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Documentary Film: The Call of the Mountain: Arne Naess and the Deep Ecology Movement 

Director: Jan van Boeckel | Producer: Karin van der Molen/Pat van Boeckel
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 1997 | Story Teller's Country: Netherlands
Tags: Ecology, Environment, Global, Spiritual Awareness


Transcript of the film
The full transcript of the interview with philosopher Arne Naess, that was made for the documentary film The Call of the Mountain is available here:

Interview: Jan van Boeckel
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On 1500 metres above sea level, on the slope of the mountain Hallingskarvet, stands "Tvergastein', the cabin of Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess. In his life he has spent nearly 12 years in this hut, where he wrote several books and essays on philosophy and ecology. In this film, Naess tells about the concept of 'deep ecology', which was first introduced by him in 1973. One of the basic tenets of deep ecology is that nature has a value in itself, apart from its possible use value to humans. Next to being a famous mountaineer, Naess has been a longtime activist in the environmental movement.

He gives an inspiring account of his participation in blockades to prevent the Alta river in northern Norway (the area of the Sami, an indigenous people) from being dammed.

With contributions by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Vandana Shiva, Bill Devall, George Sessions and Harold Glasser.

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Arne Næss (27 January 1912 – 12 January 2009) was a Norwegian philosopher who coined the term deep ecology and was an important intellectual and inspirational figure within the environmental movement of the late twentieth century.
In 1939, Næss was the youngest person to be appointed full professor at the University of Oslo and the only professor of philosophy in the country at the time.
He was a noted mountaineer, who in 1950 led the expedition that made the first ascent of Tirich Mir(7,708 m).
The Tvergastein hut in the Hallingskarvet massif played an important role in Ecosophy T, as "T" is said to represent his mountain hut Tvergastein.
Arne Næss (Google+):

This video is a copy from "rerunproducties", DailyMotion:


Jan van Boeckel
Dr. Jan van Boeckel is a Dutch anthropologist, visual artist, art teacher and filmmaker. One of Jan's areas of interest and concern are the worldviews and environmental philosophies of indigenous peoples. Together with filmmaking group ReRun Productions, he produced a series of documentaries on this subject, as well as films on philosophers such as Jacques Ellul and Arne Naess, who provide a critical analysis of the Western way of life. These films include, among others: The Earth is Crying (1987), It's Killing the Clouds (1992), The Betrayal by Technology (1992), and The Call of the Mountain (1997). 

Jan has lived for several years in Hällefors, in the forests of central Sweden, where he was an art teacher to both children and adults, and consultant on international cultural projects. He established the Cloudberry Dreams network with partners in Latvia, England, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The mission of this partnership is to share ideas and to explore new ways to interpret landscapes through art and creativity. Another project he took part in conceptualizing is called "Clearings in the Forest", which focuses on the cultural and mythical significance of open spaces in the woodlands.

Between 2004 and 2006, Jan has worked as Head of Communications at the Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples in Amsterdam.
Inspired by indigenous peoples' cultures, his own engagement in art and art teaching practices, and his experiences of living close to wilderness areas of Sweden, Jan's interest has moved to art as a means to connect to what David Abram aptly called 'the more-than-human-world'.
One of Jan's research interests is the tension between trying to 'open the senses' whilst coping with the current ecological crisis - an issue all the more pressing when working with children.

Since 2007, Jan is member of the ecoart network. He is also on ResearchGate.

In August 2013, Jan defended his doctoral thesis "At the Heart of Art and Earth: An Exploration of Practices in Arts-Based Environmental Education" at  Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and Dr. Sacha Kagan acted as his opponent. The full session can be viewed here:

Currently Jan van Boeckel is employed as Adjunct and Program Director in Design Theory at the Department of Design and Architecture of the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik.

#ArneNæss   #TheCallOfTheMountain   #DeepEcologymovement   #JanVanBoeckel   #RerunProducties   #NatureEducation  
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If you want to create a nature-friendly future, people need to get acquainted with nature and make friends with it.
Article by: Lisa Baumgartel

#ArneNæss #Norway #friluftsliv #greenbiz

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GREENPEACE: A Brief History of Environmentalism
Article by: Rex Weyler

#DeepEcology #article #environmentalism #Greenpeace #ArneNæss

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Book: Nature and Life : Essays on Deep Ecology and Applied Ethics
Author: Md. Munir Hossain Talukder.
ISBN: (10): 1-5275-0920-6. Cambridge Scholars, 2018

This volume explores some recent thoughts and trends in environmental philosophy and applied ethics. The topics selected here are contemporary and offered in academic programs across the globe. This book is an essential reference work for those who are keen to conduct detailed research within the fields of environmental philosophy, environmental humanities, culture, public health, applied ethics, bioethics, and political philosophy, as well as the general reader interested in the ethical and philosophical issues that are transforming and touching our lives. The book uniquely focuses both western and non-western approaches.

Review of the book, by Muhammad A Sayeed:

#book #NatureandLife #Essays #DeepEcology #AppliedEthics #ArneNæss
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Short part of the 1992 NRK documentary "På Tvers - Arne Næss 80 år"

Part 1: I påvente av det 22. århundre
Part 2: I den grønne bølgen
Part 3: Fra Tvergastein til Tirich Mir

Documentary about: the eco-disaster and the opportunities for sustainable development.
By: Jan Horne.

This video is an edited copy of:

Photos about Tvergastein:

#ArneNæss #DeepEcology #Tvergastein #Bergenline #Ustaoset #Hallingskarvet
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“Arne Naess”
on Vimeo, published by the producer of the video: Pat van Boeckel.

Portrait of the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess and the Deep Ecology Movement. Made in 1997 by Rerun Productions, The Netherlands. Shot on location in Naess’s hut Tvergastein on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, and in Berkeley, USA. WithBill Devall, Vandana Shiva, George Sessions, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Harold Glasser.

#ArneNæss #TheCallOfTheMountain #PatVanBoeckel #Documentary1997 #deepecology

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NRK Documentary: På Tvers - Arne Næss 80 år
Seriebeskrivelse: Portrettserie
Kategorier: Kultur og NRK-arkivet
Første gang sendt: NRK1 · Tirsdag 11. februar 1992 kl. 00:00
Produksjonsår: 1991
Original episodetittel: I påvente av det 22. århundre
Varighet: 39 minutter

#ArneNæss #Documentary #PåTvers #DeepEcology

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Arne Næss Chair 2018: Mary Evelyn Tucker

Mary Evelyn Tucker is the Arne Næss Professor in Global Justice and the Environment in 2018. She is Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. She teaches in the joint MA program in religion and ecology and directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale with her husband, John Grim.

#ArneNæssChair2018 #MaryEvelynTucker #UiO #Oslo Norway
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Arne Næss Symposium 2018: Homo Futurus with a Thousand Faces
How do we imagine the future human species?

Time and place: Oct. 24, 2018 6:30 PM - Oct. 25, 2018 4:00 PM, University of Oslo

#ArneNæss #ArneNæssSymposium2018 #Oslo #UniversitetetiOslo #UniversityOslo #Norway #Norge #DeepEcology #DypØkologi #environment #globaljustice
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