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Ubuntu

Title Ubuntu- Global Oneness Project
Director(s)
Date released (year) 2009
Production company ChannelSideBySide
Length 8.18mins
Location South Africa
Keywords/tags Ubuntu, sustainability, justice,  community
Link to film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIc24sakT84

Synopsis “I am because you are,”   is the deep meaning of Ubuntu, a traditional African philosophy recognizing   the shared essence within humanity and life. In this film, we visit Dorah   Lebelo and the GreenHouse Project, Credo Mutwa, the great Zulu traditional   healer and teacher, and the forem Deputy Minister of Health, Nozizwa   Madlala-Routledge, to learn more about this fundamental understanding of life   and its ramifications on how we treat each other, ourselves, and the earth.

Source: http://www.globalonenessproject.org/library/films/ubuntu

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The Global Oneness   Project is a digital, ad-free, bi-monthly magazine. Through stories, we   explore the threads that connect culture, ecology, and beauty. Our collection   of films, photography, and essays feature diverse and dynamic voices from   around the world.

 

Source: http://www.globalonenessproject.org/about-project

 

Ubuntu (Zulu/Xhosa   pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼú]; English: /uˈbʊntuː/ ooBUUN-too)   or “uMunthu” (Chichewa) and “Botho” (Setswana) is   a southern African ethic   or humanist   philosophy   focusing on people’s allegiances and relations with each other. Some believe   that ubuntu is a classical African philosophy or worldview[1] whereas others point out that the   idea of ubuntu is a philosophy or worldview developed in written sources   during the second half of the 1900s.[2] The word ubuntu has its origins   in the Bantu languages of southern Africa.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(philosophy)

Links to other resources  Mvuselelo Ngcoya (2009) Ubuntu: Globalization,   Accommodation, and Contestation in South Africa.

 

Jacqueline Church (2012) Sustainable Development   and the Culture of uBuntu, De Jure, 45 Volume 2: Download Article in PDF

 

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