— No matter where we live, the Great Lakes affect us all. And as species of fish disappear and rates of birth defects and cancer rise, it seems one thing is clear: the Great Lakes are changing and something's not quite right with the water. An interactive documentary film from the National Film Board of Canada
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” is a film about a young boy’s struggle to accept his fears, his mentally disabled father and his possible future duty. [more inside]
Our wonderful nature
is a hilarious 5-minute animation about the mating rituals of the water shrew. The action starts at around 1:30.
Other gems found at the bitfilm 08
Digital Film Festival include "The post-it note prison"
Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (that's MCA
to you) says you got to fight for your right... to make movies
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Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow
has been linked to twice before on Metafilter. However, you can now view 10 minutes
of his film as part of his Ted Talk--it's the most stunning nature footage I've ever seen. In the talk he also mentions a new concept he's developing called Animal Copyright
, which I think is long overdue.