Melibe Productions is a small documentary film production company which seeks to capture, through images and narratives, insights not always accessible to casual observation.
Initially, our work dealt with the underwater world. We have since focused our lenses on the human consequences of shrinking Arctic ice ("Things Fall Apart"), and we have examined, in a short documentary titled "Waking Up Alive," the issue of suicide and commitment to life under conditions of painful mental depression. Following this, we produced a feature-length film titled "Departing: Death and the Art of Dying," which considered the ways in which we approach death, our only existential certainty. Our fourth film, "Disconnected," examined the manner in which digital communications (email, texting, Facebook messaging...), now the dominant way in which many people talk to each other, are affecting human understanding and empathy. Our fourth project ("It's Beautiful)" asks how we create and discover beauty. It does so at three levels. The first involves beauty as perceived through the senses--specifically in the form of the visual arts (painting and sculpture) and music. The second considers beauty of a purely cerebral sort--as revealed, most notably, in some of the equations of theoretical physics and pure mathematics. The third level is that of beauty that permeates the whole being-- here we discuss the concepts of spiritual and divine beauty.
In our newest film, titled "Conversations With the Past," we examine the American cities, towns and settlements that people have, at one time, forsaken. We do so with two ends in mind: (1) for the pleasure of communing with our past, and (2) for the lessons we may draw for our present communities, asking, in particular, which parts of the country people are most likely to flee in the future, and for whar reasons they might choose to do so.
This website furnishes, via photos, clips, and trailers a glimpse of the stories and visual experiences that our films seek to convey.