A feature-length documentary about the daily struggles and joys of Palestinian olive farmers. When a group of American ultra-marathoners sets out to run 129 miles in 5 days across the West Bank they discover that in replanting uprooted olive trees they are planting hope and building cultural bridges.
Coming to Theaters Fall 2012. Visit www.ThePeopleAndTheOlive.com for more information.
If you have been enchanted by Jerry Dennis’s earlier work on sailing the Great Lakes, canoeing, angling, and the natural wonders of water and sky—or you have not yet been lucky enough to enjoy his engaging prose—you will want to immerse yourself in his powerful and insightful new book on winter in Great Lakes country.
Grounded by a knee injury, Dennis learns to live at a slower pace while staying in houses ranging from a log cabin on Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Peninsula to a $20-million mansion on the northern shore of Lake Michigan. Walking beaches and exploring nearby woods and villages, he muses on the nature of time, weather, waves, agates, books, words for snow and ice, our complex relationship with nature, and much more.
“Come for a journey; stay for an awakening. Jerry Dennis loves the Great Lakes, the swell of every wave, the curve of every rock. He wants you to love them too before our collective trashing of them wipes out all traces of their original character. Through his eyes, you will treasure the hidden secrets that reveal themselves only to those who linger and long. Elegant and sad at the same time, The Windward Shore is a love song for the Great Lakes and a gentle call to action to save them.”
—Maude Barlow, author of Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water
For more information visit www.jerrydennis.net
Book trailer produced by Stone Hut Studios
Edited and Produced by
Moving time-lapses created using the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero motion-controlled dolly – www.dynamicperception.com
Creative Commons Photographs by
Kathleen Tyler Conklin
James Marvin Phelps
Shawndra and Simon
The sights and sounds of my new backyard – the forests and buildings of The Grand Traverse Commons. Formerly the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane built in 1885 (and later renamed the Traverse City State Hospital), the Commons is now one of the United State’s largest historical preservation and redevelopment sites.
Find out more about the place, the community and the history at TheVillageTC.com
Filmed and Edited by Aaron Dennis
Time-lapses shot using the awesome Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly and MX2 DollyEngine. Find out more at DynamicPerception.com
Filmed using a Panasonic GH2 and a Canon 7D.
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