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"FLOW: For Love of Water"
A sample of Video Description from Irena Salina's eye opening documentary "Flow: For Love of Water".
Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. "Flow" confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause. Video Description courtesy of Audio Eyes
A sample of video description from New Dimension Media's "Underwater Nights."
The mysteries of ocean ecology are evident in the annual spawning of coral, the molting of lobsters, the feeding habits of sharks and the deadly attacks of squid. Live-action footage captures opalescent squid as they lay their eggs then die in vast numbers. These are the creatures that come out when twilight falls. Description courtesy of Audio Eyes.
This sample of description comes from "Food, Inc." the 2008 American documentary film directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner. The film examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees. Video Description courtesy of Audio Eyes.