Arcadia - a 9 minute documentary on Aeon Film

Deep within the bogland of Flow Country in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, the MacLeod family lives on the Thrumster estate, much as they have for four generations, in the heart of the country’s best falconing territory. Around the estate, the landscape of peat, grazing sheep and wilderness stretches off towards the horizon, interrupted only by a few small houses dotting the countryside.When plans to build 100-metre wind turbines on a neighbouring strip of land are announced, the family worries that the construction will mar the natural beauty of the area, creating noise pollution that would scare away the falcons, threaten the MacLeod’s livelihood and irrevocably transform their ancestral lands.In Arcadia, the director David Graham Scott explores a little-heard side of the renewable energy debate, focusing on a family for whom preservation and conservation of existing natural resources are of central importance. His film is simultaneously a topical exploration of two types of ecological thought, and a picturesque portrait of a distant region of Scotland, still untouched by urban development.

Watch the full documentary on Aeon Film

Arcadia - a 9 minute documentary on Aeon Film

Deep within the bogland of Flow Country in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, the MacLeod family lives on the Thrumster estate, much as they have for four generations, in the heart of the country’s best falconing territory. Around the estate, the landscape of peat, grazing sheep and wilderness stretches off towards the horizon, interrupted only by a few small houses dotting the countryside.When plans to build 100-metre wind turbines on a neighbouring strip of land are announced, the family worries that the construction will mar the natural beauty of the area, creating noise pollution that would scare away the falcons, threaten the MacLeod’s livelihood and irrevocably transform their ancestral lands.In Arcadia, the director David Graham Scott explores a little-heard side of the renewable energy debate, focusing on a family for whom preservation and conservation of existing natural resources are of central importance. His film is simultaneously a topical exploration of two types of ecological thought, and a picturesque portrait of a distant region of Scotland, still untouched by urban development.

Watch the full documentary on Aeon Film

If cats could talk:

Cats, one at a time, as our intimates, our familiars, as strangers in our midst, as mirrors of our co-evolution, as objects of exemplary fascination, pose for us the question: what is it to be a cat? And what is it to be this cat?  I begin to ask myself more questions: to whom does this appendage I call my hand belong? What is it to be human? And who, dear feline, do you think I am?

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If cats could talk:

Cats, one at a time, as our intimates, our familiars, as strangers in our midst, as mirrors of our co-evolution, as objects of exemplary fascination, pose for us the question: what is it to be a cat? And what is it to be this cat?  I begin to ask myself more questions: to whom does this appendage I call my hand belong? What is it to be human? And who, dear feline, do you think I am?

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