Illuminating the culture of Burning Man – the annual pilgrimage to Nevada's Black Rock Desert – as a catalyst for community, innovation and the actualization of dreams, this film offers a glimpse into the art and culture of this dynamic community with the hope to spark a dream within you.
Directed and filmed by Rich Van Every, DREAM premiered at the Sonoma International Film Festival. Rich also was a cinematographer for "Spark: A Burning Man Story," a feature film on the inside story of Burning Man during a year of unprecedented challenges and growth.
"Spark: A Burning Man Story" premiered at SXSW 2013 and will be in general release Summer 2013. Rent or purchase Spark online at spark.ignite.me
This film follows Jela, brought up in the heart of the East End of London in a Turkish and English family. He talks about his memories of growing up in the 80s and 90s and his time on the streets and on football terraces. Jela grew up fast, being immersed in football violence , skinhead culture , and hard drug use before his life spiraled out of control, now sober he looks to the future.
The East End he grew up in has changed on the surface but many of the faces he grew up with remain the same. His struggles have made him what he is today and Jela is East London through and through.
Film by Will Robson-Scott
Edited by Luca Campanale
Music by Makoto Masui
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