Between the Folds (DVD)
Directed by Vanessa Gould
Paper was invented in China, around 105 AD (Han Dynasty), and brought to Japan by monks in the 6th century. Because paper was such a rare commodity, the craft of paper-folding in ancient Japan was for ceremonial purposes only. In 12th-century Europe, the Moors brought a version of paper-folding to Spain. Between the Folds is a documentary that looks into the contemporary world of origami, which features not only the craft, but also the science behind this art. Includes interviews with origami artists, as well as with mathematicians and scientists who use this skill to solve problems in their practices. DVD, color, NTSC, 60 minutes; not rated.