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DamNation explores the history of dams in the US and the movement to tear down these "engineering marvels" and rediscover the wild flowing rivers and the ecosystems they nourish.

DamNation: On Dam Removal, Salmon and Wild Flowing Rivers

DamNation explores the history of dams in the US and the movement to tear down these “engineering marvels” and rediscover the wild flowing rivers and the ecosystems they nourish.

Among the Caddo People of Oklahoma, the Coninisi or those who know the spirit medicine through the Ghost Dance religion and the Native American Church, took on the role of mediating relationships between the visible and invisible realms of the world, and between the living community and the souls of deceased ancestors. Thus, despite a tragic history, a people survives today.

Ghost Dance and Peyote Medicine: the Spirit World of the Caddo People

Among the Caddo People of Oklahoma, the Coninisi or those who know the spirit medicine through the Ghost Dance religion and the Native American Church, took on the role of mediating relationships between the visible and invisible realms of the world, and between the living community and the souls of deceased ancestors. Thus, despite a tragic history, a people survives today.

Gardens and farms, green roofs and landscaped buildings are becoming more a part of the urban landscape in Japan. We look at projects in Osaka, and a Tokyo rail company has placed garden allotments on train station rooftops, greening the city while allowing commuters to connect to the land and grow their own vegetables.

Landscape Urbanism: Green Roofs, Community Farms in Japan

Gardens and farms, green roofs and landscaped buildings are becoming more a part of the urban landscape in Japan. We look at projects in Osaka, and a Tokyo rail company has placed garden allotments on train station rooftops, greening the city while allowing commuters to connect to the land and grow their own vegetables.

French architect and urban planner Edouard François' latest following the vertical garden trend: A quartet of flower towers in Morocco that will be planted with bougainvillea and jasmine.

French-Designed Flower Towers Planned for Casablanca

French architect and urban planner Edouard François’ latest following the vertical garden trend: A quartet of flower towers in Morocco that will be planted with bougainvillea and jasmine.

Apart from articulating a debate on race and rhythm, black nationalism and the urban struggle in the 1950s US, the 1959 experimental film "The Cry of Jazz" shows cosmic philosopher and Afro-futurist Sun Ra during his Chicago period.

Sun Ra: “The Cry of Jazz” and the Sounds of Black Liberation

Apart from articulating a debate on race and rhythm, black nationalism and the urban struggle in the 1950s US, the 1959 experimental film “The Cry of Jazz” shows cosmic philosopher and Afro-futurist Sun Ra during his Chicago period.

"The Great Invisible," the winning documentary at the South By Southwest film festival, tracks how everyone from wealthy oilmen to impoverished fishermen were affected in the Deepwater Horizon aftermath, the Transocean-owned, BP-operated oil drilling rig, that exploded 50 miles off the Louisiana coast on April 20, 2010.

“The Great Invisible” Surveys Deepwater Horizon’s Impacts

“The Great Invisible,” the winning documentary at the South By Southwest film festival, tracks how everyone from wealthy oilmen to impoverished fishermen were affected in the Deepwater Horizon aftermath, the Transocean-owned, BP-operated oil drilling rig, that exploded 50 miles off the Louisiana coast on April 20, 2010.

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