This is not a short online video, but a full-length movie. It's absolutely wonderful.
Director: Pablo Berger
Actors: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Belgium, France
Release Year: 2012
Duration: 104 min
Synopsis: A band of bullfighting dwarfs save the life of a young woman with amnesia. They end up taking her under their wing when they find out that she has seemingly natural skills as a bullfighter, upon which they can capitalize not only for their act but for her own personal gain. As she does not know her name or background, the dwarfs coin her Blancanieves, after the famed fairy tale. What they are all unaware of is that she is really Carmen, the daughter of the once great matador, Antonio Villalta.
Note that this is a (sort of) silent movie & begins in complete silence.
This is an amazing Ist descent of a steep couloir at Jackson Hole - on mountain bikes! Another video following this one on YouTube details how they did it and how they filmed it. Including some pretty good wrecks.
Sixty-four-year-old Ayano Tsukimi lives in Nagoro, a remote Japanese village far from any major city. When she was a child, the village was bustling, but Nagoro is nearly deserted now. ... Tsukimi pays homage to her old friends and neighbours ... by repopulating the town with life-size dolls.
If you ever wondered how to tie your chitambala, this is just the video for you.
In Zambia it is normal for most women to wear a 'chitenge'. This the the wrap, like a sarong, I've mentioned before. Even when a woman will wear jeans or trousers or something else, they will invariably carry a chitenge with them 'just in case'. I'm told that if a woman is carrying a handbag, or other small bag, there has to be five essential things in there. Always, without fail will be a chitenge. The other four things vary from person to person, but five essentials is normal. If you've only got four, then apparently you must have forgotten something. If you've got six, then your life is too complicated. Most working women tend to try and own between twenty and fifty chitenges.
To come back to the point though, chitambalas are headscarves. In a lot of southern Africa the term is dhuku, tuku, doek, kitambala and kilemba. More local to Zambia is chitambala. On the market they will cost about $2. Day to day they tend not to be worn so often but are a must for weddings and funerals or when doing dirty manual work. For years the scarf has been held as a symbol of colonial times, of enslavement and an indicator of low social standing. Times are changing though as memories fade and being used to dress up posh or as a fashion accessory is now the norm. The video shows a number of styles of how to wrap them around your head. There are more and some off the cuff ways when you've only got one hand free for example.
I've had a couple of local women look at this video and they tell me that all bar one style is used for what they call "fashion" and say it with a little snort of derision. But they agree with what I had noticed, the style starting at 3:18 is a normal day to day way to tie and wear it.