Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Festivales de Buenos Aires

Film Info
The National Parks Project

Film Information

Exhibition Title The National Parks Project
Original Title The National Parks Project
English Title The National Parks Project
Directors Louise Archambault
Keith Behrman
Daniel Cockburn
Hubert Davis
Sturla Gunnarsson
Zacharias Kunuk
Stéphane Lafleur
Peter Lynch
Kevin McMahon
Catherine Martin
Scott Smith
Jamie Travis
John Walker
Year 2011
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 87'
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: FilmCAN - NPP Films,
  • Primitive Entertainment
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“In 1911, Canada became the first country in the world to have a federal agency of national parks. As a commemoration of that hundred year anniversary, 52 artists embarked in an expedition to capture the majestic nature of the landscapes through music and films. 13 filmmakers, 39 musicians, 13 national parks”. That’s the introduction for these collection of short films that resulted from the collaboration of talented people like Melissa auf der Mar (former bassist of Hole and Smashing Pumpkins) or Catherine Martin (director of L’Esprit des lieux and Dans les villes) who of course express the incredible diversity of Canada’s cultural life as well as its nature. The National Parks Project goes from Sirmilik, near the North Pole, to Nova Scotia’s cliffs and forests, and features spectacular air and submarine shots that form abstract collages and also conventional (yet hypnotic) travel journals. These elements –combined with the soundtrack’s ambient music and folk songs– fulfill one of art’s oldest goals: to make us travel through our senses, transporting us.


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