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“In The Shadow Of The Mountain”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Wales Directed By Ben Cox (2017)

“Lost But Not Forgotten – In The Shadow Of The Mountain” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Wales Featuring Poet R. S. Thomas Directed By Ben Cox.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Ben Cox

Aerial Cinematography by: Stuart Hackshaw, Ben Cox and Joe Bidmead
Produced by: The Progress Film Company

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“This conceptual film explores the decline of rural agricultural communities in North Wales. The area of Snowdonia has seen a sharp reduction in the number of people working the land over the last 50 years as international competition, rural urban migration and the harsh conditions of North Wales’ countryside have made farming less attractive for new generations.

Featuring the work of Welsh poet, R. S. Thomas, this film champions the work of the National Trust and Wales YFC. Each year, their Llyndy Isaf Scholarship gives a young farmer the opportunity to manage the Llyndy Isaf Estate in the heart of Snowdonia, encouraging the transference of knowledge, the protection of the local environment and the conservation of an integral part of the Welsh heritage.

Produced by The Progress Film Company, Lost But Not Forgotten shines light on a host of unique and compelling stories that share the common themes of memory, time and loss.”

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“The Welsh Hill Country” by R. S. Thomas

Too far for you to see
The fluke and the foot-rot and the fat maggot
Gnawing the skin from the small bones,
The sheep are grazing at Bwlch-y-Fedwen,
Arranged romantically in the usual manner
On a bleak background of bald stone.

Too far for you to see
The moss and the mould on the cold chimneys,
The nettles growing through the cracked doors,
The houses stand empty at Nant-yr-Eira,
There are holes in the roofs that are thatched with sunlight,
And the fields are reverting to the bare moor.

Too far, too far to see
The set of his eyes and the slow pthisis
Wasting his frame under the ripped coat,
There’s a man still farming at Ty’n-y-Fawnog,
Contributing grimly to the accepted pattern,
The embryo music dead in his throat.

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Website:  https://thelostbutnotforgottenseries.com/

 

“Grow”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film By Nejc Polovšak (2017)

“Grow”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Nejc Polovšak.

Designed, Animated and Directed by: Nejc Polovšak

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Sound Design & Music: John Black
Written: Will Jarvis
Narrated by: Graham Tracey

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Grow, step back, and perspectives will change;
Just adrift on currents and unknow terrain.
As gently raised up, as sure as comes down,
Holding your course and even to ground.

“Grow is a story about ups and downs of life we all have to face sometimes, but I’d love everyone to interpret this in their own way. It’s a short personal film I’ve been working on in my spare time for the past year or so.”

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Website:  http://www.twistedpoly.com/

 

“Levende Rivier”: A Cinematic Documentary Short Film Trailer In The Netherlands Directed By Ruben Smit (2016)

“Levende Rivier” (“Living River”) is a Cinematic Documentary Short Film Trailer In The Netherlands Directed By Ruben Smit.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Ruben Smit

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Music by:  Anne Van Schothorst
Produced by:  Seymour Films B.V.

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“A new TV series about a man and his canoe traveling through the river Rhine landscape from the border with Germany to the sea. In this ‘boat movie’ in you will experience Dutch nature like you have never seen it before. Flood plains, woodlands, streams teaming with wildlife, above and underwater.”

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Website:  http://www.rubensmitproductions.nl/producties/productie-1

“The Wet Desert”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In The UK Directed By Max Smith (2016)

“The Wet Desert” is a Cinematic Poem Ecology Short Film in the United Kingdom Directed By Max Smith.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Max Smith

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Written and Narrated by:  Ben Smith
Production Company:  Fatsand Films
Camera Assistant:    Michael Hodges

“Somewhere here, a landscape has been lost…”

“In the U.K. we often regard moorland landscapes, such as the Highlands of Scotland, The Lake District and Dartmoor, as symbols of wilderness. However, these places have been farmed, mined and inhabited by people for millennia, and have felt the presence of humans longer than many of our urban centres.

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The ecologist Frank Fraser Darling coined the phrase “wet desert” to describe the landscape of Dartmoor, such was the lack of biodiversity that he found there. But in hidden corners of the moor, relics of its past cling on – stands of trees coated in moss and fern, supporting a range of plant and animal life – relics that point to the bizarre fact that when humans first arrived here, these open landscapes were temperate rainforests.”

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Website:  http://maxsmith.tv/