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Webseries detailing the experiences of international volunteers and workers, and the organizations they serve.
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About The Project

The Authentic Traveler: Guatemala is the first installment of a documentary web-series created by Different Drummer Travel, an international volunteer, internship, and work placement organization.  

Each short length episode will feature interviews with the directors and staff of international organizations, members of the local community, the people, animals and/or ecosystems they serve, and Authentic Travelers...people like you or I who have made the decision to create a unique immersion experience for themselves, by volunteering, working, and/or interning abroad.

We will be a crew of two, and the shoot will take place from April 15-19 along the Rio Dulce in Guatemala.  

What We Need

Funds raised will go towards the purchase of additional film equipment (microphones, lighting, and digital storage) in order to ensure a professional and polished final product, as well as to cover the cost of the cinematographer's airfare.

If you are unable to contribute at this time, please do us a solid by forwarding this link to as many people as possible.

What's Next?

After we finish the first episode (Guatemala) we will continue the series in other countries (Namibia, New Zealand, India and Peru to name a few) as we have an established network of partner organizations throughout the world.

Episodes will be available online via the Different Drummer Travel website, YouTube, and publicized via our social networks.

All contributors will receive an exclusive first look of the Guatemala episode a week prior to its airing in early Summer 2013.

Stay Informed

You can keep up with The Authentic Traveler via the Different Drummer Travel Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/differentdrummertravel

Risks and challenges

Our project is not unusual. There will be hiccups, whether it be bad weather or technical difficulties. We go into this with an open mind and a relaxed attitude. The goal is to capture the magic of Guatemala, it's people and the selfless individuals who have devoted their time to helping some of the least fortunate among us.

We need the additional equipment in order to ensure that we can safely protect your investment by having back ups available should the need arise.

We have already secure the permission of the organization to film, and have confirmed our arrival dates. Our flights have been arranged, and accommodation secured.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact either myself, Different Drummer Travel Executive Director Danita Walton - (danita@differentdrummertravel.com) or cinematographer Daniella Vale (vale.elle@gmail.com).

Thank you so much for your contribution!

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    A personalized video greeting from the crew, a personalized, handwritten postcard sent from Guatemala, as well as a heartfelt 'Thank You' in the episode's credits.

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    All of the above PLUS a 9x12 print capturing our experience in Guatemala, taken by our phenomenal cinematographer/photographer Daniella.

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