The Deep Water Initiative aims to use media as a platform for the production and distribution of educational awareness materials, which explore the relationship between humans and the natural world.
INSTITUTIONAL FILM SERIES SCREENINGS
The Deep Water Initiative designs and hosts numerous film series screenings with a variety of educational based institutions, including: universities, environmental fellowships/programs, institutions of faith and local film forums. We believe that film can and should serve as a dynamic education tool as well as a powerful agent of change. We support the screening of high quality film productions that address the complexity of ecological sustainability within local, indigenous and faith based communities living within a post-modern world.
DEEP WATER PODCAST & AUDIO ESSAYS
The Religion and Ecology Podcast is one component of the larger Transformational Media Program. The goal of the podcast is to engage with thought-leaders in the field of Religion and Ecology (POD), provide an alternative medium for community-based education (AE), and to function as a platform for creative expression through original music and soundscape recordings (MUS).
(POD: Podcast Interview) (AE: Audio Essay) (MUS: Original Music)
Torah for the Earth is a podcast series that provides ecologically-centered commentary on the weekly Torah portion. Each week, the listener will be provided with a short and impactful audio essay that aims to relate messages contained within the weekly parashah with contemporary, ecological challenges. The podcast is hosted by Deep Water Initiative founder Charlie Forbes, who has an interest in exploring the scriptural foundations of religious traditions and their relationship to environmental teachings and practices. By systematically evaluating the Torah, this podcast aspires to illustrate that an understanding of the natural environment is fundamental to Jewish thought and philosophy, and integral to an appreciation of Jewish religious life.
You can follow our podcasts and audio essays on Soundcloud, iTunes, or on our webpage below.