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Le silence sous l’écorce (The Silence Beneath the Bark)

A tender fairy tale about discovery and growing up, this is The Silence Beneath the Bark, Le silence sous l’écorce (2010), by Joanna Lurie. Read more about the film here. 

Tuurngait – A child goes on a wild bird chase

In the Inuit mythology, « Tuurngait » are the spirits that play tricks to humans. To succeed, they often adopt the physical appearance of an animal… Adventure with an Inuit child and a wild bird ...

Phone Booth Aquariums (Evasion Urbaine)

Now that mobile phones are so central to our daily lives, how can the phone booth, an increasingly obsolete and disappearing public object, serve a new, more playful function? Here’s one idea: Phone Booth Aquar...

Take a ride on an eagle’s back over France’s Rhone-Alpes

Take a ride on an eagle’s back (with the help of a small camera) over Chamonix, France in the Rhone-Alpes.

Matt W. Moore: Walls Are Dancing (2010)

From the Let’s Colour Project and street artist Matt W. Moore, this is Walls Are Dancing (2010). Follow it up with this behind the scenes video (with some subtitles) of how the murals and film were put together:...

Mechanical singing bird box automata of the 1700s

While googling about mechanical inventions like Mark Galt’s walking mechanical humans, I happened upon this lovely 1890 piece of restored gears and springs, with the original bellows: a singing bird mechanism. F...

Megateam Revolution kite-flying

This video of kite-flying Megateam Revolution was filmed by Gaétan in Berck-sur-Mer, France at the 27th Rencontres Internationales de Cerfs-Volants à Berck, one of the larger kite festivals in the world. Watch how th...

Matt W. Moore paints in Paris (2010)

From early 2010 in Paris, Matt W. Moore paints a mural across the street from his SINCE Gallery “Crystals & Lasers” exhibition. More street art videos in the archives. 

Premier Automne by Je Regarde

Premier Automne, a short film by French studio Je Regarde, is beautiful and emotional journey that explores nature’s balance: life, death, and the seasons. Abel and his skeleton puppies live in an eternal winte...

iPhone Marimba Remix

Perhaps you’ve heard the iPhone marimba ring many times, but have you heard it like this? iPhone Marimba Remix by France’s KIZ Musique. via UFunk.net.

Shaggy Lawn Mowers – Paris’ Eco-Friendly Park Lawn Maintenance

Shaggy Lawn Mowers - Paris Tries an Eco-Friendly Way of Maintaining Park Lawns… the New York Times reports on a sustainable idea: Mayor Bertrand Delanoë has made the environment a priority since his election ...

Olive Us: Cider Farm & how apples are “picked” with a tree shaker

The Olive Us sibs (Maude, Olive, Oscar, Ralph, Betty & June) head out to La Galotière in Normandy, France to watch how apples are "picked" on a Cider Farm. File under: tree shaker! In the archives: french baker...

The intricate, temporary chalk animals of Philippe Baudelocque

Philippe Baudelocque is a street artist in France. His work in chalk on dark walls around Paris, Marseille and other cities will stop you in the street to regard the intricate cosmic patterns that make up his animals...

A Bird Ballet: A murmuration of starlings over Marseille, France

Filmed against the sunset skies of Marseille, France, A Bird Ballet is a moment with a flock of (what we assume are) quickly-shifting starlings, caught by filmmakers Neels Castillon and Mathias Touzeris a...

Fate adrift: Max Mulhern’s Aqua Dice

The New York Times’ video profile of Max Mulhern’s “Aqua Dice” shows how the artist’s love for the sea and his interest in unknown outcomes came together into one project. Fate adrift,...

Path of Beauty – Exploring Paris’ empty Musée du Louvre alone

A women walks in the Musée du Louvre, alone. The museum is completely empty. We follow this young woman in her dreamlike journey through the different rooms of the museum, between amazement and beauty, art and poetr...

The Cook’s Atelier: Raspberry Tart

Raspberry Tart, another video treat prepared by mother/daughter team Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini of The Cook’s Atelier in Burgundy, France, and filmed by Matt and Julie of Tiger in a Jar. The recipe ca...

French magic champion Yann Frisch

This is French “magic” champion Yann Frisch. Yann started juggling and practicing slight of hand at 10 years old and joined a circus school at the age of 17. He now is well-known f...