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?
A documentary about JR, and his participatory art project INSIDE OUT, to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival
The documentary INSIDE OUT: The People’s Art Project will premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York this Saturday, April 20, giving an intimate look into the courageous victories and heartrending challenges involved in creating the world’s largest participatory art project. In 2011, French street artist JR announced his TED Prize winning wish […]
By Marianna Torgovnick Some documentaries show us the strange, the exotic and the unfamiliar; others make us feel anew about something so everyday, we barely thought about it before. Some of my favorite TED Talks are built around great documentary films, like Deborah Scranton’s chilling “War Tapes” and Nathaniel Kahn’s moving search for “My Father, the Architect.” Last week, […]