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  1. untamed land (Gerês)
    How to search with a camera and some books, the collective memory of a region?
    A film about places that have remained unchanged over the centuries, on small villages and on the memories of people, a rare area and stunning natural beauty, hundreds of places of historical and archaeological interest, traditions and customs.
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    Four major mountain ranges, the Gerês, Soajo, Amarela and Peneda. Landscapes that spread between mountain ranges, plateaus, valleys, dams, waterfalls. Around, rivers flow, Lima, Cávado, Laboreiro, Peneda, Fronfe, Fafião, Cabril, Homem, Caldo and Arado. Testimonies of the Roman occupation, monasteries of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, cruises, old Romanesque bridges, pillories, medieval castles, millenary landmarks, submerged villages by dams and the largest cluster of old granaries of the Iberian Peninsula. Some important pilgrimage centers and places of great popular devotion.
    Vestiges of a previous Roman road presumably built in the last third of the century I D.C., linking Bracara Avgvsta (Braga) to Astorga, a journey of 346 Km.
    Land of traditions and customs in more than a hundred small villages. The rurality still present.
    A rare and stunning natural beauty and an enormous ecological and ethnographic value. One of the rare wolf under territories today.
    All that is the National Park of Peneda-Geres (PGNP), the only National Park of Portugal, with about 240 species of fauna and 1100 flora species, and 500 sites of historical and archaeological interest. It is considered by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve.
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    The granaries are stone structures that have the function of drying corn.
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    Filmed in Portugal, in the following places, towns and cities: Pitões das Júnias, Mosteiro de Santa Maria das Júnias, Cascata de Pitões das Júnias, Soajo, Santuário da Nossa Senhora da Peneda, Castro Laboreiro, Lindoso, Cascata do Arado, Ponte do Diabo (Mizarela), Via Romana da Geira, Vilarinho das Furnas, Santuário de São Bento da Porta Aberta, Miradouro da Pedra Bela, Vila do Gerês, Rio Caldo, barragem de Caniçada, barragem da Paradela.
    Two cities shown in the film, Arcos de Valdevez and Covilha, do not belong to the Park.
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    Gerês
    Quatro grandes serras, o Gerês, Soajo, a Amarela e a Peneda. Paisagens que se espalham por entre serras, planaltos, vales, barragens, cascatas. Por aí correm os rios Lima, Cávado, Laboreiro, Peneda, Fronfe, Fafião, Cabril, Homem, Caldo e Arado. Testemunhos da ocupação romana, mosteiros dos século XII e XIII, cruzeiros, antigas pontes românicas, pelourinhos, castelos medievais, marcos milenários, aldeias submersas por barragens e o maior aglomerado de espigueiros antigos da Península Ibérica. Alguns importantes centros de peregrinação e locais de grande devoção popular.
    Vestígios de uma anterior estrada romana construída presumivelmente no ultimo terço do séc. I D.C., ligando Bracara Avgvsta (Braga) a Astorga, num percurso de 346 Km.
    Zona de tradições e costumes em mais de uma centena de pequenas aldeias. A ruralidade ainda presente.
    Uma rara e impressionante beleza paisagística e um enorme valor ecológico e etnográfico. Um dos raros territórios de abrigo do lobo, nos dias de hoje.
    Tudo isso é o o Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês (PNPG), o único Parque Nacional de Portugal, com cerca de 240 espécies de fauna e 1100 de flora, além de 500 sítios de interesse histórico e arqueológico. É considerado pela UNESCO como Reserva Mundial da Biosfera.
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    Os espigueiros são estruturas de pedra que têm como função a secagem do milho.
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    Credits to:
    serradogeres.com/index.php
    Extracts from the book "Manual de Ramil" Manuel Rodas, Publisher "Palavras à solta", 2014.
    Music credit to:
    Two Steps from Hell – excerpts from “Born of Ash”, "Atlas", “Starfall”, “Liberty Rising", Dark Arbor”.
    Official Website: twostepsfromhell.com
    youtube.com/user/TwoStepsFromTheMusic/featured
    itunes.apple.com/en/artist/two-steps-from-hell/id372716646
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    Ignácio Nuñez - "Wonder Wing"
    jamendo.com/artist/361523/ignacio-nunez
    youtube.com/user/Igabyss
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    Frame of movie: Statue of “Cão do Soajo”, Soajo, Gerês, Portugal.
    Thank you for watching

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  2. This video celebrates the Frank Stella retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Frank Stella (b. 1936) is one of the most important living American artists. This retrospective showcased approximately 100 of his works, including paintings, reliefs, sculptures, and drawings. I was transfixed by a single piece, however, and 90% of this video is close up images of a 40 foot long acrylic masterpiece called Das Edbeden in Chile (or "the earthquake in Chile”). The piece is so huge that you literally have to walk it. So, that’s what I did. I worked my way along the canvas taking close-up images every four feet. At each stop, I shot four images at different heights. As you will see, the piece has so much depth, chaos and color that every small area takes time to absorb. The remaining images in the video are detailed close-ups of Stella sculptures at the exhibit.

    The music picked itself for this video. I have a software program that plays songs for musicians to practice with. While making this video, I selected a slow jazz chord exercise in this software to play as a draft backing track while assembling the images. Two weeks later, I couldn’t imagine this video with any other music, so I learned the chords and recorded my own version of the song, which turns out to be the chords for an old jazz standard called Body and Soul. The music creates a melancholy mood that suits the theme of Das Edbeden in Chile.

    Camera: Panasonic GH4
    Music: My own composition (based on traditional jazz chords) called Stella, which is available on SoundCloud (along with the rest of my music) at: soundcloud.com/gregoryvaughan

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  3. Many billions of years compressed into five minutes - "Not" is an eco-horror cine-poem about human beings - a brief-lived, relentlessly destructive invasive species who once roamed the earth.

    Many people think apocalypse is something in the future - something out of a sci-fi film involving exciting cataclysmic events, but ever since I read Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, I understood that environmental destruction of the earth is already happening - apocalypse is well underway.

    Environmental apocalypse is often visually unspectacular or invisible. Aside from the visuals of icebergs melting into the sea - it's often mundane and dull. It is catastrophic - but it can be as boring and mechanically repetitive as the industrial machines of destruction you see working away in this film.

    There is something weirdly beautiful, haunting, and even lyrical about such machines - they are rich visual metaphors for larger "machines" such as capitalism, patriarchy, etc.

    Apocalyptic environmental destruction may be dull and monotonous - but it is all around us, from fracking to mountain top mining - to hoarding and hyper consumption. It is right before our eyes, yet many people are seemingly blind to it. Many do not believe in global warming, yet they cling to some wildly irrational ideas about the supposed coming apocalypse. Irrationality goes hand in hand with apocalyptic thinking. What we "are" seems less important than what we are "not," in a sense.

    "Not" is a poem that is as much about toxic relationships between humans - as it is a contemplation of our relentless destruction of the earth. The inevitably damaging consequences of our empathy deficient species? The reckless & mechanized destructive nature of end stage capitalism? A siren call to alert us all that Thanatos is destroying Eros. A cry for empathy from the earth itself? "Not" is offered as a thought-provoking metonymic poem.
    --Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    "Not" is the second film of my eco-feminist & eco-horror "Gaia Triptych" (2016) which includes "Waste," "Not," and "Want Not." This trilogy is intended as an altar-like triptych installation, but the films may be projected individually.

    View "Waste" at vimeo.com/165976297
    View "Want Not" at vimeo.com/175167689

    "Not" may be read as a coda to my book, "Hoarders, Doomsday Preppers, and the Culture of Apocalypse." Read "Embracing The Apocalypse: A World Without People,"at filmint.nu/?p=5581(free article.)

    For more go to: gwendolynaudreyfoster.com/

    Made from repurposed and recycled materials.

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  4. Luz em sua eternidade.

    Nunca será esquecido Gavião.
    Um dos caras mais incríveis que conheci em meus 38 anos de vida.

    Comandante da Marinha Fernando Brito ralizou mais de 400 saltos diurnos e noturnos da Pedra da Gávea no Rio de Janeiro, todos os Dias da semana o Sr Comandante estava na Gávea para mais um salto, Sem dúvida um dos atletas mais dedicados e determinados do Brasil.

    Foi o Primeiro Brasileiro a passar ente duas pedras de Wingsuit, (Pedra Azul em 2015) Também da Pedra do Pontão em 2016. Possui o maior número de saltos da Pedra da Gávea, totalizando cerca de 400 saltos desse local (Basejump e Wingsuit.

    Que Jesus Cristo nosso único salvador te envolva com seu manto sagrado.
    Obrigado por te conhecer meu eterno amigo. OPSMA.

    Fortuna Audaces Sequitur

    O céu está em festa.

    Seu pedido e sonho será uma ordem.
    Iremos realizar custe o que custar.
    Honra e Glória comandante GRUMEC

    Copyright © 2016 Marcius Clapp / Photo Marcius Clapp ®. All rights reserved
    Caso não tenha autorização por documentos legais, está proibida a cópia e manipulação das suas obras.

    Abraços dos seus eternos amigos.

    Marcius Clapp, Gabriel lott, Bruno Drumond, Renan Christo, Gustavo Areias

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  5. These time-lapse sequences and star-trails were taken in the very dark skies over Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Some of the sequences were taken from atop the Nyiragongo volcano looking back down at the city of Goma and Lake Kivu.

    Production music courtesy of Epidemic Sound

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