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I belong to the earth

An in-depth exploration of a Poem card (shikishi), dated 1606, mounted as a hanging scroll; ink, gold, and silver on paper, is used to express the poem "J'appartiens à la terre" by Gatien Lapointe, about Man's relationship and circumstance with the Earth, interpreted with original music composed by Benoît LeBlanc.

  • Douglas Capron
  • Gatien Lapointe
  • Douglas Capron
  • Benoît LeBlanc
  • Underpainting of Cherry Blossoms attributed to Tawaraya Sōtatsu (1606)
    Image Credit*
  • Hon'ami Kōetsu
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    J'appartiens à la terre
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Other
  • Genres:
    Poetry, Spiritual, Philisophical, Humanity, Social, Poetic
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 21, 2018
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Director Biography - Douglas Capron

I started my visual arts career documenting live music, particularly the Blues and Jazz scene, and made my first experimental film in 1997 which won an Honorable Mention at the US Super 8mm Film Festival, Rutgers University, New Jersey. This progressed to taking portraits of musicians and designing album covers which inspired me to explore photography as an art form. I recently rediscovered my passion for film making and have been producing and directing music videos. Future projects are in the preliminary phase with evolving screenplay and feature film development. One based on a true story of a detective mystery set in medieval Japan.

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Director Statement

I am inspired by music and fascinated by the transformations and transitions that occur within nature and people and how our perception of time alternates with various life experiences. Cinematography allows me to express and share this passion by creating what is hopefully a sustainable dialogue between my subject and the viewer.