Impermanence - An Inner Journey

Making this film led me to travel to many holy places in Asia. But it is not this trip that I wanted to tell here, but an inner journey through the progressive understanding of impermanence. This leads us to realize that everything is linked, that we are all connected. This understanding can come with meditation, but also through the contemplation of nature. How can we not feel united to the whole universe when one immerses oneself in a starry sky?
As this knowledge takes root in us, we act with greater kindness for ourselves, others, and the planet.

The time lapse makes it possible to contract the time, it is the ideal technique to turn into pictures the impermanence.

This film was shot in Thailand, China, Burma, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India (Ladakh) and Cambodia.

  • Nicolas Jouhet
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K UHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Nicolas Jouhet

French photographer, I discovered Asia in 2002 while I was making a documentary about Laos. I really had a crush on this country with his passionating culture. Since then, I have travelled on a regular basis, mostly in Asia. Therefore, photos became for me a way to share the beauty of nature and peoples I have met. Spirituality is a very important matter in my work, I’m fascinated by the profoundness of the ancient traditions, still present in the life of many peoples today.

I take pictures of scenes which gives me positive emotion, it can be landscape as well as peoples. I never stage my pictures, I like to consider photography as a meditation where you are in the moment, ready to trigger when all elements combined in order to create a subtle order.

Currently, I’m more into Time Lapse video, I really like the way it enhances beauty and impermanence of landscape.

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