Visual Poetry of France
by Jason Rodi
Embarking on a journey through France for NOMADslow.tv, seeking moments of tranquility and awe, from the bustling energy of Cannes during MIPCOM, where I represented NOMAD, to the serene landscapes that whisper tales of time, my travels were a testament to the diverse beauty of France.
In Saint-Paul de Vence, a village renowned for its artistic soul, I ventured into the hallowed stillness of the local cemetery. Here, amidst the final resting places of luminaries and locals alike, I captured the solemn beauty and silent narratives that linger among the headstones, offering viewers a slow film that invites reflection and peace.
Venturing further, I found myself in Lansargues, a village that, at first glance, presents the idyllic charm of southern France. Yet, on its outskirts, I encountered a surreal juxtaposition—a field of antennas towering over the landscape, their stark, modern lines contrasting with the natural beauty below. Nearby, the elegant dance of pink flamingos in their natural habitat offered a vibrant counterpoint, their grace and vivid hues painting a living canvas of movement and color.
These journeys through France reflect the essence of NOMADslow.tv. It's a quest to find and share the quiet magnificence of our world, inviting viewers to pause, watch, and connect with the slow, unfolding stories that bind us to each other and to the earth. My kinship with this cousin country, deepened by personal ties and shared history, infuses each film with a sense of belonging and discovery, inviting viewers to join me in exploring the depth and diversity of France's landscapes and legacies.