An old woman watches two magpies perched on a fence in a garden
A black and white image of an elderly woman wearing glasses, a striped shirt and long spotted skirt, and under a shady sunhat, standing in front of a partially corrugated iron building intently watching a pair of Magpies perched on a wire fence. This image was shot while filming The Water Dwellers 1967: Situated only 25 miles (40 kilometres) from Sydney, the largest city in Australia, Pittwater is an area of almost land-locked waterways where people can live in natural surroundings within a few minutes of transport to the city. Film Australia has tried to convey the relaxed life of people who live on Pittwater and the unique relationship that they enjoy with beautiful, natural surroundings
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Manarola, Italy. Slow Food Revolution, 2003
Coastal town of Manarola, Italy. One of the 5 small fishing villages that form Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera coastline. They are famous for their coloured houses and steep terraces.
Speed - the obsession of the modern world - is determining what people should eat and how. Traditional foods are at risk of disappearing forever. An international eco-gastronomic movement known as Slow Food champions the protection of traditional culture, the environment and biodiversity while encouraging regional production, food education and pleasure. For these passionate and dedicated food lovers, sustainability, community and lifestyle are as important as seasonality, quality and taste.
Slow Food Revolution travels around the globe recording this growing phenomenon. First stop is Italy, home of the Slow Food movement, Bronte pistachios, Sorrento lemons and the original Neapolitan tomato. Here, towns such as Orvieto have been declared slow cities, free of fast food outlets, neon and noise
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