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The filmmaker of this short documentary used his cellphone camera to shoot these scenes in Costa Rica. He reflects on the dichotomy of nature versus technology. Part of the MobiDOCS: Confessions in a Digital Age series.

Manifesto Point # 5: Use whatever medium suits – video, photography, World Wide Web, cellphones, iPods or just pen and paper. It can all be documentary. Away is a very short film shot on a cellphone. Director Peter Mettler meditates on the dichotomy between nature and technology in the Costa Rica rainforest. It’s haunting and beautiful.

Katerina Cizek
From the playlist: Manifesto for Interventionist Media - because Art is a Hammer

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  • writer
    Peter Mettler
  • director
    Peter Mettler
  • producer
    Lea Marin
  • cinematographer
    Peter Mettler
  • editor
    Peter Mettler
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • associate producer
    Jennifer Punter
  • music research
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • clearances
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • post-production
    Tess Girard
  • editing assistant
    Tess Girard
  • online editor
    Andrew Mandziuk
  • technical coordinator
    Branden Bratuhin
  • production coordinator
    Corinne Herman
  • marketing manager
    Nataly Spudic
  • marketing coordinator
    Donna Cowan
  • budget officer
    Joanne Forrest
  • centre administrator
    Raymond Chua
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
    Anna Grieve

  • siricarter

    can't play the film :(

    siricarter, 29 Dec 2015
  • Jayjaynfb

    really enjoyed that thank you

    Jayjaynfb, 6 Feb 2013

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