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Project: Pilgrimage
« on: March 22, 2008, 05:54:36 PM »
The following link is a medium-quality download of The Pilgrimage Project.  This is a full-length documentary about Lisses - the birthplace of parkour - and about parkour itself.  It contains footage of over a hundred and fifty traceurs, and was shown to David Belle for approval before release.

The file is 440 MB.  I'm sorry that it is so large, but it is an hour and a half long, and it was important to keep the quality at a respectable level.  If anyone is capable of compressing it further, PLEASE DO SO AND POST HERE.  If anyone is willing to mirror the file and make a new download link, PLEASE DO SO AND POST HERE.  If anyone is willing to set up a bittorrent, PLEASE DO SO AND POST HERE.

It is important that everyone understand ... this is not just a "parkour video."  It's not just a bigger and better sampler.  It is different, and it deserves a different kind of attention.  Comments beginning "I couldn't be bothered to watch the whole thing, but ..." will be ignored.  Please try to watch it all in one sitting if you can ... set aside enough time to see the whole thing.  Watch it with friends, talk it over ... and then let me know what you think.  I spent over a thousand work hours making this, and I care very deeply about it, and I am eager to know what you think.

http://www.americanparkour.com/videos/2008/Pilgrimage_TK17_subtitled.mov (right-click > save as)

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=32RIWTL0

http://thepiratebay.org/tor/4094663

http://digg.com/arts_culture/Project_Pilgrimage

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3022662956956514828&q=Pilgrimage+parkour&total=4&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=1 <--- Streaming link!

http://thepiratebay.org/tor/4120891 <--- DVD image file, full quality (may have to burn directly to disc, but it'll play on any PAL player)
« Last Edit: October 02, 2008, 09:33:03 AM by Ryan Ford »

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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 06:15:04 PM »
I'm not afraid of heights in any way, but that opening bit actually got me a little... apprehensive thinking about myself climbing up the Dame du lac.

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008, 06:59:14 PM »
http://thepiratebay.org/tor/4094663
Download will be slow until we get some seeders

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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 07:14:08 PM »
i'll seed at piratebay once i download for sure.

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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008, 09:16:03 PM »
I would love to watch this if I could get it to work.

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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008, 10:53:14 PM »
14 minutes in and this is incredible TK17! It's quite apparent that you've put a ton of work into this. I look forward to watching the rest of it and will post up more thoughts later, all sure to be positive if the first 14 is any indication :]

Edit : ;D Scorpions, fire, a machine gun, and barbed wire fence? Brilliant job on the illustrations! :D
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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008, 12:45:07 AM »
Do you think you could release a high-quality version as a torrent?
I would love to burn it to dvd to watch/show people on tvs.
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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2008, 02:36:30 AM »
Eventually, yes, a high-quality version will be out there.

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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2008, 07:09:47 AM »
Hey Duncan, I'm currently uploading a copy to the APK FTP. I'm heading out for easter festivities with my family before it will finish, but I'll leave my computer on and should have a link for you when I get back to my apartment this evening!

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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2008, 10:29:55 AM »
The documentary was phenomenal. I really appreciate the legacy of Parkour so much more and a trip to Lisses is infinitely higher on the list of things I'm looking forward to in my future.
Also, I almost shed a tear when I saw the Change in Lisses segment and I've never been to the city!
Can you imagine a future where Parkour is so widespread and loved that all the great landmarks are recreated for Traceur Pilgrimages?
I honestly don't think it's that far out of reality if Parkour keeps growing at the rate it is now...

But back on topic!
The documentary was great and it truly broadened my understanding of the history and culture of Parkour.
Also, it would be nice to see some "behind the scenes", perhaps of the screening you did for DB himself!
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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2008, 01:25:39 PM »
Wow, this was amazing! Just the whole quality of the content in this video makes me seem to have an even closer connection with traceurs in general and with Lisses both! It gets me so excited for my trip in 2009! ;D
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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2008, 02:41:40 PM »
Is there any way it could be put up on google video or youtube? I know google video has several hour plus parkour films.

Just an idea, since I can't download a file that large at the moment, due to how often this thing crashes...

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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2008, 04:11:19 PM »
Whew, just finished it, and truly enjoyed it. You all did a great job of conveying what the parkour community should be conveying to the rest of the world and especially lisses.

really awesome what you did to la place de chevreuse [sic] thats the kind of stuff that is going to make the "true" parkour community grow and flourish the way we want it to. and the night session with the simultaneous belle footage was awesome =).

that sucks about the damier though, didnt know about that. good comments about respect during that segment.

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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2008, 05:15:11 PM »
Speechless, goosebumps, tears to my eyes... this was one of the most amazing pieces of art I have ever had the pleasure to watch.. I am truly honored to be part of this great community and even more to have been blessed to watch that movie...
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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2008, 05:30:08 PM »
Here's a direct download:  http://parkournorthamerica.com/media/pilgrimage.mov  Right-click, save as, please.
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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2008, 06:20:13 PM »
And here : http://www.americanparkour.com/videos/2008/Pilgrimage_TK17_subtitled.mov (right-click > save as)
I think people have plenty of places to acquire this from now!

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Also, out of curiosity, when you showed this to David Belle did he have any suggestions or critiques that you ended up making that we now see in the version you've posted here?

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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2008, 06:37:51 PM »
OMG doc akh i freakin love you!
i just spent 2 hours trying to convert this .mov to somthing i could watch.......
from the bottom of my heart i thank you.
ill tell you what i think once i watch it TK.
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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2008, 07:30:47 PM »
This was by far the best documentary on parkour I have ever seen.  It truly represents the dicipline the way it should be.  TK I commend you for this contribution to the parkour community.  This is a must see for any traceur/traceuse and anyone considering becoming one.
p.s Can the moderators please sticky this?  I really feel its that important.
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Re: Project: Pilgrimage
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2008, 08:17:17 PM »
This was by far the best documentary on parkour I have ever seen.  It truly represents the dicipline the way it should be.  TK I commend you for this contribution to the parkour community.  This is a must see for any traceur/traceuse and anyone considering becoming one.
p.s Can the moderators please sticky this?  I really feel its that important.

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