I expected to film in Chile – another never accomplished expectation. From the beginning, there were indeed several anticipations. In all ingenuity, I thought once the documentation started, access and view numbers would skyrocket, frequent comments would steer the project towards the correct decisions, and supporters would contribute with personal costs. None of these expectations were ever reached, and disappointment certainly made the reality harder to acknowledge. It took months to realize, but the mentality had to be changed if pre-established goals were ever to be achieved. One inevitable question cleared the truth: who rather than what.
Behind the scenes video filmed on Easter Island, Chile. The island presents a fragile cultural and social heritage, and further studies and research must be encouraged. On a side note, despite the perfect timing, the Rapanui man unexpectedly ran into the frame.
You walk, you fly, you run, you sail, you travel; in life, we are all just passengers. Where to stop, when to continue, how to enjoy the stay: the intensity of the ride is exclusive to each individual. Amidst such maze of paths and possibilities, the final destination becomes a distant contemplation for those focused on the journey; and the precise certainty of such imminent arrival maintains our wondering heads above our moving feet.
The Rapa Nui people considered Easter Island navel of the world. Mysteries surround the cultural legacy of an almost vanished population. Moai statues, wild horses, stone walls, open land; Easter Island provides a direct connection with the past. Distant from modern interests, time has slowed down along its shores, exposing Rapa Nui’s mystical essence to the naked eye.