A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:
Observing Malta from above is truly an incredible view. The first thing we behold in this short film by Malcolm Debono are the magnificent colors: the green-blue of the ocean, the taupe of the craggy shoreline, the rust-red of the dried brush. I recently read a poem by Richard Blanco, titled “We’re Not Going to Malta.” The poet describes passing by Malta in foul weather, unable to reach land. He says, heartbrokenly, “Malta is drifting past us, or we are drifting past it—an amorphous hump of green and brown bobbing in the portholes with the horizon.” In this film we drift past Malta freely, from above, but its distance from land far below evokes the same longing for the island’s intangible beauty described by Blanco.
Courtesy of Malcom Debono
Discover the turquoise waters of Malta during our Italian Coastal Odyssey: Hidden Italy, Sicily & Malta Small Ship Adventure.