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“Cormorant Fishermen”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In China By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

“Cormorant Fishermen” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov.

Filmed and Directed by: Alexander Alexandrov

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

Editor: ANTHONY LEE MARTIN
Composer: VLADIMIR KULBAKIN
Color grade: KATHERINE FOX
Second camera: EDUARDO CAPRILES
Local production manager: MERCIER ZENG

“Sailing peacefully across the river Li in Guilin, Chia,
men fished using trained cormorants since 960 AD.

Fishing with these birds in an ancient tradition which
was practiced in a handful of countries over thousands
of years.

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

Today the method (no longer sustainable) is a decaying
virtue. Most of the Li River is closed to fishing.

The primary image on the reverse side of the 20 Yuan note
is a view of a fisherman on his bamboo raft floating down
the Li River through the spectacular Karst mountains.”

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

At darkness hour, every dawn
I took the light and you aboard

In our world, of force and skill
the silent bond that we both built

with bare purpose to provide
yet catching beauty with our eyes

not every turn the river made
I knew, yet didn’t hesitate

and through these moments flashing by
I felt the current of our time

With every chance we caught the stream
It felt as if I lived the dream
and marked with screaming scars of joy
the flow of passing silent void

And when the times took you away
I lived and saw up to the days
Of world so vast to comprehend
Of changing streams I could not sail

i thought as generations passed
if they relate to one of us

some other place, from dusk to dawn
the paths we cross, to rise and fall

to catch the moment of the day
and share it with you to stay.

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

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