An update on pre-trip happenings. It’s crazy to think that in a months time I will be fully immersed in the culture and community of Mexico. This is getting real!!!
I have three concepts that I’ve been mulling over. To be honest I’ve found it hard to get past the concept stage and to flesh out an actual written script. It’s a different kind of process writing about a place you have never seen or experienced and about people you are yet to meet.
I am enjoying the challenge of this and it’s expanding my ability to research and ask questions of those that have been to Mexico or even third world cultures. Feeling quite sheltered with my knowledge and understanding of these things, and am so excited that I have the opportunity not only to have this experience but to tell these stories of those who’s voice isn’t often heard amidst the hustle and bustle of the western world.
My wonderful friend Charlotte, my assigned contact for the competition has been an amazing input into the whole process in her experience having lived in Mexico, teaching me Spanish and helping me sift through the crazy nonsensical ideas and talking through them so that I make sense of them is a process that has been beneficial. So thankful to have resources like Skype that allows us to meet up once a week and talk through all the logistical aspects and creative aspects of the trip. Plus we are stoked to be able to represent all females out there, whether you are into film making, photography, nursing, mothering, travelling, we know that when we put our minds to something we excel, so two minds putting microfinancing into focus woah its going to be amazing
I received a client list this past week, three contacts in particular stood out to me as stories I would love to tell. They are families with children, I think kids are awesome and investing into a child’s life really does make an impact on the future of the next generation and in turn a nation. Two of the places where the families live are quite picturesque and from a filming side of things have quite a bit to offer. It was eye opening reading the stories about the
opportunity microfinancing has opened up and the better quality of life it means for them. One young lady in particular has a 4 year old daughter since she has been microfinanced her husband has been able to work within mexico rather than having to travel to the US. He no longer has to be away from family, and since learning what a core foundation the family element is to Mexican culture it means this little family already have a better life and in turn a greater opportunity and future.
Thanks for journeying with me, and feel free to ask any questions you have along the way
Till next time friends,