Mountains are one of the grandest creations of nature. That is a fact, I think, many would agree on. And in the recent upsurge of popularity of hiking, more and more people exploring our mountains every year, it seems humans are finally heeding the call of nature. A call to coming home.
In this short film titled “The Weight of Mountains” by Temujin Doran of production company Studiocanoe, and based on the work of British geographer L. Dudley Stamp, the mountains are given the spotlight they deserve. A closer to look at how they are created, and eventually destroyed. Take a look:
The film narrates:
“It is the hope of the film maker, that whilst the language of geology presented here may seem intricate, the simple joy of observing will be no less diminished.
This film primarily concerns the landscape of mountains. Despite their great size and age, their lives span out in much the same way as living creatures does. They have a beginning, a middle, and end. And as such, the life of mountains mimics our own. It is a life that carries the weight of being. An anticipation of sadness that one day things will change.”