Powerful Short Film Urges Reconnection With Nature
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It could be said that the we divide our world into two extremes: the comfortable neighborhoods, towns, and cities that become the setting of our lives, and the wildness of nature -- though the two needn't always be so far removed. In a short film entitled "We Miss You" German-born director Hanna Maria Heidrich highlights the starkness of urban life while urging us to reconnect with the natural world, to surprisingly poignant and surreal effect.Heidrich's work on the short earned her several prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including 'Best European Branded Short', and it's no wonder why. The film's concept is eloquent in its simplicity, and remarkable for its execution. Even despite the fact that there's one moment in particular that borders on comical (you'll know what I'm talking about), it is nevertheless a powerful depiction of how disconnected many of us have become to the 'wild' world around us.
According to the film's web site, 'We Miss You' was produced by "three film students who didn't care about nature," adding that this was their way of "doing something."
"We only miss what we love," the filmakers continue. "Our aim is to get people back in touch with nature."
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