Saturday, March 30, 2013

Saturday Short

This year marks the 50th anniversary of  Norway's Nordland Railway. To celebrate, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation produced a minute-by-minute documentary that involved recording four times — once for each season — the northernmost railway link between the historic (1,000-years-old) City of Trondheim and the old trading center of Bodo. It's a 10-hour trip! (From Oslo, it's a 90-minute flight.) The extraordinary undertaking is explained in "Nordlandsbanen: minute by minute, season by season."

Below is a short that gives you some idea of what to expect from the beautifully filmed documentary, which may be viewed online in full (yes, 10 hours!) or downloaded in HD. Via Creative Commons licensing, a viewer may edit and remix the film, then share the result (the video mixer is provided at the link).

If you're a world traveler, you'll want to add this to your Scandinavian itinerary.

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