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THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE VIDEO PROJECT

Film on Otters Selected Best of 2016 by School Library Journal

Posted by Steve -- on 1/3/2017 to Reviews
School Library Journal selected Threatened: The Controversial Struggle of the Southern Sea Otter as one of the Top 10 DVDs of 2016 for schools

SLJ wrote: "The film has a serious agenda in mind: to determine the cause of the high mortality rate among these marine mammals off the coast of California. The 41-minute film makes a strong connection to varied areas of curricula: marine biology, environmental studies, public policy, and investigative journalism."

Science Books and Films earlier also "recommended" Threatened as “a well-organized, easy-to-understand presentation of a case study which is well understood and captures the complexity of environmental management and restoration.”

Chernobyl Film Named Best of 2016 by Booklist

Posted by Steve -- on 12/15/2016 to News
THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL was selected as one of the top 10 Editor’s Choice films for 2016 by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

The film journeys into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone several decades after the world’s worst nuclear disaster. The tightly regulated 1000 square mile Dead Zone remains one of the most radioactively contaminated places on Earth. Surprisingly, a defiant, spirited group of elderly women scratches out an existence in this lethal landscape. The resilient babushkas are the last survivors of a small community who refused to leave their ancestral homes after the Chernobyl disaster.

Chernobyl was also recently in the news with the completion of a concrete sarcophagus that now covers the reactor. The film captures images of the sarcophagus under construction, which will need to last longer than the pyramids in Egypt to prevent further radiation releases.

"Starred Review. This award-winning documentary captures a land that time forgot and the world has avoided.”
 -Booklist

Film profiles Pres. Medal of Freedom scientist

Posted by Steve -- on 11/22/2016 to News
Physicist Richard Garwin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tuesday, Nov 22. Garwin helped shape history as designer of the first hydrogen bomb and later as a science and arms control adviser to Presidents, including on climate change and energy. Through his work at IBM’s research center, Garwin is also known for his contributions to Magnetic Resonance Imaging, computer touch screens and laser printing.

The film GARWIN profiles Richard Garwin's life and work. He received his Ph.D. under Nobel Laureate Enrico Fermi, who later invited him to work at Los Alamos on the nation’s nuclear weapons program. Fermi called Garwin "the only true genius he ever met".  In recent years he was part of an elite group of scientists asked to help plug the BP oil spill and find solutions to contain the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. His lifes’ work was also honored with the National Medal of Science.

Welcome to Our New Site

Posted by Steve -- on 10/12/2016 to News

We've just upgraded The Video Project website, as you no doubt have seen.

Our new site features an entirely new design and is mobile responsive for viewing in phones or tablets. We've also made it easier to browse and find the films that may be most relevant to you. 

And we now offer Digital Site Licenses to colleges on most titles for just $100 more than the DVD price. 

• Find our Newest Releases here >
• Browse our films by Subject here >

We welcome your feedback. Please let us know how you find the site,  and if you run into any issues.

World's largest marine area protected in historic agreement

Posted by Steve - on 10/11/2016 to News
Very good news for the world’s oceans. The last pristine ocean ecosystem remaining on earth is now protected thanks to a landmark agreement hammered out by 24 nations and the European Union. Over 600,000 square miles of the Ross Sea in Antarctica will be off-lmits to commercial fishing and hunting of marine life.

The Ross Sea is a deep bay in the Antarctic Ocean, which produces about three-quarters of the nutrients that sustain life in the rest of the world’s oceans, upwelled by currents that carry them around the world.

BBC - World’s largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37789594

THE LAST OCEAN film profiles the Ross Sea and the long international battle to protect it. Featuring top scientists, including Dr. Sylvia Earle and Dr. Daniel Pauly, as well as international political leaders, the film examines both the science and politics behind the efforts to preserve Earth’s last truly wild ocean.
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