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01:47 min 14. May 2012

IT NOARDERLÂN - The Northern Land

a narrative film in Dutch

Visual composition of the poem ‘It Noarderlân’ by Frisian poet Durk van der Ploeg. The poet returns to the land of his ancestors (English subtitles).

Official selection Kunstenfestival Watou 2014 http://www.kunstenfestivalwatou.be
Official selection Northern Film Festival 2013 'Nieuwe Noordelijke Oogst' http://noordelijkfilmfestival.nl
Screened on http://www.craftanddesign.com/events/bokeh-yeah-in-association-with-comma-film-present-timeline-a-poetry-film-event
Screened on the North Light Arts Film Poem Festival 2013 http://www.northlightarts.co.uk/filmpoem
Official selection Ascona Film Festival 2013 http://asconafilmfestival.org/2013/02/12/official-selection-ascona-film-festival-2013
Featured on http://www.connotationpress.com/video-poetry/1872-the-third-form-with-erica-goss-may-2013
Featured on http://www.LondonPoetrySystems.com as August's 2012 video poem.
Featured on http://friesfilmarchief.nl

Non-profit production. The poem is written by the Frisian poet Durk van der Ploeg, a dutch writer and poet. His work is mainly published in the Frisian language and he is a Knight of the Order of Oranje Nassau.

The images portrait Frisian landscape architect Siem de Vlas working in his studio and visiting the grave of the famous dutch landscape architect Lucas Pieters Roodbaard (1782 - 1851). Roodbaard laid out many English landscape gardens in major cities in the Netherlands.

The Frisian languages are a closely related group of Germanic languages, spoken by about 500,000 members of Frisian ethnic groups, who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. The Frisian languages are the second closest living languages to English, after Scots.

Concept, Camera, Editing : Richard van der Laan
Poem writer : Durk van der Ploeg
Poem reading : Siem de Vlas
Sound design : Maarten Boogerman

Camera : Panasonic GH2 AVC-Intra Sedna ~140mb/s
Lens : Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED
Gear : Sachtler FSB-4 75 CF, Gini Rig Follow Focus, Lilliput field monitor
Tools : FCPX, Magic Bullet Looks