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The Senses of Travel

My Video scholarship 2010 entry

PERU | Tuesday, 27 July 2010 | Views [381] | Scholarship Entry

I decided to create The Senses of Traveling, because I am a firm believer that the best way to empathize and understand another person is to recognize where they come from: their culture and experiences.

I planned my piece by ensuring that it would look like a traveler’s video with no interviews from anyone, but just an overall look into the Peruvian culture. While there were minor challenges here and there, the biggest challenge while shooting a project overseas is dealing with the equipment when you are on a bus, train or plane.  I was not able to carry a tripod as I was sleeping in hostels and going around towns via bus, so everything was handheld.

My ambition as a documentary filmmaker is to be able to introduce a variety of people and places to an audience who is not able or unwilling to open their eyes to the wonders that encompass the world. This can mean showing the social injustices in Moldova or the political unrest in Bali or even documenting a coming-of-age ritual in Papua New Guinea.  My goal is simply to present a story and have the audience decide what it means to them.

Tags: 2010 travel video scholarship, aguas calientes, machu picchu, peru


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