Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Sand Dancer, Redux

We showcased this charming CBS video profile, The Sand Dancer, (on KobreGuide's KarmaTube channel), about a New Zealand fellow who creates magnificent (if necessarily short-lived) paintings, using sticks and rakes for his "brushes" and the beach itself for his "canvas."

Today we got word from New Zealand documentary filmmaker Valerie Reid of Force Five Films that CBS used without permission footage from her award-winning 2006 video profile of the Sand Dancer. In the spirit of fairness, and in support of independent filmmakers everywhere, we offer her original ten-minute version below, with our high recommendation:

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