7 islands, 7 stories 7 islands, 7 stories

Thousands of unique and different stories occur every day in the Canary Islands. Thousands and millions of personal experiences that make the islands a special place full of unforgettable moments.

#7stories is an artistic project aimed at showing the Canary Islands from different points of view. Seven of the most imBYtant “video tellers” m on the Vimeo platform were invited to travel to the Canary Islands and capture with their camera the experiences that make each island such an unforgettable place. A personal viewpoint where the creators' own emotion and sensitivity come to the fore. The result was spectacular: 7 audiovisual creations as different and surprising as the islands themselves.
THOUSANDS OF
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The films were shot during autumn-winter of 2013 and were published in early 2014. The project was an immediate hit, as two of the seven videos were rated as Staff Pick (videos specially recommended by the experts at Vimeo). In a little over a week they had been reproduced over 500,000 times, and by the end of the year they'd been seen by over one million and a half users. They were all featured on different channels and travel blogs thanks to their audiovisual quality and their original viewpoint. So if you're planning your trip to the Canary Islands, take a minute and see the archipelago through the eyes of these young creators.

Lanzarote
BY LEA AMIEL
AND NICOLAS LIBERSALLE

These creative partners were so impressed by the landscapes and emotions they experienced there that they christened their film The Lanzarote Effect. A recreation of a magical and ancient world where everything is special: the earth, the sky, the customs, and above all the island's people, to whom they pay homage.

Fuerteventura
BY ANDRO KAJZER

In this offering from the Slovenian director, emotions are experienced through small details. This is a video with its own particular pace and a beautifully-crafted aesthetic, where the water and the wind play a key role as the elements that define life in Fuerteventura.

Gran
Canaria
BY RICK MEREKI

Rick Mereki interprets the island of Gran Canaria as a kaleidoscopic setting full of life and intense sensations. The result: a thrilling video entitled Mirrorlapse.

Tenerife
BY MATTY BROWN

Tenerife is a great memory. This is the way Matty Brown presents the island in The Edge of Earth –as a succession of thoughts that evoke the journey around the island. Seven intense days that give rise to a whole range of emotions.

La Gomera
BY JUAN RAYOS

A Volcano in the Sea is an audiovisual reflection on the relationship between man and his environment and his past. A journey through the nature and tradition of La Gomera which starts with the loneliness of the individual.

La Palma
BY
GUNTHER GHEERAERT

Entitled Tales of Life, in this video the author takes a tour of this island, which he himself defines as a place to get lost in. Intimacy, tradition and authenticity are all present in these three minutes of video.

El Hierro
BY JEAN JULIEN

The offering of the French film-maker is an original journey into the entrails of El Hierro. A video that is rich in textures and where folklore, gastronomy and traditions are the a starting point towards the island's future, represented by the children of El Hierro.