London Surf / Film Festival

I found this today surfing on the net. Too late to come but London Surf / Film Festival,  13-15 October 2011, Riverside Studios. A three day celebration of the cream of contemporary surf culture showcasing international surfing’s hottest releases, award winning documentaries, independent features and UK Premieres alongside the best short film productions from Britain and Ireland’s leading surf filmmakers. The next year I´ll be there for sure. Amazing ambient and marvelous films.  Sigue leyendo “London Surf / Film Festival”

Aral. El mar perdido / Aral. The Lost Sea

Aral. The Lost Sea

A documentary film by Isabel Coixet

The drying up of the Aral Sea is one of the greatest environmental disasters in history. Between 1954 and 1960, the government of the former Soviet Union ordered the construction of a 500 km-long canal that would take a third of the water from the Amu Darya River for an immense area of irrigated land in order to grow cotton in the region. Sigue leyendo “Aral. El mar perdido / Aral. The Lost Sea”

Ten is perfect.

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Any conversation about Kelly Slater begins with the number 10. As in, 10 Association of Surfing Professionals World Championships, the last of which he earned in November. Chop his career in half, and he’d still be both the winningest and second-winningest pro surfer in history. At age 20, he was the youngest world champion ever; at 39, he’s the oldest. In other words, there’s no point in comparing Slater with those in his own profession. By 2009, when Surfer magazine named him the greatest surfer of all time, it had already become a parlor game to measure his career stats against athletes like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. But he is different. Sigue leyendo “Ten is perfect.”

W is for Woodie

 

Whatever name you choose to use, vehicles with wood bodies possess style and character missing in today’s robotically built steel vehicles. Once, almost every conveyance was made of wood: boats, chariots, wagons, trains, even airplanes. The wood-sided wagons, convertibles, sedans and trucks seen here all wear the vestigial tails of their wooden predecessors.In their heyday, woodies were often the most expensive cars offered by a manufacturer and many tallied impressive sales figures. Sigue leyendo “W is for Woodie”