This and That

Random bits of my life

Video: How to Be Alone

Posted by Avital Pinnick on November 18, 2010

While surfing this morning I stumbled upon this video. Tanya Davis reads a poem and performs in this video on being comfortable while on one’s own. The film maker is Andrea Dorfman, who does a beautiful job of combining the clips and adding animation to live video.

This video won “Video of the Year” at the 2010 Nova Scotia Music Awards and has received over 2,000,000 hits. Yes, you read that right — over two million views. Tanya Davis is a poet, songwriter, storyteller, and musician who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Andrea Dorfman is an artist and film maker, also based in Halifax. Her day job is working in animation at the National Film Board of Canada. She is also working on her third feature film, Harmony, with screenwriter Jennifer Dayell.

Tanya Davis is filmed at one point knitting on a bench outdoors. I wonder whether she made her slippers and afghans. If you look closely, there are quite a few handmade objects in the video, although she doesn’t appear to be wearing handknit sweaters.

2 Responses to “Video: How to Be Alone”

  1. Jennifer said

    Loved this video the first time I saw it. Thanks for reminding me.

    And refuah shlaymah!

  2. Ann said

    This is mesmerizing, thanks for posting it. Have to say I love alone time, though I’m also a fan of being with people, or at least people watching. 🙂

    Glad your foot is healing well!

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