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<i>BIRDS CHIRPING</i>

 

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<i> CHICKENS CLUCKING</i>

 

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<i> BELLS RINGING <i/>

 

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I came across an Indian

man once, in Thailand

 

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One of those street

performers who does tricks,

 

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like guessing the

name of your family

 

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so I wrote down their names...

 

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and he got them all right.

 

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And then he said: 'Would

you like to know more?'

 

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So I said: 'Well, ok, why not!'

 

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And then he said:

 

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'You'll go back to

where you come from...

 

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and you'll meet someone of

your father's generation,

 

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you'll work together

and learn a lot...

 

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and in a certain way

 

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you'll guide one another

further in life.'

 

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Good morning!

 

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Don't you understand

what I'm saying?

 

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We don't understand.

- You don't understand

 

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It's something you say in

the morning. Good morning!

 

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Good morning!

 

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Good morning!

 

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Morning!

 

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Are you happy?

 

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Yes, we're happy!

 

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we're very happy too.

 

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You feel strange because

we're foreigners, right?

 

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Yes!

 

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Most people in the world

are foreigners, right?

 

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Right.

 

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Can you tell me which

country we come from?

 

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There are many countries

in the world.

 

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Can you tell where we come from?

 

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No we can't. -You can't?

 

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Try to guess? - America?

 

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America? It's not America.

- 'Foreign Country!'

 

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I've never been to America and

 

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'Foreign Country'

is not a country.

 

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England?

 

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England? We come from a

country next to England

 

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We come from a country

called The Netherlands.

 

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My name is Fulanke (Frank).

 

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Frank.

 

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And this is Xiamali (Jeanmarie).

 

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Jeanmarie.

 

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We want to perform a story.

 

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We've performed this story in

several European countries...

 

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and now we are in China

 

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<i> BELLS CHIME</i>

 

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<i> MUSIC</i>

 

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<i> CAR ENGINE</i>

 

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<i> MUSIC PLAYS</i>

 

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Ok? - Yeah, great.

 

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<i> KEYBOARD MUSIC</i>

 

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<i> MAN SINGING</i>

 

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That's typically Chinese.

 

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I tried to rearrange

it slightly.

 

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I changed the notes a bit.

 

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It will create a bit more wind.

 

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How about this.

 

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No. Because it's a

pentatonic scale.

 

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If you add that note, you

change the whole atmosphere.

 

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- Ok.

 

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I prefer to stick with

the pentatonic scale.

 

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<i> MACHINE WORKING</i>

 

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<i> MUSIC</i>

 

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Nature is a truly

amazing source...

 

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for nourishing all forms

of art, theatre and dance.

 

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A spot like this, makes

sure I don't forget.

 

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Behind me you see

the small 5 meter

 

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yurt, that I used to live in..

 

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and where I did my first

'Magic Carpet' experiments.

 

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I wanted to know if a yurt..

 

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was a good place to welcome

an audience in nature...

 

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and I was really surprised

by how well it worked out.

 

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So I thought: Ok, now I only

have to make it bigger.

 

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This is fixed. You

turn it like this.

 

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Yes exactly.

- Not that quick, is it?

 

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Because it's very heavy.

 

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It's very heavy?

-Yes, I think so.

 

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You can simplify it?

- Yes, I do.

 

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If it's heavy and

falls down in a storm

 

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it certainly won't be nice

 

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Yes, you're right.

 

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So what do you think, Do

you have other ideas?

 

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No, not at the moment.

 

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We haven't reached

that point yet.

 

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We haven't reached that point.

It's not clear yet.

 

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Thanks and good luck

with everything.

 

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Yes, right. Bye bye.

 

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Dwarf costume, check.

 

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Barrel organ, waterproofs

still need to be packed.

 

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One, two..

 

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Got them.

 

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Some men are born to be fathers.

 

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You can tell from the start that

they're cut out to be fathers...

 

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and then there are men

who really are not.

 

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And I'm a great example

of the latter.

 

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I took...

 

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the first few years...

 

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I think it took me four years...

 

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to be able to put him more

at the centre of my life...

 

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than at the beginning

 

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What I wanted was to fulfil my

ultimate dream as a clown...

 

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to travel... well,

it's a long story.

 

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But in the meantime,

Tim was growing up.

 

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There came a time...

 

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when he must have been about

three and a half years old...

 

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I was in Barcelona

for the winter

 

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doing all sorts of fun things...

 

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and I woke up one

morning thinking:

 

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What am I doing here?

 

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I don't even know

how my own son is.

 

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So it took quite a

while for it to click.

 

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But, ok.

 

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And I thought: sort it out!

organize your work as a clown

 

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so that you can be

close to your son...

 

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and that's what brought me back

to The Netherlands in the end.

 

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Socks, pants, vest, this.

 

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<i> MUSIC</i>

 

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Three years ago I went to China

for the first time to visit Tim.

 

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He works there for a

flower bulb company.

 

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The thing is, he's

a very busy man.

 

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So I'm really very

grateful that he can

 

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join us on our trip

for an entire week.

 

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Hi Tim! - Hey Iguwei. Hello.

 

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Have you had lunch yet?

 

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I'm eating now.

 

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Ok, I wanted to ask

you some questions.

 

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The weather is still

good now, right?

 

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Yes, the weather is good. I'm

planning to water today.

 

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When will you be

spraying the pesticides?

 

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The day after tomorrow.

- The day after tomorrow?

 

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Ok, great.

 

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Good , that's what

we'll do then.

 

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Ok. - Good. Enjoy your meal.

 

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Bye. - See you!

 

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<i> TRAFFIC</i>

 

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When Tim went to China..

 

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a good friend of his who had

toured with me as my assistant..

 

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also went to China.

 

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And it was him that pushed me...

 

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to try performing

'The Dwarf' in China

 

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Hello.

 

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Foreign teacher!

 

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Teacher Frank!

 

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Frank! - Hey, good morning!

 

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Good morning!

 

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Hey. How are you?

 

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Hey!

 

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Have you eaten?

 

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Haven't you eaten?

 

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Good morning!

 

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<i> CHILDREN MAKE NOISES</i>

 

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Good Morning!

 

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Morning!

 

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Hey, how are you?

 

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I'm fine, thank you. And you?

 

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Where do you want to go?

- I want to take the bus.

 

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Good. - I want to take the bus.

 

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Good. Ok. Come with me.

 

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I came here four years ago

and ended up teaching.

 

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There are millions of children

here that don't get enough space

 

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There is too much

cramming going on.

 

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I work in preschool education,

 

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and it's already

happening there.

 

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So that's where I believe I

have something to offer.

 

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The same goes for my

work as a tour guide...

 

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something I've

started doing too.

 

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There too I see a lot

of opportunities.

 

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The work I'm doing now

with Jeanmarie...

 

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is something I can combine with

 

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both the jobs I

do here in China.

 

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So this project is a

mishmash of everything I do,

 

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which is nice because usually

it is one or the other...

 

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and now I can do

everything at once.

 

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It's a massive

investment for me.

 

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That's why I was a bit more

serious towards the end...

 

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I thought: I'm

crossing the border

 

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with five thousand Euros...

 

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and how do I know it

will arrive safely?

 

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Otherwise I've lost five

thousand Euros, just like that.

 

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Whatever else, it would never

 

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have ended up in

the incinerator,

 

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but I'm happy it arrived safely.

 

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Ok.

 

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This is complicated.

 

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To get it in this shape, it

has to open like this...

 

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which means that this

connection is very fragile.

 

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Ok. - If you bump against it...

 

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doing two things at once,

then it will break.

 

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And anything that breaks can

not be fixed that easily.

 

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No.

 

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But, the organ card fits.

 

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Hey, wow!

 

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Woopie wow guys!

 

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This is it...

 

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I hope.

 

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<i> MUSIC PLAYS</i>

 

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The way I see it, life

has given me a gift.

 

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Frank has made it possible for

me to fulfil an old dream...

 

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simply by saying:

 

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'Hey, Jeanmarie bring

a new barrel organ...

 

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I've paved the way,

 

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so just bring your stuff

and we'll give it a go.'

 

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That is what Frank does...

 

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with his eyes on the horizon

and a big smile, let's go!

 

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Yes, that's what Frank

means to me. It's massive.

 

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<i> MUSIC AND SINGING</i>

 

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This is Jeanmarie.

- Nice to meet you.

 

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We're looking for a dragon...

 

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for our performance.

 

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But not the large ones

used at Chinese new year.

 

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- Let's look downstairs, we

have some dragons there.

 

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This is his tongue.

 

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That would be the tongue.

- Yes? Ok?

 

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And the tongue can grab the egg.

 

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Is this the right size?

- Yes, it is.

 

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Is this the right size?

- Yes, it is.

 

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What is he saying?

- These dimensions.

 

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These dimensions, yes.

 

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Perfect.

 

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But we need to be able

to get through here.

 

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I think that's stunning.

 

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The animal really comes to life.

 

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It's fascinating to see a nation

swapping its connection...

 

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with its own subconscious

for the whole new...

 

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'Wow, I want to be

in America!' thing.

 

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A nation that's already

half way there...

 

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it's fascinating for me to see

 

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what's happening

at the crossroads.

 

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what treasures remain,

to inspire me...

 

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and I'm looking

forward to seeing how

 

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they react to my

Dwarf, golden eggs...

 

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It's also such a beautiful tale:

 

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a dwarf finds a golden egg in

an abandoned crow's nest...

 

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and he thinks: 'Wow!

It contains life!'

 

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He decided to hatch it,

as if he were a hen...

 

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and then the egg breaks.

It's a classic.

 

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Who knows how it came to me?

 

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But it's nearly a

traditional fairytale.

 

242

00:19:17,232 --> 00:19:19,040

I'm looking forward to seeing...

 

243

00:19:19,065 --> 00:19:21,352

and in the end the

Dwarf flies away and

 

244

00:19:21,377 --> 00:19:22,856

has the voice of a bird...

 

245

00:19:22,881 --> 00:19:25,425

I'm looking forward to

seeing their reactions.

 

246

00:19:26,433 --> 00:19:29,433

<i> MUSIC</i>

 

247

00:19:56,388 --> 00:19:59,388

<i>TRAFFIC</i>

 

248

00:20:02,142 --> 00:20:04,801

<i> STREET NOISE</i>

 

249

00:20:14,396 --> 00:20:19,715

There's a people in the interior

of Yunnan a part of China...

 

250

00:20:20,041 --> 00:20:23,775

called the Akham or Hani.

They have different names.

 

251

00:20:23,935 --> 00:20:28,963

And in terms of tradition, they

live in contact with nature.

 

252

00:20:29,130 --> 00:20:31,424

They are what is

called animists,

 

253

00:20:31,563 --> 00:20:35,775

which means they believe

that nature has a spirit.

 

254

00:20:36,361 --> 00:20:41,519

<i>CROWD CHATTER</i>

 

255

00:20:41,909 --> 00:20:46,334

The man we're going to visit

now, Bai Bibo, is also a Hani.

 

256

00:20:46,511 --> 00:20:50,046

He has studied Hani

culture extensively

 

257

00:20:50,070 --> 00:20:53,339

and has even written

books about it,

 

258

00:20:53,479 --> 00:20:56,597

which is great for

us, because the Hani

 

259

00:20:56,621 --> 00:20:58,959

hadn't written anything down.

 

260

00:20:59,573 --> 00:21:02,705

Two generations

from now everybody

 

261

00:21:02,730 --> 00:21:05,413

will drive cars and watch TV,

 

262

00:21:05,464 --> 00:21:10,218

and all the kids will

be gaming, or whatever,

 

263

00:21:10,880 --> 00:21:18,471

while they lose touch with

their own mythological roots.

 

264

00:21:19,025 --> 00:21:22,861

This has already happened

to us, to some degree.

 

265

00:21:24,071 --> 00:21:27,252

So that's why I'd already

come up with the idea...

 

266

00:21:27,277 --> 00:21:30,610

of playing music from their

folklore on the organ.

 

267

00:21:32,486 --> 00:21:34,804

This one was specially

made for this trip.

 

268

00:21:34,872 --> 00:21:36,585

- Flutes. Those are flutes.

 

269

00:21:36,610 --> 00:21:38,765

You know the word 'flute'?

- Yeah.

 

270

00:21:38,790 --> 00:21:41,889

There are flutes here under

and there are flutes here...

 

271

00:21:42,662 --> 00:21:44,960

and that's why the...

 

272

00:21:48,099 --> 00:21:52,030

for the flutes is a

little bit small.

 

273

00:21:53,181 --> 00:21:57,251

So we will start of course

with the Hani song.

 

274

00:22:01,658 --> 00:22:03,548

So this is the result.

 

275

00:22:04,465 --> 00:22:06,907

<i> MUSIC PLAYS</i>

 

276

00:22:09,900 --> 00:22:11,567

You recognize it? - Yes.

 

277

00:22:22,184 --> 00:22:23,542

Good, good!

 

278

00:22:30,161 --> 00:22:33,213

<i> MAN SINGS</i>

 

279

00:22:48,709 --> 00:22:50,119

Good, good!

 

280

00:22:50,209 --> 00:22:52,861

This describes

real Hani culture.

 

281

00:22:53,380 --> 00:22:57,783

If you can sing this song,

you will be very welcomed...

 

282

00:22:58,508 --> 00:23:00,853

and you will be accepted...

 

283

00:23:01,528 --> 00:23:03,861

and you will be

given good dinners.

 

284

00:23:04,875 --> 00:23:07,008

So, I'm gonna grow fat. - Yeah.

 

285

00:23:07,486 --> 00:23:09,886

I think we'll probably

get very fat.

 

286

00:23:16,860 --> 00:23:20,978

<i> SINGING</i>

 

287

00:23:43,398 --> 00:23:46,877

<i> MUSIC</i>

 

288

00:24:04,186 --> 00:24:06,627

Hey, Frank. Listen...

 

289

00:24:07,073 --> 00:24:11,368

don't forget, now we're suddenly

pulling the whole show together:

 

290

00:24:11,649 --> 00:24:13,355

lid for the butterfly basket,

 

291

00:24:13,380 --> 00:24:15,267

you'll be able to

find one, right?

 

292

00:24:15,465 --> 00:24:18,799

Two: if you can find anything

that looks like hay,

 

293

00:24:20,907 --> 00:24:24,418

that would be good, because

the closer it is to raffia...

 

294

00:24:24,913 --> 00:24:27,378

the easier it will be

to play with. Got it?

 

295

00:24:27,633 --> 00:24:30,121

That was two. If you

could ask Yang Xin..

 

296

00:24:31,447 --> 00:24:33,542

to be sure to take care of the

 

297

00:24:33,567 --> 00:24:36,539

lights, then we're

all set for now.

 

298

00:24:38,790 --> 00:24:41,687

<i> MUSIC</i>

 

299

00:24:44,005 --> 00:24:46,219

Hay? - Yes, it has to be dry.

 

300

00:24:46,412 --> 00:24:47,479

Dry? -Dry, yes.

 

301

00:24:54,906 --> 00:24:56,706

Yes we are looking for hay,

 

302

00:24:56,731 --> 00:24:59,123

do you know where

we could find some?

 

303

00:24:59,272 --> 00:25:00,841

Hay!

 

304

00:25:09,005 --> 00:25:12,584

<i> MUSIC</i>

 

305

00:25:59,261 --> 00:26:02,262

I see all these children

with their rucksacks...

 

306

00:26:02,524 --> 00:26:06,391

and I think: ah, Mickey Mouse,

Snow White, Walt Disney...

 

307

00:26:06,768 --> 00:26:08,501

I haven't seen that DVD...

 

308

00:26:09,076 --> 00:26:13,989

and every now and then I see a

rucksack with a Chinese image,

 

309

00:26:15,651 --> 00:26:17,891

and I think: this invasion of

 

310

00:26:17,916 --> 00:26:20,481

the Western fairytale

film culture...

 

311

00:26:20,955 --> 00:26:23,239

here in China is going

extremely fast,

 

312

00:26:23,264 --> 00:26:25,067

and it really gets me thinking.

 

313

00:26:25,092 --> 00:26:28,176

My fairytale is also just a

product of my imagination,

 

314

00:26:28,699 --> 00:26:32,911

based on the Western

culture I come from.

 

315

00:26:33,694 --> 00:26:36,762

But I'm happy that I

can perform it here...

 

316

00:26:37,227 --> 00:26:39,348

and can try to

enrich it with some

 

317

00:26:39,373 --> 00:26:41,513

of the elements

from their culture,

 

318

00:26:41,716 --> 00:26:45,716

that I find so impressive, in

terms of fairy tales and myths.

 

319

00:26:45,926 --> 00:26:48,899

Of course that won't happen

at the first performance,

 

320

00:26:48,987 --> 00:26:50,798

but, I think it's great.

 

321

00:26:51,444 --> 00:26:53,993

I'm getting everything

I could wish for.

 

322

00:26:59,515 --> 00:27:02,372

<i> MUSIC PLAYS</i>

 

323

00:27:28,660 --> 00:27:30,906

<i> CROWD CHATTERING</i>

 

324

00:27:42,906 --> 00:27:45,043

<i> CLAPPING</i>

 

325

00:27:49,609 --> 00:27:52,415

<i> MUSIC STOPS</i>

 

326

00:28:17,039 --> 00:28:20,047

I don't get it. Is it just

rubber? - No, it's going in.

 

327

00:28:20,080 --> 00:28:21,880

Is it just rubber? - What?

 

328

00:28:22,102 --> 00:28:24,782

Under the Allen key?

- I don't know.

 

329

00:28:27,086 --> 00:28:28,486

It's totally crooked.

 

330

00:28:29,556 --> 00:28:30,622

What is crooked?

 

331

00:28:31,298 --> 00:28:32,498

This. The pulleys.

 

332

00:28:33,504 --> 00:28:35,764

It's totally jammed, see?

- Yes, exactly.

 

333

00:28:36,071 --> 00:28:39,475

So I have no idea

what we should do.

 

334

00:28:40,778 --> 00:28:41,528

No.

 

335

00:28:41,736 --> 00:28:47,334

Because all these tubes that

provide the flutes with air...

 

336

00:28:50,270 --> 00:28:52,070

they simply can't be moved.

 

337

00:28:52,316 --> 00:28:53,916

Yes, and the fan belt...

 

338

00:28:53,941 --> 00:28:57,074

-There isn't enough space

to change anything.

 

339

00:28:59,513 --> 00:29:00,740

Goddamnit!

 

340

00:29:10,180 --> 00:29:12,842

<i> MUSIC</i>

 

341

00:29:31,729 --> 00:29:34,129

Don't you think it's

strange, Frank?

 

342

00:29:34,505 --> 00:29:37,295

I've been wanting to spend more

 

343

00:29:37,320 --> 00:29:39,545

time in the jungle

my whole life,

 

344

00:29:40,594 --> 00:29:42,654

and it's only in

the last half hour

 

345

00:29:42,679 --> 00:29:44,451

that I've started realizing...

 

346

00:29:44,503 --> 00:29:48,503

that you're treating me to a

week in the middle of all this.

 

347

00:29:49,585 --> 00:29:52,170

It's crazy how you

can work towards

 

348

00:29:52,195 --> 00:29:54,685

something for half a year,

 

349

00:29:55,215 --> 00:29:59,282

only to realize what's going on

when you drive right into it.

 

350

00:30:00,790 --> 00:30:02,394

So, here we are.

 

351

00:30:08,219 --> 00:30:10,894

Jeanmarie, meet Bai Laibao.

- Welcome.

 

352

00:30:11,196 --> 00:30:12,762

Happy to be here!

 

353

00:30:32,730 --> 00:30:37,094

For years I've worked with a

stick in my Dwarf performance.

 

354

00:30:38,222 --> 00:30:41,180

And every time, I lean the

stick against a tree,

 

355

00:30:41,205 --> 00:30:43,405

and with a part

of my child mind,

 

356

00:30:43,852 --> 00:30:46,616

while I am building the

set with my adult mind,

 

357

00:30:46,682 --> 00:30:50,835

my child mind thinks: Listen,

tree. I think you can help...

 

358

00:30:51,021 --> 00:30:53,484

I can't talk to you,

but the stick can.

 

359

00:30:53,509 --> 00:30:56,531

You're both wood, you sort

it out. I have work to do.

 

360

00:30:56,562 --> 00:30:59,687

I build the set, get the

stick and start performing.

 

361

00:30:59,712 --> 00:31:01,804

And I've noticed

that the stick gives

 

362

00:31:01,829 --> 00:31:03,781

the dwarf a

surprising ability...

 

363

00:31:03,851 --> 00:31:06,215

to charm the audience

in a way that

 

364

00:31:06,240 --> 00:31:08,275

opens their hearts, wide open.

 

365

00:31:08,488 --> 00:31:11,873

And the first time,

what came to mind

 

366

00:31:11,898 --> 00:31:15,281

was: Ok, Great. Amazing.

Be careful...

 

367

00:31:15,971 --> 00:31:19,366

I must always be grateful

that this happens.

 

368

00:31:37,895 --> 00:31:39,939

<i> MOTORCYCLE ENGINE</i>

 

369

00:31:56,617 --> 00:31:59,228

<i> MUSIC</i>

 

370

00:32:32,861 --> 00:32:35,194

<i> SCHOOL BELL</i>

 

371

00:32:39,740 --> 00:32:42,389

<i> PUPILS REPEATING TEACHER </i>

 

372

00:32:45,140 --> 00:32:48,655

Our student live deep

in the mountains.

 

373

00:32:50,584 --> 00:32:53,897

They are cut off from

the outside world.

 

374

00:32:54,766 --> 00:32:57,966

Telephones, news,

infrastructure, you name it...

 

375

00:32:57,991 --> 00:33:00,647

they aren't that connected

to the outside world.

 

376

00:33:00,672 --> 00:33:02,819

So the fact that you

have to come to

 

377

00:33:02,844 --> 00:33:04,967

our village, will

open their eyes.

 

378

00:33:21,891 --> 00:33:24,585

We have two of these, right?

 

379

00:33:47,228 --> 00:33:50,294

If you can't prevent it from

cracking then move it...

 

380

00:33:50,372 --> 00:33:52,772

so it doesn't cause

any distraction.

 

381

00:33:57,464 --> 00:33:58,895

<i> MUSIC PLAYS</i>

 

382

00:34:08,799 --> 00:34:10,805

Stop! Too early.

 

383

00:34:11,804 --> 00:34:15,242

Come two minutes

before the start!

 

384

00:34:16,717 --> 00:34:18,711

Well, ok.

 

385

00:34:22,187 --> 00:34:24,276

You over there. Come here!

 

386

00:34:40,569 --> 00:34:42,721

Look at this, it's shit.

 

387

00:34:44,046 --> 00:34:49,276

In a show you treat the audience

to a purely sensory experience,

 

388

00:34:49,505 --> 00:34:52,049

that's really the only

thing that happens.

 

389

00:34:52,187 --> 00:34:55,503

They see something,

they hear something...

 

390

00:34:56,149 --> 00:34:59,349

and based on that, they

start feeling something.

 

391

00:34:59,510 --> 00:35:01,893

and that's where the

magic happens...

 

392

00:35:02,106 --> 00:35:05,173

that feeling, that is

what you're looking for.

 

393

00:35:07,714 --> 00:35:10,495

Are you ready? - Yes!

 

394

00:35:19,627 --> 00:35:21,759

<i> MUSIC PLAYS</i>

 

395

00:35:46,367 --> 00:35:48,791

<i> CHILDREN LAUGH</i>

 

396

00:36:54,615 --> 00:36:56,639

<i> CHILDREN LAUGH</i>

 

397

00:38:22,010 --> 00:38:24,495

<i> CLAPPING</i>

 

398

00:38:26,892 --> 00:38:28,432

Bye bye!

 

399

00:38:33,438 --> 00:38:36,372

<i> MUSIC</i>

 

400

00:39:16,698 --> 00:39:19,480

We are very grateful

that fate decided

 

401

00:39:19,505 --> 00:39:22,146

we should meet here in Jiache.

 

402

00:39:22,784 --> 00:39:25,099

Cheers!

 

403

00:39:29,267 --> 00:39:31,458

How do you say 'very

tasty' in Hani?

 

404

00:39:31,483 --> 00:39:32,233

- Kuh...kuh

 

405

00:39:32,302 --> 00:39:34,646

Kuh ya. -kuh. Kuh ya.

 

406

00:39:36,482 --> 00:39:37,875

Kuh ya.

 

407

00:39:41,165 --> 00:39:44,391

It means ' very tasty' in Hani.

 

408

00:39:56,247 --> 00:40:00,841

Tim is a very precise

kind of chap.

 

409

00:40:01,577 --> 00:40:05,458

He sets a goal...

 

410

00:40:06,163 --> 00:40:08,896

and then he pursues

it, sure and steady.

 

411

00:40:09,844 --> 00:40:17,044

With efficiency,

discipline, patience...

 

412

00:40:17,819 --> 00:40:22,019

and sheer hard work, of course.

He doesn't shy away from that.

 

413

00:40:22,989 --> 00:40:25,146

Let's have a look.

 

414

00:40:25,725 --> 00:40:27,857

Is that Tim?

 

415

00:40:28,992 --> 00:40:30,896

No.

 

416

00:40:35,208 --> 00:40:38,122

<i> CRICKETS CHIRPING</i>

 

417

00:40:57,739 --> 00:41:00,146

And there he is.

 

418

00:41:05,633 --> 00:41:07,433

Yes, that's good. - Great.

 

419

00:41:07,561 --> 00:41:09,849

How can the pulley be put back?

 

420

00:41:10,879 --> 00:41:13,613

I would cross it over

the small pulley...

 

421

00:41:14,222 --> 00:41:17,083

and then turn to the big one.

 

422

00:41:17,862 --> 00:41:19,724

There's no other way?

 

423

00:41:21,382 --> 00:41:24,077

We've had a barrel

organ made especially

 

424

00:41:24,103 --> 00:41:26,140

for this trip, nice and light.

 

425

00:41:27,064 --> 00:41:29,998

We've had an awful lot

of trouble with it...

 

426

00:41:30,162 --> 00:41:34,138

and then eventually

coincidence decided, or life,

 

427

00:41:34,571 --> 00:41:40,568

that suddenly it can be fixed by

the three of us, including Tim,

 

428

00:41:41,181 --> 00:41:45,076

with the accuracy that

characterizes him.

 

429

00:41:46,592 --> 00:41:50,912

And I think it's beautiful,

because for me it symbolizes...

 

430

00:41:51,449 --> 00:41:54,560

that the love song

between me and Tim

 

431

00:41:55,260 --> 00:41:59,888

the organ we are trying to play,

 

432

00:42:00,566 --> 00:42:04,380

is full of music but we

can't quite make it sing.

 

433

00:42:04,700 --> 00:42:07,802

And the fact that

he played a part,

 

434

00:42:08,554 --> 00:42:11,716

in getting the organ to work,

 

435

00:42:12,807 --> 00:42:15,216

gave me a lot of confidence.

 

436

00:42:16,393 --> 00:42:17,660

In France they say:

 

437

00:42:17,685 --> 00:42:22,005

'La vie fait très

bien Les choses.'

 

438

00:42:22,524 --> 00:42:25,310

Life really know

what it's doing.

 

439

00:42:26,116 --> 00:42:29,169

And I think that's

a colossal truth.

 

440

00:42:30,629 --> 00:42:32,216

Ok, here we go!

 

441

00:42:33,458 --> 00:42:35,232

Right.

 

442

00:42:36,144 --> 00:42:37,091

Good.

 

443

00:42:37,481 --> 00:42:40,669

Here comes the international

song of love, ok?

 

444

00:42:41,225 --> 00:42:43,927

Ok. -Great, here we go!

 

445

00:42:46,044 --> 00:42:48,208

<i> MUSIC PLAYS</i>

 

446

00:43:07,690 --> 00:43:11,669

Is it good?

- It's good. It's wonderful!

 

447

00:43:20,774 --> 00:43:22,927

<i> MUSIC </i>

 

448

00:44:53,311 --> 00:44:55,943

Jeanmaire has often

said that he thinks

 

449

00:44:55,968 --> 00:44:58,402

he hasn't always

been a good father.

 

450

00:44:58,812 --> 00:45:01,130

That's not how I experience it.

 

451

00:45:01,527 --> 00:45:05,638

I've always been very happy

with Jeanmarie as father.

 

452

00:45:13,543 --> 00:45:16,304

When I look at the

people, here in China,

 

453

00:45:16,329 --> 00:45:18,234

I'm very proud of my father.

 

454

00:45:18,480 --> 00:45:20,896

I mean, it's your father

standing there...

 

455

00:45:21,201 --> 00:45:22,943

and that he is able to achieve

 

456

00:45:22,968 --> 00:45:24,943

something like that

with children...

 

457

00:45:25,005 --> 00:45:26,896

or adults from a

totally different

 

458

00:45:26,921 --> 00:45:28,263

country or continent...

 

459

00:45:28,288 --> 00:45:31,318

yes, it's pure enjoyment.

 

460

00:45:41,525 --> 00:45:45,596

These kinds of fairy

tales remind us,

 

461

00:45:46,171 --> 00:45:50,783

that we are constantly being

guided by the inner world...

 

462

00:45:51,248 --> 00:45:56,557

and that we should enjoy it,

with respect and gratitude.

 

463

00:45:57,524 --> 00:46:01,971

In Western Europe, Africa,

Australia and China...

 

464

00:46:02,315 --> 00:46:07,033

these kind of stories all

show the same patterns...

 

465

00:46:07,482 --> 00:46:10,196

'Be careful, life is amazing,

 

466

00:46:10,221 --> 00:46:13,432

but you must keep opening

up your heart to it.'

 

467

00:46:13,729 --> 00:46:16,690

And these kinds of fairy tales

are told to children...

 

468

00:46:16,937 --> 00:46:19,088

so they won't forget that...

 

469

00:46:19,192 --> 00:46:21,729

and with a bit of luck

this won't get lost,

 

470

00:46:21,828 --> 00:46:24,193

as they navigate

through life, with

 

471

00:46:24,217 --> 00:46:26,318

the talents they've been given.

 

472

00:46:30,547 --> 00:46:32,493

<i> MUSIC</i>

 

473

00:46:36,056 --> 00:46:37,950

<i> CLAPPING</i>

 

474

00:47:59,327 --> 00:48:02,984

How am I doing? Well, I am...

 

475

00:48:04,514 --> 00:48:12,023

financially I'm struggling.

I'm nearly out of money,

 

476

00:48:12,990 --> 00:48:16,790

while at the same time I'm

trying to launch my next dream:

 

477

00:48:16,815 --> 00:48:19,611

The Magic Carpet.

 

478

00:48:20,862 --> 00:48:23,529

But I can't keep

running up more debts,

 

479

00:48:23,554 --> 00:48:27,046

that would be the end of it.

 

480

00:48:27,962 --> 00:48:30,295

I've just seen Frank

again for the

 

481

00:48:30,320 --> 00:48:32,695

first time in several months...

 

482

00:48:33,462 --> 00:48:37,718

and I'm so obsessed

by the schism of how

 

483

00:48:37,743 --> 00:48:42,718

to realize our dreams

in this world,

 

484

00:48:43,774 --> 00:48:47,734

that I approached

seeing him with

 

485

00:48:47,759 --> 00:48:53,101

a certain bitterness,

seriousness.

 

486

00:48:53,428 --> 00:48:56,765

Instead of being free to say:

'Hey, great to see you again...

 

487

00:48:56,965 --> 00:48:58,965

what a fantastic time we had!'

 

488

00:48:59,039 --> 00:49:01,706

So, finding the balance

between how far

 

489

00:49:01,731 --> 00:49:04,578

you go in dreaming

your own reality...

 

490

00:49:05,116 --> 00:49:09,367

while respecting the fact that

we are born in this world...

 

491

00:49:09,723 --> 00:49:12,286

with a number of

hard economic facts

 

492

00:49:12,311 --> 00:49:16,593

that keep everyone

in straitjacket.

 

493

00:49:18,892 --> 00:49:21,559

I think that's the

whole dance of life,

 

494

00:49:21,583 --> 00:49:24,773

whether the challenge

is big or small...

 

495

00:49:25,457 --> 00:49:27,406

we're all part of it.

 

496

00:49:28,506 --> 00:49:30,379

<i> WINDING MACHINE</i>

 

497

00:49:39,161 --> 00:49:41,216

Just pull it. - Yes?

 

498

00:49:58,669 --> 00:50:00,317

ok.

 

499

00:50:01,031 --> 00:50:02,457

Right.

 

500

00:50:12,081 --> 00:50:14,364

Ok. - It needs to be higher.

 

501

00:50:14,489 --> 00:50:17,145

A new day, a new lesson learned.

 

502

00:50:20,799 --> 00:50:22,635

<i> MUSIC</i>

 

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