The Chinese are on a global shopping spree with a mammoth of a shopping cart in tow. In a climate ridden with geopolitical struggles, many over natural resources, China is strolling the isles and picking products to its heart’s desire. The world’s second-largest economy is on a breathtaking binge – one that poses a threat to our future, according to economist Dambisa Moyo
In fascinating and iconoclastic detail - on everything from the cash in your pocket to the food on your plate and the shape of our working lives – Cancel the Apocalypse describes how the relentless race for economic growth is not always one worth winning
The Eden Prescription tells the story of Dr Elliot Lindell, a researcher whose life is thrown into chaos after he develops a plant-based cure for cancer. But is this thriller simply a work of fiction, or can nature really hold the key to treating today’s most feared disease?
Despite its jaunty title, You’ve Been Trumped is a serious piece of documentary film-making of high importance. At once a stirring, sickening portrait of the very worst side of capitalism, as well as a poignant image of a community in despair, Trumped follows the development of Donald Trump’s Trump International Golf Links Scotland, a massive golf and hotel complex on the North East coast of Scotland, and the furore generated by its construction. You may have seen tit-bits of the issue in the press, but this documentary gives a real, intensely human perspective
Regardless how you feel about the tactics of the controversial figure that is Captain Paul Watson, one cannot deny he has been hugely, if not single handedly responsible for the saving of countless whales lives. You will usually find him at the helm of his ‘battleship’, the Steve Irwin, from which he has led many a brave environmentalist into ‘war’, often putting their own lives on the line, all in the name of whaling – or stopping thereof
Our old institutions, the banks, government and city fathers, have led us to believe that they have earned a place at the heart of society. A heart that, as we have witnessed over the last few years, is no longer beating true
Designers are working with animal pelts again, both real and faux. With demand high, now that farming conditions are better than they ever were and the manmade version is so good – what’s the problem?
At times, it’s hard to imagine how any of us could make a dent in the vast issues that loom up before us – climate change, the recession, energy prices. But groups of people are working together to produce some astounding results
What does it take to be someone who changes the status quo? Bringing like-minded people together? Asking yourself a series of questions? Having charisma? Whatever it is, we need it now.