The Wild Horses of Newbury


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Posted by Rosslyn Lyons on 23/6/06
What are we teaching our children, if we have no respect for nature ourselves. It is time for us to pass on our compassion.

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Posted by Anna Stockinger on 21/6/06
My husband and I have just watched this in awestruck silence. When the horses appeared the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. A brilliant film, viewed through tears, it should be shown to everyone on the planet.

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Posted by Melody Legaspi-Seils on 21/6/06
The imagery in the film shows our growing disconnection with Mother Earth. Sacrificing nature for the progress of the modern world. Not realizing what we are losing from our heiritage and spirit but what is replacing it is something that poisons our spirit and Mother.

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Posted by babsina on 20/6/06
kool and the gang...now please excuse me as i have to wipe my eyes.

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Posted by Shirley on 20/6/06
The simplicity of the imagery, communicated the cries of those great Oak, direct unto the soul. Two horse appear seemingly hearing the call of the great Oak as it falls, it is apparent that we need to connect to nature and God, and appreciate all of the God given creations in our home.

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Posted by Panda on 20/6/06
Your vidio shows alot of emotion and feeling. great music choice.

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Posted by Richard on 20/6/06
Excellent. You can help feeling that there is something wrong with the nation (UK). This is not only a death of a tree, but the death of a nation. It's goodbye to the Anglo-Saxon world, it's culture and heritage.

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Posted by Cazz Strung on 18/6/06
What a touching movie! Indeed, England, if they keep felling the trees, we will be wiped out. Human, and animal, life will not survive in England. The horses knew. They always know. They always will know. Stop the felling of plant, and through that, animal, human and fish life. If they keep this going for another 10,00 years, we will cease to egsist.

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Posted by Kate McGahan on 17/6/06
This is a perfect example that a powerful statement can be made in a brief and simple way. Mankind (and Hollywood) so often forget the things that are most important in the world. Thanks for the reminder.

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Posted by Nichole Brunk on 17/6/06
Gorgeous and moving.

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Posted by Joan Ames on 16/6/06
Yes indeed, England what has become of you. Where is there respect for you and the nature that makes you. The horses knew.

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Posted by Boyke on 15/6/06
I have never ever seen a better made movie than this one, this is something EVERYBODY should watch.. and even more important.. LEARN from it! Let us remember who whe are and where we came from, let us honour our ancestors, they who had so much more wisdom than we have today.

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Posted by Kim Moyer on 14/6/06
I cried. What an incredible loss to our future generations and what message do we as humans bring. And the beauty of the two black horses,the message they seem to convey.Which will we finally choose? Destruction seems to be our course...will it be too late when we finally stop and listen? BLessings to you!

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Posted by Hengest Thorsson on 14/6/06
Congratulations to the maker of this film. I have posted links to it in many places and it have been universally praised. Hail Hengest and Horsa! www.odinic-rite.org

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Posted by Robin Baker on 14/6/06
What a beautiful yet sad film. The horses were amazing. The oak trees were majestic. It's so sad to see man heedlessly cutting them down and chasing the horses away. Man no longer has any respect for nature. It will be mankind's undoing.

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Posted by Steven Westfall on 13/6/06
I am almost speechless this is so sad.When will it ever end it. I am from the USA and i must say as an american nothing will change until the vast majority of humankind is wiped out. Look at hurrican Katrina they knew it was gonna happen someday yet they did not prepare. And now New Orleans has been discovered to be sinking faster than what they originally thought and they start rebuilding it. Powerfull film. soul stirring

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Posted by marianne dicapua on 13/6/06
IT IS SAD THAT THE DESTROYER OF OUR PLANET IS MAN. I BELIEVE THESE HORSES ARE SPIRITS AND THEY ARE TRYING TO PROTECT THE FORRESTS.

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Posted by Audax on 13/6/06
This movie was very emotional. I felt a great sadness when I watched it.

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Posted by Heoginn on 13/6/06
This is a powerfull film. The indifference and even amusement on the faces of those destroying the ancient oaks show their hostility to the land where they live. Truly I see the spirits of Horsa and Hengest in those magnificent and brave horses.

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Posted by Gwenivere McCourry-Parr on 13/6/06
Absolutely mesmerizing. The horses understood what the men did not.

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Posted by Judi Lange` on 13/6/06
Thank you so much. We can talk all we want and maybe be heard by one or two people - but when you have pictures like that to accompany the words - you can't help but to reach hundreds....thousands. Blessings

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Posted by amadeus on 12/6/06
Magnificent film in all respects, except the fate of the trees. I felt as though I was one of those trees - felled! The horses role showed that Nature felt as I do - outraged at the senseless destruction of ancient beauty.

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Posted by Jhereck Jones on 10/6/06
Words are not enough,actions speek louder!

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Posted by Hildegard on 10/6/06
Very moving.

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Posted by galiya kim on 10/6/06
it's great

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Posted by Silver Falcon on 10/6/06
Oh my gods, the spirits of Hengest and Horsa return to greet their equine brothers and to pound the earth in anger and grief at the end of magnificent oaks. What has become of England, indeed. How anyone can continue to refer to us as mere "tree huggers" now is beyond me. All I can say is curse this madness and evil that infuses our people and makes them bring down what would once have been deemed a great being, a fellow of Fangorn, a friend. Curse these people and their ways, their dumb obedience, their lack of intelligent compassion. And bless this man who made this film because although he couldn't stop the carnage he and his supporters have captured it forever and we have seen it and the wheels of wyrd will grind the perpetrators to powder in their own good time. Curse this wicked wicked materialism that robs people of their compassion and breaks the bonds between man and nature and sends forth the spirits of the elders in the shape of two wild horses to shame them for eternity.

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Posted by Mathieu on 10/6/06
Great...

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Posted by Nordicdusk on 10/6/06
Wow what a great video very moving indeed.

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Posted by Zhalgas on 10/6/06
trees have spirits

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Posted by Kev on 10/6/06
Thank you, I suppose I was rather ignorant about the "tree-huggers" and the trees before. But I think I can call myself one after watching this film.

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Posted by Jack Black on 10/6/06
Good stuff. Should be played in every English school once a week. In the words of an old song: Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. All the best, Jack iamanenglishman.com

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Posted by hannah isop on 05/6/06
beautiful.. I wish everyone could come to understand the meaning of it

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Posted by Helen Thompson on 04/6/06
A very moving little film, I was surprised at how much I was moved, in fact. Pity it's a little dark, but we all got the message. Well done.

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Posted by Alice Burgess on 03/6/06
This is so amazing, and inspiring and so, so sad. I fonly we were being inspired and in awe of these amazing trees and animals instead of chopping them down and hurting them.

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Posted by Lisa Lo on 02/6/06
I have been moved to tears. It is so sad to see how we, as a species, have become so blind and deaf... if only we could see through those horses' eyes... and hear the voice of our Mother Earth.

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Posted by shirley broyles on 31/5/06
Wow this is such a moving film. It is so simple, but very effective. My eyes are watering!

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Posted by Cyndee on 31/5/06
That is so sad. I definitely know that animals are more intelligent and emotional than humans give them credit for.

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Posted by Ruth Eleanor Harris on 31/5/06
Hundreds of years to grow, and provide home and shelter for so many creatures, and gone in a few minutes. Maybe if the human lifetime was longer, then the scale of the destruction would be more sorely felt. Quite heartbreaking, but thank you for bearing witness.

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Posted by jennifer on 31/5/06
Thank you for sharing your powerful recording. I sometimes think it is only here in America that our "representatives" go ahead with their "progress". I am sorry it is happening in England too. I pray that through your message, and the powerful horses, some people will WAKE UP, and realize we are all connected.

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Posted by John Mumphreys on 30/5/06
Made me cry, followed by anger that this kind of trashing is still happening around the world, and even most people here who are moved by it will not take action to halt the destruction, and may even be taking planes & buying food flown from far away, and thus hastening humanity's end. Check out: www.climatecamp.org.uk

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Posted by Howland Bickerstaff on 30/5/06
Four Stars. It's sad what is happening to our planet in the name of greed...

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Posted by Fred Thomas on 30/5/06
Painfully and beautifully truthfull.

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Posted by Pamela Levy on 30/5/06
Wonderful

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Posted by mat cauthon on 30/5/06
very sad.

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Posted by Lacey on 29/5/06
We also seem to think that animals have no thoughts or feelings, but perhaps the feel even more than we do. At least they know what is good, and what is bad. They even stand up for what they believe in, amazing.

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Posted by bob spoto on 29/5/06
o.k.

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Posted by Dann Moss on 29/5/06
Wonderful and most observant. Prescient and powerful.

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Posted by Frances Abate on 29/5/06
I am so impressed by this sensitivity but, most distressingly, not surprised. Increasingly I know that, generally speaking, we know the price of everything but the value of nothing. Our present Government has no concern for the mores of yesteryear, or the values of anything, either today or yesterday. We are governed by shallow and false representation of the populace that is, in reality, representation of nothing of any value at all. So, where do we go from here? Nowhere, I sugggest. How do we survive in a vacuum, that constitutes nothing??? It cannot be possible!!! Therefore, we die! I am not happy to die like this - are you?

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Posted by schtevan on 29/5/06
Great to see progress being made

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Posted by charlene vanderslice on 29/5/06
I thought the film was viscerally stirring and as emotionally and morally compelling as any I've seen. The message was clear and so uniquely delivered, one might think the forest elementals were the actual producers.

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Posted by Annie Barber on 29/5/06
It breaks my heart to watch such destruction. Yet it gives me hope that even those beautiful horses could of turned the whole situation around.

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Posted by Jonny on 29/5/06
Wow...i also looked at the distributors, Undercurrents and we can buy it on DVD with lots of other inspiring films

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Posted by Sabrina Gartner on 29/5/06
I'll never forget this beautiful little film. It encompasses the sad developing fate of our natural world which is at the mercy of humans. Astonishingly, two wild horses, powerless in our presence, conveyed their horror and spoke for all living things by doing the extraordinary.

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Posted by tracy freels on 27/5/06
desturbing,sad,touching

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Posted by Pauline Gilbert on 26/5/06
What a sad world this has become. Such avarice. We deserve what what is coming to us

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Posted by Jon Stanesby on 26/5/06
Beautiful - Natura in minima maxima

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Posted by Lynn Grace on 26/5/06
Amazing - so touching, so thought provoking thank you.

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Posted by Kayla Mccoy on 26/5/06
Eye opening to mankinds destruction on the beautiful and essential earth around us. Also shows that although many people have became out of tune with the earth, the rest of nature hasn't.

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Posted by Jo Harrington on 25/5/06
Epona came. *wiping tears*

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Posted by Shonna Gariepy on 25/5/06
There are only five stars? This film.....where are the words? They simply don't exist. Wild horses trying to save trees with more majesty by far than any human being. The horses proved their humanity far better than any there holding a chain saw or wearing a bright orange vest. If we don't learn to respect what is in nature, we WILL be forced to succumb to it. This film puts this fact beautifully into focus. The horses....oh the horses........

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Posted by JERI FREELS on 25/5/06
just one more example of man's greed and it's effect on the planet's animals, who are forced to share the space with mankind, through no fault of their own.

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Posted by Christine Johnston on 25/5/06
It made me cry - it was beautiful

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Posted by Sarah Judson on 25/5/06
Amazing to see the horses not only appear but go face to face with the police horse and challenge him, amid all the chain saws, people and falling branches.

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Posted by susie isop on 25/5/06
touched my very soul......

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Posted by Emily Williams on 24/5/06
Great - the music, images and words all fit together perfectly to create a very moving and magical piece. Gritty, yet dignified.

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Posted by Wanda Van-Der-Zyden on 24/5/06
This film opened my eyes and reminded me why we should be ashamed of ourselves! It opened my heart again and reconnected me to the plight of our beloved Mother Earth. Even the animals are protesting, so should we, for the conservation not the destruction of our heritage and beautiful world. Have forwarded this to others. Will keep this as a reminder when the heart goes out of me. Thanks for reconnecting me to what is valuable.

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Posted by Nicola Moore on 24/5/06
Such a tragic and poignant piece of film. Brings tears to your eyes. Indeed, it's like the beginning of the path to a desert with no shelter.

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Posted by Sue Jueno on 24/5/06
Amazing, how true....

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Posted by Derek Gane on 23/5/06
I am a hardened environmentalist but this evocative and beautiful film moved me to tears.

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Posted by Margaret Newson on 23/5/06
Wild horse literally showing the insidious nature of man! Obviously these horses were of a higher intelligence.

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Posted by pauline savory on 23/5/06
Incredibly moving and very, very sad. Conservation not destruction: We share this planet, it is not ours to trash. I'll show this to my children later.

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Posted by zannie rose on 23/5/06
very moving

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Posted by Rodger R on 23/5/06
Sad

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Posted by irene willis on 21/5/06
thank you for this film i watch it whenever the world gets to much nd i feel lke giving up. I have to remind myself what we are campaigning to stop. we ahve a beutiful world that is being destroyed by the greed and selfishness of our leaders who instil these tas into th eordinary people thank you for making this film

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Posted by Laura McGuire on 20/5/06
That was incredible. The wild horses were Otherworldly; I was in awe, especially at the moment of communication between the wild horse and the police horse; I could sense the challenge of the wild horse and the refusal of the other as clearly as if they had spoken out loud in english. That was just meant to be captured on camcorder!

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Posted by Ethel Andrax on 19/5/06
I wonder when Mankind will finally realse that we don't actually OWN this planet. After all, has anyone seen the title deeds? Very moving film, though I found the voice over a bit intrusive. The images do so much by themselves. The Horses made me feel quite humble

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Posted by Janet Gunn on 18/5/06
A most moving and atmospheric film which reduced me to tears.

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Posted by Leslee Lampert on 17/5/06
Fascinating

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Posted by Jay Brightwater on 16/5/06
Awe inspiring!

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Posted by Drachenherz on 15/5/06
Indeed, a very touching film. Shivers went down my spine watching it... What man does to nature is a terrible crime, the claws of mankind's technology mangle the very source of life mankind depends on, and blinded by it's vast greed, it can't nor won't understand earth's benevolent signs... And then all those believers in science and technology panic and cry in awe, when nature shows it's concern in fiercer answers to the agonizing pain it has to endure... *sign*

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Posted by Dirk Schmitt on 14/5/06
A very powerful work. Congratulations on exposing the horror of progress, the price will be paid by our children, and their children, but who cares as long as we make a fast Dollar (or Pound) today?

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Posted by annie reardon on 13/5/06
It was amazing; so horrifying to watch the giant oaks fall down. I felt like I was watching an execution...awful. And the black horses were so wild and free, and obviously had strong feelings for what was going on in their woodlands. The background music was beautiful, too.

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Posted by Koa Lyons on 13/5/06
I am a bird who lives in Waikiki and have watched this over and over. So very sorry as our homes have been replaced by cement over the years even here in paradise. Too bad no one will listen..maybe birdflu will make humans listen?

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Posted by Frances Middlemass on 12/5/06
Very beautiful and very sad - if only the people making these changes had some feeling for our planet.

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Posted by pete kirk on 12/5/06
i couldnt watch all as it makes me angry to see this these butchers at work.Ive always felt very close to the earth and feel very lucky to have the plesure of being allowed to be here.The horses were indeed showing there feelings here as all earths children do exept of coarse a large number of the human race it makes me ashamed to be called one.

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Posted by Janice Lyons on 12/5/06
Mahalo Nui Loa (Thank you very much) as I have always believed that the trees have needed more respect than man.. after all without them we can't breathe.. If only people would understand that we are not the only 'things' on this earth.. what a humbling performance by the horses. That is why I have always loved them.Dolphins have the same instinct!

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Posted by Fleur Churchill on 11/5/06
Remarkable, the clash of man and the natural world

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Posted by Laura Atkinson on 11/5/06
Quite incredible, haunting and very very humbling. Horses in general would not approach such a large crowd of predators - especially with yellow jackets! Maybe they just wanted to see the police horses, but I don't think so - they too have lived with those trees and this was their territory.

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Posted by Richard Cohen (Richard Cohen Films.com) on 11/5/06
The sound here is out so based on watching this silently I was moved by the force of the images: the beauty of the horses, sadness of the trees.

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Posted by Erika Chotai on 11/5/06
This was a very emotional experience...I feel for that oak! *Just through this short tv-view*. Close to tears! the 2 horses..a very symbolic act (were they wild? are there wild horses in your country?) and I am sure they felt anger about it all, also. I am sorry it wasn't stopped. That murder- I hugged some trees yesterday (birches and "Asp"-our Swedish name-at my beautiful walk here in my neighbourhood. These spirits are so special. Please look after them!!!

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Posted by Kassandra Lee Smith on 10/5/06
That's some sad ass shit. Foreal.

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Posted by Leah Marie Roman on 10/5/06
This is truly profound... the cadence in the narration is haunting - quite engaging, and along with the music, it brought home the message... enlightening piece indeed. The horses are truly moving... they care so deeply, I love them.

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Posted by Jo Ann Bannworth on 09/5/06
Hi, I am from Texas and too,we are experiencing the same sort of destruction of trees, forests, and pollution of our rivers and ocean in the name of progress. I enjoyed the film but especially the narration. Hearing the message with an accent that is not heard very often, seems to make the message much clearer and profound. The Universe sends its helpers such as the wild horses to make a statement even when they are not successful in the stopping of such atrocities. However, the ones who witness such atrocities will remember when what they have done returns to haunt them and it will. Our Universe is in trouble unless the very few like us can figure out how progress and the earth's health can co-exist for the good of all mankind.

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Posted by Susan Wilkerson on 09/5/06
A sad commentary on humanity. What ever happened to stewardship?

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Posted by mark bainbridge on 09/5/06
A great mini epic. Commentary a bit overworked. The horses should be nominated for an award! Trees and land are a resource, the by -pass will benefit some. The price has been paid and the question is asked. When is the price too high?

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Posted by Barry Jones on 08/5/06
Captures an extremely powerful moment... Priceless

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Posted by Eric Spellman on 07/5/06
I felt really sorry for the tree.

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Posted by barbara on 07/5/06
Beautiful and so so sad.... The horses had more sense than some of the humans.

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Posted by karen on 06/5/06
Very beautiful!

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Posted by J. Sun Gatekeeper on 05/5/06
I cry everytime I watch this. I hurt for them.

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Posted by Mystic on 04/5/06
A friend said it best, "... beauty and sadness personified as one. Very very moving. If only more people were like these horses."

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Posted by Merry M on 04/5/06
Too true. Yet this immediately came to mind as a comfort... "Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." Luke 21:18

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Posted by Anderson Lee Besito on 03/5/06
It had an impact. I am at a loss for words, but I will say the films message was unmistakeable. It's message came through loud and clear

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Posted by Maureen Boyd on 03/5/06
Truly emotive. We must all, in whatever way we can, be Eco Warriors, for to ignore what is happening is to be a party to the destruction of nature and the world we live in.

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Posted by Mariah Leal on 03/5/06
I was mesmerized by the film. The music and narration touched my soul. The horses knew part of their world (nature) was dying. I too feel the cold silence of destruction in my heart.

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Posted by Sadee on 02/5/06
Mitakuye oyasin....... we are all related. "Everything really is equal. The Creator doesn't look at me any better than He looks at the trees. We're all the same." --Janice Sundown Hattet, SENECA Sometimes humans think we are the center of the Universe. Sometimes we think we are above or better than other people or things. The Great Spirit made a set of Laws and Principles by which all things should live. Everybody and everything lives by the same Laws. We are all made of atoms just like the trees. The life force in the middle of the atom is the life force of the Great Mystery. It is the same for everything. We are all equal in the eyes of the Creator.

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Posted by Barbara Lindgren on 02/5/06
Terribly sad to see such majestic trees destroyed.It brought tears to my eyes and made my hair prickle!! The animals understand that we are destroying our earth. The narration and music ... very effective!

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Posted by Big Bob on 02/5/06
Sad....To think something so old and beautiful can be cut down without care. "trees are the lungs of the planet" how long can you live without breathing... Please, save the trees We need them more than "they" need us.

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Posted by Rico on 02/5/06
Silence.

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Posted by Melanie Jean Schroeder on 01/5/06
Beautifully provocative.

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Posted by amy brown on 30/4/06
that was so sad it made me tear up i hate how many woods ,trees have been destroyed in jersey for more unaffordable houses ,shopping centers

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Posted by Lynne Smith on 29/4/06
Sad and poignant.Thankfully the creator of the film has not forgotten.

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Posted by Peter Hansen on 29/4/06
How could anyone do so to living materials

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Posted by linnea on 28/4/06
wow!!!** wonderfull!!sad and beautiful...

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Posted by Brian on 27/4/06
It's very deep and emotional.

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Posted by Tina marie Goff on 26/4/06
My family and I wept. For the pain of the oak, the sorrow of the horses, the course of progress.

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Posted by Vicky on 26/4/06
Being an horse owner myself I can say I've never seen anything like this before. Yes, I feel those horses were sent by the Spirits of that Forest to remind the blind men of progress that too much progression leaves the real humanity in us humans behind. Very sad yet so very much true.

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Posted by Nicki Jack on 25/4/06
This made me cry.What on earth are we doing to this planet.We don't deserve to be here!!

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Posted by Suzanne Tufan on 24/4/06
Depressing and so true

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Posted by marijke akkerman on 24/4/06
very moving, very sad

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Posted by hamish on 24/4/06
its a classic

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Posted by Naomi on 23/4/06
We've entered the Time of Change described and held by the indigenous caretakers of our world, including the reviving ancient Europeans. One need only look for signs from the Ancestors to know the truth. Listen with your heart, and you will hear them call.

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Posted by Robin Kuhre on 22/4/06
Strength, life, energy, seemingly still yet ever changing and alive. The horses must have been sent by Epona herself. No one listens. What will become of us?

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Posted by KarinaMia on 22/4/06
Heartbreaking and moving...it was as if the horses could hear the screams of the mighty oaks.

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Posted by nicole veldman on 21/4/06
a hauntingly stirring, thought provoking film

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Posted by L'wren Coultry on 21/4/06
I live in a mountain community in British Columbia Canada, Our province is being threatened, my heart hurt watching the reality of the world, I can only ask myself why? why do we have to hurt our mother earth this way. Thank-you keep up the good work

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Posted by Lorri Carr (Kerr) on 20/4/06
We used to call common sense "horse sense", and now only horses have it. Thank you for sharing this.

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Posted by alex diggi on 20/4/06
touching, and beautifully framed England what has become of you

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Posted by jameseye on 20/4/06
"they paved paradise, and put up a parking lot" joni mitchell

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Posted by Jennie Speakman on 19/4/06
Moving, real, the cutting truth...

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Posted by David Stone on 19/4/06
Excellent. Moving

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Posted by Annette Kennealy on 19/4/06
Need I say more than our world has more than 3 dimensions and all spirits are one. Man has become the allien. It just goes to show...Brilliant!

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Posted by Bobbie Kenna on 16/4/06
This film was both sad and amazing. It truly captured the essence of how horrible it is that humans without reserve take from Mother Earth and give nothing back. The oak crying out to the wild horses...their efforts at protection...mother earth weeps.

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Posted by Jessamyn Kennedy on 16/4/06
I also cried; it is amazing to see that the sacred oak, once the guardian of the land, has been felled as if it were nothing more than a useless weed. The visitation by a wild pair of ancient island ponies just solidifies it for me that the land cries out as well. For shame.

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Posted by Garrett Roush on 16/4/06
Bless this wonderful Earth.

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Posted by Vicki Runyan on 14/4/06
All I could do was cry. More people need to see this.

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Posted by Marie Müller on 14/4/06
Actions speak louder than words. The spirited gestures of these two black ponies demonstrate the deepest reverence and connection to the ancient oaks. What an honour to capture and share such a moment on film which touches our hearts, reaches our souls and give us the opportunity to join in united respect and value of them too.

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Posted by Kim O'Fennegan on 13/4/06
Good Message

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Posted by Leslie Fish on 4/12/06 on 13/4/06
Beautiful and eerie. The narrator preaches too much, but that uncanny vigil by the wild horses (did anyone else recognize them for Dales Ponies? A very ancient British breed) makes up for the film's flaws. According to ancient Celtic legend, the Pooka is a woodland spirit that takes the form of a horse, and its appearance signals or prophesies a death. I would not like to be anyone on that tree-cutting crew.

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Posted by Kathryn Andrews on 12/4/06
I began to cry because my two loves here on earth are being destroyed; horses and trees. Mr. Carroll was right in saying it was as if they knew the spirit of the trees were dying. Awesome work my friend. Thank you for sharing this.

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Posted by Duke on 12/4/06
Very moving and inspiring.

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Posted by John Doherty on 12/4/06
It was a beautiful film and a sad film.

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Posted by Adele Kirwer on 11/4/06
This film moved me to tears (and I had no audio with it on my first pass through). That those horses conquered their natural fears to come and witness the end of those trees speaks volumes. Are enough of us listening? Nature has an abundance of knowledge to impart to us if only we put aside our natural human arrogance and listen to those living things offering to share their wisdom with us.

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Posted by erin on 11/4/06
wow.

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Posted by Bonnie Goowin on 11/4/06
Only through Love and Compassion for all living things will we survive. With the destruction of these trees and our earth to late we will find ourselves too destroyed. We are all one with a delicate balance.

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Posted by Mark dieter on 11/4/06
Beautiful. Sad. important. Good work!

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Posted by Jodi Bauter on 11/4/06
The film was beautiful and very sad to see the very old trees being cut down and the horses appearance was mystical but purposeful it seems. Even though the music and commentary influenced my emotions on the subject matter, I turned the sound off and still got the same kind of feeling that horses were trying to make a point and send a message!

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Posted by Faith Perez on 11/4/06
Goddess save us all from our own insanity.

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Posted by Julie Deemer on 10/4/06
Very touching and beautiful film.

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Posted by Aart on 10/4/06
Unfortunately this movie is so true. That's the price we have to pay for driving impressive cars to compensate for a small penis and build houses that are far too big just to impress other people. It's about time that people start to realize this consumerism will kill us all. We don't need all this bullshit and should be happy with and have more respect for things that are free; nature.

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Posted by arthur joseph copeland on 10/4/06
tearful. thank you

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Posted by Jacqui Hoogervorst on 10/4/06
No words can express this real film. It touches you right deep in the heart. Absolutely mind blowing and beautiful! Thank you for making this!

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Posted by jill jacob on 09/4/06
this video haunted me. and so,i sent it to nearly everyone i know....

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Posted by Chris on 09/4/06
What will it take for the murders to realize their actions? and what to stop them... brainless mammals should not handle technology... we must join, mend the shiscm... a protest group won't do much, unfortunatly... but global union with the awareness and intention before anything else is unstopable at every level... war can only destroy itself... PEACE over comes all... Thank you for this very moving and profound film

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Posted by gerald Ralston on 09/4/06
This was a film that reached down into my most inter being , its hard to describe . but my heart felt it, and that i should send it to a higher plane. thank you for opening my mind and spirit.I just remember playing in the forest behind my house in NY , now its a concreate jungle. ( God save the Planet) I am writing a shot film about saving the Dolphins, and it made me realize , how much I need to really get busy and finish it. The two horses were a wake up call, the sounds of the Dolphins are another. thank you Niagara Falls NY I loved this film

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Posted by Lisa Constanti-Duggan on 09/4/06
Really moving

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Posted by Marianne Mantoen on 09/4/06
GREAT! It seemed to end abruptly though, I wanted to see what happened next.

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Posted by Micky Earnshaw on 08/4/06
Mankind - how awful! Those horses - how exhalted!

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Posted by cassie caitlyn on 08/4/06
I didn't think those there to shield the company destroying the trees had any evidence of "profound effect" on their faces. They were merely doing their "job" without regard to this planet, as most people on this planet continue to do. They all fail to recognize that each and every human who allows the continued destruction of the planet by protecting their "jobs" is complicit in the destruction of this planet!

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Posted by Michael L. Vigiolto on 07/4/06
Obviously seeing it in this manor lowered it's quality. However it had much to offer in the way of content and humanities', or at least England's, dependence on trees. They are not only creatures of beauty but vital to our own survival. The filmaker attempted to make the connection that surely exists amongst all of earth's life forms. Plant,Animal and Man and our dependence on each other for survival. He did so against the backdrop of England a country which was once mighty and owned much of the world once upon a time. What has become of the once Majestic England? What is becoming of our vital trees? And what will become of us the creatures that inhabit the earth? Will we Wake up too late? Or just not wake up?

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Posted by Sandra Bendicks on 07/4/06
poor dave, open your heart. youre the one in the small circle, you poor dear. This film has been watched by over a quater of a million people on this site alone.. and its on other sites.. including Channel 4. That IS powerful and moving. A sad and telling truth though that outside of the 'hippies and converted' it may be met with a yawn and a shrug... just like the securtiy guards in the film eh? Why dont people care anymore? I suppose it easier to be aloof and condescending than to try and grapple with real heartfelt emotions. Get in touch with your feminine side Dave, then you might get a girlfriend.

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Posted by Dave on 06/4/06
Nice visuals marred by an obtrusive, clichéd "on the nose" narration. Done well, this footage could have been made into something powerful and moving. Unfortunately, it was put together with a lead hand and the result is too corny to be instructive. Sure, it will make hippies and the truly converted cry, but outside of that small circle, it will be met with a yawn or a shrug - which is too bad given the importance of the message. Good try and good luck in the future.

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Posted by Jessica Machado on 06/4/06
Very Moving. I just finished reading a book with amazing photographs on the last remaining great trees in the U.K. that had a time-line of what was happening historically through the trees lifetime. That was really interesting and very moving. I wish I still remembered the name of the book. We bought our home here on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada because we hope to give a chance to the giant Douglas Firs and Cedars we have on our land but all around us they are clearing forest to make way for an expanding town.

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Posted by Nora Ready on 06/4/06
Watching this clip from British Columbia. Very, very moved. A real message to do what we can to preserve our wonderful heritage of trees. Real gratitude sent out to the film makers. Nora R.

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Posted by Laura mag on 06/4/06
Sad...yet excellent...thank you...

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Posted by heather diberardino on 05/4/06
the animals of our world still understand the importance of all that live and breath where most of us humans have chosen to forget.God help us, can we not hear these beautiful creatures?

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Posted by Jennifer Miller on 05/4/06
They're right - who still remembers?

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Posted by Jennifer on 05/4/06
This was very moving, very powerful. Please keep it out there for people to see. It made me cry.

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Posted by Shiraz Dindar on 04/4/06
on the mark

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Posted by the lorax on 04/4/06
Brilliant film. As Dick Dastardly said, "Just do something". I like the bit where the horse chastises the police horses for going over to the dark side. Remember, when all the trees have gone, we'll still have diggers to climb on.

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Posted by Brochfael Canwrtir on 04/4/06
Fantastic film Moving and inspiring

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Posted by Willem Hulscher on 04/4/06
Please, stop distroying this wunderfull world. Stop killing trees.

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Posted by Govinda Dickman on 04/4/06
Well said

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Posted by Lucretia Smith on 04/4/06
It touched my heart deeply.The desecration of our earth is a reflection of our mean level of consciousness on this planet. The horses were in touch with something higher! Sad. What does that say about us humans?

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Posted by vyvyan ogma wyverne on 04/4/06
magical. everywhere questions, sad, yet somewhere in it, answers - though I may be a long time understanding them: they were spoken in tree!

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Posted by Rose Pierro on 04/4/06
very touching - well photographed. topic is touching.

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Posted by kristi on 03/4/06
so sad yet so true "England what has become of you?"why is this country so self distructive? a fantastic piece of filming it sends a real message the right one! this has to stop!

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Posted by Bob Daulby on 02/4/06
I fully agree with everything, recommend and endorse this film. Certainly, a lot more like it should be made as soon as possible to raise our consciousness towards our planet and all within it. Without this consciousness, we are already dead. But with films like this one and the people who make them, there is always hope. Thus, let us hope together?

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Posted by Bill Irwin on 02/4/06
Touching and poiniant. Well made.

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Posted by Nathaniel Snider on 02/4/06
If this event occured 1500 ago, there is no doubt those trees would have been left...no omen could be so blatently ignored.

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Posted by mark vonesch on 02/4/06
touching, heartfelt despair for the truth.

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Posted by Ian Cadeau on 02/4/06
I thought the movie was staged there was no reason for 100 guys to stand around for cutting down some trees. but the story of the clip was ans is very true! but there will never be anything that any of us could actually do about it cuz that is civilization and we actually need to do these things for our actual survival and money does make our world go round! so where ever a profit can be made it will be!

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Posted by Stephanie Crosby, USA on 01/4/06
Totally spellbinding. Totally true about the sacredness of trees.

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Posted by Eight on 01/4/06
Profound moments. How we ignore the signs and head towards our own anihilation...

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Posted by Karen Luksich on 01/4/06
You were privileged to witness a profound moment in the history of England. The desecration of our planet should concern us all, but only a few stand by to protest. This was very moving. People everywhere should be planting more and more trees.

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Posted by Jay Shade on 31/3/06
geez... i still cant realy figure out what is wrong with people distroying nature like that and all for some stupit road.... i realy hope for mother nature this will stop.. but even that its to late already. im very pmressent by the movie nicly made. Jay

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Posted by John Steup on 31/3/06
Profoundly touching, beautiful and tragic.

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Posted by Jasmin on 31/3/06
The content is priceless !!! Thank you I pray that all people remember that Mother Earth is ALIVE...may Peace prevail !!!

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Posted by Daniel Zilsel on 31/3/06
That hit a spot, right above the solar plexus, all over again. I can't understand how we choose to look past the truth and stare, bald face, into our own fear and ignorance. Listen? If we did, the trees would still be standing. And if we don't, we will soon join them.

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Posted by Sarah Mitchell on 31/3/06
What a beautiful, magical and moving piece of film. If only humans could learn from the message the horses were trying to tell us.

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Posted by Janet M. Patterson RN on 31/3/06
Listening to truth is a gift: by moving in and being visible on a scale humans can see the horses make the trees voices audible: the narrator gives their voices form we can recognize. I am blessed to have seen this, mourn the undignified passing of the grandfathers, and plant new sons and daughters here in my land.

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Posted by Alice Saczawa on 31/3/06
What a moving, and incredible tribute to two beautiful old trees. Those horses knew it was the wrong thing to do, and honored the passing of the grandfathers of the land. Didn't the men look clueless, and on-task?

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Posted by Iamb Sirk Eholk on 31/3/06
The easiest form of cooperation to odserve and feel with every breath is that of plant and animal, which includes people. And because we can reason and think we have the power to choose good. Oh please wake up!

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Posted by SAGAN FABIANO on 31/3/06
POWERFUL! I AM KINDRED WITH TREES.

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Posted by Cheryl Talbott on 31/3/06
I am impressed with the music and the narration. However the film loaded and then aired in segments and took nearly an hour to watch.

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Posted by Jade Soltani on 30/3/06
I can't speak...God is watching us all. We will answer for this.

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Posted by jessie mercay on 30/3/06
a magnificant film. I wept through the whole thing. we humans have become mad.. mentally ill...

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Posted by fairy horse of the third transcendental plane on 30/3/06
hey charles yeah - if thats your real name - i doubt it is - to use such harsh language evokes a sense of a troubled soul and you bring "negativity" to the page where such beauty exists. Please respect other peoples space - there may be children reading this...

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Posted by Charles Cavey on 30/3/06
Sorry guys but I didn't have any sound but from what I could see there's abunch of contract cunts hired to do this shit with no backbone to find another job where this isn't necessary. Looked like the horses were pretty pissed off too!

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Posted by Alison Furnell on 30/3/06
Poignant. We still have learnt so little and I grieve for what mankind has, and is, doing to this extraordinary planet(and each other...). When will those in power finally do something to protect that which nurtures us all? Very sad. The roads are built, habitats destroyed and quick growing trees planted instead of trees such as these majestic symbols of Britain. To have such low regard for those oaks that had been there for generations. Very sad indeed.

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Posted by Patricia Scrivner on 30/3/06
Amazing and sadly true. The folly of "modern" man.

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Posted by Sally Jobes on 30/3/06
It is so sad what people do to Mother Earth, what took her so long to nuture and grow, man takes away in a matter of minutes. The vision of the horses , will stay in my mind for a long time to come, pity man did not understand what message the horses were bringing. I pray someday everyone gets the "message".

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Posted by Suzanne on 30/3/06
Just watch it.

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Posted by fairy horse of the third transcendental plane on 30/3/06
amazing, just amazing - and you know what - i think i have cracked the code of the horses - im a channeler and i managed to find those horses on their spirit path - their names are trevor and sinbad and they said to me 'tell everyone you know to gather as many chickens and telescopes that you can find and run to the hills, run, RUUUNNNNN!' I snapped out of my 'session' at this point and went to the toilet but when i got back i swear i could smell the stench of horseshit in the air... Moving film though.

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Posted by Kim Tyler on 29/3/06
This brought tears to my eyes. Those noble trees should never be cut down. Too bad people no longer have the wisdom of animals (and trees).

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Posted by Kelly Martin on 29/3/06
hauntingly beautiful yet sad, wonderful piece of truth artwork. Thankyou.

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Posted by Sharon Ditsworth on 29/3/06
Not overdone, intriguing. Mother Earth is so precious. Of course I wonder what they did to the roving horses, since no one claimed ownership. Were they too taken away from us, like the trees?

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Posted by Julia Martin on 29/3/06
Very very interesting, don't tell me that wasn't a sign. Big pity that blabla's post reflects the attitudes of too many. I for one do care very much about the state of my country and don't want future generations asking their parents what a forest looked like. Brilliant film.

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Posted by Moon Dolphin on 29/3/06
What is our Mother Earth trying to tell us with the horses? When will we listen?

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Posted by ciro biggi on 29/3/06
wonderfull!!!!!

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Posted by Mamie Rowe on 29/3/06
This film is very said .I need to say what is wrong with world . We do not have to many trees we have to many people......

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Posted by Tenzin Wangmo on 29/3/06
Heart-rending

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Posted by Eva Olymbiou on 29/3/06
Beautiful, so sad, and sadly true. Will it wake the sleeping conscience of us all? Or will those oaks (and every other tree in the planet) make one more designer sofa?

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Posted by blabla on 29/3/06
Boring!!

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Posted by Cathy Brockway USA on 29/3/06
My heart is very heavy and sad - not only for the beautiful British Isles, but for all of our Mother Earth. You were there for a reason to capture this brief yet everlasting moment on film. Thank you for that.

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Posted by Elizabeth Chapman on 29/3/06
That was deep.

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Posted by Sandy Berglund USA on 28/3/06
My heart broke at the loss of those oaks, never would I have imagined that England of all places would destroy that which has been there for hundreds of years, roads can bypass groves. Woe to those who cut into the lifeblood of our planet.

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Posted by matt carroll on 28/3/06
A timely reminder of how the world is going. And No as far as I know I'm not related!

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Posted by Nancy Mills Wetzel on 28/3/06
This is just another brilliant reminder that we are all connected, and must work to preserve all life and spirit of this planet. Thank you for recognizing that you were chosen to record this moment so that it could be repeated, and therefore, emblazoned in our hearts and minds. The majestic equine guardians of the oaks and the forests were pleading for our very lives. Powerful and oh, so moving.

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Posted by Maggie Wilson on 28/3/06
We thought we could change the world. I'm so glad I chose not to bring a child into the world for people my age are now grieving what's left for their grandchildren...

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Posted by Catherine Favre on 28/3/06
So sad, that people don't respect nature and the animals!

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Posted by Paloma Baertschi-Herrera on 28/3/06
Animals are much more sensitive to friends as we are.

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Posted by jacqueline lazar on 28/3/06
do we learn once?

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Posted by jeff david barlass on 28/3/06
very deeply moving on a deep soul level.

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Posted by Zadrina on 28/3/06
Bonny Pottmore no more! How beautiful the horses are and how small I feel in their presence Z

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Posted by David Van Riper on 27/3/06
How true this is everywhere. Somehow the cutting of the forests must be staopped or at least better controlled.

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Posted by freoya nicky everett on 27/3/06
This film brought me to tears. I have never seen anything like these wild horses captured in such an emotive dance of protection and grief.

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Posted by hugo buda on 27/3/06
Excellent movie. Sad and tragic event.

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Posted by Peter Beck on 27/3/06
Thanks for this very impressive film. I'm very sad!

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Posted by Jo Ann De Klerk on 27/3/06
5 stars. How sad that this has happened.

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Posted by Merrie McFadden on 27/3/06
I couldn't help but cry. I am now speechless.

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Posted by Severin on 27/3/06
Very moving and beautiful.

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Posted by Mark T. Blaker on 27/3/06
Most interesting, What were the conditions of he tree? Disease or so called progress to put up something manmade? TY Mark B.

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Posted by Hannes Kauts on 27/3/06
Very very sad.

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Posted by Anastasia Gardner on 27/3/06
I first watched this a few days ago, and was very moved by it. I came back again today to view it and the quality of the film was much more spotty, as well as the voice of the narrator seemed more muddy... I hope no one is tampering with the film.... it is an excellent testimony to human greed and shortsightedness, and has a powerful message that all must wake up to and heed if we are going to have an Natural World left to leave for the future generations... Blessings to the Woodlands Now ! ~ Stasia

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Posted by Anita Meyers on 27/3/06
I am a "tree Hugger" who mourns the loss of all the forests in the world. England is not alone in its pursuit of progress. In my neighborhood, they are blasting in the foothills for upscale housing--the resident wildlife is suffering with no place to go. So sad. Henderson, NV

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Posted by Maranda Gordon on 27/3/06
Beautiful and moving, this film reminds us of what we have forgotten.

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Posted by Chris Reagan on 27/3/06
How odd that we have lost respect for the living organisms of our planet. Only holding one species as valueable. How short sited. The death of one species hastens the death of all.

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Posted by Marianne Knapp on 27/3/06
A very powerful film which shows the intricate connetcion that we all share if we are willing to open our eyes to see it.

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Posted by Stephan on 27/3/06
Beautifull and hearthurting! I was secretly waiting for the cows to show up to stampede over all this equipment and scared away the people there...but time will tell.....One Love-The Cosmic Mind-The Living Vibe!

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Posted by Mary Murphy on 27/3/06
Beautiful, although sad!

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Posted by Mark Hurwit on 27/3/06
This film certainly portrays the heartlessness of a profit-driven industry, and the apparent coldness of the men installed to support its growth. Truly sad. --- I think it would've been better if the narration had included something about WHY the trees were being cut down, and what was going on there that required so many security goons. --- That said, this film captures a very special (if tragic) moment.

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Posted by Allison M Geiger on 27/3/06
The trees were beautifully captured. I wish they could live forever for real instead of just on the video.

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Posted by Linda Brunner on 26/3/06
very touching, I agree what has happened not only to England but more personal for me, the U.S.

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Posted by Denise Tracey on 26/3/06
My heart breaks for our planet and all that is sane , created for glory of God not of man.

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Posted by Jack Nathanson on 26/3/06
A microcosm of what is happening to the whole planet.

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Posted by Diana van Halen on 26/3/06
Amazing and very sad.

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Posted by Tom Putzgruber on 26/3/06
It's a shame, but I too work in this f... buisness. Since the beginning I am haunted with bad fellings toward myself. Watching this movie brings back all those memories of cleared landstrips and mighty trees reduced to pieces of wood. I am looking desperadly for a new job, and videos like that will accelerate this desicion

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Posted by Margie Taulbee on 26/3/06
This is so excellent! As a person who walks the Red Road.. we are one spirit and when the humans are finished what will be left will not sustain them/us.

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Posted by Beth Ann Pollen on 26/3/06
I thought this film was very good in showing the destruction that mankind unleashes unpon Mother Earth. It was so sad watching the horses trying to protect the trees. There is so much of this that goes on that never gets publicized, I thought that this film made a huge statement against such raping and pillaging of the Earth.

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Posted by ElanaMarie Carnes on 26/3/06
The file took my breath away. It was haunting. The horses were the last protectors of the trees. But there presence was ignored, just as the trees and there beauty and importance to this earth were ignore. Man caring only for himself in the end shall destroy that which he needs in order to live. Thank you for this work. ElanaMarie

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Posted by Mike & Rebecca Beggs on 26/3/06
Moving, fantastic. Showing the importance of videographers and writers everywhere. I loved it and am moved to tears just thinking about it. The trees are being destroyed throughout the world. That you for your work. Rebecca Beggs

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Posted by Dragonzmajick Ravenstag on 26/3/06
Short but, very thought provoking. I live in the states in the Appalachian Mountains. Daily I see this devastation taking place. We could stop it but unfortunatly there are not enough people of like mind willing to open their mouths.

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Posted by gypsyqueen on 26/3/06
I see further evidence that humankind has forgotten...forgotten that which gives life, beauty, and hope. Truly a thought provoking film. thank you

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Posted by page of wands on 26/3/06
here's why we should all have our cameras with us. Never before have we been able to share so intimately our experiences.

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Posted by tom walkinshaw on 26/3/06
great

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Posted by M. Ghost Dancer Wene on 26/3/06
When man threatens Mother Earth, deems it his right to destroy ancient creations, often we will see messengers trying to warn against/prevent the destruction. The spirits of the Oaks had protectors, they were present in many forms, the horses were only two. The message they brought went unheeded and now man will eventually bear the brunt of the crime that has been committed against Mother Earth and her children. Something fragile and beautiful has been destoyed forever. We are all poorer for this event. Thank you for the film, the witness, I will not forget this event.

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Posted by thad wiler on 26/3/06
I thought it shows how the views have changed as to what is important to us as inhabatince of this world. And it is shamful

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Posted by Claudia Österreicher, Austria on 26/3/06
One more evidence that human beings are the cancer of this world. I'm deepest sad and furious. The horses....just holy!

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Posted by Renato Pichler on 26/3/06
A very impressiv film!

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Posted by Destiny Lear on 26/3/06
The butchering and murder of those majestic trees is horrible. Will we ever wake up and stop the rape of mother earth before it is too late.

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Posted by Judith Biscoe on 26/3/06
This is an amazingly moving film. As a tree and horse lover, it literally brought tears to my eyes. I have just witnessed the felling of three 150+ yr old macracarpa trees as part of the coastal protection works in west dorset - the council and mowlem have destroyed a beautiful rugged area unnecessarily removing many trees, even though with a bit of effort they could have worked round some of them. What can we do? Even trees with TPO orders on them can be removed if the council agree to it! However, the behaviour of the 'wild' horse to the police horse is in fact quite normal.

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Posted by Frank Turzyn on 26/3/06
As mankind moves futher from God and his rules, We fall futher into destruction of ourselvels. God thru these two lovely horses gives new meaning to horse sense , since we lost common sense. It is time to close public schools for the system teach nothing but controled destruction of the mind and common sense. The wild horses with the lack of goverment control education showed suprising more reverance of God's beauty of English Oak.

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Posted by Geri McTernan on 26/3/06
Awesome moment. It is too bad that animals have more sense and empathy than people. God needs to step in and gently awaken man..for they are asleep.

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Posted by Melissa Gammons on 26/3/06
Very moving - I cried. Well done!

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Posted by Marie ford on 26/3/06
I cried while watching. Truly the horses knew and felt the impact and are far more evolved spirits than we humans.

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Posted by Yvonne Almore on 26/3/06
Profound, intense, awesome and awakening are the adjectives that struck me as I viewed the film. Great effort by all to communicate a message of utmost importance. Thanks You

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Posted by Brenda Baker on 26/3/06
This was a wonderful yet very sad film.

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Posted by Margaret Stewart on 26/3/06
This is so beautiful and so sad. It made me cry, but it made me know that what I feel towards horses is true! Trees DO have feelings; horses DO understand love. Blessed Be.

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Posted by Rosemary Byrnes on 26/3/06
Sentimental madness and a lack of knowledge about horses.

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Posted by judiann edwards-burrus on 26/3/06
very moving. touched me to the depths of my being. will man ever learn........

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Posted by Patty Davidson on 25/3/06
Excellent! Everyone should watch this and give it's message very serious thought.

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Posted by kay ekwall on 25/3/06
Wonderful and powerful film....it breaks my heart to see this devestation going on all over the planet, and so hard to understand how so many are so blind they cannot see what they are doing to all life, thank you for doing this. Bless the trees!

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Posted by Jacob devaney on 25/3/06
This type of non-sensational message about the truth of our modern situation is beautiful and very valuable. Thank you!

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Posted by Linda Anderson on 25/3/06
This is a very disturbing film. I always wonder what the people that are cutting the trees down, think we will breath when all of the oxygen is gone from the earth.

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Posted by Rev Debra Lippitt on 25/3/06
Absolutely beautiful and moving! It gave one powerful message!!

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Posted by Jeannie Lynne on 25/3/06
When will the "powers that be", those who pay to have the world destroyed, begin to realize that just as this mighty oak was feld so to is our very ablility to survive as a human race???????

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Posted by Crystal Yuen on 25/3/06
Very powerful message. For those with any respect for the natural wilds - this film will most definitely be felt. Excellent work, and Thank You for sharing.

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Posted by Sallie Johnson on 25/3/06
/very informative. It is a sad thing that is happening all over the world now, just for the sake of progress.

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Posted by bec on 25/3/06
I have tried to watch these films repeatedly and they will not open for me. Please advise.

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Posted by Vlieger on 25/3/06
superb

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Posted by patti erwin on 25/3/06
Thank you...amazing!!

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Posted by Little Eagle - USA on 25/3/06
Wonderful film, we need more like this. Please send your camera crew to South America where the trees are screeming!

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Posted by Phoenix on 25/3/06
Wow, someone sent me think link and I don't know for sure who, but I thought this film was beautiful if incredibly sad. I really, really enjoyed it but wanted to cry at the same time. Moving, doesn't begin to describe it for me. Thanks!

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Posted by Bill McDonald on 25/3/06
what can i say, wow!!!!!!! It was like something out of my own life. something happened there, no mistake.

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Posted by Jan from Germany on 25/3/06
Very moving film! How can we stop the madness?

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Posted by karl wendlandt on 25/3/06
Excellent and extremly moving. Brought me to tears!

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Posted by Mia Crystalmoon on 25/3/06
Awe! Moving! Intense!

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Posted by jayne on 25/3/06
This is moving and there are loads more on the www.undercurrents.org website who make this film. Check them out

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Posted by Dawn Deiman on 25/3/06
Truly amazing!

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Posted by Rob Sullivan on 24/3/06
An amazing film. To say it captured a tragic and magical moment would be insufficent praise.

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Posted by Jazzmin peterson on 24/3/06
Wonderful....and heartbreaking...

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Posted by Kathy Barbe on 24/3/06
This is sad and true. Why in the name of GOD are they STILL cutting down trees KNOWING what they give us. Shelter for our wild animals and oxygen to breathe.? What gives mankind the right to just go cut them down without any real reason that I can see or justify? The black horses made me cry. It was like the one said to the white police horse go now . This is where WE LIVE. I do not think I could cry over a film I see on the net. It did make me sad. Over and over I will forever feel the spirit of the animals of the woods tell the two black horses, it is YOU TWO we trust to go show them to get out. But as you can see, it was sad and beautiful but the spirit of those animals will NOT STOP MANKIND from killing its own self. One day there will be no more trees to cut down. There will be little oxygen to breathe and maybe when millions are suffocating, then maybe HUMAN KIND will say what have we done. I see NO EARTHLY reason to have cut down those trees. We can not help the homeless children, we can not do much for anyone that REALY needs it. But we CAN SPEND MONEY to go cut down something that lived here for hundreds of years before us. What are we leaving for our children?

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Posted by Sylvia Laver on 24/3/06
very sad!

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Posted by Renee Kirkpatrick on 24/3/06
Great film. I hope it would teach people more respect for nature and its habitants. Why do humans have to destroy everything in their path? We have become a virus for this planet.

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Posted by Guy Nelson on 24/3/06
As if the spirits of the two oaks took such form that even the blind could see.

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Posted by Mark Clayton Graham on 24/3/06
This is very haunting and emotionally moving. A warning from nature that we had better take heed to. Not only did "our ancestors worship these tree's" but many animals were considered sacred also. Perhaps there was some ancient connection between these oaks and the bloodline of the two wild black stallions. They were trying to tell the cutting crew something.

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Posted by danny pluym on 24/3/06
amazing how the nature sent us signals, and we are ignorent to listing.

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Posted by ZOSTEN on 24/3/06
it seems that horses has more respect than humans! Very strange moment!

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Posted by Donald Graham on 24/3/06
Terrific film, very moving

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Posted by Even on 24/3/06
It is hard to make a statement after being left so speechless. The old souls look like trees, the horses know, they hear the screams. Man will never learn it almost seems. He never does except in dreams. ESL

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Posted by Barbara George Brooks on 24/3/06
Your film touched my heart with its dark horses, foreshadowing a breathless future. My hope is that your film reach and touch the hearts of everyone, that we may be moved to seek harmony not supremacy with nature.

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Posted by Jackie on 24/3/06
So beautifully and simply stated. An excellent piece that says more than the majority of big budget movies ever could. Bravo. We really need to do more to preserve what nature gave us instead of plowing it down and killing everything in our path. So sad.

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Posted by Vera Sandoval on 24/3/06
A superb piece! It profoundly moved me from compassion to anger and disgust. I could feel the tree crying as well. I am overwhelmed and decided I must do something constructive towards preserving nature for next generations.

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Posted by sandra leblanc on 24/3/06
film really touches one's heart, so sad to see that an animal can show true compassion for nature, but man can only continue to destroy mother earth

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Posted by Robert Rogers on 24/3/06
It`s an excellant film! The horse scenes were remarkable!

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Posted by mappi on 24/3/06
cry from eye

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Posted by Patricia Culbertson on 24/3/06
This was a beautiful short film, very moving.

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Posted by Alf Elf on 24/3/06
We'll pay the price.. soon..

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Posted by Carmen Nichols on 24/3/06
It troubles me to see what people do to the land, the wilderness, the animals all in the name of progress. The tree is our lungs bringing to us the oxygen we so desperately need to survive. The animals bring us love and contentment we so richly need to be happy and free. We must continue to see that plants and animals reign supreme in this world of progress.

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Posted by Meghan Beam on 24/3/06
Really great short film ... for i love horses and touching that they would stand there like that not afraid of the chainsaws that were running.

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Posted by Silver on 23/3/06
Incredible! and still we insist we are smarter.

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Posted by Rue Wingo-Lam on 23/3/06
I am still weeping....my Druid/American Indian heart...broken....what MUST we do? I cannot bear this .....A MOST excellent documentary....will there be a venue to show it?

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Posted by Arthur on 23/3/06
The armies of Sauron...

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Posted by Dani Ryan on 23/3/06
great story---we should learn from the animals

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Posted by guyohm on 23/3/06
everywhere the forest falls horses loosed from their stalls while indifferrent faces show no care at all there is no progress in destruction!

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Posted by JAKS on 23/3/06
Everyone should watch this

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Posted by Kelly Sue Springer on 23/3/06
What a sad but true inspiring tale. All things are connected to mother earth. The two black horses know this for they where helping mother earth preserve whats left of her. It is mankinds time to do the same, for we are destroying her and she has begun her revenge on mankind. The two black horse were giving the warning to mankind. Will we ever listen!!!

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Posted by Jessica Symons on 23/3/06
Excellent film but now set in really distracting window of Manchester big screen - please change it, it is dreadful

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Posted by Linda Hogan on 23/3/06
This is an important film. I am writing about wild horses. I live with a mustang. They are so intelligent. Could you contact me and tell me more abou tthe wild horses of Newbury? I am an American Indian and we understand trees. Thanks, Linda

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Posted by Becque on 23/3/06
I believe that the horses knew something that we didn't...they tried to convey their message to no avail...truely sad.. If only we could speak other languages, we would learn so much, did you know that trees scream when they are cut and felled? I've heard them....

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Posted by Jim on 23/3/06
Very well done

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Posted by Heather Makar on 23/3/06
Thank you to the filmographer for capturing this rare video and for sharing it with us all. I don't believe the video needs the sad score or most of the voice over though. I think it conveys a strong enough message on it's own. A life-force slapping us in the face kind of message. Hopefully there are a lot of red faces out there.

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Posted by Gulliver Travelled on 23/3/06
Yet another example that Yahoo's have no respect for nature! The horse is a mighty fine creature as shown in this movie clip. Thanks for capturing and sharing this piece of history. Namaste

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Posted by Albert Mol on 23/3/06
Wonderful, but also so sad

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Posted by Sam Bangs on 23/3/06
This is excellent. Even the horses know this is wrong.

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Posted by Pascale on 23/3/06
Amazing.....touching....!! I've cried the whole time..... How silly human behaviour can be....how useless...

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Posted by Kathy Beaulieu on 23/3/06
The wild horses,obviously in a panic, circling thier beloved mighty oak trees and then seeing them confront a police horse, nose to nose, as if they were pleading with them to make thier humans stop , brought tears to my eyes. This is a sure sign that humans have forgotten the wild animals in this world. All for so called progress! The animals have spoken! Will we listen?

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Posted by Dark Warrior on 23/3/06
The horses, TRUTH and GOODNESS, are the Spirits of FREEDOM. FREEDOM from the manipulations of Tyranny, Evil, and the Greed that seeks to choke us down into submission. TRUTH and GOODNESS confront the neo-con agenda plans to deplete and destroy the Earth and the GOOD, FREE People who inhabit, cherish, and desire to protect the Earth, OUR HOME. TRUTH consulted the police horse for the FACTS, rose upon hind legs in opposition and defiance. GOOD, FREE PEOPLE must do the same or we all shall perish beneath the manipulative jackboots of Evil, Greed, and Ill Gained Power temporarily commanded by the few. GOODNESS circled round, seeking out those who are true to GOD'S purpose, intent, and promise for OUR world and OUR fellow mankind. It is within each of us to choose. Will you choose GOOD FOR ALL for NOW and ALL TIME, or, will you choose short lived Evil, Greed, and Ill Gained Power in concert with the self-appointed few? Be safe. Be well. Dark Warrior 2006

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Posted by shastadave on 23/3/06
Lets wake up people....

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Posted by JoeH on 23/3/06
Deeply moved by this film. The rape of the planet by man and the emotional and spiritual consequences captured perfectly. This should be shown in schools right now.

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Posted by Miguel Medalha on 23/3/06
What can I say that has not been said in the movie? I am very impressed.

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Posted by Mustang Beam on 23/3/06
Offended at the person who said deaf dumb and blind. I happen to be deaf so just might as well consider me dumb. This confronation and the horses' lack of fear of those ppl shows that a message is being undertaken. I like this clip. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by TomS on 23/3/06
A ripple in the force, a loss of a concentration of the force at that location ... good bye .

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Posted by Mindy Brown on 23/3/06
A beautiful and meaningful film - it's so very sad to see nature torn apart and trampled upon.

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Posted by Nina Cooper on 23/3/06
A very moving and meaningful film. I shall not forget the pleading of the wild horses.

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Posted by Rizal Mohamed on 23/3/06
and what are these 'tree cutters' doing? "Oh!..it's my job!" "Oh!..I had to do this for a living". sigh...

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Posted by Stacey Gardner, Druid descendant on 23/3/06
That was a sacred grove ordained by the Goddess herself, those Horses were messengers giving a warning to the Deaf dumb and blind... Awaken oh people, AWAKEN, the Planet weeps beneath you.... Stop the madness and return to the truth, HEAL and protect that which is Sacred.... while you still can.

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Posted by HH on 23/3/06
The police horse was seen as a traitor by the wild ones.....colluding and conspiring with Man for the benefit of the easy life, pampered and cossetted

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Posted by debra belanger on 23/3/06
this touched me deeply, very sad, but the horses are beautiful. thanks for sharing with the world! hugs

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Posted by Dosha on 23/3/06
This touched me deeply. How sad to see those magnificent trees destroyed. The two wild horses were beautiful. If only those hired to destroy and their hired protectors would have listened to those beautiful horses. Amazing the interaction between the company horses and the wild ones. Brought tears.

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Posted by Stephanie Miles on 23/3/06
Beautifully simple, yet tremendously powerful! Watching the distruction of these magestic oaks was like watching the death of a loved one. The horses seemed to be begging the people to wake up and remember our connection to these beautiful spirits. To clear our greed fogged vision and see what we are truly doing to our home, to the creatures that share this planet with us, and to ourselves.

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Posted by Nimue on 23/3/06
Am numb at the destruction that is being carried out. The horses were the smart ones there - they knew what should be done. To destroy that which Mother Earth has given us is beyond a horrific. My heart aches for the loss of the Oak.... and the ruination of our planet.

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Posted by Robert Ellsworth on 23/3/06
I was very taken and saddened by this film and commentary. I too, have been deeply affected by the distruction of oak trees which grew long before white settlers reached Colorado.

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Posted by Garry Brady on 23/3/06
Mother Earth has been sadden by the destruction we have caused. Mother Earth has been crying in deep sorrow. Perhaps this is why we are having so many water related events over the past several years. Her tears our overflowing with sadness. We need to start taking better care of our precious earth. Peace be with all.

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Posted by Linda on 23/3/06
I think, even with it's short length, it gets the point across pretty well. The focus was terrible! I am grading the message I got from it.

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Posted by Maria Elita on 23/3/06
Sincere and Raw. Beautiful amongst the tears of sadness for all that see truth. May films like this awaken us to embrace what is true in our hearts.

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Posted by Gina Baker on 22/3/06
Some times we see with wide eyes a true miracle. The light of belief arisen from the ashes of destruction. This event is witnessed by many, rejected by the majority, and understood by only a few. In the midst of tragedy sometimes we are given the hope and light of belief. So I have chosen to view this event as a small but tangible miracle rising from a travesty to my eyes . I choose to see this as confirmation of many of my personal beliefs. I cried, and then I smiled, a sad little smile. In the midst of my tears, came the arrival of this small spark of personal confirmation.

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Posted by Rachael Boarman on 22/3/06
Hauntingly beautiful. Sad and so true. What are we doing to our Earth!?

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Posted by John on 22/3/06
A cry from a past life, Puts tears in my eyes.

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Posted by kevin stewart on 22/3/06
sad to see them nice old oak trees go , but what a powerfull statement there with them 2 horses coming out of no where , its like the sprits of persons coming to pay last respects to trees that once were a part of there life

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Posted by Madeline Powers on 22/3/06
We should be so sensitive to the shifting energies around us.

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Posted by Sophia-Christina on 22/3/06
Beautiful sad and very poingant

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Posted by Rain Devitt on 22/3/06
I personally found it to be beauty and sadness personified as one. Very very moving. If only more people were like these horses. You must watch it...it has to be seen....

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Posted by Rick the nonBaptist on 22/3/06
England. What have you done, yet again?

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Posted by Neill Donnelly on 22/3/06
The horses were a warning that should reach all humanity, as Mother Earth {Gaia} has had enough of humanities disrespect for her, a living ensouled consciousness and the Flora and Fauna on her surface - that were entrusted to the care of humanity. If you think the tidal wave that hit Indonesia and India was something - stand by - as it is likely that millions will soon perish because of their apathy and uncaring attitude toward this beloved planet-that is considered by the angels [called the Emerald planet] to be the most beautiful in this universe. An 18 to 21 degree physical pole shift is in humanities very near future. The severity of this pole shift will depend on whether Humanity awakens or stays in their present attitude.

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Posted by anon ymous on 22/3/06
poignant

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Posted by Carol Bye on 22/3/06
Heartbreakingly beautiful! When will we learn.........

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Posted by Jesus & Anita on 22/3/06
is strong and cruel and so real i'am speachless..........

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Posted by John The Baptist on 22/3/06
To All Everywhere, "you can see it all around. Man awaken, or it will all tumble to the ground". This Film is Complete!

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Posted by M. Emily Cragg on 22/3/06
I'm still crying.

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Posted by Jim Reid on 22/3/06
The site of the approaching horses and the way they pushed their way through the security comfirms to me that the Spirit of the Forest is still alive but unfortunately on this day was outnumbered by the demons in jackets. Doesn't matter where you live we can see this happen every day. Forget the way people dress or wear their hair, look into their eyes as that is where the truth lies. In 100 years from now they will charge admission just to hung a tree...what a worrying thought!

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Posted by Eve Rose on 22/3/06
Still crying.

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Posted by Jerry SunGatekeeper on 22/3/06
I am asking all my friends to watch this movie. I have watched it several times and I get tears everytime. Mother Earth, I am sorry for what they do.

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Posted by Daniel Johnson on 21/3/06
Connections abound in nature, of which most are unaware,great example. Dan

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Posted by Luz de la Luna on 21/3/06
Unbelievably sad. I wonder how old those trees were & how much history they have witnesses & how many animals they have fed & housed & shaded.....gone in an instant. And the horses knew, but the 'intelligent' humans didn't.

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Posted by La Olsen on 21/3/06
This is exactly what we face now. Instead of taking these trees down, they should be left alone. These horses knew and could do nothing. We all feel helpless in a helpless world. This is moving in many ways. In our world there is no peace.

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Posted by Peter Petticolas on 21/3/06
Thank you - I will show this to my children and their friends, family, my friends, associates who ever. It hurt to watch this.

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Posted by Nikki Jo Gryffindor-Potter on 21/3/06
I loved the message, I cried! I CRIED!! The horses KNEW about the trees spirits and no one listened to them!If this does not help people to see how important trees are, we are all in trouble! I almost stopped watching before the horses came because it was already hurting me and I was already crying. BUT we need to see, to FEEL...other wise how can we know? and Help? HOW can we breath air with the help of trees and plants and NOT feel their spirits?

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Posted by Irma Schogt on 21/3/06
Shocking. Terrifying. Emotional.

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Posted by Avalon on 21/3/06
The tears streamed down my face as I watched these killers of tree's.The world has gone mad,destroying our rain forests and the other forests of the world for the sake of "progress".We who revere the old ways know that our trees are an important part of life on this planet. It hurts to see them go.

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Posted by Isis on 21/3/06
Very nicely done!

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Posted by Nancy Reives on 21/3/06
I cried and all I could say was, "WOW!" Nan Topeka, KS USA

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Posted by Eva Lightfoot on 21/3/06
Once again, the feeling of helplessness has overwhelmed me. The same feeling the horses must have been feeling. This was an unbelievably moving film.

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Posted by Raven Machan on 21/3/06
As a starchild and druid too. It is a powerful film.I cried until I shuddered.I have seen this and as I druid I weep no more,the oak is alive in me.Yes it is a smiple idea. Bonny Pottmore(song) written about this.We must use every avenue, evey medium to protest and enlighten.Our silence is killing us! We must save the land from deforestation!

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Posted by Ann Bradley on 21/3/06
As a Wiccan the felling of trees like that makes me sick at heart and to see those brave, majestic horses.....thank you for filming this and for placeing it here.

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Posted by christophe cargile on 21/3/06
What a powerful film! I hope it got wide notice around the country. How could anyone watch this and not be touched? This film has universal appeal for environmental responsibility and sustainability. I hope that Mr. Carroll makes some more like this.

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Posted by Julie Bramow - Iowa/USA on 21/3/06
Wow. Seems like the horses had more sense than the humans involved.....So Sad. Those were Beautiful trees.....I heard them cry too.....Why must humans destroy everything they touch?

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Posted by Melinda Moore on 21/3/06
As I am an elemental being, I heard those trees cry and many others who are enlightened did also. One young child cried, another saw a druid in a brown cloak in the smoke very sad and disappointed as to what was happening. The brown horse was telling the white police horse how offended he was at all of it and that he was a part of it all. I have sent it all over the world for people to see, thank you for the moment. Melinda In Colorado....

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Posted by Beverly Stecklein USA on 20/3/06
Brought me to tears and tore my heart-we need more films like this-esp.in the USA-- to wake the people of the world up!!! I will be sending a link to everyone I know!!!

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Posted by Chris Stenken on 20/3/06
very powerful, thank you!

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Posted by Sonia Ritter on 20/3/06
Very moving. I wept. The horses have it.

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Posted by Michelle Dennis on 20/3/06
Beautiful film ... horses were maginificient. I hope that all of the people involved understood the spirituality of the whole experience with the horses.

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Posted by Kath Forster on 20/3/06
I had gooseflesh when the horses entered the scene - I am very connected to trees so it is always sad & traumatic to see the beautiful beings being sliced down

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Posted by marilla van beuren on 20/3/06
This is excellent. If only this & similar material would be played here in the States. I deeply feel for what is happening in England, as it is here. All too soon, even horses, my life's work, will be defied from any kind of free roaming.

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Posted by Maria Ramirez on 20/3/06
Viewing this poignant, and thought provoking film, I am consoled that there are still sensitive people (film-makers) that compel one to pause from one's busy-ness and see the greed and madness that have become commonplace. My heart is filled with sadness. These beautiful horses are more sensitive and connected to the earth than we human beings. We will bring about our own destruction. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Maybe a seed has been planted.

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Posted by Jane Robertson-Nabity on 19/3/06
This is the most moving film I've ever seen, evoking great emotion as one watches the spirit of the horses and spirit of the tree fight for for the right of the tree to live. The sadness of such an event is overwhelming. This is an excellent film, one which I hope will help awaken the human race in all countries.

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Posted by barbara alonzi on 19/3/06
This clip was haunting and stirring,evoking memories deep within, that I know are primal and ancient.Far far and away,in another land,another world,Mother earth was sacred, as well as all things mighty and wild. I ache to witness the rape of such majesty and grandeur. Well done! Bravo!

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Posted by Kagib on 19/3/06
Bijzonder en rakend ja. Indrukwekkend als die paarden verschijnen en hoe ze lijken te voelen wat er gebeurd, hier pijn door lijden. Heel rakend het moment dat ze contact maken met de paarden van de politie. Indrukwekkende woorden ook en muziek. Kagib

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Posted by Claire Marie Jones on 19/3/06
WOW! I was very affected and saddened and amazed. Thankyou for allowing us to see the protest of the horses.

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Posted by Marcel and Rutger on 19/3/06
England what has become of u? Good movie..nice to see beautifull horses..

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Posted by Lara Simpson on 19/3/06
Pretty amazing. A poignant good-bye.

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Posted by Stone Riley on 19/3/06
Absolute beauty.

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Posted by phil clark on 19/3/06
Breath taking.

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Posted by Arr Gyle on 19/3/06
awe inspiring

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Posted by Arr Gyle on 19/3/06
awe inspiring

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Posted by jerry on 18/3/06
sad

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Posted by Hakan Erdemir on 18/3/06
I want to reiterate an old Cree Indian saying, “Only after the last tree has been cut down/only after the last river has been poisoned/only after the last fish has been caught/only then will you know/that money cannot be eaten.”

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Posted by The One on 18/3/06
What did you do today to stop them?

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Posted by arianna on 18/3/06
what a shame. what a distructive animal is man...and how strong is the message of nature through the two horses...hallo! keep praying for a more sustainable way of living on this amazing planet

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Posted by Dave Beanland on 18/3/06
The horses belong to the true spirit of this world, as do the trees. Man is blind, and can no longer see his own stupidity, or feel the need to care for this earth. When the spirit is gone, so man will be gone. WE must do something!. When one speaks alone it is but a whisper, but when one becomes many speaking together it becomes the howl of the wind of change.

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Posted by Julie Francis on 18/3/06
Beautiful and moving...if only those who needed to watch this could actually see.

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Posted by Seth Gardner on 18/3/06
Video is becoming the eyes of the private citizens and the web one of our only hopes for dissemination and circulation of critical material. Even without the emotive music and poetic interpretation of events this film clearly demonstrates how we apply force coupled with technology to raise the countryside for the ever advancing swathes of concrete and asphalt. Perhaps films like these will be the only memories we have to pass on to our children of what we once enjoyed and how we failed to save it.

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Posted by Marcie on 18/3/06
I cried thru the whole thing...these people were being told by those 2 gorgeous horses to STOP! But, of course, what stupid human would listen to a "dumb" animal?...that explains the horse-to-horse confrontation. We all know in our hearts what was said between those horses.......so sad.

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Posted by colin kennedy on 18/3/06
very pognant and sad that we mankind no not what we are doing to our planet we need to look back to our ancient ways in order to move forward and preserve what we have have and replace that which we have destroyed if we are to survive.

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Posted by Kaja on 18/3/06
It's beautiful sad...........

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Posted by Edward McFarfel on 18/3/06
At first, I thought it was something staged. But it was completely organic, how wonderful. My favwit pawt was the one with the horsey. Pretty.

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Posted by Klaus D. Pressler on 18/3/06
Horrifying; excellent; poignant --. If you think you know the true extent of the destruction, you should see the aerial view. It's everywhere, -- and we are next.

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Posted by John Mullett on 18/3/06
Gives one pause to realize that all that matters is "progress". How much money will be made through the development of this area is the foremost thought behind this destruction.

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Posted by Christine West on 17/3/06
Very moving, inspiring film. The horses seem to embody the spirit of nature that we've forgotten. I live in the Pacific N.W. of the U.S. Every time we go out into the mountains or toward the ocean, we see more and bigger clear cuts. The insanity of destroying our home seems to continue unabated. I wonder when we'll understand.

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Posted by Patricia Menzies on 17/3/06
Very moving film. I was especially struck by the scene where the wild horses seem to be communicating with the "police horse". One can only imagine that "conversation"! Perhaps asking, "How can you stand here quietly while this killing is going on?" I think they were asking the humans the same question. Are we listening? Do we care?

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Posted by Niko Buiten on 17/3/06
Beautiful film

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Posted by menno on 17/3/06
humans are stupid :-(

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Posted by Klarynn on 17/3/06
What a beautiful and tragic film. The tragedy is too few people on this earth care anymore...

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Posted by Victoria O'Brien on 17/3/06
Brilliant

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Posted by Anna Ruig on 17/3/06
It made me cry.

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Posted by Reni Chase on 17/3/06
This clip was particularly moving and brought me to tears.

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Posted by lynn beanland on 17/3/06
THE TREE OF DREAMS. [HUNDERWASSER] 'When one dreams alone it is only a dream. When many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality'. People need to get back in tune with nature. For the benefit of future generations. Stop the wanton destruction of all nature!!!.

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Posted by Alican Celikten on 17/3/06
Very dramatic, people???

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Posted by a on 17/3/06
should some how make a this vid 4 evrybody 2 c........

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Posted by Peter Kandis on 17/3/06
Thanks, I cried, trees have spirit

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Posted by Marcel Bas on 17/3/06
Great film. This gives me goosebumps! My Teutonic ancestors would have said: "Those horses can hear the trees cry; you folks have lost this ability!" The conclusion is: "England, what has become of us?" We could extend this to "Europe, what has become of us?" This foolish world of ours where progress and consumerism are the new religion... One day, when finally our whole civilisation collapses, we will all see how dead wrong we have been.

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Posted by Donna Donovan on 17/3/06
Animals are truly more wise than we are. It is so sad to see what we as a global community are doing to ourselves, yet also inspiring to see people as yourselves take notice and enlighten the rest of us. Thank you.

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Posted by Melissa on 17/3/06
amazing...speechless.. the lines at the end are so true. we have lost so much.

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Posted by Mari Schneider on 17/3/06
Impactful because it wasn't planned

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Posted by William Grindle on 16/3/06
A moving testimony to what we are doing to ourselves. WE are only a small piece of it all.

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Posted by Mara Cortesi on 16/3/06
Fantastic....

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Posted by Nikki Dorakis on 16/3/06
Fabulous piece of work. Magickal and thought-provoking.

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Posted by Tiina Beaver on 16/3/06
why can't we understand that all life is precious and recognize when other beings are telling us that life is sacred.

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Posted by robert byron markle aka the Markle on 16/3/06
remember the trees. remember our land. remember the earth it is where we stand. when we cut off the trees one more source of oxygen dies. the earth can live without humans, but we humans can not live without the earth and oxygen. thank you for posting this film. you don't have to be a street person, a drug user, to be sensitive and enable yourself to feel the pain of nature. speak your voice and stand tall to be a healing balm to our environment. watch the new movie being release this year 2006 called The Celestine Prophecy to learn more how all is connected and gain experiencial ways to prove this union to yourself by watching this movie.

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Posted by Naomi Lackaff on 16/3/06
This moved me to tears before I even realized it was happening. What beauty and pain I just saw all at once. I'm almost speachless.

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Posted by Amy Reuss Caton on 16/3/06
Sometimes animals demonstrate more wisdom than people.

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Posted by Maggie Barber on 16/3/06
This film is haunting me. Such a short film that says so much.

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Posted by Jayne Eubanks on 16/3/06
I was moved but not surprised by the behavior of these horses. To me this is what the film is all about. We're all connected.

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Posted by Bill Myers on 16/3/06
What an incredibly powerful film, my heart rages in sorrow and rage for what has been done and what is done every day by this culture. This movie speaks to that rage and sorrow.

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Posted by Gary Rees on 16/3/06
Excellent! It gets right to the heart of the problem.

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Posted by Hummer Pleshe on 16/3/06
Magnificent :-) I'd like to amplify what Dedibble DeKapalo said--don't give up the fight. Continue to stand tall, always.

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Posted by William Burke on 16/3/06
Very powerful

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Posted by Dedibble DeKepalo on 16/3/06
As a subject of the Hawaiian Kingdom under the Unites States Occupation in Hawaii we face this daily in our lives. I stand in solidarity with you. I mourn the loss. Don't give up the fight. Continue to stand tall till the tree falls. Aloha `Aina in Hawaiian means two things, love for the land and a Patriot of the Country. I will bring this to our sacred stone and chant the ancient chants and remember you always. Aloha `Aina

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Posted by Chris Cozens on 16/3/06
No words, just tears

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Posted by cedar on 16/3/06
A good movie.

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Posted by Sandy Smith on 16/3/06
The point of the commentary is true and sad..but the film itself is absolutely dreary. The voice over is monotone and repetitive, There are no opposing views or characters arcs of any kind, nor does the 'film' build toward anything. Perhaps a bad PSA at best.

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Posted by Derrick Jensen on 16/3/06
Very powerful. Thank you to the creators of the film, to the trees, and to the horses.

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Posted by Lewis King on 16/3/06
Excellent!!!

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Posted by Lois Gates Lenz on 16/3/06
The commentary and the music are very fitting, and the unscheduled spontaneous appearance of the two horses and their reaction speak volumes! It is true what the American Indians said: When the last tree dies, you die!

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Posted by Carl Hand on 16/3/06
It was ok.

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Posted by Hildy Maze on 16/3/06
Sad, powerful and beautiful. Thank You.

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Posted by Debra Ann Cobble on 15/3/06
What is to become of this land when we have no natural resources left? What about our children and their children are we planning for their future as well or our own selfish motives?

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Posted by Heartenergy on 15/3/06
A beautiful tribute to Nature and her Spirit who lives in all of creation. Take a look at the cement jungle in Southern California to see the future of those spaces once inhabited by the Gentle Trees. I was moved to see horses mourn.

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Posted by Carolyn West on 15/3/06
Very moving. My heart breaks for the Oaks and marvels at the horses.

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Posted by Frank MacEowen on 15/3/06
Stunning portrayal of humans disconnected from the living earth, and ignorant of "the signs" and "the pulse" of things around them.

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Posted by Charles Vaughan on 15/3/06
I can feel the pain of the trees the horses and the planet. What will it take for humanity to wake up? This film is a good start in the process. Hopefully it will touch peoples hearts and help them realize what we are doing to ourselves.

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Posted by Kim Casper on 14/3/06
Deeply thoughtful in its dignified simplicity. The horses speak loudly and clearly.Thank you for being there to capture a part of the moment so that I, 3,000 miles away can whisper back to your horses that I hear them.

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Posted by Lynn Ledgerwood on 14/3/06
I was brought to tears here at my little desk by these powerful images. What beauty there is in the very simplicity of a mighty tree or the graceful gait of a horse. My mom is from Kingston out side of London, but I was born in Washington state in the US. I've always admired the English love of nature -- I hope this is doesn't become the standard for your country -- just take a look at the "mega mall sprawl" here in the US to see what you could become. "Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten." Native Cree Prophecy

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Posted by John Niverton on 14/3/06
Amazing event. I just wish someone else was there to capture it. Please cool it with the commentary and the overly dramatic music. Its not helping. The images speak for themselves.

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Posted by Vicki Dietz on 14/3/06
What has become of the world we live in? This is a wonderful, insightful look at this world. Can we not stop what is happening before it is too late?

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Posted by Merton on 14/3/06
Yes

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Posted by Jean Warner on 14/3/06
This is powerful! If only the world would listen. The animals could teach us much. Look what we have done to our world.

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Posted by Joy Heatley on 13/3/06
This film shows what most of us already understand and most of "them" don't or won't. If you feel moved to do something - and please do - give your support to those who are doing their best to protect other trees - right now in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. There is not an infinite supply of trees on this earth ....... BB

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Posted by Aspen Fischer on 13/3/06
Heart breaking

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Posted by Carmen Reid on 13/3/06
My message is for all of you who will watch this film, feel sad, then get right back in your car. Stop driving!!! Get out of the box!!! VOte with your feet!!!

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Posted by Rose Ellen Corey on 13/3/06
America, what has become of you? These ancient Spirits can teach us co much if we are willing to listen with our hearts.

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Posted by alex dumont on 13/3/06
great and insightful. while sad, get to see mother try to defend herself, from us....

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Posted by Carolyn on 13/3/06
It was a great moment to film. Very moved by the cutting of the trees and the showing up of the horses. How sad.

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Posted by Mindy de Marmion on 13/3/06
Awesome! I LOVED it.

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Posted by Jessica Riley on 12/3/06
Wow.

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Posted by Meg on 11/3/06
How heartbreaking! Still, it reminds us of the magic of the earth and the fact that we are all part of the great hoop. When will we care for our Mother? I hope it isn't too late.

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Posted by Rob Raucci on 10/3/06
Awesome and inspiring! Indeed, what madness have we the world come to.

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Posted by Lesley Hunter on 10/3/06
Haunting, moving in its simplicity.

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Posted by sara zimmerman on 10/3/06
I cried during the entire film....what has our entire world become as this seems to be happening everywhere.

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Posted by caroline mccarthy on 10/3/06
its a moving film, it gave me goose bumps, this is the way of our world, if its in the way rip it down

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Posted by clare slaney on 10/3/06
Newbury's forgotten now. This is an important film, demonstrating the spirits of the land in action, the spirit of man, warped in uniform, helpless out of it. Beautiful, moving, important

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Posted by Julie on 10/3/06
Trees do have a spirit, everything has consciousness this was beautifully done

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Posted by Paige on 10/3/06
Stunning. Would have been even better without the music or commentary. The sounds and actions of the event speak for themselves.

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Posted by Christine on 09/3/06
I cried. The whole thing is about 5 minutes long, and I still cried.

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Posted by Stuart on 09/3/06
Only a species as arrogant and thick as ours would look at this and think 'tree huggers'......LEMMINGS!

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Posted by Noel Newell on 09/3/06
Incredible. Are we listening?

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Posted by Pedro Vila on 09/3/06
Animals would never destroy the earth. Human beings we are completly idiots. You dont shit in the plate you eat. Where are we going to?

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Posted by Andy Eyles on 09/3/06
Sends a shiver down my spine. A film that touched my soul.....

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Posted by Gioia Maria on 09/3/06
I was brought to tears in the realization that the only hope for all of humanity to be remember that we are "All One". What you do to Mother Earth you do to All! The sensual beauty of the two horses is just another reminder of our Oneness! Let Us Sending Loving Healing Energy to this Most Beautiful and Gracious Planet!

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Posted by Sammy King on 09/3/06
I cried. I live in the Pacific northwest where we have the sane problems and emotions that were caught on the film , by the horses. It's a real crime to cut down all the trees. We have a real problem here with clear cutting. I've been to the tops of the Cathedral National Forest and saw to my horror, mountain top after mountain top that were bare and naked of trees. The old growth up here is devistated. This is the last of the great rain forests on the earth and it is sacred. Too bad it isn't sacred to everyone. We need to breath!

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Posted by michele morris on 09/3/06
excellent

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Posted by Chris Aanrud on 09/3/06
WOW!!! Gave me goose bumps.showed my 7 year old.These are sad times on this Earth.

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Posted by Haakon on 09/3/06
Absolutely brilliant! Very touching...

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Posted by Moonbramble on 09/3/06
As I watched it brought tears to my ears as I was moved by the insanity of man.

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Posted by Ellie van Bruinisse on 09/3/06
And so we destroy earth ourselves

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Posted by Dana Brown on 08/3/06
Absolutely amazing, very moving

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Posted by JADE Shaman on 08/3/06
Beautifully done, haunting...the horses are a reminder of the connection with all living things that most have forgotten. We live in a dark age... JADE, Denver, Colorado, USA

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Posted by Cleona Wallace on 08/3/06
Maybe not the best film-making in the world, but watching this is an incredibly moving, powerful experience. We hear about trees being cut down and protestors being defeated by the authorities, but seeing it actually happen really brings home how horrific it actually is. The film's message deserves much wider exposure than it will likely get – we need to make it so that the man on the street can't ignore the reality of how we are treating the natural world. Blessed be.

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Posted by lord sky dancer on 08/3/06
one of the best things i have seen it will help peaple wake up to the tree spirt again love sky

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Posted by Renata Hay on 08/3/06
The lack of emotion on the faces of the "men in yellow" disgusted me. I just feel sad, great to capture this on film though.

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Posted by Ann Duckworth on 08/3/06
I found this film moving and very distressing. Indeed, 'England what has become of you?' I have a great love for the Oak as well as all trees. I shall forward this to friends who I know will feel the same. Thankyou for publishing this film. It needs a very wide audience.

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Posted by Robert Dale Gilmer on 08/3/06
This earth will adjust to this savage behavior. We will be shaken off like water on a dog's back. We are only killing ourselves.

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Posted by William P Haynes on 08/3/06
a very powerful short and commentary on how uncaring we are of nature's gifts

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Posted by Unikorn - Aotearoa on 08/3/06
This movie is beautiful and I cried through the whole thing. Thank you for witnessing such a tragedy, and such a cry from all nature at the mercy of men who have cut themselves off from the vibrant lifeforce of our world and our everything.... Bright blessings for this gift

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Posted by Vince Barco on 08/3/06
Inspiring. May the death of those two oaks be meaningful for all who watch this film.

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Posted by Randi Kent on 07/3/06
Wonderful!

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Posted by carole Jones on 07/3/06
great piece of film but I thought the narrative detracted from the impact. the horses obviously belonged to the travellers. As a Brit living in Australia I found it immensely sad

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Posted by Katina on 07/3/06
This was profoundly moving. Thank you for capturing this magick. When will the rest of the world have the opportunity to see beyond the gold that is born of the destruction of divine treasures?

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Posted by aalphie on 07/3/06
wow that was incrediable

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Posted by Charlyn Scheffelman on 07/3/06
How important to document what is happening not only to the trees of this world, but of the lack of respect most now have for Mother Earth! Not ashamed to admit I cryed through this!

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Posted by eddie charles dunkeson on 07/3/06
this has made me so sick to see that we have yet to understand that we fuck up more with good intent than we fix it is going on all over the world if i where god i would kick your ass's what pricks do to our way of life god forgive us for all of our no give a damn messed up thoughts about what is right or wrong rethink about what we do to one another. thanks to you for posting this for us and for me.yours always eddie

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Posted by Marlies Van Dijen on 07/3/06
It's rather clear what happened there, although most people won't see it, even if they are shown the film. It's almost hopeless, unless...

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Posted by karen eddy on 07/3/06
Powerful. Insightful. Thanks for providing this film for others to see.

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Posted by Diane Ross on 07/3/06
I really liked the film. I think it made a point to everyone that our land is being killed and that we should stop and look at what we are doing. Is this really the world we want our children to grow up in?

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Posted by Lisa Marie Lamb on 07/3/06
In so few minutes I was captured by the narrative and imagery and put myself there - my breath taken away at the spontaneous and beautiful interruption of the horses - Horses - sometimes a symbol for our body in dreams - there perhaps to remind those present that we are destroying our communal body : the earth - in our disrespect in the name of progress. thank you for sharing this with all of us. blessings on us all - may we love the earth and all its life forms.

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Posted by kathy scallon on 06/3/06
That was an awesome video, extremenly haunting and sad.

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Posted by Fran Simpson on 06/3/06
So sad but so true all over the world.

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Posted by Carol Carpenter on 05/3/06
What a sad, enchanting story. Although I don’t live in England, I know the dangers the film speaks of. It is a respect not only for our history, but also a respect for our Mother Earth, without whom we shall all wither and die. I live in the central US where it’s common practice to cut down everything which may block the sun in order to increase crop yield from a farmer’s field. It breaks my heart to see those grand oaks and their spirits reduce to a brush pile in a matter of seconds. Every spring the land is also blackened by intentional fires. The horses must have felt the vibrations and come ‘round to investigate. They add a touch of magic as though they were tree spirit guardians. I do feel sad for those who cannot feel the spirit of the wild, the lifeblood which flows through every stream, every tree. If that happens to all of us, I fear we’ll completely lose our way.

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Posted by Isma Kumar on 05/3/06
Thank you for the wonderful film. This film is showing my perception that this is really time to wake up to protect our beautiful trees,woodlands,stonecircles. Roads ,Shoping Centre's will not help us to have a life in harmony with nature and within ourselfes. It is time to wake up . England is a rich country ,but we can not afford to abuse our nature .I will post this link to my sites and hope it may raise awareness for many people.

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Posted by Alison Goodchap on 05/3/06
As someone who knows that part of England only because of the Greenham camp nearby, a place I used to demonstrate at, it was like reliving the past. We still haven't taught them the beauty and magic of natural life. I

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Posted by Cassiopia MothIversen on 05/3/06
This really touched my heart. Im so saddened by all the destruction we are causing to our Mother Earth at least someone stood against the destruction. I shall remember this for a long time to come.

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Posted by irene willis on 04/3/06
truly inspirational thank youfor making this i woulslike a copy to take into svchoo;s to use in th etalks i give hoping tond spire the young people to care for theplanetpeopleand animals a picture isworth athousand words and this is amillions words.

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Posted by Jenn MacCormack on 04/3/06
The magical aura in this film captures every green heart that feels called by the ancient voices that rustle through time, in the whispers of trees--what ancestors walked under these oaks? what history have we cut ourselves off from by destroying such great testimonies to time? If we destroy our roots, how may we reach forward to new heights? The horses knew. They call us back to the old ways so that we may press on to a brighter dawn. Thank you deeply for recording and sharing this. Blessings.

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Posted by Dawn Marie Ellis on 03/3/06
What an intense and heartbreaking film. It asks the same question I have been asking for years-- how can we ignore the importance and majesty of our ancient trees, cut them down to make room for polluting highways and urban sprawl and call *that* progress? Thank you for this film, may its message touch the hearts of humans everywhere and teach us to change.

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Posted by Jenni Frost on 03/3/06
Thank you, I saw this years ago and lent the video out and never got it back... this is such a moving touching film... cuts right to the heart and reminds us of what is important.

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Posted by Cristy Nadelen on 03/3/06
Wow what a breath taking sight and how profoundly sad to see a great oak destroyed. It is truely heart breaking to see the destruction of such beatiful forests. May the Goddess protect us all.

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Posted by Hannedea van Nederveen Meerkerk on 03/3/06
We just have had the protest against the choppers of the Dutch Schinveld forest near Geilenkirchen, Germany. In favour of our NATO security..(?) My heart is crying and I wish you Good Luck. Thnx for the coldblooded film. We need that.

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Posted by Kimie Sadoyama on 03/3/06
Poetic and beautiful! This is an astonishing vision in a day where we are so removed from nature and are raising an internet generation whose children will not be able to experience the great forests as did our ancestors. Bravo!

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Posted by Isolde Adelei on 02/3/06
The horses remind us of the innocence and reverence for all living things that we all have lost. It's images are truly haunting.

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Posted by Karen Kerr on 02/3/06
well done, inspiring, truthfull.

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Posted by Gail Anderson on 02/3/06
Would that we have the intelligence and heart that the wild horses portray... A poignant and haunting film.

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Posted by beatrice barr on 01/3/06
It is in our nature to understand what is wrong. It is the propensity of those who have malicious intent to draw us away from our natural tendencies to defend what we know to be right, as is easily evident from this film.

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Posted by TrishCloud on 01/3/06
An amazing use of media to influence understanding! Bravo!

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Posted by Danette Pratt on 01/3/06
this made me very very sad.

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Posted by Bev Griffiths on 01/3/06
This film touched my aching heart. I feel sad and angry when I see the way our natural world is trivialized by policy makers and corporations. I joined Sierra Club to be with like minded people and to work on issues. I hope someday soon the tide will turn against this destructive behavior. I have to keep busy advocating for change and conservation or I'd loose my spirit and will to live, altogether.

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Posted by latifa on 28/2/06
intense and true...

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Posted by Julie Pople on 27/2/06
Makes me feel guilty to be human. No matter what we do or say to try and stop this, everything we use in modern life has an impact on the earth. There are too many of us. A great little film that will touch the hearts of those who already care.

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Posted by Heather Genovese on 25/2/06
I was filled with a sense of longing when I saw the old oaks being cut down. That morphed into a sense of utter sadness when the horses arrived to give warning about cutting the trees down. I boggles the mind when we take what is not ours and destroy it without a care. I couldn't hear the scream of the oak, but I surely felt it in my soul. It is no wonder that the world is becoming an empty and toxic place. If only we were as brave and brilliant as the horses seemed to be on that day...

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Posted by Darren Winter on 25/2/06
This is a wonderful glimpse of the madness of our society and the power of our world. Epona's messengers are clearly seen for those who have the heart to see. Peace to all of our relations.

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Posted by Tim Holland on 25/2/06
Lovely film, but the commentry was little too earnest for my taste.

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Posted by Marc Harrison on 25/2/06
How sad and evocative. A beautiful film although being handheld it is a little shakey this just adds to the charm. A poignant film.

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Posted by Charlotte Genovese on 25/2/06
made me shed tears...the horses that suddenly appeared seemed to be the "guardians" and tried to touch the hearts of mankind for the "spirit" of the dying grand old English Oaks...such loss and sadness and pain that we humans inflict, the horses had more respect for God's beautiful masterpieces than mankind had that sad day...when will we start listening and heeding nature...

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Posted by Apple Ament on 25/2/06
An Amazing little film... It is just sad that this Magickal Encounter only seems to have impacted the already conscious and that it did not stop the felling.

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Posted by Adriana on 24/2/06
Everyone should see this film. Such beautiful horses, sentient, wise and running free. Such ugly humans with their dayglo uniforms and shameful tools of destruction

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Posted by Debbie Ellis on 23/2/06
It seems to me from this short film, that horses are the next 'dolphins' of our world........full of spiritual intelligence, knowledge and support. It is up to us humans to follow by example!

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Posted by Mike Ward on 23/2/06
simultaneously saddening and inspiring

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Posted by Jenny Black on 23/2/06
Incredible story and i heard the newbury bypass has failed to solve the traffic problem...what a waste of forest.

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Posted by Grace on 23/2/06
it was very moving

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Posted by HARRY on 23/2/06
awesome

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Posted by trancess on 22/2/06
I love tree too. We will stop cutting them down as soon as YOU stop using paper, living in houses, furnishing houses, eating beef, and having more and more children to continue doing so. Lets, rather, go to the ROOT of the problem rather than trying to save a SINGLE LEAF. If we encourage families to stop having 15 children, we can each enjoy more intact earth per capita.

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Posted by Mikayla on 22/2/06
Am important message! Nature is not just inanimate. It has and needs guardians too.

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Posted by Fantastic! on 22/2/06
Moving!

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Posted by Jullie Astle on 22/2/06
Really good, enjoyed it!

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Posted by carmen o'lea on 22/2/06
Very, Very moving film.....5 stars

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Posted by charlotte howard on 22/2/06
disturbing, real, and happening everywhere. Thank you for filming this so we will not forget.

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Posted by Carrie Peterson on 21/2/06
Very moving, very powerful. There is no way this could have been written any better than how it actually happened. And it happened before a witness who could record it so it won't be forgotten.

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Posted by Gwen Kelley on 21/2/06
The film shook me to the core. I'm so ashamed of being human. More ashamed that this is happening at a staggering speed all over the planet. This is a good example that we all need a wake up call. Each of us need to realize that even as a one person, we have the power to do something about it, right now, today.

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Posted by dennis mendonca on 21/2/06
Excellent:narration nicely reflects the sober nature of the event.

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Posted by Christina Graff on 21/2/06
Very sad event captured spontaneously.

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Posted by barb dorman on 21/2/06
very sad yet a learning experience. we ARE all one with the Earth.

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Posted by Claire Mortimer on 21/2/06
Excellent short film. I was very moved. The message was clear. The horses are my heroes.

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Posted by Susan Campbell on 21/2/06
As one who reveres trees, I feel diminished whenever one falls. What a tragic film. Yet I'm grateful I was given the opportunity to view it.

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Posted by Paul Coleman, earthwalker on 21/2/06
Very Moving And Very Tragic. Indeed, what has become of England. To preserve the trees is why I walk this planet planting them. Thanks for the excellent video and the effort to preserve such magnificence. Each of us can make the world a better place for all.

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Posted by Paul Sihon on 21/2/06
I pray for the earth and the trees. May we all become aware of our coexistence with our planet earth before it is too late! Plant a tree and help save the earth.

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Posted by rich wonder on 21/2/06
Thank you for sharing this so that we are aware. Pray for peace, pray for hope of our only planet.

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Posted by Michael Morin on 21/2/06
Very moving and powerful.

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Posted by Carrie Johnson on 20/2/06
Great little film -- moving though sad...

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Posted by Margaret Ezekiel on 20/2/06
I think my heart is breaking; I cannot see the screen for my tears. What madness is this...indeed...

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Posted by Trish Brumfield on 20/2/06
Powerful. It moved me to tears to see two majestic creatures bidding farewell to two mighty trees that have seen many years worth of change.

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Posted by Sharon Douglas on 20/2/06
Meditation teaches us about following the breath and yet the Earth is losing her lungs

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Posted by Anne E. O'Malley on 20/2/06
May this brief and haunting video reach all planning departments worldwide to act as a guide to all who would chop rather than reroute. It is in the personal experience that we are changed, as Mark Carroll shows and tells us in his film “Wild Horses of Newbury.” What if each dayglo-jacketed individual had simply said, "No." The felling of these mighty ancient oaks felt no different to me to watch than stories I have read of the chopping off of heads. Each act stills the tongue of those who have lessons to teach us. Thanks to tree huggers, conservationists and environmentalists worldwide who bear witness at decapitations such as these and yet who rise on the morrow to continue their work. Their stories, as is Mark’s, are important to share.

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Posted by Sally on 20/2/06
The Earth is in turmoil, and she always survives - I think she's going to shake us all off of her.

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Posted by Francesca Azuremare on 20/2/06
I'm from England, don't live there anymore. I just visited over Xmas. I couldn't find anywhere "wild" to be on the Earth. It was hard to breathe there. I took my daughters to Stonehenge where there are still some trees nearby. The horses running wild was extraordinary - nothing runs wild in the UK anymore. It was a touching film Perhaps something more can be done with it - extended into a broader documentary or docu/drama? Thanks Francesca

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Posted by Linda on 20/2/06
That was intense... I pray that the trees are able to continue there stand.

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Posted by Harrison Snow on 20/2/06
This touchs that sad place in me that I feel everytime I drive a country road and see more and more development and fewer and fewer trees. I would rather not read about rapidly melting ice sheets but each tree that is felded is another push to a climate on the edge.

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Posted by anna bisson on 20/2/06
beautiful and magical, touching

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Posted by Graham on 20/2/06
Magical

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Posted by yvonne muckle on 20/2/06
Inspiring film. Moved me to tears. Extraordinary. May it be shown as widely as possible!

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Posted by Kay Snow-Davis on 20/2/06
This is a wonderful contribution to consciousness and our true relationship with all life, demonstrated by the magnificent horses and the fallen trees.

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Posted by caroline miura on 20/2/06
thank you for the reminder that all things are sacred

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Posted by Nicole Lawrence on 20/2/06
Very Good

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Posted by Juan Lugo on 19/2/06
It is indeed madness that we look for immediate gratification while destroying the very escence of our seeking.

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Posted by Wicki Van De Veer on 19/2/06
Powerful, beautiful, important

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Posted by dr anthony schofield on 19/2/06
what a testimony to a dying land ,what our ansesters fought and died for in thier thousands just to keep this land free [all for nothing ]

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Posted by Mary Hunter Leach on 19/2/06
Quite mystical in its foreboding, potent like a poem. England's great poetic voices coming now into film...Very difficult for my heart to witness this, since I spent my childhood in trees, promised myself at 12 never to become too old to climb one, and spent my 50th birthday hugging them in a rainforest. Watching this short film, I felt the collective grief not just for England, but for humanity. Tolkien foresaw these days; we are in them. It is a painful time and yet we cannot just give up and allow the repetitive destruction. How? we wonder hopelessly...Just race in like the horses, trust what compels you to move... One by one by one, drop by drop, we become an ocean, watering the seeds of new trees for future generations. Stop the traffic and plant a tree. Wherever you are, whatever way you are doing it, you count. No wonder they call it "horsepower." We need each other. And did you see that the persons cutting down the life of the mighty oaks were smoking? So they are disconnected even from their own bodies...they are pain creating more pain and the only way to stop all this wounding is deeper, greater love in whatever moments we find ourselves. Each one of us, feeling the sap of our humanity, must dive into our own roots and send our compassion as far out as the sky. Take these downed trees and let them live in your heart. Thank you, Mark Carroll and your company for being our eyes and soul. Aloha.

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Posted by patrice pendarvis on 19/2/06
heart..people listen to your heart.. tears falling for a mighty life...the majestic horses are telling you something... they feel...tress are alive .. they help us live a better life.. breathe.....believe ..thank you for making an awareness available.. spread the message...

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Posted by James Randall on 18/2/06
As a tenth generation druid, I am appalled at the felling of our mighty oaks, this film is needed world wide . By the way, the horses new what was happening and felt the sadness of the earth as we all should, I weep at the trajedy!

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Posted by Adam Saari on 17/2/06
thanks for the submission, truly heartmoving/wrenching may we find peace

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Posted by Richard Tryon on 17/2/06
Many people need to understand this message. The energy emitting from the trees and the horses was amazing. It sadden me to see those majestic Oaks being harmed. Mankind's brutality called progress is more destructive than being helpful. Their eyes blinded from the pain they were rendering nature itself. Keep telling the story for there are many more to come.

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Posted by bearded_bear on 17/2/06
Unbeleivable that humans could ignore such a portential happening! Even more unbeleivable that a country with so few trees, finds it neccesary to destroy the ones they have left. I hope such a thing never comes to happen in Canada, though it does seem likely at this rate.

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Posted by Rob Wilson on 16/2/06
Probably one of the most moving pieces of film I've seen in years!

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Posted by Claire Riche on 16/2/06
We say in French when someone does something unwise "scier la branche sur laquelle il est assis" which means "the personn is cutting the branch on which he or she is sitting" Humans must stop killing the trees, otherwise they will fall down to a terrible reality a desert Claire

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Posted by Marta Diaz on 16/2/06
A sad, sad reality that says so much about what we are becoming...

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Posted by Araceli on 15/2/06
Raw, painful to watch... glimmer of hope the horses, the people mourning... tears... and this is what is called civilization? I wonder in those times, more than ever...

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Posted by Jackie Hofer on 15/2/06
As an advocate for trees, this movie was difficult to watch. Here in the United States, they are even logging in the remaining giant redwood and sequoia old growth forests. Same thing going on in Canada. I've heard that ancient trees send out distress signals while being cut down. So it's not unusual that the wild horses would sense this and come to their rescue. Clearing the land of all trees was a primary factor in the fall of many early civilizations. I produced a CD in 2005 - Tree Magic: Nature's Antennas. It was released the week of Earth Day and National Arbor Day. It was my final project before retiring. Trees forever!

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Posted by rock on 15/2/06
Definately 2 lost horses looking for their owners. They seemed to finally realize that they were not anywhere to be found and so scared, they left in search of their missing corral.. It appears they like mandkind more than the people commenting on the video do. I hope they build artistically.

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Posted by Eden on 15/2/06
I'm moved. I'm sadened. I'm ashaimed. I ask myself on a daily basis why? What are we doing to our beautiful mother earth? How could we be so disrespectful to our creator? I've realized over time that it's our job as the earth conscience ones to teach one another to have love and respect for our earth and it's inhabitants. If we all could effectivly find a way to spread the word we could have a positive,rehabilitating outcome. It makes no difference if its through words,art or horses just do it! Go ahead, call me a hippie, a tree hugger, whatever. I love my earth and as long as she lets me stay here I will help her! Thank you for doing your part by making this movie. I'm sure it'll open a few eyes as they wipe away the tears.

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Posted by Ashera Hart on 14/2/06
Thank you so much for making this film available. It has been networked within the San Francisco and London (Green Angels) community. It is a profoundly sad document of what humans are doing to the planet thru' their lack of feeling or thinking about what they are doing. It is appalling that it has come to this and it deeply disturbs me that so few even stop to question or change their lifestyle to come back into balance. From the depths of my heart, thank you Ashera Hart

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Posted by Deborah Nielsen on 14/2/06
A beautiful and painful example of the rift between nature and the lost, selfish manifestation of too many humans. The horses guide us to gently yet firmly remind us that we loose our own spirit when we do not feel the tree, the horse, the earth, the spirit of nature and the nature of spirit.

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Posted by christina white on 14/2/06
How deeply affecting - no words could ever express the same sentiments as those two beautiful creatures. Thank you for sharing it.

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Posted by Peggy.Anderson on 14/2/06
Perhaps the horses,those beautiful brave creatures, were the spirit of the land. I find they fill me with hope, as did those wonderful people (protesters) so full of care, who's faces reflected the sorrow one feels for the lose of such trees. I say hope, because they shows humankind,can still be...kind... and all though we injure and hurt this land...it appeared to me... all of those there present that day, felt and were aware of the trees.... and were in awe of the horses......I am sure none of them went away unaffected and without a question in their mind.......Reason for hope I would say....Thank you horses.... Thank you protesters.

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Posted by Donna Boyd on 13/2/06
Very thought provoking.

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Posted by muinx on 12/2/06
I found your film evoked many emotions, it left me feeling sad and angry at the exploitation of our beautiful natural treasures by those who are so removed from the land they feel little for nature, it's flora or fauna, and are content to suckle on the teat of corporate babylon. Not seeing their culperbility in our planets destruction only the pound signs flashing before their eyes. Any guilt they may have felt for their part in global destruction, although I doubt they felt any, was washed away after deductions. Shame on them, and thanks to you and all who champion nature. All power to you.

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Posted by Dian on 11/2/06
Fine

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Posted by Carole Gardner on 11/2/06
This was a very real and moving film. It even made me think that it could be our dessimation of the trees that is depleting the ozone layer. It is the most moving thing I have seen in many years.

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Posted by Alan Guerin on 11/2/06
Thank you, Mark Caroll. I don't know what this signifies, but I do know I wept.

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Posted by Abigial Lewis on 10/2/06
A rare and exquisite moment as nature's most beautifaul creatures commune with and mourn for the trees. What is wrong with people? The animals are far wiser than we.

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Posted by Cornelia Corbett on 09/2/06
Wow, I feel very moved by this film, thank you for creating this, contributing to the voice of the plants and animals, the voice of the mother screaming out to be heard... thanx for being a messanger!!!

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Posted by Bob Taylor on 08/2/06
The video is a powerful crash into the reality of what corporations and big business are doing to our planet.Why did the workers look so guilty?

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Posted by steve niner on 08/2/06
Real magic shivers at the back of the neck tears in my eyes When will there be enough of us stop the madness.

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Posted by BearWood on 08/2/06
I watched this and it was just typical. Typical of the way in which our people see nature - a commodity to be harvested, exhausted, and finally extinguished. I think this story could well make it as a folktale, for those of us who still believe in the ways of our oldest ancestors, to hand down to those who come after us, to teach them that our animal brothers and sisters know right from wrong...even if we don´t.

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Posted by Tony Balsamo on 08/2/06
I found the film altogether moving, profound,prothetic, and very very sad. Well done

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Posted by bubba dubya on 08/2/06
I cried when I watched this, but then--let's be real. As an aborist, I know that an elderly tree in senescence may not be defendable. The video is rawly shot but edited sentimentally. Kudos. But before any more manipulation, what are the facts?

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Posted by Saille on 08/2/06
Brilliant, moving and very sad.

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Posted by Richard Hughes on 08/2/06
Very moving!

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Posted by francine on 07/2/06
Very sad. Is this tree very old, if it is old and in danger then it should be cut to transform to something else (ex: wood, fire etc.) Tree are beautiful and we should take care them as take care ourself.

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Posted by Antonio R. Villasor on 07/2/06
Very good. It has conscience provoking message to value the environment & pay respect to Creation. Also it entails our pro-active role to keep our watch against present and future "destroyers" of our dear planet Earth.

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Posted by Louise Hodgson on 07/2/06
Says a lot and shows us how to look and be in the moment. Very sad and one despairs sometimes at humanities' crass and thoughtless behaviour. The wild will always remain and look after its own and the more we link with that the better for all.

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Posted by No need on 07/2/06
No words can describe this hurt; this longing for things ancient and unharmed. Goodbye.

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Posted by Jason Strickland on 07/2/06
Hi there, I think this was a wonderful film. The music and the recording were beautifully done. It is a shame that our brethren are unable to appreciate the majesty and magic that surround the wise old oak tree. Perhaps we will earn before a natural disaster captures us all. Mother Earth cares for her children, but it is time that she will have to make sacrafices if we don't relearn how to interact with her, instead of always trying to control. I thin this film had a wonderful, and magical quality to it. Great Job!

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Posted by Another Bod on 06/2/06
Great music. Great moment to have captured. Lovely horses. Agree with the message, but too preachy in its excecution. Comes across a bit like student drama. Needed to tell us why the tree was being cut down. Still very poetic though. Shocking v-o.

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Posted by Amy Quarrier on 06/2/06
Well done. How wonderful for the horses to have been captured on film. Sad, but good.

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Posted by Paulette Mahurin on 06/2/06
Expressed so aptly in this film, "what maddness?" When all the trees are cut down to make room for the overpopulated planet the overpopulated planet will suffer what lungs do suffer from lack of pure oxygen. What maddness? These films and voices are the only hope that maybe something can change.

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Posted by Christine S. on 06/2/06
I am speechless. Beautiful.

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Posted by Annjanette Pulido on 06/2/06
This short film moved me to no end. Being Wiccan it saddens me to think that people don't listen to what and who is around them. May the spirits of the lost trees be free and may the pain of the loss of the horses be shortened but never fogotten!

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Posted by whiskerwind on 05/2/06
Very inspirational to become a stronger voice in the political arena to prevent this all too common destruction of trees/forests and to educate the "day glow" ones and those they represent. The appearence of the horses was powerful indeed.

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Posted by Crow Dragontree on 05/2/06
This is a wonderful example of magic caught as it happened. The artist managed to amplify this story with his heartfelt, sobering composition. Well done. I hope to see more work like this and I hope it facilitates a reawakening.

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Posted by Shazawn Puebla on 05/2/06
There is much the Native European Has forgotten. I am Mescalero Apache/Clan MacPerson Scottish (50/50)This vidio is deep and the spirit horses powerful messangers calling our white relatives back to their old ways. The old ways are not lost, they live in everything natural, it is the children who are lost; asleep in a nightmare that has gone on for so long that they have forgotten it is a nightmare. listen to the silence of the still wind in the trees, there you will find the Song of the Forest Trees, alive and well. It is not the trees that are asleep, but human beings. There you will find your Stairway to Heaven, among the Standing People (among the trees).

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Posted by Ellen Evert Hopman - Druid Priestess - Ord na Darach Gile on 05/2/06
A very touching film that encapsulates in a short moment the plight of Nature in the current times. It brought up a memory of when I was a teenager in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and a whole row of large Oaks were cut down to widen a road. Even then I knew that something was terribly wrong. I couldn't understand why others were not as upset as I was. That was in the late 1960's. Thank you so much for this film.

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Posted by Kaz Angelique Dorward on 05/2/06
Shocking - suprising - magical. The filming and oration was spot on. I will long remember this short film clip, every time I see trees. Thank you for sharing this with me.

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Posted by Bruce Clarke on 05/2/06
Extrodinary, incredible and very spiritual very moving.

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Posted by Nora Edwards on 05/2/06
Beautiful. And Disturbing. Where will we be when the trees are gone?

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Posted by Terry on 04/2/06
May Mother Earth Forgive Us.

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Posted by anonymous on 03/2/06
ok

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Posted by Andrew Everhale on 02/2/06
Wow, very touching, beautiful and pertinent. Without being anthropomorphitic I sensed that the horse spirit really was reaching out to tree spirit. I also felt that the black horse was telling the police horse it should have known better than to be involved but then lost patience with its cousin's "professional" indifference....perhaps. I hope this is widely seen so humans can see they both have and must make choices. Thankyou so much.

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Posted by Kari Tally on 02/2/06
I'm still weeping. Not only for the death of the life-giving trees. Not only for the beautiful fourlegged beings that tried to save them. I'm still weeping because I have to continue to live among the corruption of man and a dying planet. We are dying before we die.

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Posted by zach baker on 02/2/06
sad, beautiful, amazing.

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Posted by elizabeth on 02/2/06
I am strongly opposed to the continuation of developement. I wish they would just leave the dam planet alone ...we do NOT need another mall, another road...we NEED forests, places of refuge for animals, pristine places....i was saddened by this film, but also glad that idea is being done..people NEEd to be aware....i could almost feel the pain of the trees and definitely the pain of the horses...they were freaking out about what was happening to their home...they seemed to try to stop it....guardian spirits???? all kids in school should see this film...maybe it will make them think and change their career path to a protector instead of a destroyer.

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Posted by Lloyd Faver on 02/2/06
This was very pointed as to man inhumamity

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Posted by ralph hutchings on 01/2/06
Just speechless, these horses just show what respect man has lost for his natural surroundings

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Posted by Anne Haynes on 01/2/06
I may not be from England, but my Ancestors were. It seems as though we, humans, forget all we have learned. Life fades away..........as this Movie has illustrated so Brilliantly. And Cry I did.......for the Past and the Future. Pray do let us remember!

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Posted by Joy Hall on 01/2/06
As i watched this i cried for our mother earth and her life giving trees. If we continue this carnage our very existence will be in peril. Nowata, Oklahoma USA

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Posted by Sbai ali on 01/2/06
If we give up all the old ways...we are doomed to close history...

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Posted by Anne Close on 01/2/06
It hurt to see two giant oaks fall. People have very little respect for the earth and this video proves it. Apprecaition is left with the protesters and the horses. thank you for trying

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Posted by Ralph on 01/2/06
Pretty good id say

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Posted by Meg Palan on 01/2/06
The Horses have more intellegence than a lot of humans, they realize the dangers of destroying trees, under the name of "Progress". How SAD for us Humans. Thank You for sharing this film.

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Posted by Tara Sobrio on 01/2/06
This was a beautiful short. Simple, aesthetic and to the point. The background music brought in a spiritual aspect that made the film even more poignant. There is a better way and we must all realize this.

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Posted by patrice wheeler on 01/2/06
should be mandetory watching...SIMPLY AMAZING! Blessings & honour the Old Ways

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Posted by susan close on 31/1/06
what madness indeed... makes me very ashamed to be part of mankind. I'll never forget this little film...blessings to all.

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Posted by miriam on 31/1/06
moving and poinient

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Posted by Lynn Thomas on 31/1/06
This film moved me to tears...being an American I look to Europe as the last places on Earth where Nature still is allowed to flurish. It is our turn...MUST do what we can to protect our lands!

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Posted by Celia Petersen on 31/1/06
If we give up all the old ways...we are doomed to repeat history...

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Posted by Melissa Jenkins on 31/1/06
Breathtaking and so sad. I nearly cried while watching it.

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Posted by Meryl Rees on 31/1/06
Very moving, very sad and very humbling. Sadly, the majority of mankind still doesn't 'get it.' Shame on them.

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Posted by Rachel Gonzalez on 31/1/06
Very heartbreaking, I only wish that those who promote or build the roadways, in the name of progress can somehow connect to our mother earth and feel exactly what they are doing, somehow open thier eyes and heart and stop destroying a living breathing being that has been around for millions of years and has provided a home for all of us, human, animal and plant alike.

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Posted by Elly Phillips on 31/1/06
Oh how true, saddening and so beautiful all at the same time. How maddening the human race can be, unfortunately history repeats itself. All we can do is to believe that the good of mankind will shine through in the end.

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Posted by Per Nordin on 31/1/06
Sad and beautiful.

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Posted by Thomas Eriksson on 31/1/06
Amazing. Strong. Power-full, full of power. REMEBER !

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Posted by Sally Dunn on 31/1/06
What a profound film. The semblance of this piece shows how far mankind has wandered from our roots. That the animal kingdom sees what mankind is doing when the human population cannot lends credence to what our fate will be. Hopefully having this incident captured on film will open the eyes of those who would seek to destroy.

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Posted by Fasteve on 31/1/06
Very emotional, very well done. With all the land around, did these particular trees pose some sort of obstacle? Why burn them at the end? Why a lot of things. Keep the camera handy, perhaps our children's children will need to see films of this so they know what a "wild tree and horse" looked like.

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Posted by DeeAnn Grimes on 31/1/06
Truly amazing and heartachingly sad. The horses were trying to save the trees, they can speak to one another I believe. Too bad people don't listen. Wierd how it took so many security folks to "guard" this event.

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Posted by Ann Mullen on 30/1/06
5 Stars Your video was truly amazing and the sort of viewing that should be shared on tv and at schools. While watching it and for the rest of the evening I wept large, very wet tears. You are so lucky and brave. Frankly, watching trees (especially really fabulous ones) is extremely painful for me to watch and it makes my stomach hurt so much that I get very upset. I can't say if watching the tree being cut or trying to communicate with those who do the cutting hurts most. To watch those horses was so painfully exquisite. I applaud you.

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Posted by Vitaly on 30/1/06
Brilliant reminder of the fogotten wisdom of animal kingdom

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Posted by Linda Baker on 30/1/06
A very powerful film that, in asking "England, what has become of you?" Is also asking a greater question - humankind what has become of us. It reminds me that the Great Spirit is watching all we do and I wonder if ever we will learn.

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Posted by ralitsa on 30/1/06
what's left..just the love between us..that's what we can only do..love each other no matter what we turn into..

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Posted by anezka@hvc.rr.com on 30/1/06
Great little film. Because it is crude and "in the moment" it has a lot of heart. The theme of inevitability only laments and does not suggest an alternate path. What are we to do?

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Posted by avik on 30/1/06
absolutly beautiful !

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Posted by Sonya Sophia Illig on 30/1/06
Seeing this film was heart wrenching and beautiful.It was a simple everday momnet captured. Thank you for giving those trees a proper memorial. May their deaths serve to inspire love and action.

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Posted by Laurence Gallagher on 30/1/06
Excellent

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Posted by colin tait on 29/1/06
excellent and very thought provoking it really does make you think,maybe the horses know more than we do,time will tell

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Posted by Randall Breason on 29/1/06
I am an acestor of a Druid line. This short film touched me more deeply than I could have imagined. The English Oak is a symbol of strength, tranquility, Pride and Honor. For Man to destroy it in the name of progress is wrong. this

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Posted by , on 29/1/06
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Posted by Gina Bren on 28/1/06
Loved it.

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Posted by Joanna Dokson on 28/1/06
Thank you, It made me want to cry.

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Posted by Ben Flowerdew on 28/1/06
Awesome. Spine tingling.

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Posted by Tim and Boiski on 28/1/06
Thanks for making this public for those who dont have any idea whats happening out there to get the picture, very touching and disturbing

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Posted by Kimberly on 28/1/06
Will we ever learn to just leave things alone? Have we not done enough damage already? *sighs* Very impactful on the psyche. I was greatly saddened to see two of the ancient ones so carelessly taken down.

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Posted by Diane Eberhardt on 28/1/06
Profound!

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Posted by gail martin on 28/1/06
more questions...

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Posted by mel parker on 28/1/06
lest we forget

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Posted by Eric S. on 28/1/06
Thank you for sharing this with the world! How sad and how beautiful. It left me crying....

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Posted by Missy Jones on 28/1/06
That was amazing. I can't describe the feeling it left me with. It was sad but a proud moment when the horses came because you knew they understood what was happening. I have tears in my eyes right now from it. Just amazing

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Posted by Heidi Hill on 28/1/06
5 Stars---love the idea that the horses came to say goodbye to the trees. The ecology of the planet is so very much more fragile than we think.

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Posted by Barbara McCombs on 27/1/06
Animals are watchdogs for the devic kingdom, unable to bear the rape of the land. They observe and try to bring us to a higher awareness but sometimes go un-noticed.

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Posted by day sweet on 27/1/06
cool

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Posted by soul reminder on 27/1/06
I was sent this to watch by a mate who said it had bought her to tears,'how wet!'I thought I watched it once, then had to share it with my mate,we sat in silence,goosepimples all over my body,we couldn't speak & are both choked up. Thank you for your efforts,for being there & for sharing this with us. Its profound,touching,poinient,compelling, heartwrenching & soulreminding. Imbolc soon,snowdrops rise,the earth does stir Interests & passions awake, BUT not without nature does this occur, Trees,horses,nature,us we are all one. Ever connected,never forget Lest......we're all gone Blessed be,So mote it be & Energy!!!xxx

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Posted by Sharee Tinti on 27/1/06
Sensitive narration, revealing closeups, captured the beauty and loss of a unique landscape/habitat...Profound documentation of how greed and stupidity is devastating too all.

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Posted by jools on 27/1/06
Would have been far more powerful without voice over and music. Would have liked to have seen more of the horses' reaction. But interesting to see it. Thankyou for filming it.

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Posted by Diana Kelly on 27/1/06
Artful, moving documentation. So glad you witnessed this and presented it for others to see, it speaks volumes on the subject of respect for nature.

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Posted by star on 27/1/06
chilling. profound. essential viewing.

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Posted by Sycha on 27/1/06
Thank you for this. It was brilliant and so very moving.

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Posted by The Crowman on 27/1/06
A very moving film.....

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Posted by Heidi on 27/1/06
A most touching and real account of the sadness, pain and lack of consideration for mother earth, animals really do know whats happening.....

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Posted by marc vogel on 27/1/06
it is really moving thank u and the horses

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Posted by Raye on 27/1/06
I am so glad that someone captured the bravery of the creatures. may we all learn from them.

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Posted by Philip Riddle on 26/1/06
How blind and complacent we have become to sit and watch as our planet is assaulted by corporations who will stop at nothing to line their pockets. The beating heart of the Earth is dying at an accelerated rate of speed. Thank you for this film, my soul is weeping.

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Posted by Leah Whitehorse on 26/1/06
How beautiful and how horrifying. This brought tears to my eyes. How stupid we humans have become and how arrogant. Thankyou for releasing this film. It serves as a reminder to all that there is hope amidst madness.

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Posted by billy neary on 26/1/06
Brill

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Posted by dot deangelo on 26/1/06
Wow! The frame with the wild horse and the trained one was emotional.

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Posted by Lea Miklody on 26/1/06
Thank you people who still have eyes to see...

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Posted by Wendy Cheuvront on 26/1/06
very touching

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Posted by Dave Kendall on 26/1/06
The best quote I heard is that the human race is sitting in a runaway car heading towards a wall and we're all arguing where we want to sit. Great film, tragic and a perfect illustration of the worldwide situation. I'm genuinely pessimistic about our survival. the only consolation is that when we are gone life will renew whatever we've done to the planet.

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Posted by AMELIA T. on 26/1/06
WOW!! HORSES ARE THE TRUTH TELLERS. THEY MORN LIKE PEOPLR DO.

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Posted by wil on 26/1/06
incredible, perhaps we are too blind to the fact animals are a lot more intelligent than us stupid humans will ever realise. one thing i would say though is that many of the poeple who maybe posting on here are parents and every baby born will be the next drain on the earths resources. i am just as guilty as the next parent-to-be in wanting to give birth to a son or daughter and teach them the value of the planet, which sadly is a little contradictory to the act of becoming a parent which is ultimately selfish.

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Posted by R. Roger on 26/1/06
Very touching indeed! Music score and narration is exceptional.

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Posted by Mary Jane Cuyler on 26/1/06
Brilliant. Clearly and succinctly displays the absurdity and madness involved in destroying our earth. Effective and moving through its honesty and simplicity.

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Posted by Viktoria Klint, Sweden on 26/1/06
So touching and so sad. It moved my heart so deeply that I started to cry. Yes, everyone should see it. Thank you very much.

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Posted by POPPY PALIN on 26/1/06
Simple, eloquent, magical, debastating. Anyone who cannot feel the pain, the yearning and the power of this statement, and its attendant images of horror is, perhaps, already dead. I am convinced that everyone should see this film. Thank you.

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Posted by Joe Leven on 26/1/06
So Powerful and so Sad.

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Posted by Shirley Crabtree on 26/1/06
This is out on the undercurrents radical news DVD and it is wonderful.

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Posted by Trea Autumn Wolf on 26/1/06
Unfortuneately corporations and uncaring folk will not take this spiritual/ecological message to heart. Progress as promised is their answer to those of us who care for our Mother Earth. Not just trees but other enviormental issues need to be addressed. So far, death and disease has not stopped the rape of our planet. What will it take for the uncaring people to gain wisdom?

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Posted by SHANTI DRAGON on 26/1/06
This film touched my heart so deeply that I cried thru the entire film and now I feel sick. Stop cutting the trees. I love them all.STOP CUTTING THE TREES. We need them to survive this planet, we are humans.

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Posted by Brian Cawley on 26/1/06
I live in the beautiful state of Washington in the USA. For me this was a bitter sweet vignette. My neighbor has started to build on his lot, adjacent to mine. The builder has clearcut the entire lot so now "my" trees are gone. There were no horses to bear mute witness, but there were displaced racoons, opossums, chipmunks, other small creatures and birds (our local bald eagles used to survey their kingdom from those same trees.

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Posted by probyn gregory on 26/1/06
touching, i esp. liked the horse trying to communicate with the other police horse. It might have helped to explain why there so many police at this event -- because of the filming? trees are decidedly underestimated. i myself was nearly arrested trying to reclaim a TWIG from the storm-fallen 1000-yr-old Louise Oak in LA a few years ago. I eventually got my prized twig by waiting until 3AM when the guards went on break. Trees are our friends and protectors.

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Posted by Arthur Wilfred Holmes on 26/1/06
There are none so blind that will not see. Those horses are not as dumb as we appear to be.

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Posted by Delilah on 26/1/06
Made me cry because tree murder is common in Texas too. The people behind it are interested in the bottom line of their bank accounts.

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Posted by Caroline Kenner on 26/1/06
this made me cry. I love the trees.

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Posted by Kyrene Goldleaf on 26/1/06
This was awesome! The spirits were there for this event.

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Posted by Rossana Shokrian on 26/1/06
Beautiful and sad. It is visually so powerful to see such nature in the face of its destruction. Simple film but very moving.

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Posted by Erayna Beckman on 26/1/06
Sad in content, but wonderfully done.

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Posted by Anne Herbison on 26/1/06
Its terrible to see the horses soooo sad!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Graham Pritchard on 26/1/06
Trees are living intelligent entities. They deserve respect as we do. They help us to breathe. Interesting. But let us not make one side the baddies. We are all insanely missing the point from day to day. Let us cease attacking each other in thought word or deed. Let us cease to consider others as "others". There is one person here upon this planet. The planet is one. We are that one. I am that. Thanks be to God.

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Posted by jan kroon on 25/1/06
powerfull love for mystery

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Posted by LeRae Hectus on 25/1/06
Powerful Imagery and Prose

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Posted by Diane Kirkland on 25/1/06
Thank you for bringing this film and information out to the public.

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Posted by June Barrett on 25/1/06
Fantastic filming, very moving and very sad. 'Oh the Mighty Oak' of England.

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Posted by Peter Sorensen on 25/1/06
I saw this several years ago, and it remains one of the very most magical and moving ecology videos of all time. Thank you for posting it on the 'net!

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Posted by Jobbe Wijnen (NL) on 25/1/06
Bit dramatic and judgemental, If trees are gods work, so are cars and roads. The felling of a tree is something I think one should always be hesitant with, but those earth-firster-type people I saw in this film are sometimes more fundamentalist than the people cutting the tree. I like the film, but refuse to be judgemental about the felling right away without further data.

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Posted by Kathleen Deacy-Moore on 25/1/06
S0 Sad

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Posted by Cheri Henderson on 25/1/06
Really excellent and poignant. The narration and music went very well with the subject matter.

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Posted by Brian Dopke on 25/1/06
Mystical truth. We were leavers and now we are takers. We need to return to our "roots".

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Posted by Thresa Roden on 25/1/06
Very poignant. I hope it touches a lot of people.

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Posted by Rexie on 25/1/06
My goddess...I could not stop the tears of emotion from flowing out of me. A wonderfully touching film yet at the same time, dreadfully sad. The horses were a unmistakable plea from the ancient lands...but it was not heard or it was heard and igorned. England burns the excess lumber rather than use it. What a waste. This disgraces the lands, the ancestors, and everything sacred...desecrating the very thing our ancestors worshipped and revered. How truely, horribly, unforgettably sad.

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Posted by Fiona Barker on 25/1/06
Conveys no knowledge about horses nature. All domestic horses are curious about what is going on and will get in the way, We used to have trouble mending fences because our horses would actually follow the hammer down with their noses. All horses will challenge a strange horse in their territory.

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Posted by Julia Mladenova on 25/1/06
I`m speachless. I cryed while I was watching the movie....

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Posted by Karen Szabo on 25/1/06
This was an exceptional and very moving piece. Thank you so much for putting it on the 'net where we could watch it. I was in tears.

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Posted by Michael Bedar on 25/1/06
Knowledge, love, and strength are conveyed in Wild Horses of Newbury, much more of which all humanity will need to avert devoiding our planet of both meaning and ecological life-support. In addition to participating only in life-affirming socio-economic activity and education, perhaps the most important step to take from here is to spread the notion of consciousness, awakened in meditation and sacred relationships. Coming from my passionate home and work, the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, the importance of "mighty trees," as the film put it, is extremely clear. To both the destroyers of the trees and the activists: awaken to oneness so that we do not fight with each other or with the living planet. As I write this, it is the first rain in my desert in 7 months; may it be a sign of enlightening times. Please also commit to participate in the daily meditation to create peace by being peace, the Peace Every Day Initiative (website easily found), as well as the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center's work. Blessings -- Michael

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Posted by Jacqueline Redmond on 25/1/06
Truthfully - it was extraordinary how the horses came into the scene, but the danger we humans can make is pointing a finger at those whose level of ignorance leaves them seperate from life itself. By doing so we cast out those places inside ourselves that are ignorant - so everyone ends up pointing at everyone. Education of the ignorance in us is a key. The faces of the belligrent men (I notice that it was virtually all men in the film - this says much), shows this ignorance and separation and that is the true sadness that this film shows. Watching the mighty oak being cut down as though it was just another job was upsetting and that is what we have lost - our connection. Lastly the impact of the film would have been even greater with silences - leaving time for the viewer to absorb what they are seeing. Thank you.

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Posted by William Robertson on 25/1/06
The only solution is to make sure YOUR money supports OUR community and values we support - get out of big banks, mortgages, chain stores TODAY.

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Posted by Hannah Santos on 25/1/06
The fact that the horses appeared and danced around the mightly oak is incredible and beautiful. The film itself, the commentary but above all the music were a bit cheesy, I'm afraid, reinforcing the idea that tree lovers are freaky hippie outcasts (as opposed to a brave nation of all peoples).

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Posted by Beat Hangartner on 25/1/06
i seen this move now over and over again…. i congratulate the makers of this film for there Insight and i condo late england for the loss of it's culture and pride...

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Posted by Lucy Thomas on 25/1/06
I cried. So much love for everything shown... including those in high viz- be sure that the horses left their message with them too. Remember that we cannot live in love if we shut them out with our judgement.

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Posted by chris jones on 25/1/06
If this film didn't move you in some way,then your life isn't worth living...........

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Posted by Teresa Dawn Hendrickson on 25/1/06
This film was quite touching. Few things bring me to tears in my maturity, but seeing the old oak felled brought sobs from the soul of my being and I cried.

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Posted by Regina Neely on 25/1/06
The simplicity of emotion moved me to tears.

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Posted by Cheryl M. Howard on 25/1/06
Amazing footage of the horses.

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Posted by anand rory weightman on 25/1/06
a very moving little piece of documentary film-making. Powerful in itself, it didn't really need the commentary...

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Posted by pam on 25/1/06
very profound and sad

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Posted by Alessandro Boggian on 25/1/06
Very, very sad. Ancient trees are the only living testimony of the past. If we rebuke the past, we become unworthy to live the future.

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Posted by Augusta Jose da Silva do Nascimento on 25/1/06
I am so hurt withe the pain of seeing these trees going down...and the indiference in the security guys eyes. Deepely touched. Thank you for making this moment eternal. Beautiful and so sad at the same time. Blessing

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Posted by Aleardo Zaccheo on 24/1/06
Excellent very touching movie, sadly this was not a computer generated animation but the harsh reality. Alex

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Posted by Philip Newton on 24/1/06
Simply amazing. And so very saddening.

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Posted by Sumerianwolf on 24/1/06
WoW! I sit with tears in my eyes after watching this film. More people should view it, then maybe the rape of the planet would stop before she is destroyed.

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Posted by Ellen Bicheler on 24/1/06
I am shaking in my chair as I write this. The injustice of the tree removal invokes in me some sort of old wisdom. Like the wild horses, I want to protect them. Too late for these trees, but I will protect what I can here in Petaluma. I rate it 5 for it's emotional response.

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Posted by Lady Grey Wolf on 24/1/06
I was moved beyond words by this film...yet, not really surprised. The human race is killing itself off and is too stupid to see it. Perhaps one day they may awaken but I fear by then, it will be too late....

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Posted by Karen Alvarado on 24/1/06
Rating is a 5 for its' content that held so much meaning and the incredible awareness of the horses. To see how people and animals respond to the tradgey's of this planet being destroyed.

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Posted by Rochelle Dorey on 24/1/06
How profoundly moving. This film will touch the hearts of very many people.

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Posted by Camilla Iverson on 24/1/06
Wow! What a testimonial showing how Mother Nature and all of God's creation to being alive and connected with one another. What a moving piece of what was. My heart aches! Today, and everyday, I will give Love to ALL that is! And, I will give Thanks to Mother Nature!

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Posted by Jan Young on 24/1/06
Very moving indeed. Very powerful. How wonderful to see those horses. Nature at its best,watching as man destroyed the trees, very sad and very powerful.

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Posted by Gail Wright on 24/1/06
How poignant

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Posted by JoAnn Hanson on 24/1/06
Your film is excellent and tells it like it is. Not just in England, but all over the world. Thank you for capturing this on film.

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Posted by Angela Cameron on 24/1/06
omg I love it it was happy and sad, if only most of man kind could become one with nature like those 2 beautiful horses, this world would be a much happier place for all kind.

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Posted by Martin Noakes on 24/1/06
Fantastic film profound!

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Posted by Rob Gustaveson on 24/1/06
Beautiful and sad. The Horses and Trees have more Soul than those who suck their cigarettes of death. So elegant the Horses Black were to take a stand against the darkness. We too need to rage against the dying of the Light.

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Posted by Nicki Howarth on 24/1/06
Moved me more than I can say. Thank you for sharing this!

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Posted by Pat Tomski on 24/1/06
Never fear, nature always wins, even if it means human-kind's extinction, stronger, greater, grander beasts have fallen, nature and her cycles continue - with or without "us"!

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Posted by Ida Tan on 24/1/06
An excellent and very sensitive portrayal of our interconnectedness and how the animals are often more enlightened than most humans. Thank you for filming that.

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Posted by Delana Darrow on 24/1/06
very emontional an impowering I hope it effects everyone who see's it.

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Posted by Frederick K. Smart III on 24/1/06
Superb! The Horse corresponds to Truth. Great job!! Keep up the great work! Peace and God Bless,

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Posted by Mary Devlin on 24/1/06
A lovely film, with great music. Very touching, very significant. Should be required viewing for all schoolchildren.

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Posted by Matt Willner on 24/1/06
just great

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Posted by CILE HOLLOWAY on 24/1/06
outstanding in an incredibly depressing way! Every single earth inhabitant should view it.

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Posted by World Citizen on 23/1/06
Beautiful, haunting, sad film: wonderful music: fabulous narrative. And the horses... oh the poor horses! They seemed to have more sense and feeling than the hard-hatted chain-saw wielders who cut down our trees and destroy our planet for filthy lucre!! Well done to all concerned in making this important film. It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Albert Einstein

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Posted by Lori Burton on 23/1/06
Great short film. Very poignant. Good shots of the surprised crew as the horses appeared when they were cutting down the old oaks. You could tell the horses were impacted by their activities and tried to telegraph their dismay by running in and around the crew and bystanders. The commentary was great!

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Posted by Melba WElls on 23/1/06
The horses were trying to save the stupid humans. What a way to make a person think. Well, try to make a person think. We humans are pretty dumb. Show it to children, they will pay attention. Grown ups are slow to listen. Terrific job!!!

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Posted by Cynthia Kahle on 23/1/06
Fabulous show this to as many people as possible

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Posted by james nailor on 23/1/06
HAUNTING....as brougt out, our ansestors worshiped the OAKS. The people new the language of the animals. Who is left to tell the truth. Find an oak and sit in it, universal truth will speak to you.

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Posted by andrea spielvogel on 23/1/06
Magical and so profound!Anaimals are also shifting into 5th Dimension!

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Posted by Hagop on 23/1/06
nice. depressing. if movies could move me to tears, i would have cried.

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Posted by Alexiis on 23/1/06
Paganchristianmuslimjew....listen and see for yourself...the animal children of the earthmother are begging you to stop. Just hesitate. Wait. Do something diffferent. We don't have to do this to live here. If we continue on as we are, we will not live anymore.

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Posted by Alan Milheim on 23/1/06
Very poignant.

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Posted by Birdy Heywood on 23/1/06
I cry for the mighty messengers. Many of us humans have forgotten our roots. We need to return to them to find out who we are and where we came from. Where we are destined to go. WE ARE SO VERY SMALL BUT CAN DESTROY SO MUCH. HAIL THE MIGHTY ROOTS.HAIL REALISATION AND CHANGE. BLESSED BE ALL WHO SEE BLESSED BE ALL WHO CARE AND BLESSED BE THOSE WHO ACT.

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Posted by alison bailey on 23/1/06
Excellent. To the point with very few words. There is nothing more to be said. It respects the viewer and touches all senses. Will man never learn. Just because we can, doesn't mean we should destroy for our perceived advancement.

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Posted by Rochelle Hellar on 23/1/06
I was so so sad , crying for the horses more for what they lost. Can't we humans do good?

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Posted by virginia navascues on 23/1/06
great but oh, so sad. Where did Man ever get the idea that he has the right of life and death over all other beings?

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Posted by Cindy Bladt on 23/1/06
WOW, I was raised in the Redwood Forest of Northern Calif, I also know of the Spirit of our mighty trees. Thank you for reminding us that humans are not the only creatures who can know of the great Spirits and magick. Horses are very grounded to out mother (Gaia) and also extremely intuitive. These horses were very brave indeed to come into such a threatening environment say goodbye and let MAN know, there is more to life than meets the eye. Mitakuye Oyasin, Windspirit (Cindy)

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Posted by tony moss on 23/1/06
great

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Posted by Irene Graver on 23/1/06
Excellent

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Posted by Shannon Smith on 23/1/06
Wonderful and definitely moving.

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Posted by G. Bush on 23/1/06
Lovede It!

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Posted by Susan Gollnick on 22/1/06
That was wonderful. I wish more people felt like the horses.

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Posted by andrea spratt on 22/1/06
so moving.... I had to hold back tears... I know this is happening and it is easy for me to say that I do not know what to do about it. I just feel totally disconnected to our reason of being.

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Posted by Heather Alari on 22/1/06
This film was deeply moving and being sent to me coincides with the whale coming into the Thames this weekend to die, which tells us about the imbalance we (mankind) are creating on this planet or ecosystem. The earth would be in greater health if only animals/mammals were here - it is humans causing all the imbalance and we all need to awaken to the truth of this.

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Posted by Bob Ronald on 22/1/06
Excellent production on a subject too frequently derided. The majesty of the horses serves to belittle the involvement of the contractors who show cretinous disregard for their despicable actions.

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Posted by Jessica Dean on 22/1/06
This film was a piece of modern poetry. On par with J. R. R. Tolkien and Henry David Thoureau. Thank you for taking the time to raise consciousness in such a beautiful, empathetic way.

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Posted by Tamara Brewster on 22/1/06
Damm, it made me cry.....how do people not get that destroying the planet is suicide? Even if they care only for themselves, you'd think they'd at least consider self preservation.....humans are a virus.

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Posted by Tanya Silva on 22/1/06
Great film!

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Posted by Morgaine Wolfe on 22/1/06
Very moving. The score and voice over are haunting..

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Posted by rory fletcher on 22/1/06
an excellent piece of film, we are not alone in the realization of what we are desroying!!!

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Posted by SatanEdinburgh on 22/1/06
Not as good as I expected.It was eerie all the same though.

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Posted by Sandra on 22/1/06
I am so grateful there are still folks who care enough to make this film available to see. I am going to do my part to make others aware and send this link on to everyone in my address book. Thanks!

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Posted by Bernadette. Ryder on 21/1/06
beautiful. loved the horses

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Posted by Ged Byrne on 21/1/06
Beautiful, it's almost as if the horses knew what were ahppening. And with the rarity of wild horses in Britain it makes me wonder if they were horses at all.

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Posted by KRIS N NIK on 20/1/06
It saddens us deeply to see what is happening to our deer mother earth ,the horses knew they have a sense when somthing is wrong .It was a very haunting film

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Posted by Lorraine Maegerle on 20/1/06
Awesome; Spiritually outrageous; never saw anything like it in my life. Loved it when the black wild horse put his face against the white horses face as if to communicate a message ("stop these stupid humans and their destructive actions.) to the horse the cop was riding.

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Posted by Daria Booth on 20/1/06
so sad - such disregard for nature - it was disturbing how they just ignored the horses - it's a very moving film -

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Posted by jeanette on 20/1/06
Very moving and unsettling. I agree, it needs to be seen around the world. We need more tree huggers like Julia Butterfly saving the Redwoods.

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Posted by James Clair Lewis on 20/1/06
You've given me a new understanding of the term, "Horse Sense". While watching the film, I thought about JRR Tolkien, and the Orcs destroying the forests around Isengard.

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Posted by Laura Delano on 20/1/06
Heartrending.

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Posted by Roni Lowry on 20/1/06
Our dear Mother, how we tear at your flesh and fill your wounds with poison. How much longer will you endure us before you shake us off and begin again once more? My heart continues to weep when my eyes can weep no more.

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Posted by cathryn MacEllerhan on 20/1/06
I cried knowing both the trees and the horses were in pain as am I. What is happening to our world is unbelieveably wrong. This film should be seen around the world for all those who don't believe in magick to see !!!

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Posted by Carol Galione on 20/1/06
Lovely

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Posted by Douglas Engelhardt on 20/1/06
A wonderful film, shows that once again so-called human "progress" is destroying everything sacred and beautiful. Perhaps, sadly, the horses know a lot more than we do,and maybe we should take the time to LISTEN.

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Posted by Jody Rhines on 19/1/06
A very good film, insightful, meaningful... heartbreaking. Trees are life-hydrants; when we cut down a tree, we cut ourselves as well; in many ways. We lose the beauty, the negative ions (create positive vibes!), the oxygen, the friendship, the good counsel... we lose some type of human decency when we become numb, lose our conscience and perception of the sacredness of all of our relations human or not- large small ... all.

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Posted by Donna Hauser on 19/1/06
I really loved the film. Being an animal lover and proud Mother to many dogs over the years, I could feel the pain of these Horses and they were beautiful. Mr. Carroll has a lovely speaking voice and a great eye for the meaning of life.

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Posted by Joanne Warfield on 19/1/06
Poignant, heartbreaking and ever too symptomatic of the assault on our lovely home — Earth. I'll weep for these trees and show this documentary to as many people as I can to help awaken those who sleep through such tragedies. Thank you for filming it. It must be seen.

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Posted by Tessa Eagle Swan on 19/1/06
Very moving, a lesson for us all from the horses, they still have feeling and compassion unlike the ruthless human nature of man.

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Posted by lidhka inga on 19/1/06
touching..

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Posted by CrystalEagle on 19/1/06
Thanks! Excellent! I'll show it to more people...

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Posted by becky mekola on 19/1/06
I think this is one way the aniamals are telling us to leave their shade there food there habitats alone they have to stand up as much as we have to stand up for our freedom this could be any aniamal standing there ground for there food,rest relaxation the shade, their babies. i think the aniamals tell us in the right way how we should be living.

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Posted by Dennis Diemel on 19/1/06
I felt the horror and pain of the murder of the tree along with the wonder of the horses visit.

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Posted by brian matthew on 18/1/06
Outstanding

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Posted by Brenda on 18/1/06
What have we done to you Good Mother?

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Posted by Carmen Armstrong on 18/1/06
This was a sad piece of filming, the music just summed up the whole scene...

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Posted by edel mirsky on 18/1/06
Although the author, Mark Carol, claimed (no) "inspration," I found the film not only inspirational, but compelling, and certainly worth documenting. It's a shame there wasn't a second video camera in the crowd, of course, that would be too easy. But, plenty of reason to be at this most somber event. Felling historical giants that posses generations of experience, knowledge and wisdom for most likely nothing more than someone's temporary venture and gain. The passion that was unmistakenly shown by the two wild horses is an omen, at least, to me. They were links of a chain that included the trees. Those links are irreplaceable. Someone could make a great story out of all this and maybe even a profit as a result...but is this is about making profit from ripping up our natural habitat? I think that Mr. Carol has captured a truly spiritual moment on film. I also would like to think that he will use it in a truly humane way.

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Posted by Marcel Baynes on 18/1/06
A wakeup call to us all. Trees tell an important story on how we are treating the earth and each other. Were not doing very well on both fronts. The horses came as messengers for us to pay attention to all Gods creations. Through the power of technology I was able to witness this spectacle. I hope I never see something as grusome as this again. We have to wake up!!!!!

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Posted by Trevor Jackson on 18/1/06
A message that must be shared and passed on by all!

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Posted by Esme on 17/1/06
Beautiful,,,,,,,,,,,, Stirring,,,,,,,, haunting,,,,,, such things that happen without concern,,,,,,,,have impact that we may never know,,,,,,,I wish I could have understood the horses because they knew something we may never know

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Posted by Lamorak on 17/1/06
Sad yet inspiring,the connection of beast and land. Peace of the Grove /|\

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Posted by Wilma on 17/1/06
With all the expreience that i have with horses, it is very unlikly that those were wild horses. there is no way that a wild horse would have come that close to all those people with all that noise, and anywhere near those other horses without making a huge fuss.

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Posted by Wolf on 17/1/06
Agree the narration is a bit heavy with such an extreme reaction from the horses it need not have been so. Pinchen - quotes - Be prepared to listen to another side - there just isn't one. You can't compare the desecration of a place like that and counter with 'how many were planted' etc. with so many brown sites going to ruin there is no need for green sites to be disturbed and the car boom should be controlled not expanded. When it's gone it's gone and you Pinchen will tell your children of how great the country was....only there won't be any country, just brick and pollution. how proud.

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Posted by Diane Goettlicher on 17/1/06
Very powerful and real

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Posted by Ally on 17/1/06
Beautiful, sad, very moving!

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Posted by Judy Young on 17/1/06
I was impressed by the film. I was saddened by the destruction. I was inspired by the wild horses who are still in touch with their inate spirit of knowing right from wrong. The music was lovely.

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Posted by David John Pinchen on 16/1/06
Evocative, emotive and designed to extract the desired reactions. Be prepared to listen to another side - How many hundreds of trees were planted to replace each one seen felled? Just be fair in your reporting.

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Posted by Krys Bielecki on 16/1/06
Heartbreaking. We all know that this is happening even more to make way for roads, houses etc, but to be brought a beautiful and yet so sad film to a wide audience via the internet is genius. What amazing creatures the horses and so mysterious.

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Posted by Vicky Semones on 16/1/06
Lyrically captures the raw import of the event. Direct. Thoughtful. Heart-felt. Stirs the emotions. Images linger long after viewing. Should be shown to widest audience possible, including the U.S.

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Posted by David R Melbie on 16/1/06
My soul was wounded by the sight of the death of Duir, the mighty Oak. . . take heed - trees never forget!

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Posted by Mariedna Stevens on 16/1/06
Profound. Speaks volumes. No one who can make a difference is listening.

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Posted by Michael Homan on 16/1/06
Very powerful, could have done without all the narration...very good none the less

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Posted by Embjørg Våge on 16/1/06
honest and direct, going right to the heart. Hope you all have a sense of what could be done different, even right at the end -it doesn't have to stop there, just like that....

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Posted by Joni Shepherd on 16/1/06
Amazing video. We are all connected. Us, horses, trees, everything - we should take better care of our world. Thanks for sharing the story.

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Posted by Pierpaolo de Angelis on 16/1/06
Sad, yet true. A great reminder of who we are....

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Posted by Alan Levin on 16/1/06
Excellent, very moving.

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Posted by VALERIE HAYES on 15/1/06
VERY MOVING, TOUCHING MESSAGE. THE HORSES WERE OUR ANCESTORS SCREAMING! ENGLAND WHAT HAS BECOME OF YOU - INDEED.

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Posted by Sophie Auber on 15/1/06
Great little film, I love the magic of these two horses, their message was so clear!

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Posted by Naomie Poran on 15/1/06
Wonderful work. This movie should not be the prerogative of the few: a full documentary movie about the topic of tree spirit, horse spirit, human spirit and earth spirit (Gaia) is in order. There is a universal readiness and clear zeitgeist to stop the madness, the only thing missing is education! Go for it! Please...

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Posted by K. Tramper on 15/1/06
The bst ever. the man who made this is totally right about his message and new to portray it beautifully and painfull. Which is what he meant with it.

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Posted by Just a guy.. on 15/1/06
Good clip

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Posted by quiatier riperly on 14/1/06
Simpley fantasy, humans applying their own beliefs to the actions of animals, its ridiculous.

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Posted by Adam Sargant on 14/1/06
Incredible. You have taught me something new and profound about the nature of our relationship with nature.

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Posted by Ari Hoem on 14/1/06
This film captures essential knowledge.

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Posted by Scott Alexander King on 14/1/06
That brought me to tears. The Wild Horses of Newbury is a powerful message that must be seen by everyone if we are ever to really appreciate the inherent knowing the animals have and the sacred wisdom they share. If only more people would heed their wisdom then our planet would become a much better place ... or rather, return to the 'place' it once was.

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Posted by Steve King on 14/1/06
Very moving. I found it painful to watch - I wonder about our fellow human beings who do this kind of thing. The incident with the horses was astonishing. Thank you for making this film available.

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Posted by kathleen pingelton on 14/1/06
wow,this was very moving and left me quite speechless.All living creatures are tied with the Earth.The rogue horses wild spirits seem to be all-knowing and in grief for what was about to become of the Trees.I hail from the United States(yes,I realize that we have enviromental issues galore) and can only hope in my heart of hearts that Britain does more to pay attention to this horrible act of selfishness and environmental mutilation.

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Posted by Joseph Fabry on 14/1/06
The film is very well done and to me gut wrenching, it was like watching a murder. I thought there was more respect for trees in the British Isles, this is a travesty.

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Posted by Kevin Stacey on 14/1/06
Wow, not a dry eye in the room.

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Posted by jade on 13/1/06
I was not there seeing I was only four at the time I don't even think I was in the area so all I can say is : LONG LIVE THE 'WILD' HORSES!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Leanne Carter on 13/1/06
Wow. I love the light and shadow in this film. My breath was taken; my heart fell heavy as the very spirited horses greived. I am humbled by the majesty of the oak.

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Posted by Alyx Williams on 13/1/06
very moving and magical. it brought a tear to my eye.

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Posted by Don Burrows on 13/1/06
Amazing. Something mystical about the way these horses appear and one of them heading for one of the police horses. It seems unbelievable. I do think there could have been more punch in a rather dilatory voice-over, or as one reviewer said, more anger than sorrow.

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Posted by Lisa Jones on 13/1/06
Wow!!!! Really good. Powerfull moments!

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Posted by nami piesse on 13/1/06
moving, powerful

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Posted by Janet Cerretani on 13/1/06
Our arrogance knows no bounds. thank you for this movie.

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Posted by Buck on 13/1/06
Simply remarkable

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Posted by Brandon Williams on 13/1/06
Fine short...I don't want to damper the emotionality some may be having with this short, but just because two horses came running up does not mean that they were attempting to stop the chainsaws or were saying goodbye to the trees or performing some other act that people like to believe that animals do in supposed congruousness with human actions based off of strong emotions. I've known many tamed horses and almost every single one I've known comes around at the first sight of humans; food, curiosity, familiarity, etc. And if they were tamed horses and/or had a lot of human interaction, why would one expect them to run away at the sound of chainsaws; simply watch a city cop's horse in the midst of traffic, construction, thousands of humans and you'll find that horses can be very easily trained to stay calm in very loud, possibly stressful, environments. But again, fine short indeed. I am not discounting that maybe the assumptions about the horses' actions may be true, or close to true. I just question the feelings and emotions that may be being projected onto the horses' actions and possible intents/non-intents that really have more to do with some peoples' strong emotional states.

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Posted by Jacqueline Lamont on 13/1/06
Very Sad. The message is important. I too wonder what the horses had to say.

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Posted by Cindy Spring on 13/1/06
It made me cry.

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Posted by Betty Allen on 13/1/06
Very moving. Devastating to watch.

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Posted by Josh Arroyo on 13/1/06
When will we learn, our destruction will not be from some outside source, but from our own incompetance. A powerful film, captured in the moment, and filled with an inspiring passion that is rarely experienced, by the common man.

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Posted by Nick Ford on 12/1/06
Thank you for making this. I was part of the Newbury Bypass protest. It changed a lot of things in me, and this film has brought back the immediacy of how it felt. The outrage, yet the magic. It has sharpened an edge of me that had become dulled these ten years. Good work. I'd have given a 5-star rating for a stronger commentary, but then I prefer to work with anger than sorrow.

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Posted by sleeping ninjja on 12/1/06
speechless really... However i wonder what the black horse said to the police horse??. Reminds me of a quote "only when man has cut down all the trees, & poisoned all the seas will he maybe realise that he can't eat money....

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Posted by Dan Yoder on 12/1/06
excellent film, it speaks for itself

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Posted by claudia anderson on 12/1/06
Thank you for telling this story, it truely needed to be told.

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Posted by Veronica Jones on 12/1/06
Very moving

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Posted by katherine mills on 12/1/06
Hauntingly important message.

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Posted by Luca Tironzelli on 12/1/06
Thank you!!!

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Posted by John Howard on 12/1/06
Well Done!

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Posted by John Howard on 12/1/06
Well Done!

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Posted by Raff Potter on 12/1/06
These all needs more publicity and a whole lot more attention. The choice of humans to focus on the conflict and separateness from the whole will have its own consequences.... future physical pain being one of them. The invisible language spoken far out strips the present physical realities and this energy creates a certain future appearance. Where our focus goes, energies flows and the results of the focus and energies create inevitable consequences.

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Posted by Damh Smith on 12/1/06
Wonderful! Touching, moving, had me in tears! I remember Newbury, and it seems that we have forgotten what happened there. Even now the current government build plans for their new roads, thinking that the protestor has moved on, grown old. But this film brings it back into our conciousness. Where it should be, all the time.

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Posted by Rhonda Johnson on 12/1/06
Sadly beautiful.

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Posted by Lewis Skinner on 12/1/06
A stirring and emotive film. Some would call for realism, and say that as we grow in population we need more land, more roads, and so some wild and green places must be sacrificed. At the heart of any conflict, it is often compromise that must be found for harmony to prevail. But not here, not now. There can be no compromise when all that is good in the world is being destroyed in ignorance and short-sightedness, in selfishness and as an affront to what freedom really stands for. But I have not always believed as I believe now, and it is my hope that others may change as I have, taking the time to understand and to appreciate this natural world around us, and the spirits of the things that live here. I look forward to a time when feelings that tell us that this kind of "development" is wrong are acted upon, until a stand is made and enough people can create a change in values among our society. I offer a prayer to all those brave warriors that give of their lives, holding back the poisons we create, doing their best to cleanse the air so that life may continue and that we all may go on breathing the breath of life. For all those that stand tall, and all those that are cut down in their prime. I salute you. And I am grateful.

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Posted by Lynne Flannery on 12/1/06

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Posted by Simon James Walton on 12/1/06
Just another sad example of Man's disregard for his land , sad sad sad , thanks for highlighting it and the animals and those that care in the crowd of protesters , and showing the faces of the ignorant thugs , really need educating , need to make them aware of the big picture , I'm sure deep within them is a kind heart buried under all the stress of trying to survive in the UK , godspeed and keep it up love Allways SimonXXX

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Posted by Philip Galati on 12/1/06
I found the commentary very fitting for the flim. The waste involved was rather thoughtless and irresponsible on the part of the the tree cutters. Were these hundred year oaks needing to be cut, they could have at least been taken to a local wood carver or furniture maker to preserve their memory with some honor and dignity. The sensless cutting of trees for expanion of human life will continue until we reach a Spiritual peak as a society.

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Posted by Laura Brewer Johnson on 12/1/06
This is very powerful. Bless this story for the lessons it imparts! may we heed and learn.

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Posted by donna packer on 11/1/06
chilling, touching. Wonderful.

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Posted by Jonathan Westhaven on 11/1/06
The film poses the question, England what has become of you? This question goes out to all of humanity. What has become of us? If your heart is not stirred by watching this film, pray that the fire of life may be rekindled once more in your soul.

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Posted by Adam Clarke on 11/1/06
A perfect illustration of how man has become so utterly disenchanted with nature! Poignant,poetic, moving and unforgettable.

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Posted by jodi dedels on 11/1/06
very powerfull film,I sat with disbelife that we humans continue to cause massive destruction to our beautiful world, havent we learnt from the past,all the wild aniamls that come down from the mountians eating are garbage, this is a clear message from the 2 horses(leave my shelter)my trees. we have to stop thinking of our selves

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Posted by marlon garren on 10/1/06
such an obvious display of the unhappiness of the natural order and of the ancients concerning the way the human race continues to ignore what is right and just.

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Posted by Ivan Chan on 10/1/06
Beyond words... what have we become when we don't listen to what the horses and trees were communicating, let alone ourselves?

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Posted by Mark McCormick on 10/1/06
The Druids held the oak trees sacred. Now we cut them down like they are lifeless. Tis depressing.

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Posted by Pam Iams on 10/1/06
Wow. The film should have ended right after the horses. Everything else was anticlimactic.

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Posted by Moody Lawless on 10/1/06
Heart rending destruction of sacred trees carried out by unthinking goons. The horses were noble and far more intelligent than the unfeathered bipeds with the chainsaws.

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Posted by Laura Joy on 10/1/06
A poignant documentary, personal and still pertinent, even after 10 years. The events at Newbury have a place in history, as a visible manifestation of 'progress' at any price, and the creative and collective counter-resistance, which revealed that so many people did give a damn. So did it change anything? Things have speeded up even more, and greed seems to have gripped the nation. Who has the energy or belief to resist what is so creeping and insidious? This little film has reminded me to take heart, to have hope, because in the end, the wild, wise earth will look after itself.

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Posted by judy stidham USA on 10/1/06
The actual film size needed to be able to be viewed in a larger format (I'm old and vision isn't what it used to be). But I agree, if we as people do not put a higher value on our planet than we do on progress a time will come when our planet will die.

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Posted by Shar Clements on 10/1/06
What are we doing to our planet, our home and what are we leaving our children. This short film helps to bring home the destruction that is occuring throughout the world, everyday. The beautiful horses obviously knew of the destruction that was occuring in their own backyard and they made their presence felt. Why do we stay quiet and let the govenment continue to rape and pillage the earth?

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Posted by Per Lundberg on 10/1/06
Pain, a metal blade burning with petrol is twisted inside my soul. The harm I do, the harm we do every day, as I get into my car. Can it be undone?

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Posted by Adele James on 10/1/06
Totaly moved me, I cried all morning. How can we say animals are dumb when they clearly have more intelligence than we do, when it comes to the things that really matter .

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Posted by debs on 10/1/06
for an "in the moment" film the quality was very good full marks for getting the camera out in time and with such calmness, i think you really captured the mood of the day and the wonder of the horses. I often lose faith about caring for our world and getting worked up about things that I often feel I have no control over. but to see another animal being obviously so concerned really brought it home to me that as the spokes people of the animal world we really should be speaking out more. those horses where an inspiration and the film left me feeling very sad but hopeful that we have not lost touch with our nature and spirit yet. i wish i was able to express more eloquently my feelings right now, my words are clumsy and do not do justice to the film. I think the narrator really speaks for all of us and expresses many of my own feelings very well. If I have any critisisum of anything about the film at all it is where the people are sat around afterwards (yet again it is people who are already in touch with the spirit of our world). and to send this film to try to reach the "unconverted" a more "suited" (again sorry for my clumsy words) bunch of people expressing these emotions would probably have more impact.

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Posted by Debbie Krulder on 10/1/06
WOW!!! This needs to be played EVERY wher, in Every Country!!!!! BRAVO!!!

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Posted by shannoncollins on 10/1/06
powerful and spiritual

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Posted by Iris on 10/1/06
What a beautiful work of art. How can we teach all that we know about nature and the loving kindness of our earth Mother is we are continually destroying her. Those beautiful mystical horese, how they love our Lady, and that which she bestows upon us. This was a gift, and you and I the recipient of a wonderful, spiritual mourning.

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Posted by Diane Gaw on 09/1/06
Nicely edited to show the horses' entrance. And far too apt to leave me in tears, with suitable music and commentary. No words can say more, though, than did these amazing animal spirits. What has become of humankind, that we have lost our touch with nature, lost ourselves?

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Posted by Douglas Stewart on 09/1/06
Thank you so very much for this astonishing film. I am moved beyond words. In our silent struggle to save our Mother Earth from the mindless developers and overlords, this stands as living proof that the ancestors are alive and with us. I saw Epona and Rhiannon dancing proudly to stake their claim and make an undeniable statement in these beautiful animals. Again thank you.

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Posted by Annie D Allan on 09/1/06
So good but Oh so sad

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Posted by Robert Bestwick on 09/1/06
A superb film capturing a truly tragic yet magikal moment. May the horses shame the despoilers into silencing their chainsaws.

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Posted by Barbara Clark on 09/1/06
Beautiful, wondrous and agonising. Thank you for capturing such an amazing moment on film and for sharing it. The horses have not forgotten as so many of us have.

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Posted by Sydney Lancaster on 09/1/06
A painful and beautiful requiem for a respectful approach to the planet that - at our peril - we continue to ignore. The horses are indeed wiser than all the assembled masses intent on the march of 'progress.'

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Posted by Sandra West on 09/1/06
What a sad day that was I bet for all who love the tree's. We need these trees.:(

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Posted by Lola O'Brien on 09/1/06
Poignant and beautiful and devastating. This is a message that needs to be heard by all.

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Posted by m collins on 09/1/06
wow...listen to the animals!! marvelous and thought provoking.

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Posted by Charlene Lauzon on 09/1/06
Beautiful and not surprising that the animals have more respect for the planet than we do.

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Posted by adam spence on 09/1/06
quite moving. its about time we protected trees of a certain age and realise thier beauty, atleast.

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Posted by Merrylyn Janiga on 09/1/06
Ahhhhhh....yes. I have lived and worked with horses for years, and indeed, they are wise in ways we humans know not. A poignant glimpse into the irrevocable march toward the ultimate destruction of our earthly home. The hordes of helmeted, day-glo wearing, cigarette smoking, menacing men - there to see the job was carried out - was frightening. How bizarre the contrast between our precious land, the old, wintrified oaks and these 'hobgoblins' hell-bent on destruction! Some years ago, my horse, a 'middle-aged lady' like myself, helped me put my life back together during a period of terrible desolation. I owe my mental well-being to that gracious mare. I have no difficulty in appreciating the incredible, brave display by the two 'wild' horses. Animals can teach us so much, if only we have the eyes to see, the ears to hear, and can stop thinking we are 'better' than they are!Thanks you for sharing this film with the world!

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Posted by a. justin baker on 09/1/06
a moving piece of imagery...poetic even as it crosses the line into propaganda. some of its metaphors are a bit contrived as it appears to stretch the truth to fit a rigid world view. still it appeals to my soul. if we are going to err on one side or the other...shouldn't we as humans side with the blue spec that represents all the safety that we are guaranteed in this universe? why would we fail to nurture the roots of our heritage? i, for one, am glad that some one speaks for trees that cannot speak for themselves.

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Posted by Tony Taylor on 09/1/06
Very moving. A poignant reminder that our world is being destroyed two trees at a time. The world will be a better place when we can remember that all life is sacred and that in order to survive, we must remember to revere the Great Oaks of our ancestors.

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Posted by Emma Restall Orr on 09/1/06
A beautiful expression, painted on film, sharing such deep and exquisitely communicated grief about the rapacious and secular that so dishonours our sacred land. Shaking and almost awkward, Carroll perfectly shares what those moments felt like at Newbury, moments too often repeated.

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Posted by CAROL WILLIAMS on 09/1/06
THIS IS A SHOCKING DESTRUCTION OF TREES - BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT IS HAPPENING ALL OVER THE WORLD - ALL GOVERNMENTS SHOULD WAKE UP OR THERE WILL BE NOT ENOUGH CLEAN AIR FOR OUR CHILDRENS SAKE - WHY MUST THEY TEAR THINGS OF BEAUTY DOWN

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Posted by Myra South on 09/1/06
Painful, believeable, and I wish more global. We are watching all around us in the Pacific Northwest the death of the wildlands and the poisoning of the waters.It is happening so quickly now, accelerated by the forces of greed and ignorance.

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Posted by Jason Fisk on 09/1/06
Very sad, but very true. What kind of example are we leaving for the next generation and so on. It's just a matter of time until are childrens grandchildrens will be walking around with oxygen canisters. What kind of life is that. Does are governments need for money equal the price of life....

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Posted by R. Keith Moore on 09/1/06
Very touching. It shows us what we have lost over the years. We have lost touch with the earth & what it really is, a living breathing thing.

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Posted by Betty Wright on 08/1/06
Uforgettable because of its heartbreaking sadness

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Posted by Arlene Davis on 08/1/06
Excellent, very thought provoking.

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Posted by Lisa Sellars on 08/1/06
EXCELLENT!!!!

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Posted by Felix MacNeill on 08/1/06
I think it speaks for itself!

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Posted by Anne Ryan on 08/1/06
I thought this was very sensitively done. The music was beautiful. I would have liked to see the narrator's comparison go somewhat beyond England however.We in the US have no shortege of Phillistines.This destructive bent has gripped the entire world and will be our ruin. If only horses could be in office.

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Posted by Rachel Hine on 08/1/06
This film was very moving, although I think the narration might have been a bit literal. Maybe the music was enough. The visuals were pretty self evident.

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Posted by Christopher Neil Roy on 08/1/06
I found this film to be very moving, Will man ever learn from his mistakes??

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Posted by Diane on 08/1/06
Very moving!

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Posted by Ann Collins on 08/1/06
This was just awesome. So very moving. Thank you.

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Posted by Lisa Felger on 08/1/06
This film had me sobbing.

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Posted by Tracy Cave on 08/1/06
Nice job!

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Posted by Todd McGuire on 08/1/06
Its true, America is not the only land to puniush Mother Earth. Kudos to the Maker of the Film for capturing the essence of Mankinds destruction towards unneeded progress.

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Posted by Carlynne Deaver on 08/1/06
Excellent film, well written and quite profound. The music and narration add to the drama and spirit of the moment. We, as humans, need to remember that we are not the only beings on this planet and it is time to wake and stop the needless destruction.

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Posted by Brian Long on 08/1/06
A wonderful look at nature trying to warn us of our self-imposed doom. Our Druid ancesters knew of the beauty and importance of the Oak. Why can't we see it? We should all be Druids on behalf of our planet.

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Posted by catherine cooney on 08/1/06
awesome video footage. too believable. when will we ever take responsibility for the harm and destruction we cause ourselves and others. thank you.

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Posted by alex on 08/1/06
Great footage, dreadful narration - extremely over the top and high emotion-to-content ratio. In fact, I was inescapably reminded of Nigel Tufnel's opening narration for the song "Stonehenge" in the film "Spinal Tap", same timbre and everything. After the first couple of minutes I turned the sound off on my computer and got a great deal more out of the film from that point onward. The narration and music neuter the overall effect of the film by simply leaning much, much too hard on it, as if the viewer wouldn't have understand what was happening without the constant yammering in his ear.

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Posted by Gerald Strong on 08/1/06
I am in the United States and practice druidism. This short nearly made me cry. It was very well done and the music and commentary fix perfectly. Thank you for having it. I will treasure it.

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Posted by ailo gaup on 07/1/06
sad event, supreme film

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Posted by Kate Elliott on 06/1/06
The film was very gripping. something very dramatic was happening. i think the horses reacted naturally to protect their territory. we are only "dumbfounded" because most of us dont understand animal behaviour. did we also notice that the two black horses left docily with the police horses? i love horses and i admired the sensitivity and calm compassion i saw shown by the police riders. yes it was stunning, but dont lets load our ideology onto something that is bigger than that, just in case we were going to!

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Posted by Laurie Kelley on 06/1/06
Excellent and powerful.

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Posted by Maria Silmon on 06/1/06
Beautiful haunting narrative & music to a truly moving piece of footage. Mark has captured the outrage of the horses & the people, at the senseless destruction of our trees. I was there at the time & the film has helped me to remember the strength of my feelings then in defence of the trees. I reckon Angelic intervention came rushing in & chose Mark (knowing how well he could capture it), to relay this message, to remind us all that we need to speak up & come forth & act. Together we are strong in the face of the machine!

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Posted by Ben Rose on 06/1/06
Heavy!

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Posted by Marie Britton on 06/1/06
After Hurrican Wilma took most of our trees, and tortured our 40 ft. Mango Tree, I once again started sobbing. This film is incredibly moving Showing that if fellow man can not understand it's impact of loss, and the need for trees. Mother Nature sent in The Majestic Horses, if not to stop the train of thought and destruction for only a moment. When the trees gave us a Lifetime ! Excellent Narration !!

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Posted by CC Lihudis, those aren't initials! ;) on 03/1/06
I first heard of this when I saw a photo on the back of a Casey Neil cd. The photo of road blockade & forest defense in Newbury by Olmos stuck with me as I'm sure this video will the rest of my life. Thank you for sharing the film.

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Posted by Angel Nicholls on 03/1/06
I am 7. Them men where horibel. It macs me angry becase of the trees. I love trees.

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Posted by gene whited on 03/1/06
good work

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Posted by Neville Fay on 03/1/06
I was deeply moved by the film. Being English, involved in ecology, ancient trees and habitat I am aware of the issues presented here - but I haven't felt the impact of such a sense of loss till I saw the film. A great achievement.

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Posted by ben on 03/1/06
great film :)

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Posted by Diane Schenandoah on 03/1/06
In our expanding world of deflateing respect this film says it all, the natural world know, see,feels. The human race will only know, see and feel when it hits personally, maybe then compassion will be filled with love

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Posted by Jojo on 03/1/06
Wonderfully captured...i saw this first on the undercurrents radical compilation videos a few years back. Superb stuff. How can i get a copy?

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Posted by Marianne Hyatt on 03/1/06
Stunning. Magical. Make them stop...

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Posted by Jaq on 03/1/06
Very moving film and a beautiful narrative. Proof if needed of why we must fight for every threatened inch of our sacred earth. Tree hugging eco warrior and proud!

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Posted by Dirk Doms on 03/1/06
Madness indeed! Horses seem to have more good sense than human beings. A sad & yet beatiful film.

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Posted by Ann Reisch on 03/1/06
I am speechless. What insanity! The horses felt and heard a primitive message as the trees crashed to the ground. Perhaps we should turn the world back to the noble animals. So sad!!!

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Posted by Pam Levitan on 03/1/06
What madness indeed! Well done.

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Posted by Christine Donohue-Rice on 03/1/06
Beautiful in its truth and bold and sad in its actual viewing..Angels of black descend.

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Posted by Pat Cooper on 03/1/06
When will we learn that for every tree unneccsarily cut down a peice of us dies. This film shows how intertwined we are with nature and how ugly it is when we forget.

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Posted by Linda Martin on 03/1/06
Very sad film. It truly breaks one's heart.

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Posted by Bob Wiltermood on 03/1/06
This is a very poignant film. What a great job of putting it together. Thank you for posting it. I'll go dry my eyes now.

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Posted by Gary on 03/1/06
Excellent. The horses were beautiful and quite clearly disturbed. Would love to know the musical artist and song name used here.

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Posted by Trish Arnts on 02/1/06
This is filmed so well, the narration is beautiful and the scene between the wild & police horse is very touching.

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Posted by Kate on 02/1/06
Excellent Very moving

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Posted by Valerie Traina on 02/1/06
This was an outstanding film, short and to the point. It made me cry. The truth of its message is unmistakable. People need to wake up! Now!

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Posted by Breathtaking moment on 02/1/06
Breathtaking moment is absolutely what that was. So beautiful! A little piece that lets you know nature is still fighting and won't give up.

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Posted by pat baird on 02/1/06
very emotional and important; everyone needs to see this--and remember.

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Posted by Alan Shirley on 02/1/06
A amazing sequence captured on film - was this a animal protest against man's destruction of our habitat!

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Posted by Patti Montgomery on 02/1/06
Soooo sad!

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Posted by Carol Sue on 02/1/06
Excellent.

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Posted by Raven on 02/1/06
Beautiful.The tears are cold on my face. Those horses knew. Thankyou for sharing this.

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Posted by Carroll Seghers on 02/1/06
A strong story and meaningful POV. Editing could be a little tighter, in order to keep general public hooked in until the end without getting fidgety. Pulling back to a wider shot of the clear cutting with burning trees scene might be more powerful than staying fixed. Also a statistic of the number of acres (or trees) that are destroyed annually in Britain would be a good way to magnify the message. If we don't curtail our "development" we will all perish under it.

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Posted by Maeva Edwards on 02/1/06
Very good... Very inspiring … soothing voice .. makes you think

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Posted by edward Flaherty on 02/1/06
very moving

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Posted by Vernon Dolphin on 02/1/06
A poem of sorrow for the planet. The oak is going, its truth, like the black bear to become rare. The film is righe: Destroy the trees and we destroy ourselves.

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Posted by John Delia on 02/1/06
The question is: Will we ever awaken before we destroy ourselves? What a sad state of affairs it is when an animal's intelligence and sensitivity is more developed than our own.

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Posted by Yasmin on 02/1/06
In't it funny how animals always seem to know what's best for our health and the environment? This film perfectly captures this notion... the horses are clearly trying to comunicate with everyone involved.... BEAUTIFUL! Ps.. the accent of the narrator is lovely!!!

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Posted by curtis on 02/1/06
emotionally impacting, touching to say the least

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Posted by Frank Doheny on 01/1/06
A Powerful piece for sure. I used to think the "progress" that the road is part of was a recent introduction but it isn't. The horses were just amazing, Houyhnhnms were not just a work of fiction.

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Posted by Linda Stewart on 01/1/06
Mark, Thank you for this powerful piece. I will get this to as many people as I can because it answers all questions, ends all debates. It is an expose that all careless developers should be required to view and respond to. I hope you will continue to provide us with other films that will help us save the earth.

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Posted by Marc Berner on 01/1/06
Thanks you for a most poignant statement and a profound commentary on our mindlessness. Who will save not only the majesty of the forests,but the unconscious humans?

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Posted by Ian Sturrock on 01/1/06
Very impressive, definitely captures the feel of the times and the magic of the horses' appearance and actions.

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Posted by Stephanie on 01/1/06
That was great. Nice idea and fantastic delivery.

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Posted by Ashera Hart on 01/1/06
This is really quite amazing, how profound. Words cannot convey my feelings and my face is wet with tears.. Thank you for sharing this powerful omen. Best wishes Ashera Hart

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Posted by Karon Miller on 01/1/06
Beautiful, disturbing, touches the heart with the truth of oneness; most powerfully experienced by nature and those most connected to her. So sad the perpetraters were unable to understand the profundity, the honoring, they were witnessing as they continued on their mission of the MIND/Progress. Sad indeed. Thank you for capturing nature in all her humility; in her majesty.

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Posted by AriellaShira Lewis on 01/1/06
Thank you for these images and words that go straight to the heart. What a gift that this message can touch those of us who were not physically present.

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Posted by mike holland on 01/1/06
a very poignant video,what is to become of this world ?

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Posted by Cathy Sterling on 01/1/06
Very powerful. Made me cry for the price we pay for our "advancements" in society.

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Posted by Dean (Whitby Canada) on 01/1/06
Well done!!! I am not a "tree hugger" but I felt this is History lost..I work in the Canadian Film Industry and have seen how people twist things..If what I have seen here is as it was, then I feel a sense of shame for what this shows..police ( your tax dollars) used to distroy our common past.. A Sad commontary for the future!!!! Dean Owen Whitby Ontario Canada

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Posted by Doug Cox on 01/1/06
No words are necessary. The film speaks more eloquently than can be achieved with mere words.

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Posted by suzanne Bonnefond on 01/1/06
magnifique. un moment de pure poésie

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Posted by dinda evans on 01/1/06
sad but true

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Posted by rob on 01/1/06
good thank you, the narration far too cosmic for me, as is loree levines appraisal. it wasn't unspoken love between the horses, the black one was kicking off at the white one becuse it knew it was on the side against the trees.and richard stiff?! its about the planet? trees, air... not horses. sorry jud i'm drunk. anyway lovely film thankyou.

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Posted by Michael Ellner on 01/1/06
Outstanding documentary -- The two black horses reduced the pain of watching the mindless destruction-- Hope is realistic

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Posted by elan sun star on 01/1/06
Excellent Docmentary and nothing less than "miraculous" Synchronicity of having a camera there and being interested PLease ask the producers of this film to get it to Heather McCartney please

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Posted by elan sun star on 31/12/05
Excellent Ducymentary and nothing less than "miraculous" Synchronicity of having a camera there and being interested PLease ask the producers of this film to get it to Heather McCartney please

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Posted by Loree Levine on 31/12/05
The Omen of Two Black Horses A very sadness permeates the English countryside as two wild black horses mingle midst the madness of planetary disrespect..... a meeting of mind between a black and a white horse as they share unspoken love.......black and white......polarity....... a statement from Universal Mind to sleeping man-unkind.........

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Posted by leah harvey on 31/12/05
Wow! Very moving, everyone needs to see this to raise the consciousness of the planet. If only we would wake up.

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Posted by Cookie Richardson on 31/12/05
Kleenex alert. A great analogy of life today for the planet earth.

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Posted by Diana West on 31/12/05
Excellent. Deeply moving commentary.

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Posted by Richard Stiff on 31/12/05
I thought this would be about the horses. It lost it's focus.

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Posted by Hue Pong on 31/12/05
...speaks for it self !

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Posted by Nancy Link on 31/12/05
Fantastic - wonderful narration, great filming. I believe this was meant to be caught on film for others to see, to try to make us understand what is being done to forests the world over.

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Posted by Kate Sharadin on 31/12/05
The "interconnectedness" is deeply underscored here with the two forms of life - the tree and the wild horses. Beautiful.

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Posted by Heidi on 31/12/05
Beautiful truthful film.

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Posted by Gita on 31/12/05
This was magnificent. With so little old growth left, when will we learn to let it be?

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Posted by Linda on 31/12/05
Haunting!

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Posted by Thormod Morrisson on 31/12/05
The horses tell it all

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Posted by TerraAngel on 31/12/05
AN AMAZING, HEART-WRENCHING FILM

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Posted by Marjery Corrin on 31/12/05
This was an incredible happening to catch on film. How little we know OR understand about the connection between all forms of life on Earth and beyond. How could we begin to imagine the feelings and motivation of the horses? Thank you for allowing us to see it. Marjery, New Zealand

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Posted by Terri Rawlings on 31/12/05
A fascinating and interesting cameo spoilt, for me, by the pompous and patronising voice over, promulgating the mythology of tree worship. Long before the advent of motorways and our modern way of life and the growing concern for the rain forests, our ancestors cleared and burnt the forests of Europe. Simply, to provide our basic needs for shelter, warmth and land to grow food. The modern day protesters, if they are truly concerned, would do well to look a the natural consequences of other infestations and start a cull of homo sapiens.

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Posted by dreamy on 31/12/05
A beautiful film, made me cry with sadness and joy at the magic of nature.

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Posted by Delisa Renideo on 31/12/05
What a wonderful statement by our wild cousins that we are making a huge mistake by blindly destoying our beautiful, natural world. Thank you for capturing this moment.

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Posted by Chris Martinez on 31/12/05
touching, thankyou

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Posted by Dawna Buchalter on 31/12/05
My heart is even more saddened by being made aware of yet another slaughter.

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Posted by carmen on 31/12/05
touching

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Posted by John Capobianco on 31/12/05
It's about time we start telling it like it is, the planet is doomed if we still look at this distruction as necessary, God save the Queen? Hell, God save us ALL..............

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Posted by Christopher on 31/12/05
...and what will we do about it? what action to follow the sadness?

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Posted by Jane Cameron on 31/12/05
An amazing moment to capture... why do we insist on pursuing our own tragedy?

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Posted by Lesley Clifton on 31/12/05
i cried ..... and ..... cried .... and will be sending this to as many people as possible.....

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Posted by Marv Lyons on 30/12/05
Excellent. Would like to get a copy to show to small audiences Marv Lyons Founder EcoFILMFEST & EXPO lyons@gaialink.com 3066 Mission Village Dr. San Diego, CA 92123

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Posted by Claudia Rae on 30/12/05
Excellent. Made me cry.

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Posted by Liz Nicholas on 30/12/05
I appreciate the emotion and truth captured in this film. These animals caught the sadness and the death of this life form, like nothing every seen.

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Posted by Dorit Dyke on 30/12/05
I am so grateful to you Thanks so much for the brillance and the extreme necessity of this short reminder. May all of our collective memories be restored as a result of your loving dedication. With utmost gratitude

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Posted by Henry Rolls on 30/12/05
James Milton (below) you have satan for soul.

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Posted by Jeff Berner on 30/12/05
Deeply touching!

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Posted by sarah on 30/12/05
great film

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Posted by Yvonne Fee on 30/12/05
How fortunate that Mark Carroll was able to film this madness and beauty. What are we doing for the sake of money and so called progress? Go out and plant a tree for your children and grandchildren.

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Posted by mtbmatty on 30/12/05
they spray our crops with pesticides and feed our children death the rate they are building motorways there will be no country side left i travel through a grey grim hole and see the pointless theft they kill the green and cut the trees to make thier motorways longer and i scream out to mother earth to make her body stronger

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Posted by Glenda Gentleman on 30/12/05
Heart wrenching! -a film that deserves to be shared with as wide an audience as possible. Mankind does need room to survive, but why at such cost to the natural world. What price progress? Time ran out for those glorious specimens -but there is still hope for others. Let us pray that we all do our bit to save something of the natural world before it's too late - you've shown us there are ways. Thank you for sharing this. I grieve with the horses

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Posted by Marthalynne Webb on 30/12/05
Having read Rutherford's THE FOREST, this is so sad. The horses knew what some others of us know. Good job.

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Posted by Irv Lipscomb on 30/12/05
An excellent coverage of the destruction of two more beautiful trees on our planet. We must remember, however, that all of our cities and developments have taken their toil on the natural environment, since day one. Many a forest was destroyed to build London, New York, and Paris, to name only a few. Films like this will, hopefully, help to raise our consciousness regarding being stewards of the environment.

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Posted by Linda Rowland on 30/12/05
Just proves that man does not always understand what he's meddling with! Very sad in some respects but maybe the message is 'don't lose hope?'

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Posted by Sterl Girling on 30/12/05
Brill film demonstrating the battle between the forces of darkness and those of light. The police state sent into protect people whose job it is to destroy our natural heritage. While the more enlightened, be they horeses or men, have only there vioces and actions to defend the defenceless.

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Posted by Sandi on 30/12/05
breathtakingly heartbreaking

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Posted by Mrs Carol Ann LLOYD on 30/12/05
An excellent and thought provoking short film, very moving and very sad to watch, it would do even more good if able to be viewed on TV /Sky to reach a bigger audience. People are killing us!!! Why can they not see? We should all follow the philosophies and understanding of the Red Indians, who believed that we are but the custodians of this planet of ours and that we should therefore look after the animals, fauna, and everything that is " nature " on this planet of ours as it is our life blood and how we can survive. Well done!!! Carol LLOYD ( East Sussex )

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Posted by Beatrice Nicholson on 30/12/05
I found this film very moving. The two wild horses were absolutley remarkable. There presence on the film touched a very special place in me that feels the interconnectedness with all life and how when we are out of touch with this place, maddness happens. Thank you so much to all involved for such a profound message. Please put this on where ever you can.

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Posted by Stella German on 30/12/05
What a lovely video, I remember the protests - why do developers feel the only thing to do is to cut trees down

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Posted by Orion Hart on 30/12/05
Totally true and fabulously magical.

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Posted by Renate on 30/12/05
very touching and so true.

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Posted by Ross Schonrock on 30/12/05
Why do we continue to kill the only thing that keeps us alive...????

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Posted by Isabel caplin on 30/12/05
'cinematic value' may be zero as James Milton says but the moral, cultural and spiritual message is incalculable.

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Posted by Margery Noble Leest on 30/12/05
Great film Good message

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Posted by JOHN MAYBURY on 30/12/05
FRIGHTENING

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Posted by Rowan Element on 30/12/05
Words fail me. Thank you.

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Posted by Dunya Nuaimi on 30/12/05
Beautiful and profoundly moving. Thank you.

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Posted by CM Justice on 30/12/05
The slow march continues. Plant a tree whenever you can.Thank you for sharing. Blessings

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Posted by james milton on 30/12/05
This was utter claptrap. It has no cinematic value what so ever. Please don't insult everyone's intelligenge with this rubbish.

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Posted by mountainbikematty on 30/12/05
what an amazing piece of footage thank you to all that enabled me to view that we must never forget

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Posted by Samantha on 30/12/05
Amazing film, absolutely gut-wrenching. I was also moved to tears. What are we doing to our planet? I think it's time we stood up and put a stop to this madness.

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Posted by Aggy Jane on 30/12/05
We shameful beings will pay greatly one day for our terrible rape of this planet - breath-taking to watch creatures, seen by humanity to be nothing but dumb animals, actually put up a fight to defend the natural environment - and greatly put us to shame.

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Posted by mary c. Robinson on 30/12/05
I was moved to tears.

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Posted by bongo on 30/12/05
more possible than we can powerfully imagine

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Posted by nicola hart on 30/12/05
I have never been so moved by a piece of footage. I feel like my heart has been struck a blow. At the same time I am somehow excited and uplifted by the film. The beauty of the connection between the trees, the people, the wild and tame horses and the love that shines through it all. Magical moments like this are a real glimpse of reality. A wake up call to inspire us to act and speak and trust in what we know to be right. If things like this were on tv maybe i would get one and maybe more people would see the truth.

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Posted by Shiena Polehn on 30/12/05
Very moving film, especially if you like wildlife of asll kinds - trees, wild horses etc.

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Posted by Aurora Seaton on 29/12/05
I was deeply moved by this timely event. I feel honored to have been a part of it through the viewing of it. As I have always been thoroughly in love with the towering soul of trees, my heart breaks at the tender protective will and caring of nature for its own through the beautiful beings who came to speak for a voice brutally silenced. The voice of our mother.

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Posted by Shawna Lee D. on 29/12/05
I wept for the future of mankind. This was heart wrenching, beautiful and spiritually moving. This really shows how disconnected we have become from nature. What are we if we are no longer a part of this planet. We are aliens in our own home.

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Posted by Kari Taylor on 29/12/05
Even as we slash at the roots of these ancestor trees, we slash at the very roots of our future survival. We are all connected. The horses know. The trees know. Why are humans so ignorant?

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Posted by Kari Taylor on 29/12/05
Even as we slash at the roots of these ancestor trees, we slash at the very roots of our future survival. We are all connected. The horses know. The trees know. Why are humans so ignorant?

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Posted by Janet Cornish on 29/12/05
If we only new......what they know............

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Posted by Josie Stewart on 29/12/05
This is a beautiful capture of a brief but historical moment. Horses symbolise so many positive strengths and therefore it is even more interesting to see two horses standing their ground at the unnecessary felling of two magnificant Oaks.

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Posted by sarah males on 29/12/05
This film is poignant, telling and shows one of those moments that make you believe change can happen.

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Posted by Dr. Jerome Beacham on 29/12/05
A wonderful spritually penetrating example of how all things are interconnected.

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Posted by Reta Bennett on 29/12/05
Just goes to show once again that animals are smarter then humans. Excellent short film.

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Posted by Ken on 29/12/05
Animals are spiritual and connect were some humans donot see beyond their own selfishness

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Posted by Alex Lee on 29/12/05
Spot on. Powerful stuff from the horse's mouth.

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Posted by Sue Routner on 29/12/05
Very sad but also very touching! Rhiannon is with us and supports us in our struggle to protect the environment.

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Posted by Terry Lee on 29/12/05
Most Excellent! It's messege is clear and sings with a song that will not perish.

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Posted by Alex Rigg on 29/12/05
Until the Horses came I wasn't bothered. Clearly the spirit of that place was angry.

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Posted by Kate G on 29/12/05
Brilliant film, thank you. Let us hope that humankind learns the lesson before it is too late. And meanwhile, those of us who understand, we must, MUST plant as many trees as possible to replace the ones destroyed by the unknowing...

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Posted by Robin Thompson on 29/12/05
Deeply disturbing, while at the same time deeply moving in that Nature has a profound message for us -- if we will only listen and pay attention. Were the horses part of that message? Why won't we listen? We ignore the message at our own peril.

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Posted by Fadhil Al-Kazily on 29/12/05
Excellent

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Posted by Glenda Glenn on 29/12/05
Just how uncaring IS mankind?

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Posted by Susan Mazlum, EquiTouch Systems on 29/12/05
Profound. Horses have a deep, intuitive and telepathic sense of the earth; and even of people. They are old souls and perhaps understand better than we that trees are quite possibly the oldest spirits of all. What does it say of the human race that what nature took 100 years or more to grow, we destroy in mere moments for our own gain?

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Posted by Adrian Harris on 29/12/05
A worthy testament to the Third Battle of Newbury. Enough said.

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Posted by pierre on 29/12/05
sad!

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Posted by Robb Hawklord on 29/12/05
Those who have eyes, see. Those who have ears, hear Those who have voice, speak This film is the voice of the trees and the horses, of Mother Earth, of those who spent months at Newbury protesting for the lives of many hundreds of trees from Winchester to Newbury, at Darwen, at St Davids, and many other places, not just in the UK but all over the world.

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Posted by Anne Key on 29/12/05
Lovely.

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Posted by Lesley Dunbar on 29/12/05
Wonderful, eeirie, fantastic, sad, gut wrenching. How amazing that these horses came right into a noisy, crowded situation, most horses would shun this and watch from a distance. I cried when I watched this.

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Posted by Di Nov on 29/12/05
Beautifully put together, editing, background music, narration. It was sad to learn that other countries can be as environmentaly ignorant as the US.

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Posted by Marion Pearce on 29/12/05
I edit a pagan magazine, and have a deep respect for the spirit of trees. I found this deeply moving, and expressed an important issue in a way that is easily understood. Trees are essential to our survival. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to make this message, it should be given a wider audience

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Posted by Carole Jones on 29/12/05
Awesome!instantly converted me to a cause I'm sad to say I'd not thought much about before

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Posted by Mo Gould on 29/12/05
How deeply moving.

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Posted by James Schuecking on 29/12/05
The point is well made.

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Posted by Patricia Endersby on 29/12/05
This film made me cry, I am not young - I can remember the beauty we once had, so very sad. I think our politicians should see it, but are they now too far from the reality of nature to be concerned. Is money our only goal.......

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Posted by John F. Helms on 29/12/05
I thought the British were more culturally educated and therefore more spiritually aware than our smug and greedy society here in the United States....I guess I was wrong....JFH

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Posted by David Wight on 29/12/05
Sad, thought provoking and instantly an understanding of how we are cutting our life force down on our earth.

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Posted by Rebecca Tarnas on 29/12/05
This film is brilliant and moved me to tears. It is incredible how nature finds it's way to fight back while humanity tears her to pieces. I hope that many will watch this film and help aid those who devote their lives to the struggle to protect the environment.

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Posted by cate harris on 29/12/05
stunning and sad

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Posted by Melinda Brewster on 29/12/05
Very thought provoking..... I see the Horses had somethng to say to the Police Horses...No wonder the Ozone hole is getting bigger...With the needless destruction of these big Old wonderful Trees.....The ones that give us back our pure air...A must for all to view

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Posted by Donna Davis on 29/12/05
Beautiful and important.

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Posted by Jen Hahn on 29/12/05
Thank you for bearing witness to the unbearable. From your eyes I see from a continent away and my heart feels no distance between the Pacific Northwest forests and the ancient English oaks. We must archive the attrocities and the beauty of this amazing forested planet. And hopefully, our witnessing and sharing will win more hearts over.

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Posted by Lance Larsen on 28/12/05
eery and disturbing. merci.

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Posted by Rebecca Swan on 28/12/05
excellent - thank you

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Posted by Jeanette Gormley on 28/12/05
A rare moment an omen indeed,when will we learn, Thank you for this film.

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Posted by Kay Shaffer on 28/12/05
why aren't we listening? we all know these things but still allow it to happen. something's really really wrong...

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Posted by Deborah Jung on 28/12/05
Bittersweet.

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Posted by L'Vannah M. Song on 28/12/05
Moving and sad. We are fools, we humans, and a menace to our fellow creatures.

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Posted by David Payne Wolf on 28/12/05
I appreciate the message: trees have spirit; our earth has spirit. Horses communicate. We can be seriously benefited by listening--to horses, trees, as well as our own thoughts and emotions about these fellow creatures. We can also choose to not listen, to ignore. Whatever we choose, we also will will experience all of the natural consequences of our choices, both short and long term, both conscious and not, both spiritual and mundane. Witnessing the film "virtually" was frustrating as well as moving. Its images and sounds were interrupted, blurred, stuttered, and were small.

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Posted by michael on 28/12/05
thank you

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Posted by Robb Stabler on 28/12/05
stunning! and with no actors just life in its raw form. Emotionally it touches deep. thank you for sharing this.

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Posted by Alison Jones on 28/12/05
Wonderful moving footage, totally emotionally affecting, a true manifestation of the sovereignty of our ancestors in the nobel horse. Thank you for sharing this.

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Posted by Charlotte Rosher on 28/12/05

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Posted by Philip Woodward on 28/12/05
A beautiful,Awe inspiring film.

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Posted by Michael Breer on 28/12/05
a beautifully captured moment of magic: it seems as if our great mother herself has written the script, expressing her grief and protest through those two horses. They know. We´re killing ourselves. How sad to see her crying...

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Posted by Jeanne Hilterbrant on 28/12/05
So poinent. I rage about the distruction of trees all over this planet. They are magnifecent beings on this planet. They are our oxygen producers. Do people think there is a factory that can produce oxygen after we have cut down every tree. Trees should be honored. Aren't we all taught to honor our elders. Most of these trees are our elders. No human has the right to take the life of anything living, including trees. A proud tree hugger.

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Posted by Herb Ross on 28/12/05
The terrible condition of the black horses were still another reason to believe that we have truly devolved into an uncaring mass, ready to sacrifice life for concrete and stuff. Sad, sad and sadder

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Posted by Sharon on 28/12/05
This is a film that touches heart and soul. It was profoundly moving to see the horses form a protest march, much as we humans do. But, how much more meaningful to realize that they had no press or phone chain to alert them to the threat. They Knew! They cared. How awesome. Thank you for capturing this rare moment, sad as it was.

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Posted by Markus Youssef in Canada on 28/12/05
When people lose their feelings (via birth trauma, lack of bonding with a feeling mother, lack of guardian feelings from father because he too missed out on bonding with a feeling mother -see any book by Alice Miller), then numb and disassociated people blindly seek for love by joining in on the lie of patriarchy (control and power over). They know not what they do. They don't feel. Only when enough feeling people exist will there be enough energy to halt this ongoing rape of the Earth and its inhabitants. Possible solution: Simpily and slow down, cut down on distractions, and begin the journey called the second half of life of finding your own lost soul.

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Posted by Jeni Hogenson on 28/12/05
The power of this piece is wonderful. The music adds just the right touch of voices past, buried deep within many of us, and the sadness of the incredible loss of such wisdom and majesty in these beautiful trees. What madness indeed. What progress is this? The time comes to re-consider our ways of living...Thank you for such a splendid reminder.

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Posted by Bob Hayes on 28/12/05
These beautiful horses seem to be visiting their oak neighbors just as their life ends. They remind us how we push life ahead of us as we progress toward the little local extinctions during this grand episode of extinction. These horses are trying to heal our spirit and to get us to see and imagine what spirited might mean.

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Posted by dj evans on 28/12/05
A must see!!!!!!

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Posted by Michael Phillips on 28/12/05
very insightful! (Boston)

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Posted by Chris Roth on 27/12/05
Very moving and well done...

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Posted by Gail Bennett on 27/12/05
A well-done presentation of a sad commentary on our modern world. It's as though the beautiful horses appear to mourn the disappearance of the world as they know it.

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Posted by Zee Matej, BC, Canada on 27/12/05
magical, powerful

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Posted by Morven Westfield on 27/12/05
So sad to see such giants felled. The appearance of the horses is so moving, so mystical... One might argue that the country needed the space, that houses need to be built, that people need places to live. That doesn't make it less sad. Beautiful presentation (photography, voice-over, music).

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Posted by Ken Slade BC Canada on 27/12/05
Very moving film and reminiscint of what is happening on Vancover Island

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Posted by M Miller on 27/12/05
Extraordinary.

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Posted by Michael on 27/12/05
Lovely, and very powerful with the wild horses. Trees are our spiritual brothers and sisters, grnadfathers and grandmothers.

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Posted by Michael on 27/12/05
Lovely, and very powerful with the wild horses. Trees are our spiritual brothers and sisters, grandfathers and grandmothers.

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Posted by virginia woolcott on 27/12/05
very touching, saddening and maddening!!! i love nature and i had goosebumps watching the movie, especially the horses. i am a horsey gal and always rode in the woods and hills for approx 10 years b4 my horse got put down 2 and a half years ago now. there used to be tree felling season and it always upset me to see teh forests grow sparser and the wood piled high at the sides of the forest paths. man has virtually no respect for nature nowadays, our heritage! one day nature will get its own back tho, as is already happening with all the natural disasters. man thinks he has conquered nature but one day nature will conquer man. the earth has a spirit as do all living things and you can only take so much until balance must be restored. the tress are the lungs, oils is like the blood. earth is being bled dry and it is sickening! thanks so much for this inspirational movie!!!

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Posted by Viola Woolcott on 27/12/05
VERY VERY thought provoking!!!!

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Posted by brigandhu on 27/12/05
Heartbreaking, as an owner and trainer of horses we never underestimate their understanding of us and what we are about. Perhaps the loss of these trees, and the profoundly evident frustration of the horses will serve to make others aware of what we risk. Proof once again that creatures have stronger survival instincts than we do.

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Posted by Riverwind on 27/12/05
Very touching.

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Posted by Brenda Sutton on 27/12/05
I'm reminded of the Intergalactic Super Space By-Pass in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... "By-passes must be built. Plans were on file." There goes the Earth...

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Posted by trish fraser on 27/12/05
What did I feel? I felt angerI felt beauty.

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Posted by Diernach on 27/12/05
Wow, so surreal and moving.

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Posted by steve miller on 27/12/05
nice film, a bitterseet gloominess pervades, a magic moment unfolds.

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Posted by andrew nimmerofski on 27/12/05
Great film, good narration. The music was a little over the top. The horses did know those trees

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Posted by BJ Pemberton on 27/12/05
This is a lovely sight as the horses appear.

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Posted by Andy Oldfield on 27/12/05
Through moist eyes I'm with the horses

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Posted by Diane Champigny on 27/12/05
I am from the USA and the same desecration goes on here daily. People are not thinking beyond tomorrow and there is a price to pay. These majestic animals have more spirit, courage and sense than us. They were acting and speaking for Nature like none of us ever could. Watching the film, I felt their desperation and frustration.

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Posted by Theresa Mae on 27/12/05
What madness indeed. The horses showed no fear of man or machine. I would like to add my voice to thier courage and say is this progress or is it digression of the human soul. God forgive us

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Posted by Valerie Braunshausen on 27/12/05
I'm in tears. A simple, beautiful, poignant movie, pointing out just one of the too many to count atrocities being committed every day. The horses make me think we humans are the only ones who don't get it.

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Posted by Lesley Woodroffe on 27/12/05
Heartbreaking - indeed where is humanity headed, in it's lack of reverence?

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Posted by Nuhyn on 27/12/05
very thought provoking! And very timely...

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Posted by Tom Ballard on 27/12/05
surreal and moving.I love it especially the horses when one touches the nose with a cops horse wow.

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Posted by Yvonne Jackson on 27/12/05
Very touching. Felt the pain spiritually. Greed and lack of knowledge is our downfall.

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Posted by Jeffrey Morgan on 27/12/05
Very eerie and spiritual. Evokative of Tolkien.

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Posted by Cassandra on 27/12/05
So sad, I just really cannot grasp what makes people think this is right. The majestic beauty of the 2 black horses was incredible. They really seemed to capture the sad moment and demand that attention be paid to this horror. Simply incredible.

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Posted by Jenny Butler on 27/12/05
I found this footage sad but also very touching. The voice-over and choice of music was perfect in emphasising the starkness & destructiveness of what we were being shown. There was something so poignant about the appearance of the two wild horses, especially when one black horse put his head against the police-horse's head.

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Posted by Steph Urquhart on 27/12/05
I think that is one of the saddest things I have ever seen. Those horses looked thoroughly confused and upset. I wonder if the people there will reflect on that unusual circumstance and how it will affect them {if at all} in the future.

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Posted by Harry Coverston on 27/12/05
Very interesting. The footage of the horses is particularly effective. It would help to have some background on this event. Why were the trees being destroyed? I love the tie-in to the Celtic worship of trees. Nice job.

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Posted by gary arthy on 27/12/05
i support the trees being felled, as the poeple who chop them down also choose to breed them selves, the only sure way to get rid of the poeple who chop down nature with complete diregard for fellow life, should be allowed to succeed in destroying the planets life support systems as it will also destroy there own children, as well as mine, & since my choice to save my own children has been taken away from me, i support these thugs against life, give them nuclear waste, let them chop down forests, let them polute the air, let them waste out pure waters, let them hate them selves to death for any one who still uses there own brain can see these poeple hate there own children, so carry on you fools destroy the planet & drink your oil, but no one can say that these 2 black horses didnt try to save there place.

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Posted by silvia graber on 27/12/05
thank you so much..grief stricken as i was watching..very important..the connection between nature and animals once again reminded us to ..wake up, ..thank you!

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Posted by Amanda De Angeles on 27/12/05
Dead wood Dark,wild horses,couldn't drag them away By-passing feelings of those who may Not want new roads to bury live wood Never again be loved as they should From older,wiser branched-out arms Which saw the light to display charms High up to a cold, sun sky Wedges cut to silent cry White restrained poor helpless steeds Carried men, ordered dirty deeds A flare of mane, a canter regal Twin bare horses streaked illegal Among the foresters and law Amid the noise of whirring saw Protesting brave and powerful Heads-bowed,long-nosed pressed white with gall Majestic wild black horses strayed Assuredly raged till life's wood laid Amanda De Angeles Copyright (c) December 2005

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Posted by Nev Carlisle on 27/12/05
A peice of silly mummbo jumbo. New Age nonsense. The voiceover is irritating and very silly best heard without the commentary.

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Posted by Roger Essig on 27/12/05
nature reflecting upon nature.

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Posted by Ruzena Svedelius on 27/12/05
How wise are our decision makers? What means for them ecological, economical and social sustainability? • Ecology – the interrelationships of living organisms and their environment. • Economy – the management of limited resources. • Social – promoting employment, improving living and working conditions, combating exclusion, developing human resources, etc.

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Posted by Alan Corkish on 27/12/05
Deeply moving; the wild horses apparently have more sense, compassion and awareness than the thicko brutes employed for lucre to destroy ancient life. Thanks Mark... and thank you too wild horses for being with us.

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Posted by Mira on 27/12/05
Sad and beautiful!

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Posted by David Wick on 27/12/05
Powerful, sad, and thought provoking. Thank you.

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Posted by altaf on 27/12/05
beautiful - thank you!

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Posted by Katie on 27/12/05
"horse, you are truly a creature without equal, for you fly without wings and conquer without sword" --- The Koran We need more films like this to remind and enlighten. As founder and director of a horse rescue sanctuary, I particularly appreciated the response of the horses. Although, the interaction between the police horse and the wild horse is typical and how mosst horses greet each other initially. I see it every day. What is amazing about the wild horses in this film is that they took a bold to risk and went against thier survival instincts to approach the humans and make a statement. Thank you, and I hope you're working on another film!

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Posted by judye hess on 27/12/05
this film was very moving and clearly made the sad point that we cannot stop this madness from occurring. even the horses are on to it. very sad indeed.

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Posted by Tish McSjo on 27/12/05
Very moving, disturbing and loving all at once. Thank you for honoring the trees by telling some of their story.

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Posted by George William Taggart on 27/12/05
Being from the northwest, this is happening on a much larger scale. This is such a hard subject to debate. They are trying to make wood a sustanible product here. When I see one of the old ones go down it is very hard to watch. May we learn from our actions and find a way to live in harmony

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Posted by katherine thanas on 27/12/05
there is nothing to say, the horses said it all. we are destroying our planet and ourselves. thank you for making and distributing this film.

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Posted by April E Claridge-Elstob on 27/12/05
This film brings tears to the eyes - so Magical - The Horses, so sensitive. Echoes of the Past, the Druids, the Tales of Old. Blessed Be Rhiannon/Epona, Goddess of the Horse!

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Posted by Dr. Ian Macnaughton on 26/12/05
Touching with the inter connection between all creatures and our ignorance of that fact, to our own loss and those of generations to come.

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Posted by Gabriel Rabut on 26/12/05
Magnificent

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Posted by Ron Boyer on 26/12/05
I loved this short film. The scene with the wild horses is magical, and raised the gooseflesh on my neck. A real moment. Sharing it with my friends.

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Posted by Arnold Kotler on 26/12/05
Fabulous. Thank you.

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Posted by Judith Elaine Halek on 26/12/05
How sad and disappointing that we are reminded once again there is such unconsciousness on this planet. My heart grows heavy, particularly during this season when SO many trees are cut and decorated for the temporary pleasure of those who don't get it. NYC speaking of Rockefeller Center and the grandmother and grandfather trees that are chopped down after hundreds of years of growth...it's sickening and disappointing.

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Posted by Bob Mang on 26/12/05
Thank you for capturing a profoundly magic moment.

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Posted by debra moolenaar on 26/12/05
there must be a better way - as these two horses suggest - there are many things we humans don't know, don't understand - and can't control - and should we ever take this on board - we might find our reverence for the sacred returning. Until then - I'm afraid it is business as usual ..... so to speak.

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Posted by Christopher Daley on 26/12/05
I don't know how we will win, but there is something in this video, something in this video.

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Posted by Martha Duval on 26/12/05
The film was very profound and due to the spontinaity of it makes it all the more profound. The horses were magical and because I do believe that all livings things have a spirit it was very moving to see the horses response to the loss.

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Posted by sugeet on 26/12/05
we have lost contact with Gaia. We have no future with hon or for her.

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Posted by Joanne Masters on 25/12/05
This is one of the most extraordinary films I have seen on the net. The magesty of nature showing up, one form for another at a moment of unnecessary death. What a sadness that humans are so blind to be doing this, and what a great thing that this film shows what is happening to those far away from the harsh reality, living in their day-to-day lives, tending to momentary needs. When we witness the truth we are changed.

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Posted by Avanis Sees on 25/12/05
Thanks for this film, it shows us whats happening on earth, the madness, and also how nature (horses) fight back to pretect life and give us signs to stop.. Because we are all in one Let us hope that we (human being) will find the way back to act whith our hearts

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Posted by Eric Turner on 25/12/05
The pathos invoked by this film is not nonsense, it is recognition of Spirit. Conscience, for a moment, painfully awakens. Who can be unmoved by the drama of life and death? We recognize Spirit in the horses, and are moved by the truth of what we already know.

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Posted by Ilja Faun on 25/12/05
I really can´t stand this mumbling nonsense about our ancestors and how repectfull they were towards nature. I´m an activist, spent my time up in a tree defending them, but I can´t relate to this romantic view of the past. Every technological improvement brought a new threat towards our environment. A threat that had to be regulated by religious rule or Taboo. Nowadays, things are going faster than before, and religion has lost its function to determine our moral behaviour towards nature. Thank god! Now lets pray for something new to rise from those ashes.

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Posted by Wil Liam Hilligoss on 25/12/05
Touched deeply!

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Posted by Liberté on 25/12/05
This touches all of us no matter where we live. What is this world comming to? I was very moved by this film.

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Posted by Therax on 25/12/05
Even though I am not English. I see this happens all around me, in my own homeland. And there are only a few to defend, to belive. Often revered as young and frustrated or old and mad. It is a sad thing that happens in our world.

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Posted by Peer on 25/12/05
Nice.

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Posted by Katy Poulsom on 25/12/05
Amazing, i am speachless. We must fight for our planet.

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Posted by Pharo Padouk on 25/12/05
Very informative, gets right to the point, touches emotional strings, clearly shows the need for humans to wake up. Deepest gratitude to the filmmaker.

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Posted by Mel Hutto on 25/12/05
This short film has captured the very artistry and compassion of nature, while setting the tenuousness of nature against the harsh, unfeeling character of our human species. This is nature speaking to us with an urgent voice. A delicate bit of filmmaking; with deep thanks to the filmmaker.

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Posted by Gerardo Zamora on 25/12/05
Thank you. I wish every tree cut in the world would have a film cliping - a witness to the killing of another sentient being, a back stabbing to us Humans. We need to wake up at least to understand our death.

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Posted by diane millman on 25/12/05
A powerful and moving film. Everyone in the world should see it.

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Posted by Ken Jenkins on 25/12/05
Excellent and important

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Posted by Taigen Leighton on 25/12/05
Haunting, these horse spirits speaking out for the earth at all that has been lost, for two magnificent oaks. The cost of development, the tragedy of our barbaric ignorance of the sacred.

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Posted by Richard Gorringe on 25/12/05
Very sad and poignant.

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Posted by Art Goodtimes on 24/12/05
the tragedy of those old oaks. once revered. and yet still honored by two dark steeds. spirit horses. challenging the police horse for the protesters kept at bay.

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Posted by Kathy Gower on 24/12/05
I could barely watch the film through my very cathartic ters....thank you, Kathy

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Posted by Bill Bridges on 24/12/05
Amazing. Depressing, too, but still amazing.

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Posted by Judy Lightstone on 24/12/05
very sad and very moving

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Posted by Carl Hassell on 24/12/05
I watched this with my 12 year old son this morning.(Sat.), we both cried and found it beautiful, and powerful. Thank you.

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Posted by Lorenzo Hagerty on 24/12/05
I'm still in tears after watching this sad, but touchingly beautiful film.

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Posted by Deena Metzger on 24/12/05
Beauty, pathos and heartbreak. Even in the exact moment of destruction, the spirits appear and ask us to remember.

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Posted by Nathalie on 24/12/05
made me cry

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Posted by winifred neview on 24/12/05
interesting; perhaps a woman narrator would have been more effective since women have closer ties to the earth and were the priestesses of those who worshipped nature

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Posted by Jon Beresford on 23/12/05
Excellent, makes me ashamed to be human.

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Posted by Jane Burd on 23/12/05
A moving film which reminds us how much we have lost contact with the earth.

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Posted by Ralph Metzner on 23/12/05
The film is awesome, very moving, with high magic.

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Posted by colin bannon on 22/12/05
Touching! Remember to collect acorns and plant them anywhere you think may be suitable. They are actually quite easy to grow to 1-2 years old in pots for planting too! Dont get angry get even!

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Posted by Lucy McIntyre on 21/12/05
very good, love the horses

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Posted by Mary Grace Finelli on 20/12/05
Very moving, very touching, very beautiful. Contrary to the comments below by Emma Schober about the narration and music, I found them both very affecting. The footage is remarkable and the film is a fine accomplishment of a tragic assault on ancient beings and the witnessing of it by distressed horses and anguished people.

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Posted by Cari Cardew on 19/12/05
Mother Earth sending her "guardians" to protest. What an inheritance we leave our children.

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Posted by emma schober on 18/12/05
The footage is absolutely breathtaking, but the effect would have been stronger with a different kind of music and a less abstract (and nationalistic) text to comment it. I am a bit frustrated that a male narrator with pathos and the sound of a BBC documentary is used, would have liked something less mainstream. As it is done now, the episode becomes part of the media converage of these incidents, not an outspoken declaration of horror.

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Posted by Carol Clarke on 18/12/05
Humans have lost the ability to learn from nature and keep it sacred, unlike the two black horses. Wonderful and deeply moving film.

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Posted by jenny ell on 16/12/05
magical

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Posted by paul see on 16/12/05
let that be a warning to all those who continue to desecrate our home.

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Posted by Marie Doherty on 15/12/05
Very sad to see such magnificent trees being felled. Very interesting to see the horses,so keen to get near the trees, despite all the people and work going on around them.

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Posted by Nicky Harvey on 15/12/05
Very moving and powerful.

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Posted by Catherine Buchanan on 15/12/05
Wonderful!...and how true the comentary is! What are we doing to our wonderful country in the name of progress.

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Posted by L on 14/12/05
Wow, if only they could have stopped it.

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Posted by Julie Luder on 02/12/05
Mad me cry. I have horses and trees.

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Posted by john morris on 30/11/05
utterly good

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Posted by Liz Wilson on 27/11/05
I like the footage, it shows some interesting behaviour. However, the narative and music seeks to influence its audience too much without allowing the imagery to work by itself. Simplistic, I feel. The piece should guide rather than try to force emotions.

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Posted by Crystal on 27/11/05
Moving...brought tears to my eyes. Although I think it would have been more poignant without the music in the background. Why can't we as a whole, supposedly the most intelligent beings on earth, respect life on this planet??

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Posted by greatruaha on 26/11/05
Tremendous film, brought a tear to my eye, really happy this was captured on film!!

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Posted by Emma Stephens on 26/11/05
very moving and powerful images which serve to remind us all how quickly we can and do destroy what can take hundreds of years to grow for progress? beautiful words and film.

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Posted by Michael on 26/11/05
Thought provoking and disturbing - just what are we humans doing to this amazing planet that we live on?

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Posted by Sally Nickless on 25/11/05
Very moving. Very poignent. Just another example of man exploiting the natural world to natures demise.

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Posted by nicholas jenkins on 25/11/05
powerful, stunning, inspiring

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Posted by Martin de Saulles on 25/11/05
Wild Horses of Newbury shows what expertise with a camera can achieve when a unique situation like this arrises. One of many dark days at the Newbury bypass site takes a very surreal turn. Bit of a dark horse himself, Mark!

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Posted by Will Roberts on 25/11/05
Very moving.

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Posted by simon on 25/11/05
Wicked...

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Posted by Gid eon on 24/11/05
I give this four stars for the visual content and overall message which is deeply moving, powerful and important enough to cancel out the 2 star narrative and no stars sub-Enya sound track. If the real message about what we are losing to "progress" - which this film does undoubtedly touch on - is to escape the confines of the small (smaller than it thinks it is) environmental movement and truly enter mass consciousness it will not do so with music and words specifically chosen to appeal only to that small group. Amazing footage though which truly touched my heart inspite / maybe because of the hand-held / first-person feel of the filming.

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Posted by Geof Smith on 23/11/05
Awesome! A call to really open our eyes to what humans are doing to our planet.

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Posted by fari bradley on 23/11/05
This film has a most excellent script. With its good content and message I feel it would have been a prize winner but for two things: the shaky handheld camera and poverty of some shots (i.e. the director did not seem to think big enough to mtach the magnitude of the subject at times) and also the scene with the 'mourners'. It would have gripped us lot more if instead of being faced with medium long shots of them at the tree felling, there were close-ups of their eyes, hands on the bark perhaps. Seeing them sitting there most of them very stereotypical tree lovers, a wider audience would have related more to them as 'humans' beyond trappings of clothes and hair. Hence the idea for ext close ups. Ciao!

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Posted by Tom Heinz on 23/11/05
Breathtaking!!!

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Posted by Steve punchard on 20/11/05
It sends shivers down the spine,Very well done,This carries a message that needs to be heard.I wonder if the gaurds felt as helpless as they looked.

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Posted by Kieran McCarthy on 19/11/05
I've seen this film before at Glastonbury in the groovy movie tent, but it sent shivvers down my back again. To capture such a moment is only half the battle , to edit it so that the magic comes across so naturally, without it seeming contrived is quite a feat.. The monologue may seem a touch sentimental, but i think in context with the nature of the footage, it works. In response to the previous review, that said the horses looked too 'directed', i dont think this was a staged event of any kind... as far as I'm aware this was just captured as it happened... can anyone clarify?

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Posted by Martin Hennessy on 17/11/05
Incredible... what a moment to capture. Very moving and magical film... Nature fights back !

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Posted by Rosemary Arthurs on 17/11/05
Excellent and very moving film. So true not only of England but every country in the world. Very proud of you Mark Rosemary

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Posted by Bonnie Toale on 17/11/05
Makes you think doesnt it?

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Posted by Fi Benson on 09/11/05
At first I thought that the hand-held would have been better with a tripod, but the effect 'grew on me' (absolutely no pun intended - I live in an ancient forest that I love so I'm not about to joke). I liked the accompanying poem/monologue, but felt that the 'rhythm' sometimes didn't work and flattened the effect. Good shots of the horses, though occasionally they looked too 'trained, directed'. But I really loved the shot of the black horses with the 'authority's'. Haunting music. I liked the simplicity of the final shots.

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