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Old 08.04.2011, 12:13
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Interesting clip on different cultures, perspectives and social integration

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/...nces-ggtu.html

After seeing this I had to go watch the rest of the documentry, but this clip left quite the impression on me.

Sorry, just deal with the advertisment before the video starts.
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Old 08.04.2011, 12:37
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Pretty cool. Thanks for the link.

Any pointers towards finding the whole documentary ?
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Pretty cool. Thanks for the link.

Any pointers towards finding the whole documentary ?

google??......
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Thanks for sharing that. Most interesting post in a long time!
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Thanks for sharing that.
Must.. not... comment..... on this ^^^^
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google??......
tried it...could not find it...
And hence the question...
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Re: Interesting clip on different cultures, perspectives and social integration

This clip reminded me of discussions I had with refugees in Tanzania who were going to be resettled to the US after living in camps for over 15 years. How do you even begin to describe the differences between life in Europe and life in an extremely remote part of Africa?

The material differences are huge when moving from an area without running water or electricity to the US/Europe, but people can adapt relatively quickly (just like I could adapt to using kerosene lamps and bucket showers). I think that the social differences are the most overwhelming aspects of a move to the 'West', and these are much, much harder to prepare for.

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The clip comes from this documentary: www.godgrewtiredofus.com
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Re: Interesting clip on different cultures, perspectives and social integration

Found the full documentary online.

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Re: Interesting clip on different cultures, perspectives and social integration

Fascinating video -- reminds me of my childhood. Many thanks for posting this!
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Re: Interesting clip on different cultures, perspectives and social integration

Coming from a country with primitive (now called sustainable) agriculture I still cannot understand how people here can eat what they eat...
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Re: Interesting clip on different cultures, perspectives and social integration

Glad you all enjoyed it, the comments about 'lack of freedom' in the US really blew my mind. I'm sure it would shock many Americans who believe they have the greatest freedom of all.
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Re: Interesting clip on different cultures, perspectives and social integration

@ Chemmie

Riveting! Thank you.
Reminds me sadly of a Swiss friend I thought I had, until last weekend, when she started on (again) about "those people" leaching on Switzerland's goodwill and pretending to be asylum seekers... ad nauseum. I've heard this so many times that I couldn't take it any more and just left her standing alone, before our "discussion" could blow up into a full scale row. Very sad.
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Coming from a country with primitive (now called sustainable) agriculture I still cannot understand how people here can eat what they eat...
Yes, I'm also thinking along your lines. That's the reason I go the market to shop my fresh items.

It's a small step I know, but you can support local producers.

Another plus point is that it really stays fresh for a week (unlike Migros/Coop veggies or fruits).

I also try to avoid food that is too much processed or altered from its original form.
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Re: Interesting clip on different cultures, perspectives and social integration

Thanks for posting - I really liked the clip. One of the better posts of lately.
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