Visiting Uruguay was a journey that had transformative effects on my life and one that has impacted my perspective.
One of the major takeaways for me was finding joy in being present and really getting the most out of life in every moment!
On assignment to interview American writer Doug Casey, I booked an extended stay to connect with the local talent in Montevideo. I found a welcoming community of fashion designers to collaborate with, creating a fashion film series I later called "Connections".
Creating something from nothing with a community of passionate creatives is one the most rewarding things in life and I'm so happy to have a talented group of friends in this beautiful country!
Uruguay is ranked first in Latin America in democracy, peace, and is first in South America when it comes to press freedom, size of the middle class and prosperity. Uruguay is regarded as one of the most socially advanced, outstanding regionally, and ranking highly on global measures of personal rights, tolerance, and inclusion issues.
Film by Jeff Zavala