Hey hey everyone, and happy new year!
This blog post is a call out for anyone willing to work with me on a long-term project that will require travel, commitment, as well as wishing to create positive change.
Put simply, I wish to create a travel documentary with a more creative approach.
I’m looking for teammates equally inspired and committed who would like to see the world, while helping the world.
Here is the general outline, but it’s still a work in progress:
A 40,000 mile journey showing the human condition as it is. Viewers will see the world through the lens of the traveling filmmakers. Humanity is examined by sights and sounds of natural and manmade beauty.
Leaving comfort behind to show the amazing world we live in, the aim is to educate and inspire. This expedition will cover all types of terrain, such as historical routes, natural beauty, and urban jungles. Though the people who inhabit them will be the focus throughout the film.
The story will be centered on the hardships and victories we encounter while showing viewers the varied ways of life that exist on our beautiful planet.
The journey will be taken by me and a team of highly motivated individuals by foot, bike, boat, and airplane (if needed). Once the journey is complete, the photos, videos, and travel narrative will be paired with music and poetry to create one cohesive work of art.
We are living in a time with much political and cultural strife. With the refugee crisis, as well as the ongoing prejudice our world has, people need to see a wider perspective.
We as humans are all one, despite how different another may seem. We must understand that even these differences do not make one superior or inferior. Conflicts and wars continue, when what the world really needs is awareness and education.
Through my years of traveling through 16 countries, my purpose changed from wishing to see the world, to wishing to help the world.
Without explicitly asking the questions, I wish to prompt viewers to ask themselves:
- Why do social divisions exist?
- What is my reason for doing what I do? Is it fulfilling for me, or for others?
- Have a constructed my own purpose, or was it constructed for me?
- Why does history continue to repeat itself?
I’m hoping to begin in July or August, though this is a rough estimate.
Feel free to contact me here or by e-mail for details, as there are many:
arupp513 at gmail.com