Year of the Sun branding and video by Joe Granato
This Fall, Max and I will be setting out on a 35ft sailboat to shoot and episodic documentary about the rise of Youth Culture in the landscape of Latin America. We will be leaving this October and finishing our journey in Southern California by March.
As our world is continuing to Globalize through new systems of trade and access to resources such as information, the future of our world is becoming more dependent on the communication between the people inhabiting it. In todays modern age, the older definitions of the landscape of Latin America are becoming outdated and imperialistic nations are finding it harder creating the histories of these people. Therefore it is time for the Youth of these Nations to begin to tell their own stories and help shape their landscape.
Year of the Sun aims to help create a new class of Global Citizen by physically leaving the restraints of normal travel behind and establishing a dialogue between the people we meet and a larger viral audience. In this way, Max and I will be able to help give a voice to the people of the lands that we will visit.
As members of our own Youth Culture here in Philadelphia, we are interested in learning about the hopes, fears, and expectations the peoples of Latin America have for our global future. We aim to share the lives of extraordinary people living and working in their environments in order to make a better life for themselves and their Nations.
While guests in these amazing places, we will be documenting the lives of the people. While on this epic journey, we will be exploring the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the true heart of this amazing part of the world. Through filming and blogging about our adventure, the public will be able to join us on our exciting journey and actively participate and ask questions via social media.
Our documentary will be highly interactive. While we are at sea, we are requesting that people from all over the world ask questions that may be difficult to answer, and join us for our own personal triumphs and tribulations.
Year of the Sun is an adventure about a voyage through the Heart of the Americas and glimpse at our global future.