After nine long years in the USA furthering his education Venance is traveling home to Tanzania with Kristen, his close American friend from a vastly differing background. As they journey the countryside they experience the ancient culture, the contemporary poverty, and the eternal spirituality of his motherland. As Venance struggles to blend his newly learned western philosophy with that of tribal life Kristen experiences a life-changing transformation by observing first-hand the daily struggle to survive for many living on the continent.
The Hot Potato - The Road to Transformation - created by Republic of Everyone, directed by Tim Gibbs and produced by Heckler - is a deeply moving and ambitious documentary. Following the journey of a hot potato food van as it travels around Australia on the eve of the 2013 federal election, on an education and awareness campaign about asylum seekers and refugees; an issue that has been plaguing Australian politics for years.
"As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan. We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush." — Filmmakers Salome and Lukas Augustin
This past summer, The Millennial Trains Project (MTP) embarked on its inaugural cross-country journey - visiting six cities in ten days; traveling by train the entire way. With a mission to awaken the entrepreneurial amongst a group of 25 crowdfunded Millennials, the trip exposed them to the uncharted territories of America; showing the promise, and room for growth the country has. This video - narrated by Keith Bellows, Editor-in-Chief of National Geograhpic Traveler and MTP on-train mentor shares his insights on the Millennial Generation, travel, and the need for all of us to fight complacency in order to break the status-quo.