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Architects of Change, 8, Traditional and the New
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directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, 8 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
Approximately 370 million people belong to indigenous communities in some 70 countries around the world. They are the descendents of the first people to inhabit their native lands, long before colonization, and generally adopt lifestyles that incorporate their ancestral traditions. Their survival is closely tied t...
directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, 8 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 3, To Innovate Is to Imitate
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directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 3 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 53 mins
In just one century, technological and scientific progress has made unprecedented improvements in living conditions possible. Nonetheless, we are now realizing that these technical advances carried within them the seeds of many of today’s environmental and social problems. A new scientific approach is opening th...
directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 3 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 53 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 5, Made to Last
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directed by Laurent Lutaid, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 5 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
The exponential increase in the number of humans on the planet has resulted in the urgent need to find new strategies to deal with the housing issue. At a time when the future of the planet is a constant source of concern, it is worthwhile to re-examine how we design and build our homes and cities in order to meet...
directed by Laurent Lutaid, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 5 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 6, Need of Biodiversity
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directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 6 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 53 mins
Human beings play a key role with regard to the Earth's biodiversity and their lifestyles greatly influence the balance of ecosystems. The impacts of industrialization and demographic development on natural resources often results in encroachment on wild regions that are the habitat for countless life forms. Thank...
directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 6 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 53 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 9, Growth the Green Way
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directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 9 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
The economic growth of industrialized nations, motivated by the pursuit of ever-greater profits, has driven a blind and irrational exploitation of the planet’s non-renewable natural resources. Since the industrial revolution, the market economy has dictated the standards of a capitalist system that has shown lit...
directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 9 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 1, Wages of Hope
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directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 1 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
An informal sector groups together a variety of business activities which do not conform to the standard model for developed countries, or which operate beyond official regulation. This type of work is a major influence on a global scale. Many people who lack formal education or adequate training manage to get by,...
directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 1 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 10, Spreading Hope
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directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 10 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
The social problems that affect urban and rural populations alike are not limited to developing countries. Illiteracy, elevated school drop-out rates, delinquency, unemployment and poverty are issues that face countries around the world, both in the East and the West. The youth of any society represent its future....
directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 1, Episode 10 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 3, Energy for Change
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directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 3 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
Since the invention of fire, humankind has not ceased to invest time and money in the research and exploitation of new sources of energy. A never-ending challenge faces us, as our current lifestyles are largely dependent on energy resources extracted from our planet. Mastering the use these various elements, renew...
directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 3 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 4, Trip for a Change
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directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 4 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
Tourism may well be an indispensable industry for a large number of countries world-wide, but it also brings its share of disadvantages. It is often a significant source of pollution, be it from transport for visitors, the construction of vacation resorts, recreational activities or simply from the rising quantity...
directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 4 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 5, Changing Town
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directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 5 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
The predictions are that by 2050, 80% of the planet's inhabitants will be town-dwellers. Even so, the frenzied urbanization that has characterized recent decades has triggered a number of problems word-wide, both social and ecological. Nowadays, we ought to be asking ourselves if planning can be improved. By close...
directed by Sylvain Braun, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 5 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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