When Clouds Clear (2008, 15.3MB, 2:26)
Directed by Anne Slick and Danielle Bernstein,
When Clouds Clear is a remarkably intimate portrait
of a tiny Ecuadorian village’s struggle against
mining companies that seek to take over (and destroy)
the land they have long cultivated as their home.
Shot on a lovely mix of Super 8, 16mm, and video
to show the complexities of different viewpoints, the
film is one of the most beautiful I have had the
privilege of viewing this year.
Smith and Foulkes – This Way Up (2008, 3.4MB, 0:54)
Trailer for the Academy Award nominated short
from duo Smith and Foulkes.
Official film site here.
Via Nexus Productions.
Superflex – Flooded McDonald’s (2009, 8.2MB, 0:41)
Clip from a twenty minute video of a McDonald’s
being fully submerged underwater. (Don’t worry –
they recycled the water, and no staff was present.)
What do you think it means? Is it a statement about
collective inability to act, climate change and multinational
corporations, or consumption?
Whatever the intentions, the video is oddly calming.
From Danish video collective Superflex.
claudia and paul 4:55 pm (2008, 34.6MB, 1:00 min)
there’s whispering (2008, 21.6MB, 3:45 min)
Rather lovely work from Henry Gwiazda.
Claudia and Paul , in particular, is a shivers down the spine affair for me.
I’d been vaguely aware of Gwiazda before but never really explored his work
– I will definitely be looking carefully in future.
My Funny Valentine (2006, 15.1MB, 2:55 min)
Video by Michael Szpakowski.
The singer is his daughter, Anna Szpakowska.
(Michael playing the piano).
..once again a happy Valentine’s Day to all from us at DVblog.org