Dance. Purposefully selected sequences of human movement. Aesthetic and symbolic value. Culture. Motion. Beauty. This film short experiments with desaturation and tempo; movement through the subtle grays of growth and change.
This production reel gives you an idea of my travels through the Congo and what it looks like to be doing boots-on-the-ground research, attempting to answer the question, what effects on existing African cultures are occurring due to wildlife conservation and ecotourism projects in newly conserved regions of the central Congo Basin rain forest?
This film examines how community-based conservation and sustainable tourism supported by affluent visitors from outside the country affects the survival of ethnic groups of Namibia, specifically the Himba and the Damara. As Namibia continues to develop and seek more foreign tourism, its population increasingly becomes part of the attraction to draw foreign travelers, and with continued urbanization, culture and heritage are profoundly threatened.