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1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
A globe-trotting exposé of our modern agricultural system. From struggling fishermen and long-distance truckers, to agronomists and multi-national corporate executives. Presents a sobering portrait of the people who define the contemporary food industry, where the constant pursuit of profit takes precedence over the health of the workers, the hungry, and the environment. Reveals the distressing problems of the industrialized world food system and what world hunger has to do with us. Nearly 1 billion of the 7 billion people on Earth are starving, but the food produced could feed 12 billion people.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby Digital 2.0. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
"Inhabit explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called 'Permaculture, ' which uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes"--Container.
Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (52, 53 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Great expectations (52 min.) : Looks at innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architectural projects of the 20th century. Shows how contemporary problems like housing shortages, urban decay and pollution motivate architects to create changes in the way people live. Considers plans that have actually been constructed and animates some unrealized visions to see how they might have looked. Features works by Rudolf Steiner, Le Corbusier, Moshe Safdie, Oscar Niemeyer, Jacque Fresco, Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, Levitt & Sons, Antti Lovag, Peter Vetsch, and Paolo Soler.
Kochuu (53 min.) : Documentary about modern Japanese architecture, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. "Kochuu" which translates as "in the jar, " refers to the Japanese tradition of constructing small, enclosed physical spaces, which create the impression of a separate universe. Features interviews with some of Japan's leading architects as well as Scandinavian contemporaries including Pritzker Prize winners Tadao Ando and Sverre Fehn, Toyo Ito, Kazuo Shinohara, Kristian Gullichsen and Juhani Pallasmaa.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

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