Like most of the best things life has to offer, youth is fleeting. Among others, Montreal-based filmmaker Emily Kai Bock gracefully on this theme in her film “Childhood’s End”
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True, winter is finally over, but Paris’ beauty springs eternal. Here’s a four-minute slice of it.
From the film’s director: “‘Caldera’ is inspired by my father’s struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, my father has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunting life, but one that’s invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of reality, we blindly mandate his medication, assimilate him to our marginalizing culture, and entirely misinterpret him for all he is worth. ‘Caldera’ aims to not only venerate my father, but all brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis.”
If you ever step foot next to this Senegalese gem, you might believe yourself to be in another world. You can thank none other than Mother Nature for that: an algae known as Dunalielia produces a ruby-colored pigment which, upon interacting with the sun, creates the crimson waves that comprise Lake Retba. And due to the lake’s high salt content, people float more easily within its waters, thus adding to its other-worldly appeal.
Cool Video Of Flying Over Lake Retba
For only being a little over a minute long, this video certainly says much about the revolutionary nature of the life cycle.
We hear about it nearly every day in the news, and the violent images conjured by various news outlets are often confusing, misleading, or both. Skip both by watching this video, which closely examines the harrowing complexities and circumstances that have caused the deaths of thousands.