July 30, 2012
art, awareness, Cinema, creativity, film, FREEDOM, history, inspiration, joy, knowladge, life, Love, movie, music, nature, photography, story, video
2012, 70mm, Baraka, Bön, birth, Buddhism, date, ground, Himalayas, Hinduism, Jainism, life, reicarnation, samsara, trailer, world, Yoga, zone
“Visually breathtaking. Unlike anything you will ever see.” IndieWire
“The stunning new trailer for Samsara offers a tantalizing peek at the dozens of exotic locations visited by the filmmakers in their quest to capture the ‘ever turning wheel of life’ on Earth.”
If you are familiar with the stunning and transcendent visual poetry of Ron Fricke’s non-narrative documentary BARAKA (1992), his follow up film SAMSARA might interest you as well! He filmed everything with 70mm film so I will no doubt be gorgeous. I would write more about this, but part of the magic of Fricke’s films are that they have to be seen and experienced, and preferably in a giant theatre. Here is the trailer.
A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man’s struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman’s struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world. But their destiny turns, twists and comes to a surprise ending.
Release date August 23, 2012. Samsara – Filmed over a period of five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. “Samsara” is a sanskrit word meaning “continuous flow”; it is the repeating cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth (reincarnation) within Hinduism, Buddhism, Bön, Jainism, Yoga and Sikhism.
SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.
January 31, 2012
experimental, film, music, short, video
art, contemporary, dark, experimental, film, fire, flash, frame, noise, picture, production, sculpture, short, video
:I like this piece of art, short video. .. in d last few hours I watched maybe more then 10 times and I think it deserves to be here as part of my blog. Dark, mystic, slow motion, experimental . .. only d first impressions after u watch it.
Compiled over the past year, the duo’s film work traverses the wilds of April Base, the Wisconsin studio of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Trundling through rich forest landscapes and ephemeral, sculptural environments, the films’ pure visual moments mesh with graceful digital effects, creating entangled shrines and smoke-filled twilights. At its root, the work deals with themes of space–both external and psychological.
.amazing post-production, surrealistic, dreamy landscapes, noisy flashes. Isaac Gale & David Jensen‘s film :This is Not a Place
January 26, 2012
awareness, documentary, educate, film, Kabul, movie, participation, post, school, skate, SKATEISTAN, War, young, youth
art, change, docs, documentary, downhill, film, freedom, help, learn, living, participate, practice, project, skate boarding, support, tricks, War, youngsters
Skateboarding means liberty!
The Americans have cultured and support the Talibans in fight against the Soviet Union.
The Taliban are an American product.
So the Americans are fighting for “freedom” against their former supported group. The victims are the children and the Afghanistan people.
The American republicans are not liberators, they are warlords, who pretend to fight for democracy.
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Power the kids and to the People!
:Kabul. .. do u know that place, u know to show it on d map? – me not!
SKATEISTAN: To live and skate in Kabul
Well, now I know but before I see this doc I didn’t have any idea. What is all about. We know what is attractive for d film festivals around? Stories from this kind, ok maybe not this script but d environment, d way of living, tradition, culture. What is d spot that connect Us with this society. What does it mean urban living there?
First I saw d picture and I stop for a moment, why, how, where, is it fake one? Thousands of questions in my mind, then one opportunity, press d link!
“In a country with innumerable problems, Skateistan represents an oasis where children can be children and build the kinds of cross-cultural relationships that Afghanistan needs for future stability. Programmer’s Note: Former professional snowboarder Orlando von Einsiedel found that the Skateistan project combined two worlds he felt very passionate about: extreme sports and social work. The Skateistan project—started by two Australian aid workers who began giving skating as well as educational lessons to more than 350 kids in Kabul, Afghanistan—equips young men and women with the skills to lead their communities toward social change and development and piqued von Einsiedel’s interest enough to make him want to capture it with a camera. Flying directly from Frankfurt to Kabul, von Einsiedel and crew sought to create a more optimistic image of Afghanistan. What resulted is a beautifully composed film that turns a spotlight on neither the battles nor the victims in this war-torn country, but rather on the hopeful spirit and culture of change that the youth of Kabul are yearning to put into action. We’re thrilled to welcome von Einsiedel’s film to this year’s Festival and urge you to check out skateistan.org on your next Internet stop.”
:I have experience in watching documentary movies since I am part of d team of d International Film Festival [AsterFest], and stories with background as this are not stressful at all for me. But from other side this story here is just reflection of d life out there at some place pretty different from d picture that we are used to see on d screen.
Ruined villages,cities, asphalt full of holes, dead animals on the streets. This is only a small part of d everyday life of this young people in this place. Stinks, unemployed pips, street vendors, big poverty, gaps in education, system error, WAR. They have too many problems and few desires.
The film talks about a group of youngsters who have the same desire. the West Urbanity associate u to? – Skaters. the skate as a tool for making peace, as soon as they shooting stops all young skaters are out there matching d square and showing that this time d war is over. .. for a couple of hours.
Youth with a great desire to learn drivin’ this boards, to do tricks, make downhill or use d new ramps . .. like those on d television. The film documents a project that supports the educational process, training, their first attempts.
I have seen a lot of movies with d same topic, our region is pretty knows in d World as war place too. We had wars in Yugoslavia, after that few more. .. and if u attend film festivals for #docs in d Balkans u’ll be able to watch hundreds of sad stories for d life her. murders, destroyed families, lost partners, kids etc. I like d positive side of this documentary. .. it’s really time to stop this Wars and give those kids chance to live. Life is important for every human being, let they dream awaken!