Monday, 11 March 2013

BBC: Natural World:- Satoyama, Japan's Secret Watergarden directed by Masumi Mizunuma


part II


This documentary is a rare treat. The images and photography are breathtaking. Not only is it vibrant and colorful (not unlike other nature programs) but also artistically creative. (Look out for the shot of a reflection - of a boat traversing the calm lake - on a drop of water resting on a green leaf!) Simply brilliant! Many of the images of nature suggest a Zen-like simplicity. The camera lingers on bright purple, red, and green vegetables free-floating in a sink filled with the fresh spring water. As the water continually pours in from the pipe above the sink, the vegetables bump and float in an ever-changing kaleidoscope.

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