Thursday, 27 January 2011

Sai Kung Country Park - Tai Long Wan - Big Wave Bay

A journey through the Eastern Country Park in Sai Kung.


A journey through the Sai Kung Country Park on the trail of a story about alleged government waste that didn't quite turn out to be the scandal some critics claimed.


Footage was shot six years ago (2003) as part of a longer documentary on frivolous government expenditure in Hong Kong. The story was a bust, but it was great fun to shoot! Though this version of the video could have benefited from Shirley's editing....


With the exception of The Pearl Report intro, all footage shot by the author of the video.

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Art from the Daechu-ri Autonomous Village, South Korea

Art from the Daechu-ri Autonomous Village - the Peace Village


In December 2005 the South Korean government ordered the imminent seizure of the village of Daechu-ri. Along with more than 12-hundred acres of surrounding farmland Daechuri was to be sacrificed to make way for the expansion of a nearby US-military base. The order came with the ominous warning: forced evictions would take place if the residents did not move out peacefully. They didnt.


Daechu-ri became the scene of some of the largest and most violent clashes between the South Korean people and the government in decades.


Dubbed the Peace Village, it became a magnet for artists, musicians and peace activists.


Our still photographs were used for a front page story and a centre-spread article in The Korea Herald newspaper.




Produced by Chris Gelken & Shirley Han Ying in March 2007.

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  • base, protests, demonstrations, anti-American, forced eviction, riots, Pyongtaek, USFK, Peace Village, art, demolished, Camp Humphreys, army, mural, protest, The Korea Herald, rice, farmers, activists, anti-military, history, farmland, US Forces, demolition

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Giving Hand - Levis China Promotion


Giving Hand - Chengdu non-profit teamed up with Levis China for a promotion to help poor students in China's more remote western regions.

Here's the video we produced for them in March 2010.


Between now and March 26th, your old jeans could be worth some cash and make a contribution to a good cause. Levi Jeans, the Beijing Huayu Education Foundation, IDS Logistics Group and Giving Hand are offering a unique opportunity to shoppers - 200 yuan or 30 U.S. dollars for your old denims... Produced by Chris Gelken & Shirley Han Ying.

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Sunday, 23 January 2011

Great Green Wall - Kwon Byong Hyon, Future Forest


Future Forest Kubuqi Desert Project - Great Green Wall


Future Forest has planted more than four million trees in China's Kubuqi Desert in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Led by former Korean ambassador to Beijing, Kwon Byong-hyon, Future Forest is setting records for the successful afforestion (restoration) of desert and degraded farmland.


Keywords: afforestion, deforestation, desertification, Kubuqi Desert, Inner Mongolia, climate change, sand storm, Future Forest, Kwon Byong Hyon, dunes, denuded, trees, planting, sand storm,reforestation, China, desert, farmers, goats, billion trees in the desert,

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Taming the Yellow Dragon - Kubuqi Desert, Inner Mongolia, China

Taming the Yellow Dragon - Kubuqi Desert, Inner Mongolia, China


Update: We were delighted to receive an email from Ambassador Kwon Byong-hyon. He told us that delegates had very warmly received his presentation at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification COP9 Summit in Buenos Aires. Our video, Taming the Yellow Dragon A Billion Trees in the Desert was used during the Buenos Aires presentation.

In fact, the Future Forest project in the Kubuqi Desert is now being held up as a flagship model for afforestation projects around, and Kwon Byong-hyon has been asked to serve as a roaming ambassador for the UNCCD.

Our warmest congratulations!

Video Description: The dramatic beauty of deserts has inspired generations of poets, painters, and adventurers. But the risk of further desertification now poses one of the greatest environmental and ecological threats to sustainable development -- not only to China, but also to the whole North East Asian region.

Produced by Chris Gelken & Shirley Han Ying

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God's Grace Garden - Organic Farming in Beijing, China

God's Grace Garden - Organic Farming in Beijing, China


Gods Grace Garden, or GGG, is one of the first totally organic farms in China. Established in 2001 by Terese Zhang, GGG covers 150mu (about 25 acres or 10 hectares) and not an inch is wasted! And not an ounce of artificial fertilizer or pesticide intrudes through the walled farm that is home to a dozen cows, numerous dogs, and countless geese, chickens and ducks.

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