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No Man’s Land

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No Man’s Land
‘We live in a fast-paced society and walking slows us down. Nature never hurries. A six-day hike with a couple of friends is a time warp. There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. It will be a unique experience to feel life in another dimension.’ – Davida Calafa’

Outdoor photography and filmmaking is hard. It’s especially hard on a 90km hike into the wilderness of Iceland, carrying 20kg backpack with tent and food, walking along glaciers, crossing rivers, ready to face the worst weather. But, according to Davide Calafa’, it never felt impossible. They always kept their senses open to the beauty around them and, of course, those 24 hours of daylight gave them a little help.

Davide shot this short film, now showing in outdoor film festivals, to try to explain the sensation of feeling small and astonished within nature.

‘We went to a place that is still ruled by nature, surrounded by the ocean and its creatures – a place that doesn’t belong to any human being. A free place. No man’s land.’

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Photos © Davide Calafa'
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