This week I enrolled in the 5 day International Documentary Challenge with a group of school friends.
The idea was to make a short doc in 5 days, the theme and genre of which we find out on the first day of the challenge. Easy enough! The theme was Movement, the genre a character study. We decided to document Matt Lewis a firm believer of Harold Camping’s theory that May 21st is Judgement Day.
Though I can’t post the video online just yet…it will be made available once the judging is over. Most challenging of the challenge is orienting oneself to the group dynamic and adapting ideas to the the ideas of the team…not so easy but a great learning experience.
In the mean time, two fantastic movies I saw recently. A 1964 film by Hiroshi Teshigahara, and my new personal favorite Woman In The Dunes. Brilliant. Intense. With music by Tôru Takemitsu…Film Forum recently had a retrospective of his work (music composed for film).
And Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s recent film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. So beautiful crafted in its simplicity and abstraction. Fascinating. Film Screening tomorrow and More clips soon.