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Iceland - Where Everything Begins

Documentary of a travel made in March 2017 in Iceland along the "road one" and Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Director and Photography : Samuele Schiavo
Music : Styve Bolduc
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From the falls of Gullfoss, Godafoss and Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss to the Jokulsarlon lagoon and the wreckage of the dc-3 aircraft to Vik beach.
Shooting included the houses with grass roof at Byggðasafn skagfirðinga, Búðakirkja the church along the Snæfellsnes peninsula, the Stokkur geyser, the Hálsanefshellir quarry, the Myvatn geysers, the arch at Dimmuborgir.
The ports of Stodvarfjourdur, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Akureyri and Husavik, the volcanic lake of Kerið, the natural spa source of Landbrotalaug and the Vatnajökull glacier.
The northern aurora was taken back to Akureyri, Skalafell and Egilsstaðir.

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Lyrics :

This 
is Iceland.

This is poetry.
This is romantic desolation.
This is a surreal island.
Lived in just one trip.

Land and sand. 
Water and ice.
Between cold and hot.

Along the roads, 
in the white of this winter,
emerges in this light,
emerges throught the colours,
life, 
that tenacious knows even how to have fun.

Among the harbors, the fishing-boats.
I have enjoyed this trip.

I’ve seen the hot silver of the rivers
freezing in just a footstep, 
for then explode 
like a volcano
and to attend to one of the shows of nature.
a fragile nature 
in the presence of man.
A primitive nature.

Where everything begins.

Between stones and lichens 
in that unique green
there are houses with roofs of grass.
in the endless steppes 
solitary churches.

From silence, 
to the cawing of ravens, 
until to listen the thounderous pounding of the waterfalls 
and majestic lapping of waves.

And then
magically
her. 
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Camera : Lumix GH4 + Go Pro Hero 5