The aim of this Storytelling Expedition is to document the stories behind community-led social impact organizations in Guatemala. We will learn about the struggles and successes of local leaders who are trying to solve problems in innovative and sustainable ways. Our group of travelers will become a crew of citizen storytellers and work together to create a library of digital media assets that Etnica Travel and our partner organizations can utilize to help further their mission. The videos and photos we create will be used by the social impact organizations we collaborate with to effectively share their story with potential partners, donors and tourists. Etnica Travel will also use the media to promote responsible, community-based tourism experiences in their country.
Each day of the expedition will provide opportunities for conducting interviews, arranging photo sessions and documenting what you encounter in Guatemala. The ‘deliverables’ that our crew produces may include micro-documentaries, social media video clips, photo essays, event photos, photo portraits, video interviews, photo galleries and anything else we determine could be valuable to our partners.
An Actuality producer will be on location providing guidance, mentorship, training and support as needed. You can contribute with your existing media-making talents or use the opportunity to expand your skills. Every traveler will receive in-depth training in ethical, collaborative story sharing. Together we will learn how to become more conscious and responsible storytellers, travelers and humans.