The Future Is Orange, North Korean Border [Film Scan]
Best on black!
Another one from my APS film archive, now scanned. I just see I forgot to correct the date in the EXIF – this one dates from spring 2001, about two thirds of the way through I year I spent teaching in Harbin, China.
We had a few days holiday, I think in April, and headed across to the North Korean border in the belief there was a Chinese train route that took you, in sealed carriages, through North Korea and back into China. If there was, the chaps at the station weren’t for selling us tickets on it. Instead, we did manage to cross for 5 minutes at a bridge just down and right of this shot. There was a large arch with telescopes for peering across at the town across the river – steam trains, paintings of the Il Sung family, etc. Very interesting and 20RMB well spent.
The sky in this scan was severely degraded, so I added a +1 stop GND to better blend it, hence the overexposed effect. Maybe I’ve overdone it. It looks best when the image is viewed on black, even if the quality doesn’t quite carry. Oh for 21MP back then! But there we go!
Lots of plastic bags in the dry grass – sadly a feature of Northern China.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
STRAITJACKET LOTTERY, THE
Prod. Co: Human Scale Productions
When Boris loses a busload of mental health
patients, he’ll resort to any means in order to get
STRANGE INVADERS/Tombe du Ciel
Prod. Co.: National Film Board of Canada
Roger and Doris live a quiet, comfortable life until
one night they are awakened by the arrival of a
strange visitor. It’s a child – the answer to their
dreams! A gift from heaven … or, from much
Documentary Under 30 Mins (Int)
Prod. Co.: Frances Pennington
Strange Parallel is a short film that guides you
through Elliott Smith’s musical life, as if it were a
series of surreal daydreams connected by nothing
more than his beautiful songs.
STRANGER IN OUR HOME, A
Prod. Co.: Stranger Productions Inc.
Internet predators are shape shifters who pose
online as whoever our children need them to be. In
1999, 1 in 5 kids with Internet access was sexually
approached on the web.
STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN LAND
Prod. Co.: Cooper Rock Pictures Inc.
Strangers in their own Land follows the story of
two former child soldiers in Northern Uganda as
they reintegrate back into society after committing
atrocities while in captivity. It is a story of their
struggle, their courage and most importantly about a
friendship that was born during the worst of times.
STREET CENTS: Volunteer
Prod. Co.: CBC Television
This episode of the popular consumer & financial
literacy series deals with volunteerism – how young
people can help their communities and themselves
Prod. Co: Trifecta Productions
Two street performers compete for the attention and
handouts of commuters on a busy downtown street.
Though separated by age, ethnicity and musical
tastes, the differences between the two musicians
are overshadowed by their shared comical
STREET, THE: A Film With The Homeless
Prod. Co.: Necessary Illusions/Daniel Cross
Six years in the making, The Street is an
intense, rugged, intimate study of three homeless
men in Montreal.
Prod. Co.: Close Up Films
A documentary about life in Streetcity, an urban
village for the homeless on Toronto’s downtown
STROKES OF DEATH
Prod. Co.: Vancouver Film School
Strokes of Death explores intense emotions in
conflict. Monte is forced to choose between his
passions. Ultimately, the choice is made for him.
STRONG FOUNDATION FOR OUR
Documentary Short Subject
Prod. Co.: Partners in Motion
As the first of the nine vignettes A Strong
Foundation for our Future introduces the
viewer to the four-year rehabilitation project and
provides a synopsis of the building’s history.
The vignette emphasizes the significance of
maintaining the building’s heritage and
preserving this historical landmark for
generations to come.
STRONG IN THE ARMS, STRONG ALL
Documentary Short Subject
Prod. Co.: Toni-Lynn Frederick
A filmmaker’s father embodies two significant
chapters in Canadian history: the experiences of
Merchant Marines in the Second World War,
and the Hepatitis C scandal that rocked the
STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL: Child And
Youth Behaviour Disorders
This documentary sheds light on the causes,
symptoms, community resources, and
treatments of three of the most
commonly-diagnosed behaviour disorders:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,
Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct
Disorder. Through these moving personal
stories, viewers see how behaviour disorders
affect the life of a child.
STRYKER GOES TO VENICE
Meeches Video Production Inc.
Two first time Aboriginal actors from
Winnipeg’s North End journey to the Venice
Film Festival for the world premiere of their
first feature movie.
STUDENTS ON ICE: An Antarctic Journey
Prod. Co: Dog’s Breakfast Productions
A feature documentary that chronicles the
incredible human journey of international youth
STUDIO: The Life And Times Of Alex
Prod. Co.: 90th Parallel Film & Television
One of Canada’s most celebrated living artists.
This was filmed as Colville entered his 80th
year and explores Coluville as a painter who set
himself apart, became a truly unique talent and
in turn defined Canadian art for a generation.
Prod. Co.: Amerimage – Spectra
Needs French Translation
Developing a roll of film, 1984 快冲胶卷
After hiring your camera at a tourist spot, you could ask the photography guy to develop your roll of film on the spot. He did this in an enamel washbasin, covered by his army coat.
He was very ashamed of this backward way of developing films, but he couldn’t hide nor run with his gloved hands in the developing fluid, so he refused to look up when we took the picture!
快冲胶卷 ／ 方便游客 ／ 出售胶卷 : quick film developing / easy for travelers / rolls of film for sale
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