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La Caye du paradis
Voix : Daniel H. Dugas
Durée : 3 min 31

L’enclos des chevreuils avait été construit dans la forêt tel un temple voué à la domestication des animaux. Ce sanctuaire situé en milieu sauvage et construit de roches calcaires évoquait en moi le « jardin » d’Éden.

Paradise Key
Voice: Mark McPhee
Duration: 3 min 31

The deer pen was built in July 1934. There are a few photographs depicting the area but little information exists on why it was built. Although it is located in the forest near a well-known trail, it is difficult to find.

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Nike, 1962
Voice: Valerie LeBlanc
Duration: 7 min 43 sec

Prompted by a 2014 tour through a missile launch site in the Everglades National Park, a woman reflects on the time when the Russian/Cuban/American nuclear standoff threatened to end life as we know it.

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Les oiseaux nous ont désertés
Voix : Daniel H. Dugas
Durée :  2 min 56 sec

À notre arrivée, les aigrettes et les ibis, pris de panique, se sont envolés. Ils sont maintenant de petites taches blanches, tout au loin dans le ciel bleu.

The Birds Have Flown Away
Duration: 2 min 56 sec
Voice: Mark McPhee

1962. An army camp is being set up in a tomato field, in the middle of the Everglades. The noise is deafening. A black cone at the tip of a missile indicates a nuclear warhead.

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The Hat on the Bridge
Voice: Valerie LeBlanc
Duration: 4 min 39 sec

A mystery begins to form when a researcher finds uprooted plants on a Loop Road bridge. Tension mounts when a second car stops in that remote location.

MARIONS-CAR-with-description-LOGOS-wp-600pxMarion’s Car
Voice: Valerie LeBlanc
Duration: 5 min 24 sec

Single lane and almost deserted, the Loop Road runs through the Big Cypress National Preserve. A sprinkling of people live there, mostly down narrow laneways that twist back into the trees. It has a reputation for being moonshine country.

 

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La fin du monde
Voix : Daniel H. Dugas 
Durée : 4 min 22 sec

Les coups de feu résonnaient au large, du côté de la caye aux Huîtres. J’ai tout de suite aperçu le bateau de Walt Smith, le Cleveland. J’ai dit à Fronie que je devais y aller. J’ai sauté dans mon skiff et j’ai ramé vers l’île.

The End of the World 
Voice: Mark McPhee 
Duration:4 min 22 sec

July 8, 1905. The Bay is calm. The shore is a thin line of land, the sky faint blue, white. From Oyster Key, Flamingo appears to be a distant mirage.

   
CHEKIKA-ABANDONED-with-description-LOGOS-wp-600pxChekika, the Abandoned 
Voice: Valerie LeBlanc
Duration: 7 min 45 sec

Searching for a landmark in an overgrown setting, a woman is overcome by the atmosphere rising from the landscape.

THE-LAST-PANTHER-with-description-LOGO-wp-600pxLa dernière panthère
Voix : Daniel H. Dugas
Durée : 5 min 40 sec

Me voilà arrivé au parc. Je suis maintenant avec eux. Nous sommes tous ensemble. Je ralentis à vingt milles à l’heure, j’ouvre les fenêtres, l’air chaud s’engouffre dans la voiture.

The Last Panther on Earth
Voice: Mark McPhee
Duration: 5 min 40 sec

There is one road that leads from the Everglades National Park entrance to Flamingo. There are no streets lights and at night, it is very dark.

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Nocturnal Desertion  
Voice: Valerie LeBlanc
Duration: 3 min 35 sec

Animals hiding in a deserted mango grove wait hopelessly for vindication.

CHEKIKA-THE-ZONE-with-description-LOGO-wp-600pxChekika, la zone
Voix : Daniel H. Dugas
Durée : 3 min 21 sec

On raconte que des pythons de Birmanie rôdent dans le parc et cela nous inquiétait. Sur une grande carte des Everglades épinglée au mur de notre résidence, un des artistes avait écrit le mot PYTHONS à côté de celui de Chekika.

Chekika, the Zone
Voice: Mark McPhee
Duration: 3 min 21 sec

This area of the Everglades National Park has been closed since 2013. The gates are chained shut and the Rangers’ houses are boarded up. Chekika is a zone, the ruins of dreams.

BUNKER-BOY-with-description-LOGO-wp-600pxLa sentinelle
Voix : Daniel H. Dugas
Durée : 3 min 07 sec.

Le soldat ferme les yeux. Il travaille, scrutant le ciel avec ses oreilles. Dehors, les criquets et les grenouilles stridulent et coassent, mais il ne les entend pas.

Bunker Boy
Voice: Mark McPhee
Duration: 3 min 07 sec.

Some people say that during the Cuban Missile Crisis, there were surveillance bunkers built along the Old Ingraham Road. Others deny the existence of such structures.

Special thanks to Alisdair McGregor, Melanie Clifford and Howard Jacques for the use of excerpts: Bermuda Triangle Test Transmissions Broadcasts – October 15th 2009 in Bunker Boy.


Un tout petit point de lumière
Voix : Daniel H. Dugas
Durée : 3 min 19 sec

La nuit, l’impression que quelque chose se cache dans les buissons, guettant sa proie, est amplifiée. Chaque bruissement devient fracas, chaque mouvement surprend.

A Spot of Light
Voice: Mark McPhee
Duration: 3 min 19 sec

An abandoned mango forest is slipping back into the natural world. In July, the mango season is coming to an end and most of the fruit has fallen to the ground. Armed against the night with flashlights, two men set out into the rows of trees to find Burmese pythons.