Merhaba fellow Visual Peacemakers,
I hope you're well. We're great--"we" as in the Turkey-based IGVP Staff. We're living together in a mountainous Turkish village, building new relationships, and filming a documentary. That's what I'm writing about actually.
It's titled Dance The Past Into The Future. It's a human story to bring humans closer together. We want you to follow our story as we film a story.
All Photos in this post by Logan McAdams
We're giving voice to 3 generations of Turkish people standing at the intersections of history & progress. The stories of a few represent a global shift we're all a part of: the tension in balancing our own values & culture with the lure of modern materialism, economic progress, & technology. What's really lost? What's really gained?
We are exploring these themes in the lusciously green Kachkar mountains of northeast Turkey as people head to the plateau highlands for traditional dancing, socializing, and grazing livestock. We'll take you into the realities of how new tourism and environmental exploitation alter the local flavor of life. The documentary follows both villagers and metropolitans as they wrestle with their own role in the unfolding story of highlands traditions and modern lifestyles.
Hopefully we'll all be inspired to pause for a moment---calm life's pressures---and embrace what we currently have in our families and communities and make it a point to pass on all that is good, noble, fun, and transcendent.
Watch the TEASER VIDEO and Learn More HERE.
This visual peacemaking documentary is community-supported. That means PEOPLE LIKE YOU make it possible via your donations, prayers, and spreading the word in social media. Here's how you can take part in the adventure.
We made it easy for you to take part
• Fan us on Facebook - Stay up to date on our adventure, both the documentary as it unfolds as well as behind the scenes stuff! Video clips & images already posted!
• PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF THE MOVIE WHEN YOU Donate
• Copy-paste one of the following on Facebook and/or Twitter:
- A human story to bring humans closer. WATCH THE TEASER VIDEO. http://ow.ly/cdgqt from @visualpeace // Support My Friends!
- In the AVALANCHE of modern developments, will our culture SUFFOCATE? http://ow.ly/cdgqt New DOCUMENTARY from @visualpeace // Support my Friends!
Special thanks to IGVP'ers who have already shown support: Gaving Gough, Jerod Foster, Kelvin Brown, David Galalis, Tim Humble, Todd White, Heber Vega, Andy Kristian, Seshu, Scott Wyden, Mojo Sanjay, Dave Christensen, & Jim Mullins.
Thanks so much! Mario & IGVP Staff