IN SPITE OF GREAT ADVANCES IN FORMAL METHOD IN SOCIAL SCIENCE, MUCH OF THE UNDERSTANDING OF PERSISTING AND GENERAL RELATIONSHIPS DEPENDS UPON A GRASP THAT IS TOTALLY INDEPENDENT OF SOME FORMAL METHOD. IN ADVANCING SOCIAL SCIENCE, WE INVENT AND PRACTICE TECHNIQUE AND CULTIVATE A HUMANISTIC ART. (Robert Redfield)

ADIVASI (Tribes of India) Ethnographic Films by SATHYA MOHAN PV

Friday, December 23, 2011

Chief Seattle's speech

This film is made in Finland. You can see the beautiful scandinavian nature in many scenes. The story is based on Chief Seattle's response to American government after they wanted to buy the land from native americans. This is the third and the most popular version of the speech and it's modified in 1970's. Chief Seattle was a leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes in what is now the U.S. state of Washington. The city of Seattle in Washington state is named after him.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tibetan Book of The Dead - The Great Liberation

The state of our minds in life affects the nature and quality of our experiences in death and our true essence has never been born and can never die. Accessible and authentic as always Buddha's teaching of 'impermanence' : that all things arise and fade away - that all things are temporary in nature. People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

Alien Planet

Storyline: The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% of Earth's gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world that could support life, Earth sends a pilot mission consisting of the Mothership Von Braun and three probes: Balboa, Da Vinci, and Newton. This robotic fleet is responsible for finding and assessing any life forms on Darwin IV. Initially, the expectation is to find microscopic life, but the probes soon find themselves in the middle of a developed ecosystem teeming with diversity of life of all sizes. The drama on Darwin IV is motivated by real science missions, such as the NASA Origins Program and the NASA / JPL Planet-Finder Mission, as well as the European Space Agency's Darwin Project. "Alien Planet " is a cosmic expedition along side Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Jack Horner, Craig Venter, and George Lucas...