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大鱼海棠: Big Fish & Begonia


I have just watched one of the most beautiful animations. If you already like Studio Ghibli’s works, old myths and legends, crafted soundtrack and young love stories, you’re going to love this one. This made me wonder why Chinese animations are not even more popular and broadcast abroad. And you might ask for more after watching it.

I have selected some of the songs that feature in the film. Hope you’ll enjoy them.

周深 Zhou Shen: 大鱼 Big Fish, theme song of 大鱼海棠

陈奕迅 Eason Chan: 在这个世界相遇 In this world meet

For those of you who are in Mainland China and have a VIP pass, the film is available to watch on iQiyi platform:
http://www.iqiyi.com/v_19rrm3u1io.html

Keep watching till the very end… Not only the ending song is beautiful, but there are precious few seconds that you don’t want to miss, in order to grasp the whole story.

BONUS: For the music aficionados, there’s a dizi cover (Chinese flute) of the theme song by Dong Min 彼岸天的海与梦|董敏笛子演绎大鱼海棠印象曲《大鱼》.

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A Blue Dad takes his lively Orange Kid to school everyday and tries to teach him the “right way”. As days go by and they slowly comply to conformity, they both start to lose their “true colours”, that make them who they are…

Feed your fire.

‘Alike’ is a  wonderful short animation film by Daniel Martinez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez that I could share again, thanks to my friend Astrid.

More info: http://www.alike.es/

The Life of Death is a touching handdrawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life.

Author: Marsha Onderstijn
Music by: Ramon de Wilde
ramondewilde.nl
soundcloud.com/nomarmusica/ramon-de-wilde-the-life-of-death-soundtrack

There’s No Tomorrow is a half-hour animated film by Dermot O’Connor dealing with resource depletion, energy, growth and collapse. It is a primer on the energy dilemmas facing the world of the 21st century.

“The issues of energy shortages, resource depletion, topsoil loss, and pollution are all symptoms of a single, larger problem: Growth. As long as our financial system demands endless growth, reform is unlikely to succeed. 

What then, will the future look like? Optimists believe that growth will continue forever, without limits. Pessimists think that we’re heading towards a new Stone Age, or extinction. The truth may lie between these extremes. It is possible that society might fall back to a simpler state, one in which energy use is a lot less. This would mean a harder life for most. More manual labour, more farm work, and local production of goods, food and services.  

What should a person do to prepare for such a possible future? Expect a decrease in supplies of food and goods from far away places. Start walking or cycling. Get used to using less electricity. Get out of debt. Try to avoid banks. Instead of shopping at big box stores, support local businesses. Buy food grown locally, at Farmers’ Markets. Instead of a lawn, consider gardening to grow your own food. Learn how to preserve it. Consider the use of local currencies should the larger economy cease to function,and develop greater self sufficiency. 

None of these steps will prevent Collapse, but they might improve your chances in a low energy future, one in which we will have to be more self reliant, as our ancestors once were.”

More info and full transcript here: http://www.incubatepictures.com/