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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/

 

“Lost But Not Forgotten-Forgotten Coast”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Series Directed By Matthew Green (2017)

“Lost But Not Forgotten: Forgotten Coast” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film On The Isle of Wright Featuring Alfred Lord Tennyson Poem “Nothing Will Die” Directed By Matthew Green.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matthew Green 

Aerial Cinematography by: Matthew Green and Stuart Hackshaw
Produced by: The Progress Film Company

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“A poetic exploration of the Isle of Wight’s South West coastline, where coastal erosion and constant landslips have left abandoned towns and decaying holiday villages. Once home to Alfred Lord Tennyson, his poem ‘Nothing Will Die’ serves to highlight the never-ending cycle of death and rebirth along the coast.

This is the first film in our Lost But Not Forgotten series. Across Europe lies a multitude of hidden spaces, remote landscapes and mysterious figures that have, for years, remained unknown. Wearied by time, their stories have gone untold, until now.

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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“Nothing Will Die” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

When will the stream be aweary of flowing
Under my eye?
When will the wind be aweary of blowing
Over the sky?
When will the clouds be aweary of fleeting?
When will the heart be aweary of beating?
And nature die?
Never, oh! never, nothing will die;
The stream flows,
The wind blows,
The cloud fleets,
The heart beats,
Nothing will die.

Nothing will die;
All things will change
Thro’ eternity.
‘Tis the world’s winter;
Autumn and summer
Are gone long ago;
Earth is dry to the centre,
But spring, a new comer,
A spring rich and strange,
Shall make the winds blow
Round and round,
Thro’ and thro’,
Here and there,
Till the air
And the ground
Shall be fill’d with life anew.

The world was never made;
It will change, but it will not fade.
So let the wind range;
For even and morn
Ever will be
Thro’ eternity.
Nothing was born;
Nothing will die;
All things will change.

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Website:  https://thelostbutnotforgottenseries.com/