A while ago I watched a short film by three Germans called “DAS RAD (The Wheel).” Now, before you say “German films? Nein, danke” and run into a cave, let me tell you, my friends, that it is quite entertaining and was even nominated for an Academy Award.
The stars are two rock piles, observing life on a hillside from ancient times through the present, and into the future. The little film moves through time at high speed, like a time-lapse version of geological eras. When the modern world comes into view, the buildings appear and disappear in an instant, and was my favorite section. And sometimes it switchesto real time and shows the inhabitants and objects in motion in their day-to-day existence.
If you have about nine minutes, check it out. It is — how do you say? — “my cup of tea.”