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2017 Oscars Winners Recap: La La Land, Moonlight

This was one of the most surprising Oscars ceremonies we’ve ever seen thanks to the mega wins and shocking snubs at this year’s ceremony. While all of the categories were riddled with incredible talent this year, at the end of the day only a few select actors and actresses went home with a coveted Oscar statue. The Best actor trophy went to Casey Affleck for Manchester By the Sea, beating out Denzel Washington, Andrew Garfield, Viggo Mortensen, and Ryan Gosling. Meanwhile best supporting actor went to Mahershala Ali, who joked about his grandmother and appeared to be utterly speechless at his win. Don’t forget to share this video!

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Who Put the Hole in the Donut?

Football and a rags-to-riches story—perhaps the only things that America loves more than donuts. But the delectable rings of sugar and dough didn’t always appear in their now-ubiquitous circular form. So where did the donut’s shape (and its signature hole) come from? The curious story involves a boastful sea captain, a Massachusetts Native American with unparalleled aim, and a national debate. With the help of food historian Michael Krondl, we get to the center of this deep-fried mystery.

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Ropes, Rhythm and Life: Inside Competitive Double Dutch

Khnaue Robinson, a senior in high school, has been competing in double dutch since she was 12 years old. She practices with her school’s team three times each week, and says being part of the team has given her a home—something she didn’t have before joining up. For Robinson and her teammates, all of that practice and hard work has paid off: the team has 19 world championship titles and is working toward number 20.

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How to Eat Like a Hindu God

The Ganesha Temple in Queens, New York, has been a cultural hub for Hindus in the United States since the 1970s. But this temple isn’t just dedicated to religious practice. The canteen in the temple’s basement is a bonafide restaurant, serving up more than 100 traditional vegetarian Indian dishes. What started as a kitchen to prepare food offerings to the gods has become a place for Hindus and non-Hindus alike to chow down on some of the most authentic South Indian food in New York City.

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Living Simply in a Tiny Off Grid Cabin

Tom, Sarah, and their daughter Neesa all live in a tiny 20sqm off grid cabin on a property on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. Instead of paying rent, they share the work of looking after the land with the owners and both families share in the farm’s abundant produce. This film was made as part of our Living the Change series. For this series we’re traveling around New Zealand making short documentary films about permaculture farms, tiny houses, and sustainability. If you like this video, like us on facebook and twitter.