One Man, One Cow, One Planet
Modern industrial agriculture is destroying the earth: desertification, water scarcity, toxic cocktails of agricultural chemicals pervading our food chains, ocean ecosystem collapse, soil erosion and massive loss of soil fertility. Humanity's increasing demands are exceeding the Earth's carrying capacity. A simple recipe to save the world? One old man and a bucket of cow-dung. Are you crazy?
One Man, One Cow, One Planet is the broadcast offspring of How to Save the World, a feature length documentary.
At 56 minutes it is a focused exposure of India's agricultural plight and the answers provided by biodynamic farming.
How to Save the World is the research version of One Man, One Cow, One Planet.
At 106 minutes it offers an expanded look at biocolonialism and the answers provided by biodynamic agriculture.
FROM NEW ZEALAND
What does an environmentally friendly biodynamic food system capable of feeding everyone actually look like?
Across India marginal farmers are reviving an arcane form of agriculture and exposing the bio-colonialism of multinational corporations and their failed mantra of infinite growth in a finite world. HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD tells their story through the teachings of an elderly New Zealander many are calling the new Gandhi.
A blueprint for a post-industrial future, How to Save the World takes you into the heart of the world's most important renaissance. The outcome of the battle for agricultural control in India may just dictate the future of the earth.
Featuring Peter Proctor, New Zealand's father of modern biodynamics
Directed by: Tom and Barbara Burstyn
Produced by: Barbara and Tom Burstyn
Sound: Tom Burstyn
Research and writing: Barbara Burstyn
Editor: Robert Pennington
Music: Mercan Dede
Narrated by: Peter Coyote
in English with English subtitles
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