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towel day 2014 - WMBD followup

"the guide says there is an art to flying," said ford, "or rather
a knack. the knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

douglas adams

two weeks ago i made a movie opposing UNEP's
»destination flyways - migratory birds and tourism«.

i think the last thing we need is more people flying all over the place to look at birds and i hope that most of the birds would agree...

my recommendation to the general public was to »stay local« and »keep it grounded«. watch the birds at your own doorstep rather than the flamingoes at the massai's doorsteps (unless you are a massai, of course).

but can it be done, is there anything to see at home, on your own front-lawn?

how far do we have to fly to get close to nature?

i think i found a very impressive answer to that question and that's what this movie is about.

by coincidence today is also »towel day« (may 25th each year) when people all over the world remember the author douglas adams who died in 2001. he is not only famous for his trilogy in five volumes, »the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy«, but also for his interest in nature and endangered species. i highly recommend his book »last chance to see«, especially the chapter about the kakapoe, which you can listen to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONkf6EZdjEc

»human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their disinclination to do so.«
douglas adams

if you like my movie, leave a comment, give me a »thumbs up« and mail it to your friend.

the official »towel day« website: http://www.towelday.org
hitchhiker's guide (earth edition): http://www.h2g2.com
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