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ReelEarth: Slow | Norway

Posted on 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM in What We’re Watching

A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

“What are the things about your life that you will feel good about when you are 80 years old?” In the course of preparing to answer this question, Norwegian Geir Berthelson and his wife Anna decided to live differently. Anna is a visual artist. Geir is a business consultant. Together they founded and are supporting the World Institute of Slowness. In this ReelEarth film, which I directed with cameraman and producer Sebastien Ziegler, we follow Geir to the place where he first contemplated the brevity of life—a small church cemetery where he worked digging graves as a teenager. We then stroll under one of Anna’s recent projects—a “Slow Bridge” filled with depictions of more than 5,000 local children’s dreams of the future. Anna and Geir’s lives are now deeply rooted in SlowTime—a non-linear prioritization of human experience that is balanced, present, and reflective. Please view. Consider how you spend your time. Are you “very busy” and doing exactly what you most want to remember when you are 80? If not, why not?/p>

Produced by David Conover & Sebastian Ziegler

About David Conover:

David Conover, a long-term partner of O.A.T. and Grand Circle, is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

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