All Things Are Connected

All Things Are Connected

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All Things Are ConnectedWhile our ethical traditions know how to deal with homicide and even genocide these traditions collapse entirely when confronted with ecocide and biocide.

Today we live in an ethically confusing and contradictory world, a world in which sentiment and brutality exist side by side.

At the same time as modern thinkers seek to extend the circle of moral consideration to other animals, humanity inflicts more suffering on more creatures than at any time in history.

Is this really what we want to do to creation... to drive it to extinction? But extinction is irreversible. Species that go extinct are lost forever.

This is not Jurassic Park - we can't bring them back! Over the last century we've participated in something of a binge of unbelievable prosperity.

We may have had some intuition that it was a binge and the earth couldn't support it but aside from the easy things, biodegradable detergent or slightly smaller cars, we haven't done very much. We haven't turned our lives around.

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World Issues Class
7 years ago

All things are connected is a good short documentary that focuses on the earth and its ability to hold and destroy life. Through the documentary, the earth is referred to as Gaia, the goddess of the earth. This helps people realize that the earth is not just an object, but a living organism capable of many things. The filmmakers then take it further and create an analogy using Gaia and the number of years that she has been alive. This single analogy has the greatest impact on the audience making them feel insignificant, sympathetic for the earth and shameful that they have not taken better care of their life source. Overall, the pacing of this documentary is good as the film itself is short, but filled with information.

7 years ago

Make the narrative words correct which says Buddha was born in India, which hinders the attention of the whole documentary! The fact is BUDDHA was born in NEPAL. Act fast to correct the narration before it becomes too late!

Izzie Grove
9 years ago

what is the song at the end with the credits? loved this doc, we all need to respect mother earth

9 years ago

I agree with Blucross,

How about we offer $2000 bucks to every American male between 18-33 to get a free state sponsored Vasectomy.!
Think that would help with our 'overpopulation' by white dope addicts. ??
Of course it would, and it would slow down the babies born with parents that do not really want a baby ? ..
We need YOU to help spread this simple idea.

10 years ago

most of you just watched a film about the interconnected web of existence on the planet earth that also points out our unfortunate grasping for self-domination. Now half of you are arguing about whether women should rank superior above men and vise versa.

Joyce Wong
11 years ago

Francis Bacon's Scientific Method is NOT that "only human beings have intrinsic value". Get your facts straight!That's just a straight up LIE!

Essentially, Scientific Method:"The method was to be inductive and experimental, amassing data on important subjects, classifying them, and developing from them wider rules and hypotheses."
"Bacon eloquently argued that deductive reasoning should be replaced by inductive (scientific) reasoning"

11 years ago

Humanity should get over itself.

11 years ago

Shows big problems with no offer for solution.
How about we offer $2000 bucks to every American male between 18-33 to get a free state sponsored Vasectomy. ?? Think that would help with our 'overpopulation' ??
Of course it would, and it would slow down the babies born with parents that do not really want a baby ? ...and why won't you promote this idea ?

11 years ago

I get the idea again here that all the fuss is ultimately about the plight of mankind more than the life we're destroying ".. Gaia no delicate damsel", etc . Man's collective suicide can't be such a bad thing in the eyes of some near extinct beast or factory farmed chicken. A little celebration is in order then as we finally choke to extinction on our own overfed farts some time next decade no?

11 years ago

Anyone who claims that one sex is superior to the other is wrong. There is no possible way to rationalize that ridiculous position and all sexists should face it.

Males are generally physically stronger than females, but there are females who are stronger than some men. Besides, physical strength isn't exactly the ultimate trait.

Females are generally more capable than men at comforting the emotionally troubled, but there are men who are more capable at that than some women. Besides, being sensitive of other people's emotions isn't exactly the ultimate trait.

Most of our sexist stereotypes are culturally derived and are extremely inaccurate when we talk about animals, plants and even some cultures of humans.

If you honestly think one sex is "better" than the other then you must understand that "better" and "worse" is entirely dependent on values. Values are subjective and there simply isn't a "correct" set of values. Obviously, by any one's own values, one's behavior is almost perfect and if not one would have low self esteem.

So, objectively speaking there isn't such a thing as a "better" sex. Glorifying a certain sex seems infantile when one considers all that is objective concerning this issue.

11 years ago


11 years ago

Buddha got his Nirvana in Bihar of India (Boddhagaya)

11 years ago

BUDDHA WASNT BORN IN INDIA.. one fact wrong.. all facts seems unreliable... I closed afterwards....

11 years ago

Well that was an unexpected treat... very well done... more people should watch it... add some cleavage.

11 years ago

I suppose the purpose of this documentary is to add another voice to the chorus on a topic that is already well noted.
But considering the sheer number of environment warnings, it seems few people make much effort to take any comprehensive effort to change the path they follow.
More and more, it would appear that people have to be forced by circumstance to make changes. Too self absorbed in the mundane realities of the here and now to face the inevitable future. Such silly creatures, we humans.

Joël Cuerrier
11 years ago

How barbaric!

11 years ago

Maybe we need another Katrina for the power ones start account for losses and gains...

11 years ago

Why bottom music is so loud that we non-english speakers have so many difficulty in understand the narrator due the volume ???

Rocky Racoon
11 years ago

Males are simply drones used for reproduction and then killed off after procreation has occured-males could conceiveably be pretty well done away with freeze a few billion sperm and that's all a women will need-other than beast of burden-men.

11 years ago

its 1 minute to midnight folks...pass the rum.

Sieben Stern
11 years ago

I don't think I'm comfortable with them blaming science for dominionism - you should go back farther - to the concept that god created the earth for man alone.

edit: ah, they got to it - just did it out of order.

binit shrestha
11 years ago

Gautam Budhha was born in Nepal not in India. The writer seems to have ignored the fact. This should be corrected.

11 years ago

Undeniably we are a web, a massive inner connected simbiotic web like a bacteria growing on a host. As I watch the disaster that is the sociopolitical and economic world I see nothing but the hubris of wealth. The only criticism I have is that this little doc is very, very basic.

Yahya Semaiyen
11 years ago

A Strikingly review of human war on earth and what could possibly result in.

However, what could the solution be?
Speaking of Saudi Arabia, how can we eliminate such destruction on the environment?

I can only think of changing ourselves and the way we live: do we have to eat meat or chicken everyday, use the car for all transportations, buy a new car every couple of years, ...?

11 years ago

btw, Buddha was born in Nepal, not in India. Go back to your history class!!

11 years ago

The doc is good for one particular purpose; to connect with the clueless or maybe the young who haven't been exposed to the subject. It isn't bad by any stretch, but it is basic; and therefore if you understand how we continue to fcuk up the planet, you might want to pass it by.

11 years ago

Not very much of connections there. What a bummer. Gaia 45 years old? I thought it was going to be more interesting but its a take out from many other doc's. this isn't constructed well. It could be scary in your face doc. Nevertheless it is quite boring and all of that is already know by some of us. To short to flat. narrator could be more interesting.Anyways Gaia, Terra or Tellus is just a myth nothing less nothing more. Only thing I liked is Francis Bacon there yeah good thing he died on pneumonia but hell he made big difference. Maybe if Bacon would be more natural person he would live longer and people toady would respect more nature ahh what em Im saying :D Just another movie another dude wants have publicity maybe even get into the order :D haha. If he is looking for root cause of our problem then kill your self. Every one of us is the problem. Are you driving a car or a bus using a metro what ever!!! this isn't gonna change anything if you make crap doc. Everyone should consider the issue of pollution and try to use stuff less. Grow own crops to lessen the impact on our nature since conventional feeding isn't good and it makes wastelands. I wonder if the creator is vegetarian? I believe not! I em. in your face haha. I could go all nigh with my thoughts but this is just crap doc. Nevertheless as they say :D People are dooomed :D no really they are :D Nature is more self reliant then we are and at the and we die not GAIA of old age of 60 :D rofl I'm just laughing my self to death. :D

11 years ago

Life.. it only exists for a brief moment but in that one instant nothing is impossible.

Is life a Error?
Is life a predictable chain of Chemical reactions?
Is life a Miracle?

Does it matter or Does it not matter?

11 years ago

Neither here nor there, no real info! Kept waiting for it to get started and it didn't really. Where is the guy from? Can't place his accent and he's doing telephone voice which doesn't help. Any ideas?

11 years ago

Thanks Vlatko.
If this film doesn't disturb, you must be ill or already dead...

11 years ago

Happy Birthday GAIA!
A great film that puts so-called human civilization in perspective.
I've used Lovelock's idea to inform a novel.
Women have to take the lead and manage human affairs before it's too late.
Let's make the Future Female!