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Filmmaker Alan Pakarnyk uses radiant splashes of colour and simple composition in a seemingly random kaleidoscope of motion to depict nature at work. Sweeping the viewer through a whirlwind cycle of the seasons, the film crashes violently from one image to the next in a tour de force of beauty and destruction.

Matched by a surging score from Winnipeg composer Randolph Peters, Pakarnyk's imagery accelerates beyond traditional linear time-lapse techniques to become fodder for the relentless demolition process that is Nature in all its grandeur and power.

As one image shatters and another takes shape, we see the timeless pattern of the seasons, leaving the viewer with what could be interpreted as a symbol of hope and survival. A film without words.

2005, 04 min 42 s

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