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741

4 minutes

Up, up and away! Fly above the clouds in a glider over the Shropshire Hills

An atmospheric celebration of the glider, 741 invites viewers to escape their Earth-bound routines and ride the thermals, effortlessly, high above the Shropshire Hills in England’s West Midlands. This short film is a small delight, and uses a split screen to elaborate the process of launching and flying a classic wooden sailplane. As Leonardo da Vinci observed: ‘Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the Earth with your eyes turned forever skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.’

Director: Tim Orchard

Producer: Tim Orchard

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