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Remember :: Hari Har Khalsa

Remember :: HariHar Khalsa

When I arrived home from our Seattle Minute Movies, Sunday evening, with our new topic, “remember,” for this coming month, I sat down to write brain-storming creative thoughts on “remember.” What came out that night was the poem.  I thought this is nice but what am I going to film? The idea came to me to film the poem in beatnik style on a black screen, hard lighting, visible microphone, and black clothing.  The black clothing was the next challenge for me because I didn’t own anything black and haven’t my whole life because of personal choices. The color doesn’t fit my lifestyle.  While entertaining my sister in law with the sites of Seattle I gathered the necessary props for shooting. Then the fun began.

REMEMBER

Am I in darkness or faded light?

Is it fog or the middle of the night?

Struggling struggling movement restricted

Vague oppression weighted twisted

Twirling St Christopher at the end of its chain

Praying for the help that I expect to gain

Looking for something I haven’t found

Hoping its not me buried with a frown

Concentrating, thinking, thinking going to provide

A calmness, a stillness inside

This conclusion delusion, runs as a song

Ringing inside of my head like a gong

Luckily, the Memory Gods have their own Division

Cleaning the De………..bri emerging Vision

I awaken, I remember

Enjoy, Hari Har

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Remember… :: Mark Davidek

Remember… :: Mark Davidek

Remember…

With this month’s theme, I wanted to do something different. My first thought was to do woodsy footage with the sound of the city and the city footage with the sounds of nature. I kept thinking of this for a few weeks. My busy work schedule has little time me to go off and shoot, but I found time to take a walk in Discovery Park. I found wide vistas of water and paths in the green forest. Just the right footage needed. For the city footage I used stock footage I had from a previous project.  With just a week remaining, I put together a rough cut and then worked at it a few hours night, cutting and cutting and trying to get it down to less than two minutes. Then on Sunday, hours before the screening I was finished. So what is it that I wanted you to remember? The Environment. Happy Earth Day!

Remember :: Peter Feysa

Remember :: Peter Feysa

I always knew my father had a troubled childhood with the stories he would tell. This pain he feels haunts him, and of course as a film-maker, I wanted to explore his past with a simple on camera interview. He had no clue why I brought my film equipment to his house when I visited him this past weekend. That is until I took the camera out and asked him for an interview. He said no immediately, but after 20 minutes of conversation and encouragement, he was ready to tell his story. Being vulnerable with the most intimate of memories from your past, painful memories involving your loved ones, takes a lot of courage. To expose yourself in front of an audience can be excruciating, and he felt it right before the camera rolled. However, as the interview progressed, it not only got easier, but he was anxious to share more. Healing took place that night, and hopefully for the viewers who could mildly relate to abuse of any kind.