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Strata: Portraits of Humanity, August 2018

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13 December 2018

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Strata: Portraits of Humanity, August 2018 (Javanese gong; Bridge of Avignon)

(1) This is a short documentary about the forging of a Javanese Gamelan gong, highlighting the rhythmic nature of the methods employed by traditional gamelan makers, including the firing, molding and tuning of a new bronze instrument. (2) The famous Bridge of Avignon, the subject if a wonderful children’s song, stops in the middle of the Rhone River. Abandoned centuries ago, it prompts questions. What happened to it? Why is there so little left? Where did it lead to? And what did it look like in all its glory?  

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28m 30s

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