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January is National Mentoring Month: DVD recommendation

Tweet Show Me the Way: The Impact Mentors Have on a Young Person’s Life was created to raise awareness about the value of MENTORING — in keeping students in high school and ensuring that they go to college.

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Films about Orcas in Captivity

Tweet There are numerous whale movies in existence, both entertaining (Namu, Big Miracle, Free Willy) and personal (Saving Luna). Currently in theaters is an investigative movie called Blackfish, which shows this absurdity and fallout of capturing and using wild animals for folly.

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ALA’s 2013 Youth Media Award Winner ANNA, EMMA AND THE CONDORS

Tweet The 2012 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video is awarded to ANNA, EMMA AND THE CONDORS

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Documentary Investigates Our Current Food System and the Solutions to World Hunger

Tweet Simon Cunich’s documentary film Growing Change: A Journey Inside Venezuela’s Food Revolution investigates our current food system as he tries to understand why hundreds of millions of people go hungry each day.

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Into the Gyre

Tweet Into the Gyre is a 44-minute documentary about a groundbreaking expedition to study plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre. Thirty-four volunteer researchers, scientists and sailors participated in this five-week expedition, sailing into the Sargasso Sea, east of Bermuda, on the 135-foot tall ship Corwith Cramer.

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The Discovery Channel Odometer Turns for Planet Green

Tweet Planet Green will no longer be broadcast. No revolutions will be televised. Edward Murrow referred to it as ”wires and lights in a box” … this instrument, this TV… will be used for our sheer entertainment as we traipse around America looking for … BBQ? Planet Green is now Destination America.

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The island president

Tweet After bringing democracy to his country, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, takes up the fight to keep his homeland from disappearing under the sea.

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VEGUCATED! Follow the 6 week challenge

Tweet Vegucated, a new documentary from writer/director Marisa Miller Wolfson, attempts to educate a mainstream audience about the ethical and environmental implications of what’s for dinner.

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Planet Green. What lies ahead?

Tweet We just read in Media Post that Discovery Network’s brand Planet Green will get its own renovation on the horizon. Discovery now has $1 billion to spend on content for its various networks, and no doubt part of that will be directed to Planet Green.

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PIPE DREAMS: new doc on Keystone XL Pipeline

Tweet How many jobs would justify risking the contamination of aquifer that provides fresh water to most of the Midwest? 1,000? 5,000? What if they were only temporary jobs?

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