I was fortunate enough to be invited back on True North to experience their "Adventures in Paradise" tour which started in Kavieng In Papua New Guinea and finished at Alatou.
It is an amazing journey which allowed us to interact with many villages that still had no resemblance of twenty first century life. It was like stepping back in time to another world. I was given the opportunity to film many of the children in these villages and I have put together a short collage of some of these.
It was an incredibly moving experience. The excitement on their faces at our arrival and the warmth shown to us was something I will remember for a long time.
The "True North" is the only adventure vessel which visits these areas and makes a logistical nightmare seem effortless. It was a trip of a lifetime and I hope to revisit this amazing country one day.
DAY OF LIGHT (Dia de Luz) chronicles an epic celebration of life in La Chureca, the trash dump community of Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, captured by six filmmakers in March 2008 over the course of one day... from sunrise to sunset.
An old shaman was telling a story to 3 young children.
Ages ago, some human beings had big troubles because the sky was too low.
Birds could not fly and men were bended.
One day, small children decided to change things and attempted to raise the sky with stocks.
Festivals and Awards:
bitfilm Award 2010
HAFF - Holland Animation Film Festival 2010 (Utrecht - Netherlands)
FutureShorts Festival 2010 (Berlin, Hamburg - Germany)
Fusion 2010 (Laerz - Germany)
Kinofest Bucharest 2010 (Bucharest - Romania)
IAF.6 - Istanbul Animation Festival 2010 (Istanbul - Turkey)
Afca - National Animation Film Festival 2010 (Bruz - France)
SF Green Film Festival 2011 (San Francisco - USA)
Shorts Attack! 2011 (Munich - Germany)
Citrus Cell - Animation film Festival 2011 (Jacksonville, FL. - USA)
Pictoplasma Festival 2011 (Berlin - Germany)
AniFest 2011 (Praha - Czech Republic)
Anima Mundi 2011 - International Animation Festival of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo - Brazil)
FILE 2011 - Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo - Brazil)
LIAF - London International Animation Festival 2011 (London - UK)