Passing Time No. 1, 2017

Passing Time No. 1, 2017 (excerpt)
Running time: 10:06 minutes / HD / colour

Activity in Lake Manyara, Tanzania, on December 1st, 2016 in the early morning.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

In March and November 2016, I made two trips to Lake Manyara, Tanzania. On each occasion I spent several days in the same spot observing and recording instances that transpired and transformed in front of me.

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle. Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.

Two Women Series II No. 1, 2017

Two Women Series II No. 1, 2016 (excerpt)
Total running time: 12:06 minutes / HD / colour

Two women are walking on the shore of Lake Manyara in Tanzania, on March 21st, 2016 in the afternoon. The footage is slowed down to observe the subtleties of their movement.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

In March and November 2016, I made two trips to Lake Manyara, Tanzania. On each occasion I spent several days in the same spot, observing and recording instances that transpired and transformed in front of me.

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle. Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.

Flight Series I No. 1, 2017

Flight Series I No. 1, 2017 (excerpt)
Running time: 10:40 minutes / HD / colour

Activity in Lake Manyara, Tanzania, on December 1st, 2016 in the early morning.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

In March and November 2016, I made two trips to Lake Manyara, Tanzania. On each occasion I spent several days in the same spot observing and recording instances that transpired and transformed in front of me.

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle. Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.

Flight Series I No. 2, 2017

Flight Series I No. 2, 2017 (excerpt)
Total running time: 5:21 minutes / HD / colour

Activity in Lake Manyara, Tanzania, on December 1st, 2016 in the early morning.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

In March and November 2016, I made two trips to Lake Manyara, Tanzania. On each occasion I spent several days in the same spot observing and recording instances that transpired and transformed in front of me.

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle. Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.

Fishermen No. 1, 2017

Fishermen No. 1, 2017 (excerpt)
Running time: 11:07 minutes / HD / colour

Fishermen in Lake Manyara, Tanzania, on March 21st, 2016 in the late afternoon. The footage is slowed down to observe the subtleties of movement.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

In March and November 2016 I made two trips to Lake Maynara, Tanzania. I spent several days in the same spot observing and recording instances that transpired and transformed in front of me. I was mesmerized by an image in the distance of glistening water, and what I thought were birds floating on the water. It was only on my return to the same spot a few months later that I discovered that what I had thought were birds were actually fishermen. Ironically on that trip they were no longer there because the season for fishing was over.

Fishermen No. 2, 2017

Fishermen No. 2, 2016 (excerpt)
Total running time: 5:49 minutes / HD / colour

Fishermen in Lake Manyara, Tanzania, on March 24th, 2016 in the late afternoon. The footage is slowed down to observe the subtleties of movement.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

In March and November 2016 I made two trips to Lake Maynara, Tanzania. I spent several days in the same spot observing and recording instances that transpired and transformed in front of me. I was mesmerized by an image in the distance of glistening water, and what I thought were birds floating on the water. It was only on my return to the same spot, a few months later, that I discovered that what I had thought were birds were actually fishermen. Ironically, on that trip they were no longer there because the season for fishing was over.

Flight Series II No. 3, 2017

Flight Series II No. 3, 2017 (excerpt)
Total running time: 2:38 minutes / HD / colour

Activity in Lake Manyara, Tanzania, on December 5th, 2016 in the early morning.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

In March and November 2016, I made two trips to Lake Manyara, Tanzania. On each occasion I spent several days in the same spot observing and recording instances that transpired and transformed in front of me.

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle. Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.

Crossroads No. 1, 2017

Crossroads No. 1, 2017 (excerpt)
Running time: 8:37 minutes / HD / colour

Masai cattle herders converge on an early morning in Lake Manyara as they make their way in search of water.

Filmed on December 4th, 2016.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

In March and November 2016, I made two trips to Lake Manyara, Tanzania. On each occasion I spent several days in the same spot observing and recording instances that transpired and transformed in front of me.

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle. Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.

Crossroads No. 2, 2017

Crossroads No. 2, 2017 (excerpt)
Running time: 5:34 minutes / HD / Colour

Masai cattle herders converge on an early morning in Lake Manyara as they make their way in search of water.

Filmed on December 4th, 2016.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

In March and November 2016, I made two trips to Lake Manyara, Tanzania. On each occasion I spent several days in the same spot observing and recording instances that transpired and transformed in front of me.

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle. Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.

Larnaca No. 3, 2017

Larnaca No. 3, 2017
Running time: 11:44 minutes / HD / colour

Reflection of light on the Mediterranean. Filmed in Larnaca, Cypress at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on November 15th, 2014.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

For the past several years I have spent hours observing moving waters in rivers, lakes, oceans and seas. This process has often guided my travels. I have become captivated by the way they disclose their secret anatomy, by their life force, by their continuous rhythms of movement and transformation and by the way they capture and reflect light.