WATCH THE FULL FILM HERE - youtube.com/watch?v=AJy83mTzzYY
Very special thanks to the Interzona 42's Truck Team (interzona42b.blogspot.pt/), with whom I lived this mind blowing voyage,
and also many thanks to everybody that crossed our path and shared their dreams & opinions for the camera!
From Estonia to Burkina-Faso!
Nowadays the access to information is easy to obtain and endless in quantity but, with it, often comes the frustration of not being able to put it into practice and, consequently, feeling useless to prevent the injustices you see happening every day against the poor and the helpless.
We can use the power of knowledge through so many new vehicles:
- exclusively for our own self or devoting our time to self giving projects;
- by expressing our opinion online or by making a radical angered stand in the streets.
All is possible; all is precious in this globalized world that continues to show many contradictions and faces so many challenges.
Are we truly prepared to look over all our cultural differences, learn to connect, reach out to those in need and live together?
Ironically where life is hard, politicians are corrupt and there is no freedom of speech, you can find free spirits with an outstanding strength; while in rich and industrialized countries we find nations incarcerated by their social duties; enslaved by a mindless quest of individual wealth and manipulated by the media to be unconscious afraid of everything they know anything about.
This documentary is a reflection on the meaning of pure freedom, by interviewing people that have crossed my path from Western Africa to Northern Europe.
What drives African to want to mimic white culture?
And what drives the alternative youth of the old continent to escape the system and chose to live self-sustainably away from a pressuring, almost perfect, society?
Trying to unveil a pattern of thought for a future of hope I titled my work as:
“Fountain Flame Fruit”
since if we stop for a moment and realize that’s all we really need to everything to live happily ever after, and survive:
- a source of drinking water
- a warm shelter
- and something healthy to eat
When did we forget this natural law and why can’t we just let go of the pointless privileges of the few for the children of tomorrow to also… believe in these three sacred simple rules!
"Fonte Chama Fruto" brevemente...
"Fountain Flame Fruit" coming soon...