Two best friends inadvertently turn their hometown in Zanzibar into a tourist attraction, in this short film directed by TED Fellow Kibwe Tavares. How did they do it? By taking a chance photograph of a gigantic fish — far bigger than a human being — leaping out of the nearby water. The film, called Jonah, brings together stunning, surreal underwater footage of said fish with creative time-lapse animation on-land to tell the story of friends Mbwana and Juma. In many ways, it’s a story about time’s pull on us — a 50-year tale which unfolds in under 18 minutes. Perhaps Tavares internalized the time length of TED Talks?
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Experiences we have all had: walking into a room with a tremendous sense of purpose, only to realize that you have completely forgotten what the purpose was. Talking to someone in a restaurant and losing the thread of your conversation because you’re distracted by the juicier one at the table next door. Slowing down as […]
The economy in 20 short films, what was on that NASA rocket and the Oscars for wildlife photographers
The past week brought lots of excitement for members of the TED community. Below, some highlights. Morgan Spurlock’s latest project, “We the Economy,” has a tagline that really explains it best. Billed as “20 short films you can’t afford to miss,” this online series brings together filmmakers and economists to answer big questions about the […]