First Earth, 20th Sept

Posted On August 3, 2010

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First Earth is about a massive paradigm shift for shelter—building
healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and
living together like in the old days, by recreating villages. An
audiovisual manifesto filmed over four years on four continents, it
proposes that earthen homes are the healthiest housing in the world;
and that since it still takes a village to raise a healthy child, we
must transform our suburban sprawl into eco-villages.

First Earth is not a how-to film, but a why-to film. It establishes
the appropriateness of earthen building in every cultural context,
under all socio-economic conditions, from third-world communities to
first-world countryside, from Arabian deserts to American urban
jungles. In the age of collapse and converging emergencies, the
solution to many of our ills might just be getting back to basics, for
material reasons and for spiritual reasons, both personal and
political.

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