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

Reviews/discussion  

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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Sidlasonke- we eat together

Title

Sidlasonke – We Eat Together

Director(s) Participatory
Date released   (year) 2009
Production company Insightshare
Length 5 mins
Location South Africa
Keywords/tags Food, community, poverty
Link to film http://www.insightshare.org/watch/video/sidlasonke
Synopsis A short film made about a local feeding scheme in   Inanda township – embodying hope and self-help.

Source: http://www.insightshare.org/watch/video/sidlasonke

Reviews/discussion ‘Participatory Video (PV) is a set of techniques to involve a group or community in shaping and creating their own film. The idea behind this is that making a video is easy and accessible, and is a great way of bringing people together to explore issues, voice concerns or simply to be creative and tell stories.

This process can be very empowering, enabling a group or community to take action to solve their own problems and also to communicate their needs and ideas to decision-makers and/or other groups and communities. As such, PV can be a highly effective tool to engage and mobilise marginalised people and to help them implement their own forms of sustainable development based on local needs.

This process can be very   empowering, enabling a group or community to take action to solve their own   problems and also to communicate their needs and ideas to decision-makers   and/or other groups and communities. As such, PV can be a highly effective   tool to engage and mobilise marginalised people and to help them implement   their own forms of sustainable development based on local needs.’

Source: http://www.insightshare.org/pv/pv-nutshell

Links to other   resources Insightshare: http://www.insightshare.org/watch/video/sidlasonke

The Valley Trust: http://www.thevalleytrust.org.za/index.php?page=donate

Cato Crest Primary School Food Garden from Pamela Ngwenya on Vimeo.

Sicela Umusa Community Garden from Pamela Ngwenya on Vimeo.