A Made for TV documentary from the renowned French film maker, Jean Mascolo. This video shows the current state of affairs in the world’s Cordyceps industry as of the Summer of 2010. Filmed mostly in Tibet and Hong Kong, this film looks at all aspects of the Cordyceps trade, including both the collection of wild Cordyceps, and the production of cultivated Cordyceps in the laboratory. This highly acclaimed documentary has been shown in a dozen countries, and is one of the really outstanding films on Cordyceps available today.
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A documentary film about the collection, cultivation and use of Cordyceps in anti-HIV drugs used in Africa today. Filmed in some of the remotest areas of Tibet on a collecting expedition with American scientists and Tibetan Nomads, and moving from there to West Africa where Cordyceps-derived medicines are being used daily by the Ministries of Health of various countries in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Cordyceps-derived antiviral medicines from Aloha Medicinals are currently used in 18 African Countries as a daily treatment for HIV infections.
This film shows the whole process from collecting the wild specimens – to isolating the cultures – to cultivation of large quantities of Cordyceps material – to making the drugs for distribution through the public health clinics and hospitals in Africa. An outstanding epic about the great potential natural medicines hold in treating some of our most challenging diseases facing mankind today.
Africa to Tibet: The Global Search for a Cure - $14.95Add to cart
A short, stunning time-lapse film showing the growth of a Cordyceps fruitbody from the head of an ant. While the narration is technically incorrect, this is some of the most stunning time lapse photography of a Cordyceps growing that has ever been made. This DVD is not available separately, but we gladly include it as a free gift when you purchase any two of the other videos.
This is a beautifully shot film made in Dolpa Province, Nepal about the Nepalese Cordyceps industry, and the people’s reliance on this important medicinal herb in fighting poverty and gaining a livelihood. Here is a film with some of the most stunning natural scenery ever shot, and the story about how reliant the people are on outside buyers who purchase the Cordyceps from the collectors directly in the field to move it into the major markets of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, there to be re-exported around the world.
The Nepal Cordyceps industry revolves almost entirely around Dolpa Province on the southern face of the Himalayas, which is far different country from the more usual collecting fields of Tibet. The hardships that are endured in collecting this rare and precious herbal medicine take many lives each year, but this is the only resource providing the people of Dolpa the majority of their income today. Cordyceps pays for all the houses, the schools and the other infrastructure allowing the people of Dolpa access into the 21st century and all the promise such modernization holds. Yarshagumba is the Nepalese name for Cordyceps sinensis, and indeed life in Dolpa Province does revolve around the collection of Cordyceps – hence the name of this film, Life in Yarshagumba.
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Travel with Taylor Lockwood across the globe to hunt and find the most beautiful bioluminescent mushrooms in countries such as Brazil, China, Madagascar, New Zealand, Australia, and America.
Experience with Taylor the night sounds of the tropical forest, the thrill of discovery, and the romantic waterfall, Foz do Iguacu.
His passionate quest becomes spiritual through disappointments and successes culminating in some of the most alluring images of mushrooms ever taken.
The soundtrack to this exquisite autobiographical documentary is entirely Taylor's original music.Add to cart
In Search of the Holey Veil is the latest and greatest video by Taylor Lockwood yet – the foremost mushroom photographer and mushroom videographer in the world today! In Search of the Holey Veil is the story of Taylor’s extended trip through India and Southeast Asia in search for a rare Dictyophora species. The cast of characters is fantastic, with mushrooms so rare that many of them have never been seen before. For those of you who are already familiar with Taylor’s work, you will know how good this is when we say this is his best ever! For those of you who do not yet know Taylor Lockwood work - wow, are you ever in for a treat! Taylor is a videographer and photographer without equal, and he specializes in exotic mushroom subjects, so we can HIGHLY RECOMMEND this video to anyone who is interested in the magical and mysterious world of the mushrooms. Don’t miss this opportunity to order the video that has already become the instant “Classic” of mushroom videos! Supply is limited, so ORDER TODAY - $14.95 – about one hour long
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Treasures from the Kingdom of Fungi DVD - The astoundingly beautiful work of Taylor Lockwood, the most accomplished mushroom artist today. Fantastic photography of stunningly beautiful mushrooms from around the world, set to beautiful classical music. A wonderful gift for anyone who appreciates all
the beauty nature has to offer us.
Treasures from the Kingdom of Fungi DVD - $19.95