December 3, 2012
The documentary was very involved with the present. I really enjoyed the style of filming for this narrative. I was so involved it felt like it could be happening right now. Perhaps if it had been directed by someone else it would've felt dated, or not as relevant. The sense of urgency was like nothing I had ever experienced watching a documentary. I feel like this film revived an old situation I used to be very active with. In high school I used to go on mission trips to the same little town in Ecuador. I feel like I had lost a lot of the feelings and lessons I got during these trips. The documentary gave me a direction for my final project. Although I am not going to make a documentary, I want to incorporate immediacy in it and not just make something that feels past before it is even finished. I want to make a painting, so I am not sure how I am going to go about this but I am going to try.