Okja: A take on science and nature !

If you are looking for a movie to bond with the family and your fury friends look no further. Okja, a 2017 film from South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho might just be the answer! Known for his combination of action and horror genres with dark bite, Bong Joon Ho manages to sneak in environmental messages in his film. His latest vision Okja follows along a girl named Mija who lives in the beautiful, lush mountains of South Korea with her grandfather and their sweet genetically engineered pig, Okja!

The bond between these two is evident, but soon they are torn apart, thrust back into Okja’s creator -the Miranda meat corporation!

It’s no Disney fairytale the film is meant to be a depiction of the dark realities of animal laboratories and factory meat farms, the movie does take its dark turn, but there is a happy ending!

It’s dark, funny, cute, and carries with it a message of today’s state capitalism. The movie has a bit of everything from the beautiful scenery of the South Korean Mountains to the cute and lovable Okja and the beautiful bond with Mija. This is certainly a film to catch with family!

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A Personal Vlog: Nature Heals

Welcome into the mind and soul of someone who has come to find peace, as well as motivation in plants! Not only do they bring joy into her life, but they each hold a small piece of her being. This is my mother, someone who’s green thumb and passion for nature inspired me to look for mine. Caring for plants can bring a little pocket of peace and a moment of self-care from the constant chaos around us. In the video below we hope to bring a bit of joy and encouragement by stepping into nature and looking for your small moment of peace.

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Healing Sounds in Nature

We are constantly surrounded by so much man-made noise that we forget the symphony nature can provide for us. From the chirping of birds to the calming sound of running water, nature is its own orchestra. But often we forget with the latest technology always capturing our attention. We don’t always take a moment to sit back and enjoy the natural sounds around us. We have grown accustomed to pay attention to the ding of Snapchat notifications or an alert to “BeReal” instead of the natural sounds of the wind blowing, water running, or birds chirping. These sounds are often drowned out by the honking of cars, motors being revved, and the sounds of consumerism and technology.

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