"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Chinese Sci Fi Cinema
Chinese cinema has become a really pleasing alternative to the American mainstream. In CJ7, Kung Fu Hustle director Stephen Chow tackles the issues of class prejudice, the integrity of the poor and the love of family against a backdrop of a rapidly developing Chinese landscape and an imaginative child's struggle again...st conformity. The great special effects and extra-terrestrial friendship theme prove that China is not only ready for the new space race, but can lead intellectually and morally as well. I highly recommend this little known film! Delightful for the whole family!