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Week 21 takes us back to China and a visit to an iconic landmark. It’s a landmark that certainly marks plenty of land, over 5000 miles worth in fact. This week’s film is scored with another magical piece of original music from Henry Mehrmann’s father John.
This week’s film rewinds time just a bit to a golden October day.
2020 is almost behind us so let’s all look forward to the promise of a new year. This week’s film celebrates that arrival and the hope of brighter days ahead.
Week 24 finds us in the kitchen with a family baking tradition. A few years ago our oldest grandson helped my wife make her sticky buns, this year it was his younger brother’s turn. I grabbed my iPhone and captured all the action.
This week I sat and watched in disbelief as a mob of Americans, lied to and incited by the President, stormed the Capitol in an effort to overturn our election results. Later in the week, Sean Hannity and other cynical, shameless Fox News personalities lied to their viewers claiming the insurrection had been caused by Antifa members disguised as Trump supporters.
This week marks the half way point of the project and film #26 takes us along the banks of the Goose River as winter settles in.
Film 27 is our final visit to China, this time Tiananmen Square. I had an eerie feeling strolling around thinking of the pro-democracy student demonstrators killed there in the late 80s. Now, rather than tanks, visitors are confronted by a massive video installation running a government propaganda film with a swelling Hollywood soundtrack.
This fall we took a family road trip with our daughter-in-law and two grandsons and visited Arches National Park. Film 28 takes us on a day hike through Utah's dramatic landscape.
Nearly 12 years ago my dear friend Harold Garde gave me an original painting on my 50th birthday. While I’ll treasure it always, stretching that canvas with him was an equally treasured gift. I had the camera running that day but never really did much with the footage till now. Film 29 is the memory of that special afternoon.
Film 30 is a peek into my mornings. Get the wood stove going, a cup of coffee or four, check email, the weather. . . you’ll get the picture.