zondag 16 januari 2011

Chaudfontaine!

Last year we have visited: Chaudfontaine.
Chaudfontaine is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège.
Some of its most well-known enterprises are Galler chocolates, Magoteaux and Chaudfontaine drinking waters.



Well known of his mineral water!


Just a quote!

Bron: hubblesite.org

Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?

The story of the weeping camel!


The story of the weeping camel is een waar verhaal over het leven van een herdersfamilie in de Mongoolse Gobiwoestijn. Ze wonen in vilten tenten en houden schapen en kamelen. Als het voorjaar is aangebroken helpt het gezin bij de geboorte van de kamelenkalveren. Voor één van de kamelen is het een zware bevalling en met moeite komt een zeldzaam wit kalf ter wereld. De moeder verstoot haar jong echter en weigert melk en moederzorg te geven. Wanneer de hoop op verbetering vervlogen lijkt, worden de twee zoontjes van de familie door de woestijn op reis gestuurd om een muzikant te zoeken die het hoosh-ritueel kan uitvoeren. Zonder muziekritueel blijven de dieren langdurig huilen en zal een verstoten kalf doodgaan (Bron Bol.com)
A nomadic family in Mongolia’s Gobi desert faces a problem when a white camel colt is born in a difficult delivery and the mother rejects it. Repeated efforts by the extended family to get the mother to nurse the colt fail. The colt stands alone and cries for its mother. The family worries that the colt will not survive. Finally, Dude (Enkhbulgan Ikhbayar), the older boy, is sent to a nearby town to find a musician who can perform a “Hoos” ceremony.
Little Ugna (Uuganbaatar Ikhbayar) begs to go along. The two boys travel for miles across the desert, stopping at a neighbor’s yert, where Ugna is delighted by his first encounter with television. They travel on to the village, and then return home with word that a musician is on the way. A musical ceremony is performed in an effort to get the mother camel to accept her colt.
The Story of the Weeping Camel is a blend of documentary footage and narrative. Filmmakers Luigi Falorni and Byambasuren Davaa cast a real nomad family of herders and shot many of the events in the film as they occurred. The Story of the Weeping Camel was selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art for inclusion in the 2004 edition of New Directors/New Films. It also won the 2003 European Film Award. (Bron: Barnes & Noble)