A SOLITARY WALK FROM SOUTHERN SPAIN TO TURKEY, EXPLORING
MEDITERRANEAN VALUES AND TRADITIONS THAT ARE IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION.
EPISODE 6: THE ARTISANS
A film that captures the unwavering dedication of artisans that span generations of tradition. Enter a visually breathtaking world of hand made guitars, exquisitely crafted ceramics and centuries-old textile looms.
The true artisan is driven by passion, you could even say obsession. It's certainly not money. These are trying times for artisans – it's impossible to compete with mass produced goods that flood the marketplace. In the last few years, majority of artisan workshops in Spain have been forced to close down and only a handful remain, determined to continue age-old traditions.
EPISODE 7: THE COMMUNITY
In the foothills of the Sierra Morena, north of Sevilla, lives a community called Los Portales, one of the first eco villages in Spain. They were founded by a group from Belgium over 30 years ago, looking for personal growth and a new way of living.
A self sustainable community with their own renewable energy, ecological agriculture, goats, wheat, bread and even school, they believe in deeper human connections and greater respect for nature. We had the pleasure of speaking with some of the warmest and most positive people we have ever met. Los Portales is a small paradise that we were fortunate enough to visit and tell their extraordinary story.
EPISODE 8: TO WALK, TO FEEL, TO SEE
'To walk slowly means having nothing in your pockets except your hands', said an Italian poet. At Juraj's 1000km make, we cut two different kinds of films celebrating the act of walking: this is the first version, the Directors Cut, shot entirely by Maia, titled “To walk, to feel, to see”. It explores what it feels like to slow down and become at one with your surrounds. You can see Juraj's film on the 'Fragments' page.
EPISODE 9: THE MEANING OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
We asked one simple question to over 40 people along our journey walking through Spain. What does the Mediterranean mean to you? We were surprised by the emotional impact of the answers.
8 MILLION STEPS TRAILER
EPISODE 10: MOTHER, EARTH & LOVE
It’s October and we are in Torino: Slow Food has put on the greatest gastronomical show on earth, Il Salone del Gusto / Terra Madre. It’s marvellous to see such incredible variety of regional, authentic and unique food from all around the world, and the infectious enthusiasm of the people who travelled all the way to Italy, proud to represent their culture and their home-grown products.
I focused on the Terra Madre part of the event and I decided to speak only to women. Mothers. Perhaps not surprisingly, we invariably ended up talking about love.