Visit discoveringhawaii.com for color stills from this amazing day, and other Hawaii-related films. I have over one hour of beautiful Kodachome 16mm movie footage filmed by my Dad on VJ Day and the three weeks following, which was always intended to be expanded into a documentary, "The Day World War II Ended."
Artist and photographer Richard Mosse reveals the stories behind the making of his latest film, 'The Enclave’ (2013), in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film was shown in the Irish Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale and was the 2014 winner of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
In May 2011, thanks to the Humus Foundation, a French organization created to support grassroots environmental and conservation projects in developing countries, I was able to travel to the Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area in the South Western border of Mongolia to find out more about one of the world's least known bear species - The Gobi Bear.
This main objectives of this video report were to
a) raise awareness about the existence of the Gobi Bear, one of the world's most obscure animals
b) highlight the threats the bears face and the urgent need for conservation
c) Identify and present the best conservation measures that can be undertaken with minimum intervention; crucial for a little known species on the brink
Venturing into an extremely remote and harsh environment was not without challenges and at times we seemed ill prepared for what nature threw at us. Heavy winds and sand galore sabotaged some of our footage and equipment and steered the course of production a little away from what was intended.
I would like to consider this as work in progress as the trip provided a much needed insight into the demands of working in a harsh and unpredictable environment.
I do hope to be able to return to the Gobi again but for now, this narrative here is open to crucial feedback and suggestions for improvement and also to spread the word about the Gobi Bear and the help they require to ensure their footprints do not fade away from the rugged land they have quietly eked out a perilous existence for generations.