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The Saguaro Cactus And Its Greedy Guests


The Saguaro cactus, found in Mexico, Arizona and some parts of California is a giant among its type, growing to the size of a tree.

Requiem of Ice


The Sandy Glacier Cave system is made up of two large caves, Snow Dragon and Pure Imagination: they extend deep into the glacier.

Dystopic Utopias: A Movie Montage


Clara Darko, a 33 year old Spanish film lover and video editor has outdone herself with this one – and I loved every second of it.  She has put together a montage of dystopic utopias but before proceeding on this project she laid down a few ground rules.  First of all, there had to be some sort of organized society, so purely post-apocalyptic films were dismissed.

The Runt


When the runt of a litter of rabbits is to be disposed of, a young boy’s please result in a stay of execution but with a proviso: he must look after the runt but after a year he must kill it himself.

10 Spectacular Radio Telescopes around the World


Take a whistle stop tour of some of the most spectacular radio telescopes in the world and find out about what actually goes on there.

Ritual


A young girl must leave her parents behind and journey by boat to a wild and untouched island.  Once this ritual is complete she will receive a bracelet which signifies her transition in to the adult world.  In order to do this she is given a teacher – a somewhat grumpy island monster.  This most ch

The Wave, Arizona, As You Have Never Seen it Before


Gorgeous erosion against a starry night:  Arizona’s Wave, the famous sandstone landscape of the Colorado Plateau has never been the subject of a night time-lapse before.  Step in Gavin Heffernan of Sunchaser Pictures and Harun Mehmedinović of Bloodhoney who created this in association with BBC Earth.

What if an Epidemic Emptied London of People?


Can you imagine London without people?  That is quite an ask, particularly if you live there: the one constant you have is the presence of another person in the vicinity.  Yet Clare&Max have done this in Miasmatic and the result is eerie, like 28 Days Later without Cillian Murphy – or any zombies for that matter.  Yet watch closely -  there is still a barely detectable presence here.

The Poitou - The Donkey with Dreadlocks


This is the Poitou Donkey. Only thirty years ago, less than thirty of these beautiful and friendly animals were left.

Maggie Smith by Derren Brown


I must come out from the rock under which I hide on occasion.  I didn’t realize that DerrenBrown was an accomplished artist as well as being the illusionist come trickster come mentalist come hypnotist that he is rightly famous for being.  Yet here he is creating a wonderful portrait of Maggie Smith.  Plus it’s a time-lapse too which makes its home on Kuriositas a done thing, really.   Enjoy!

George the Poet - 1,2,1,2


George the Poet, aka George Mwanga hails from an estate in North West London but studied at Cambridge so he knows a thing or two about meeting all kinds of people.

Sunday Short Movie: The Multiple Layers of Maggie Papadopoulos


Set in a small, sleepy hillside village in Cyprus, this heart-warming story follows the building friendship between a young girl named Anna and an older woman called Maggie.

Gondar: The Camelot of Africa


When pre-twentieth century Africa is studied in schools it is the slave trade, its awful consequences and the later colonial Scramble for Africa of the nineteenth century which tend to attract the focus of both teachers and students.

Paddington Who? Peter Capaldi Gives our Peruvian Pal a Timelord Makeover


Paddington is an old favorite of Londoners. They (and the Brown family) welcomed the Peruvian bear’s first incarnation way back in 1958.  Just five years later a certain TV show began which, like the Paddington, is still going strong.  Doctor Who lead Peter Capaldi recently joined forces with British charity the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) to bring us Paddington Who?

If You Have Never Wanted to Visit Slovakia, You Will After You Watch This


Present-day Slovakia only became an independent state in 1993 but it has over 1500 years of Slavic cultural history behind it not to mention some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe.  Dominika Martincova hails from this small but incredibly vibrant country and created this marvelous time-lapse o

Phoenix 9


After a nuclear war has devastated the planet a group of survivors journey through the barren wilderness to find refuge.  They stumble across a secret installation and are offered a new beginning – but there is a catch.  This superbly created science-fiction short movie was created by Amir Reichart

How Will You Die?


This is a question that, if you have a Facebook account, you may be confronted with every day thanks to your news feed and depending on the general silliness of your friends and acquaintances.  However, this animation by Steve Cutts (created for NPR originally) is not a daft quiz, gets to the point

Money Does Grow on Trees


Did your mother ever chastise you with the words money doesn’t grow on trees in a possibly fruitless attempt to curb your profligate ways?

The Real Afghanistan


If you said Afghanistan has had its ups and down you would never be accused of exaggeration.  Yet as the creator of this short, by Mikai Karl says, Afghanistan is “a country misunderstood, depressed by conflict, fighting for stability.

Sunday Short Movie: The Treehouse


Bereavement at any age is difficult, to say the very least, but when you are young it can have an impact leaves a shadow over the rest of our lives.


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