'Nothing but Dust' [Music Video] by The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara

Nothing but Dust’ - Official Music Video by The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara addresses the theme of modern man’s search for his soul. It revisits the ancient practice of desert hermitage as a means to confront and enrich one’s soul. The lyrics recall the sounds and semantics of the poems of the 13th c. Persian mystic, Rumi, while the music has Arabian influences. In this increasingly material world we live in, the song, to quote Jung, finds solace in the ‘desert of one's soul’ – through poetry and metal.

Special thanks to the following organisations for providing a selection of source material used in this video:
• NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
• NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
• NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith (KBRwyle) and NASA/JPL-Caltech

  • The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara