This… is definitely going to be really confusing because there’s 3 stuffs that lead to this post.
1. A documentary I watched sometime ago.
2. Forgetting to go for the first paper.
3. Me walking home.
Here goes the hardest post I’m going to ever write. (because it’s going to take a heck lot of effort to link everything together)
So the documentary was about a guy who survived in the ocean for 3days. Without food or water, with no boat or whatsoever, just floating.
Basically, he was sky diving, but the plane he was on fucked up, and crashed into the ocean, they managed to jump off before the plane crashed. However, he was separated from his friends, and it’s really hard to get rid of the parachute because they’re in water. And apparently, all his friends died shortly after the jump and he was stranded all alone with nothing, literally nothing at all in the middle of the ocean.
He had no ways of communications, he had no rations, nothing. Just a chute that he had to cut away from (or he’ll get dragged down with it). He managed to find a piece of wood of some sort and clung onto it for as long as he can. But, as he floated towards what seems like land to him, he thought for very long but decided that, he had to abandon the log in order for him to swim there (too heavy). But by abandoning the log, he would lose his only support (which he had clung onto for 2days+)
Half way through swimming, he got scared, and swam back to the safety of the log. and he wasted precious energy. As time goes by, he realized that, he’s getting further and further away from the shore, and it was a do or die situation, he gathered all his courage to let go of the log, and swam as hard as he could towards the shore, but to no avail. He had given up all hope and just decided to let nature decide his fate. By some miracle, a fisherman happened to come pass and spotted him and rescued him, allowing him to live to tell the tale.
It is really really incredible, sadly I forgot what his name was.
Stop, everyone stop what you’re doing, and watch this trailer. Just spare 2mins to watch this trailer.
If you’re ready to be part of history. Continue on to watch the full film. It’s 1hour 40mins so grab your popcorn and take a seat. Probably the most spectacular non-fiction film of the year. This is something that all humans should be proud of.
He’s the first man to ever been to space and made an orbit around earth in 1961, April 12th.
Well, honestly this film brings tears to my eyes. Simply amazing. Watch in HD if possible.
p.s. Gizmodo do a pretty good article about it. Probably worth a read.
p.p.s. after watching it. I’ll say, it’s a worth a watch. But only if you have the time to spare. In a sense it’s boring. But it’s worth it. I don’t know how to describe it. Hope you’ll understand after watching (:
Stop whatever you’re doing, try your best to find this show and watch it. It’s probably the best documentary I’ve watched in my entire life. (apart from Panet earth. Both are just. Ridiculously epic)
Human Planet is an 8-part British television documentary series. It is produced by the BBC with co-production from Discovery and BBC Worldwide. It describes the human species and its relationship with the natural world by showing the remarkable ways humans have adapted to life in every environment on earth.
Announced in 2007, the production teams based at the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol and BBC Wales spent two years shooting over 70 stories in some of the most remote locations on earth spanning about 40 countries. Each episode of the series focuses on a different human-inhabited environment, including deserts, jungles, the Arctic, grasslands, rivers, mountains, oceans, and the urban landscape.
For the first time on a BBC landmark series the production has a dedicated stills photographer, Timothy Allen, who is documenting the project photographically for the books that will accompany the series.
Human Planet is being broadcast in the UK on BBC One at 8pm on for 8 weeks, starting on 13 January 2011. An international release is to follow soon after.
It will give you a lot of things to think about after you watch this series. It definitely made me think about it a lot.
It’s an actress’ job to think how she wants to be looked at.
Clumsy people like us, all we need to do is reveal who we truly are.
[Episode 4, time seek 10:23 ~ 10:30]