• The Eclogical Life of Shepherds in Southern France

  • Green Mountain Girls Farm: Sustainability In Action

  • Kebe: The African Tailor

  • The Lifestyle of a Bicycle Shop Owner

  • The Park Slope Food Coop

  • Peter: Life Collaged

Mont Sainte Victoire seen from Richeaume, France

On the foot of Mt. Sainte Victoire, Raphaelle Ottones lives with her husband and two children. Since 2011, she has been trying to convert her family vineyard into organic.

Raphaelle works on one field for two hours, takes a break, and works on another field for few more until she picks up her children. This rather slower pace workflow enables her to maintain the balance between farming and parenting.

Raphaelle belongs to a coop, and through the coop, her grapes will be harvested in the fall and will be put together with other organic grapes from the area to be made into a bottled wine.

“Le Jas”, Rose and Red, Photo by Raphaelle Ottones

Text and Videography (Direction, Camera, Editing) by Iki Nakagawa

Documented in 2010-2013
Length: 7:34

This is the fifth and last segment on the Park Slope Food Coop. This episode investigates how the co-op works with community organizations and inspires a change in our society.

Fore more information on the coop visit
http://foodcoop.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Slope_Food_Coop

Production Credit:
Videography (Direction, Camera, Editing) by Iki Nakagawa
Voice Over Text Editing by Mike Taylor

Many Thanks to the Coop members who kindly participated in the interview, as well as those who kindly let me shoot while shopping or working.

Documented in 2010-2013
Length: 11:07

This is the forth segment in a five-part series of video journals on the Park Slope Food Coop. This episode investigates how the co-op creates and maintains democratic structure.

Click here to see Part 05

Fore more information on the coop visit
http://foodcoop.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Slope_Food_Coop

Production Credit:
Videography (Direction, Camera, Editing) by Iki Nakagawa

Illustrations are taken from Linewaiters Gazette

Many Thanks to the Coop members who kindly participated in the interview, as well as those who kindly let me shoot while shopping or working.

©2013, Kunihiko Nakagawa
Documented in 2002
Length: 14:48

This is a second half of The Ecological Life of Shepherds in Southern France, a film that portraits a life of Michel and Alice who own a sheep farm near Toulouse, France. This part shows their involvement with their immediate community and how they are passing their practice to their son.

Credit:
Videography (Camera and Editing):Kunihiko Nakagawa
Translation:iki nakagawa and Mike Taylor
Subtitle:Suguru Ikeda

©2013, Kunihiko Nakagawa
Documented in 2002
Length: 14:49

The film portraits a life of Michel and Alice who own a sheep farm near Toulouse, France. Alice used to work as a nurse and Michel worked as a co-op worker, but when Alice got pregnant they both quit their jobs in order to spend more time with their children.

Michel and Alice believe that mass production reduces the meat quality and the price of meat while making the work more difficult for the farmer. So they raise only two hundred sheep on the pasture paying close attention to their life cycle. Michel also planted many trees near their property in order to restore nature which has been destroyed during 1950′s. They try to live self sufficiently by relying on local market and minimizing consumption. Videographer Kunihiko Nakagawa documented their lives while living with them in 2002.

Production Credit:
Videography (Direction, Camera, Editing) by Kunihiko Nakagawa
Translation by Iki Nakagawa
Subtitling by Suguru Ikeda

©2012, Iki Nakagawa
Documented in 2011
Length: 18:05

Green Mountain Girls Farm is a sustainable farm in Vermont. Two women who used to work for environmental groups decided to grow food for their immediate community as part of their an environmental act. Their animal-tilled farming produces many varieties of organic produce. I visited the farm with my father and my son and participated in farming. We got to know each other, learned to adjust our pace with each other, enjoyed farming together and ate delicious fresh food. It was fun and relaxing, and we experienced the importance of being close to the food we eat.

Production Credit:
Camera by Iki Nakagawa and Kunihiko Nakagawa
Editing by Iki Nakagawa
Sound Mix by Florent Barbier
Music by Evan Premo
Photos by Mari Omland and Laura Olson

Translation and Subtitle by Iki Nakagawa

For More Information On The Farm
http://eatstayfarm.com//

Documented in 2011
Length: 13:22

I found a small tailor near where I live in Bed-Stuy. Kebe, who comes from Senegal, owns this store. Kebe makes custom clothing to support his family in Senegal. He builds friendships with his customers and his friends bring new clients to him. His friends hang out at his store and create a sense of community. In the act of documenting his business and community, I became a friend as well.

Production Credit:
Videography (Direction, Camera, Editing) by Iki Nakagawa
Additional Camera by N’
Translation and Subtitle by Iki Nakagawa

Documented in 2011
Length: 14:49

Once a year, a big bike convention takes place at Friedrichshafen, a resort area in southern Germany. Liix presents their line of products with a concept of “urban family.”

Fore more information on Liix visit
http://www.liix.net/

Production Credit:
Videography (Direction, Camera, Editing) by N’
Translation and Subtitle by Iki Nakagawa