Independent Lens: Between the Folds DVD

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Item #: WB5922
Between the Folds chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid scientists who abandoned careers to forge unconventional lives as modern day paperfolders. The film paints an arresting portrait of the remarkable artistic and scientific creativity that fuels this ever-changing art form, fusing science and sculpture, form and function, ancient and new.
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Between the Folds chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid scientists who abandoned careers to forge unconventional lives as modern day paperfolders. The film paints an arresting portrait of the remarkable artistic and scientific creativity that fuels this ever-changing art form, fusing science and sculpture, form and function, ancient and new.

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Producer: Vanessa Gould
Production Year: 2009
Copyright Year: 2009
Rating: TV-G
Director: Vanessa Gould
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 56 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

34 Reviews
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Mary
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
01/28/22
If physics never appealed to you, you gotta' watch THIS!
Review by Mary on 01/28/22 review stating If physics never appealed to you, you gotta' watch THIS!
Wonderful video!
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Dave
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
a new world of origami
Review by Dave on 07/17/20 review stating a new world of origami
Anyone who thinks they know origami will have a new world opened to them by watching this documentary. Wow is all I can say. This art has all the marks of maturity in the works of its masters. Classic, romantic, realistic,modern and postmodern expressions are very well represented.
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Buzybea
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Between the Folds
Review by Buzybea on 07/17/20 review stating Between the Folds
Great movie shows the correlation between the art form of ORIGAMI and scientific thought processes. Their relationship is Symbiotic, a fact of which most people are unaware. Some of the photography focus could be improved but the content is so intriguing that its overlooked. Fantastic!! Should be shown in classrooms 7 - 12.
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Taylor
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Magnificent movie
Review by Taylor on 07/17/20 review stating Magnificent movie
I want everyone I know to see this movie. Its shockingly wonderful. PBS: please do something about scheduling so people can find it, there is much confusion around your broadcast schedules. Thanks.
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Joe G.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Won over my heart and my brain
Review by Joe G. on 07/17/20 review stating Won over my heart and my brain
One of the best documentaries Ive ever seen, what a special movie. [...]
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Wheelingurl
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
More, More, More
Review by Wheelingurl on 07/17/20 review stating More, More, More
As a paperfolder since childhood, I am inspired to begin again. Moving from utility and fun to fun and artistry will be a challenge. I would love to see more.
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Lauri
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Brilliant!
Review by Lauri on 07/17/20 review stating Brilliant!
Brilliant and entertaining. Everyone should watch this.
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Middle T.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Film for the Classroom
Review by Middle T. on 07/17/20 review stating A Film for the Classroom
I came across this film on the PBS website when I was looking for information for my middle school classes. Each quarter I teach my students a little origami. I decided to show the film to my class after we finished making origami cranes. It was incredible to see their reactions. It is often very difficult to get middle school students engaged or excited about anything in the classroom. So, to see their eyes wide and their mouths closed while watching the film was a real treat. My 6th graders were particularly awe-struck. There were lots of nudges, fingers pointed at the screen, and Whoas. Some of the dialogue and concepts were certainly over their heads, but they were still visibly inspired and engaged by the feats accomplished with paper. I would recommend it for any age range.
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Paper F.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Bravo
Review by Paper F. on 07/17/20 review stating Bravo
An amazing look into art, math, physics and what the human mind can see in a simple sheet of paper.
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Meena S.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Glorious Film Unlike Any Other
Review by Meena S. on 07/17/20 review stating Glorious Film Unlike Any Other
Artful and deep. In many ways, not about Origami at all. A glorious achievement and a film Ill be proud to own and share. Meena, Cambridge MA
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Izzy
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
FANTASTIC
Review by Izzy on 07/17/20 review stating FANTASTIC
A fascinating and informational video about paper folding and imagination that involves art and science rapt attention when I watched this with my 10 year old grandson
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Jenny
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
more then just origami
Review by Jenny on 07/17/20 review stating more then just origami
I had watched this program and was amazed what these artists were able to make with paper. Very imspiring
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Bassethorn1
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very interesting!
Review by Bassethorn1 on 07/17/20 review stating Very interesting!
Its amazing to see the amount of pre folding planning and calculations done to create their exotic paper creations. A very interesting DVD. My nephew is a top origami artist and (not on this DVD) and I know realize the work he has to put in planning his paper folded creations.
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Curious G.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Better than I remembered
Review by Curious G. on 07/17/20 review stating Better than I remembered
I was fascinated when I saw this on PBS, and it is even more intriguing each time I see it. Have given this as a gift to a college grandchild.
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Mary
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Absolutely fascinating and unbelievable.
Review by Mary on 07/17/20 review stating Absolutely fascinating and unbelievable.
Ive been wanting my own copy for some time after viewing this on PBS. Finally I have my own copy, and its a treasure. Anyone who has not witnessed Between the Folds has missed an incredible experience.
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Always S.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
YES
Review by Always S. on 07/17/20 review stating YES
If you like Art and Math, this is for you. If you dont get art and math, this may change your mind :)
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Kidd K.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Well Done!
Review by Kidd K. on 07/17/20 review stating Well Done!
Between the Folds is an excellent, well researched and comprehensive exploration of origami...with expert personal expressions. Sensitive to meaningful aspects of this art, there was a spiritual feeling about origami and its artists
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Nerka
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fun and enjoyable
Review by Nerka on 07/17/20 review stating Fun and enjoyable
The DVD was shipped on time and everything went well. The DVD is just fun to watch what the human mind is capable of doing.
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Mamaezinha
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
This is a collectors choice
Review by Mamaezinha on 07/17/20 review stating This is a collectors choice
This DVD demonstrated what math can do - from paper folds to engineering inventions that can be seen in everyday products! This video has captured many pictures and illustrations, along with a great narrative, my three grade school children asked to watch more! This is educational, entertaining and inspirational.
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Pbs S.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Good video
Review by Pbs S. on 07/17/20 review stating Good video
I bought this to show students how they could relate math to things they enjoy.


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