A close up in the busy lives of "saúva"(Atta cephalotes) ants. One day as I was leaving the building where I work, in the outskirts of Salvador, Brazil, and getting ready to an hour of heavy traffic on the way home, I stumbled on an incredible 300 meter long line of those weariless beings. Of course I stopped to take a closer look and, at that moment, I got struck by the thought that their ordeal, in essence, wasn't so different from ours, and their segmented society had a touch of "déjà vu" on it. The diligent workers carrying their loads through that enormous distance, guarded by the bulky soldiers which were keeping everything in order and watching for interlopers, while the reclusive queen waited in the heart of the colony, tending it's heirs. I took my camera, my phone's LED for lighting and this short movie is the result.
The music from the soundtrack is a public domain recording of W.C. Handy's St. Louis Blues. The traffic noise is a recording from Mumbai provided by audiosparx.com