Dragons students travel in a style that enables them to genuinely know the people of the countries we visit. Most often Dragons students travel on local buses and trains. We may pile onto a tractor or horse-drawn cart. This often isn't the fastest or most comfortable way to travel, but for adaptable participants it offers the most authentic experience and profound learning adventure.
This video was created entirely with images, words, and music recorded by Dragons students and instructors in collaboration with local communities (representing 15 countries) who shared their homes, temples, villages, families, music and presence with us. Over 100 contributors from around the world, and growing, weaving together the poetry and magic of this experimental collaboration, Where There Be Dragons' Global Video Project.
Where There Be Dragons is a educational community, creating authentic, rugged and profound cross-cultural experiences that expose the beautiful and complex realities of the developing world.
If you want to know more about Dragons, visit wheretherebedragons.com to learn about who we are, what we do, and why we travel.
Directed and Edited by Mateo Hinojosa
Music arranged and produced by Art Vandelay
Vocals and instrumentation of traditional folk song - Kutumba (Nepal)
Drums - Villagers of Cyenkwanzi (Rwanda)
Bells - muleteers (China)
For full credits, please see Expanding Horizons: A Visual Journey through Student Travel