Video: Shot at Piscina das Marés (Leça - Portugal) Models (Best Models): Inês Subtil /João Coelho Director: Alexandre Azinheira Photography Director: António Morais Production Assistant: Maria Inês Subtil Plateux Assistant: Daniel Silva & Alexandra Pimentel Thank You: Tânia Albuquerque / Best Models / MatosinhosSport / Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos
Video Concept: "Designed in 1966 by Pritzker Prize winner Álvaro Siza, the Tidal Swimming Pool in Leça da Palmeira, is such an overwhelming place that we ended up deciding an action to go with the place instead of the default opposite. We focused on the chorus line ‘Fake is Alright’ to divise a simple single action and see how far we could stretch a brief moment in time. The result is a one-way repetitive, minimal and ambiguous movement. Just like the sea tides."
Gray whale Now that we are sending you to The End That great god Tell him That we who follow you invented forgiveness And forgive nothing
I write as though you could understand And I could say it One must always pretend something Among the dying When you have left the seas nodding on their stalks Empty of you Tell him that we were made On another day The bewilderment will diminish like an echo
Winding along your inner mountains Unheard by us And find its way out Leaving behind it the future Dead And ours
When you will not see again The whale calves trying the light Consider what you will find in the black garden And its court The sea cows the Great Auks the gorillas The irreplaceable hosts ranged countless And foreordaining as stars Our sacrifices
Join your word to theirs Tell him That it is we who are important
Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.