Envision gave me a chance to connect my passion for adventure and music with my skills in video production. I’m very excited to post this video with footage from Envision Festival 2014 in Costa Rica. I was contracted with LostinSound.org to produce the Envision Survival Guide, Recap Video, Album Compilation, and Festival Review.
I cannot stress how incredible of an event Envision Festival is. For those that haven’t heard of it, Envision is a transformational festival right on the tropical beach in Costa Rica. There is live music, performance artists, painters, dancers, workshops, panel discussions on sustainable design and living, permaculture, delicious, organic, and healthy foods, ceremony, celebration, and much more! By transformative, the festival seeks to create a container for transformation to occur within the self and the microcosm to influence the greater culture. Watch the video I made to experience a gist of what it’s like.
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- Runtime: 13:24 min
Zac Fabian & Will van der Linde
Edited by: Zac Fabian
Elliot Rosenberg, Favela Experience
Music by Guizado –
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Changing Perspectives of RocinhaThe government of Rio de Janeiro initiated a violent and controversial military operation to ‘pacify‘ the over 600 favelas in the state of Rio. The favelas have long been under the control of a vast number of various gangs. The idea is to provide a safer or, at least, to make it appear like the government was providing a safer city for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 World Olympics. Rocinha, the largest favela, was the first to be pacified in 2011 and it has opened up this large community to a potential for tourism. My video sheds insight into Favela Experience and Favela Tours, two businesses aimed at using tourism to directly benefit the local community. Even though you will hear about violence in the favelas from the media, the basic point is that most of the violence is related to drug trafficking or military police and I, as a tourist, didn’t experience any of it. In the two weeks that I stayed in the favela, I didn’t see any violence or feel threatened. It’s a large community and a lot goes on, but there are always two sides to every story.[divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=”2″]With an inside look into Brazil’s largest favela of Rocinha, tourist attractions, various elements of Brazilian culture including awesome footage of capoeira and samba, music featuring local funk celebrity Mulher Maracuja, and interviews with Elliot Rosenberg (founder & CEO | Favela Experience), Zezinho (founder | Favela Tours) and other community members. If you are not coming to Rio soon, this video is your next best option to experiencing the beauty and excitement of “The Marvelous City.”
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