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THE STILL POINT

France / 2011 / Water - Surf

Digital HD / Documentary / English / 52 mins

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The images from these words bring us to a place where there is everything and nothing, an image found in eastern thought and a concept found in quantum physics. Surf is a metaphor.

We hear about all life being made of waves, from the waves on our planet to the waves of light. Wave and Particle theory deals with mater on a sub atomic level, but being in the ocean is the only place we can tangibly feel a wave like motion. Is that why it feels good in the water?

Does time change in the ocean, can one become water, what is mana, why does it feel good to jump in the ocean, is all life made of waves. Does it offer a rite of passage? Is all life made of waves? How does science fit in? Where is the art form, what is the dance? Is the ocean alive, does it have a consciousness? If we believed it, we might be more respectful of it. The curl of the wave is a Fibonacci spiral, the golden ratio, a mathematical form found everywhere in nature from the shape of the galaxy, to patterns in plants, to the double-helix spiral of our own DNA.

What we learn from the ocean must surely apply to all of nature: plants, animals, people. Being in tune with life, understanding the concept of nothingness, having respect having respect for everything, will in the end lead us down the path of seeing all things in a simpler way. A film about waves, surf and the connection of all things.

Cast: Simon Anderson, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, Peter Cole, Mark Cunningham, Jeff Divine, Mike Doyle, George Downing, Skip Frye, Leroy Grannis, Ricky Grigg, Glenn Henning, Kimo Hollinger, Joey Cabell, Buffalo Keaulana, Brian Keaulana, Tom Morey, Mickey Munoz, Dorian (Doc) Paskowitz, Claudia Parmenter, Michael Peterson, Steve Pezman, Jericho Popler, Tom Stone, Paul Strauch, Jock Sutherland, Tom Wegener.
– C’est un poème de TS Eliot qui a inspiré le réalisateur Taki Bibelas pour ce film: ” Au point mort du monde qui tourne … là où le passé et le futur se rejoignent .. aucun mouvement, ni vers l’avant ou vers le passé…. Si ce n’était pour ce point, le point mort, il n’y aurait pas de danse, et il n’y a que la danse”. Les images véhiculées par ces mots nous entrainent dans un monde où le tout et le rien cohabitent, une imagerie empruntée à la culture orientale et à un concept que l’on retrouve en physique quantique. Le surf est une métaphore. The Still Point est un film qui parle d’eau, d’océan et de connexion entre tous les éléments.

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