Monday, June 6, 2011

Alternative to slash and burn focus of new documentary, Up in Smoke

I just got an update that this week, on Thursday June 9, The Economist Film Project will showcase a new documentary called Up in Smoke, about a British scientist, Mike Hands, who has perfected a sustainable alternative to slash and burn agriculture in the Amazon, and is working with farmers in Honduras to put it into practice.

The Economist Film project is a partnership between The Economist and PBS NewsHour that presents documentaries that address social, economic, political, cultural and environmental issues of international importance. A segment from Up in Smoke will air during PBS NewsHour and will be featured on the project’s Web site. The segment and film bring to light a revolutionary, proven approach to deforestation in the Amazon that has shown remarkable promise, but continues to struggle to receive adequate support from the international community.

Here's the trailer of this interesting film:

You can read more about it at

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