The Environmental Atlas of Europe is a UNEP-EEA-ESA joint project showcasing communities responding to environmental change across Europe. The films present a series of these inspirational stories about how people are responding to climate change and in so doing, transforming their lives for a more sustainable future.
I had thought that the monsoon in India was intense but the rains in northern Uganda were something else. The rain falls from the sky so hard and so fast, it was almost impossible to see or hear anything around me. The runoff from the hills quickly gathered and within minutes the small streams we had crossed by motorbike became beautiful chocolate brown torrents, washing away anything and everything that got in their way. Then as quickly as it had arrived, it disappeared and the soaked soils and water logged straw thatches of the adobe beehive huts began to smoke with steam as they were once again bathed in the intense African sun.
*** UPDATE ****
Purbeck District Council are offering a 'stay of execution'. With acceptance of a planning application Charlie Newman can now keep Woodhenge indefinately!
I heard about this structure appearing on the landscape and with a friend we set off to investigate. When we arrived at Woodhenge, it was behind a barb wire fence , access was limited and the sun working against us. After getting as many shots we could I suggested to my friend we could try and get some interviews. Walking up to strangers and asking them to speak on camera was something Marie had never done before, so defiantly in at the deep end. The best interview was filmed outside the local pub when a woman asked us what we were filming
Shot on a Canon XF100, the camera was chosen as it has XLR inputs. The audio for the interviews was recorded using [my father’s] Sony 807b radio mic. This microphone is fantastic for interviews and picks up very little of the background