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The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these islands. But south of Ocracoke Inlet rises a luminous bar of sand sixty miles in extent, with no roads, no bridges, no hotels -- only the wild beaches of Cape Lookout, one of the few remaining natural barrier island systems in the world.
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PBSRibbon of Sand DVD
 
4.5

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Gorgeous Piece of work

It took my breath away. I have a library of stuff like this and so I have a lot to compare it to--this is one of my favorites. I live in North...Read complete review

It took my breath away. I have a library of stuff like this and so I have a lot to compare it to--this is one of my favorites. I live in North Carolina and this is a truly unique state to live in when it comes to bio and geo diversity. Our outer banks are like nothing else on this planet. I think this nature documentary did a nice job of capturing that uniqueness. I do wish it was longer however, and would love to see another video that captured the feel of the individual islands. This video painted a picture of the Outer Banks (barrier islands) eco system as a whole and was mostly impressionistic as to its approach. Its intent was to take you on a sweeping tour of this magical place so that the viewer could get a feel for what you experience when you visit these Ribbons of moving sand. If you are looking for lot's of science as to the mechanics and the biology and geology of these islands you may want to look elsewhere. This video does touch on some science and geology etc., but more than anything it's a panoramic view taken with a wide angle lens with a couple of macro shots composited within of the key plant and animal life here. It's also not about the culture and people and history of this place, and rightly so otherwise it would have lost its focus. There is a blurb about the history of the folks who lived on Portsmouth Island but it's a blurb at best. Anyhow, I have watched it four times already since I purchased it and this is definitely one you will want in your collectors library.

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Ribbon of Bland

Except for the aerial shots, this could have been photographed on most any remote beach. Where are the grand hunting lodges, historic Kitty Hawk, terrifying Cape Hatteras, courageous coastguard operations, etc.? ...Read complete review

Except for the aerial shots, this could have been photographed on most any remote beach. Where are the grand hunting lodges, historic Kitty Hawk, terrifying Cape Hatteras, courageous coastguard operations, etc.? Unless you're looking for arty angles of lighthouses, underwater scenes, seabirds, dune grass, flora and fauna on the NC mainland, this film is a waste of time.

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5.0

Beautiful Scenes

By Sand n Surf

from New York, NY

Comments about PBS Ribbon of Sand DVD:

I've watched this every time it came back on PBS, and I finally decided I would like to watch it whenever the mood strikes.. I simply love the the serenity this program brings to me, so now I have it forever..

 
4.0

ma @ shoreline

By Jim

from Sanford, FL

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Comments about PBS Ribbon of Sand DVD:

( shemovesme.com posting 6/10/14 )

RIBBON OF SAND
gorgeous meditation on our own front yard
from idaho public television, just under ½-hour

few words
quiet & refined, engaging often limitless visuals
all moved by notes from the heart

" as long as there's been an earth & sea
there has been this place
meeting of land & water in every grain of sand "

note to the one-man creator:
john, one beautiful job
meryl's stretched concluding words do need trimming

oh, this too for pbs
couldn't embed it to my site's posting today
really miss it here

 
5.0

Spiritual Nature

By Algonquin Park Fan

from Toronto, ON

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Comments about PBS Ribbon of Sand DVD:

I have watched this short video half a dozen times, and I enjoy it more with each subsequent viewing. It is very spiritual in nature, and about NATURE and the environment. Further, it speaks to our place in the grand scheme of the Universe, time and space, and the great age of our planet. The video highlights the Outer Banks of North Carolina, its history, people, past and predicted future. The story is a metaphor for our own existence amidst the ever present cycle of life.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Soul Enriching

By JCP

from Carteret County, NC

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Comments about PBS Ribbon of Sand DVD:

Even though I was born within sight of Cape Lookout and this Ribbon of Sand and have spent many hours of my life along it's shore, this video took my breathe away. A tulmut of emotional memories arose with every shot: awe, thrill, sadness, happiness, and thankfulness for God allowing me to have had this place to live and breath. I will be sharing this with my family and loved ones for Christmas gifts so they can have this to enrich their souls as well. Meryl Streep's narration justed added to the beauty of this excellent presentation.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gorgeous Piece of work

By Carolina Castaway

from Matthews, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about PBS Ribbon of Sand DVD:

It took my breath away. I have a library of stuff like this and so I have a lot to compare it to--this is one of my favorites. I live in North Carolina and this is a truly unique state to live in when it comes to bio and geo diversity. Our outer banks are like nothing else on this planet. I think this nature documentary did a nice job of capturing that uniqueness. I do wish it was longer however, and would love to see another video that captured the feel of the individual islands. This video painted a picture of the Outer Banks (barrier islands) eco system as a whole and was mostly impressionistic as to its approach. Its intent was to take you on a sweeping tour of this magical place so that the viewer could get a feel for what you experience when you visit these Ribbons of moving sand. If you are looking for lot's of science as to the mechanics and the biology and geology of these islands you may want to look elsewhere. This video does touch on some science and geology etc., but more than anything it's a panoramic view taken with a wide angle lens with a couple of macro shots composited within of the key plant and animal life here. It's also not about the culture and people and history of this place, and rightly so otherwise it would have lost its focus. There is a blurb about the history of the folks who lived on Portsmouth Island but it's a blurb at best. Anyhow, I have watched it four times already since I purchased it and this is definitely one you will want in your collectors library.

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