Out (HERO) is an organization, based in Northern Arizona, that is providing medical care through outreach missions in several places in the world. Two missions to Honduras, in Central America, were conducted in 2008 and 2009. A group of four are leaving again in June, 2010. This is a short film about the work they are doing and the challenges they face getting medical care to villagers in remote areas of Honduras.

Update on Life & Democracy in Burma

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Day to day life in Burma (Myanmar) is hard for most of the people. This 6-minute video gives a photo-journalistic account of life along the Irrawaddy River.

Thailand’s Hill Tribe People: Short Video

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This is a short video on the history of the Hill Tribe people in Northern Thailand. It introduces two important Fair Trade organizations that are marketing the products of these people: Thai Tribal Craft, based in Chiang Mai (http://www.ttcrafts.co.th/) and Thai Craft, based in Bangkok. Music by Vibhas Kendzia.

Navajo Weaver

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A short video about a shepherd/weaver from the Navajo Nation.

Textiles: Formal and Informal Sectors

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A short video on the textiles sector and its importance both for the global economy and for the informal workers in the developing world seeking to make a living making hand-made handicrafts.

Tibetan Refugee Camp

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The Mainpat Tibetan Refugee camp in Southwest India was the focus of a medical mission in 2008 and 2009.

Hip Hop in Costa Rica: Rescuing the Youth from the Streets

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Enterprising people in Costa Rica seek to keep the young men and women off the streets through a dance and cultural arts program.