Updated: 10/9/20 | October 9th, 2020
A few weeks ago, I reviewed the movie A Map For Saturday. As you know, I liked the movie. I got in get in touch with with the director/star, Brook Silva-Braga, as well as fresh from his trip in Africa, he was type of sufficient to provide me an interview.
Nomadic Matt: You took your trip in 2005. What made you choose to video tape it? What type of reactions did you get on the road?
Brook: Well I had been working at HBO for a while as well as the only booking I had about leaving for a year was what it would mean for my career. So bringing the camera was a method to state to myself, ‘See, you aren’t throwing away your career.’ people reacted well to the camera particularly when I discovered to wait a while before bringing it out.
It likewise distinguished me a bit from the rest of the crowd however I believe people didn’t truly picture what I was doing would end up in theaters as well as on TV, I was just a guy with a camera.
In the movie, one of the central themes you hear from travelers is that they didn’t want life to pass them by. I believe that’s true with anyone. Why do you believe only some people travel while others stay in their office?
Well, I suppose it’s a matter of priorities as well as background. My parents traveled rather a bit when they were younger as well as it was always something that was motivated however not something I prioritized. It was a fluke business trip to Asia that introduced me to the Thai backpacking scene as well as truly planted the seed to take a huge trip.
If I hadn’t satisfied expense as well as Paul on Ko Samui as well as heard about their RTW trip I most likely would still be in an office myself.
I was happy to see you talked about the burnout you can deal with on the road. everybody believes it’s a holiday however sometimes it is work as well as it uses on you. I experienced it rather a few times during my long haul. Did you get burnt out? Hvordan? What did you do about it?
I believe people hit a wall, usually about six months in, as well as I was no exception. I stopped being thinking about seeing more temples or churches or city squares.
The flip side of that was I ended up being very, extremely comfortable living on the road. It came to feel like house even though it was a different physical location every few days.
What was the one thing you walked away with from this whole experience?
I believe I came away with different concepts about exactly how I want to spend my life as well as an appreciation for the joys of free time. That point of view can likewise be a curse for many people who return from long trips as well as have difficulty restarting their lives or careers, frequently for many years after their trip. even today I struggle to balance my expert as well as personal ambitions.
What have you been as much as since the movie ended? any type of new movie in the works? Are you inking major movement photo deals?
I really just got back from a five-month trip with Africa as well as will spend the summertime as well as autumn editing “One Day in Africa,” a documentary complying with five or six Africans from different backgrounds on someday in their life. There’s a rural farmer, an expecting mother, a college student, etc. I hope to show a side of life in Africa that is more complex than the “look exactly how poor it is” or “look exactly how hopeful it is” range we tend to see so often.
The movie leaves off in mid-2007 after the Paris premiere. have you talked to any type of of the “co-stars” since then?
Yes, I’m still in touch with a great deal of them. Sabrina (the German like interest) is coming to new York this autumn as well as Lonnie (the Dane who cuts my hair at the end of the full-length version) is in nyc now as well as will be crashing on my couch next week.
I went to Europe last summertime as well as tried to see as many buddies there as possible. It’s truly useful to see people within a year or two, or else that e-mail friendship has a tendency to fade away.
In fact, you talked a great deal about exactly how the more time moved forward, the less the e-mails came. With the increase of Facebook, has that changed? Is the five-hour buddy a thing of the past?
I don’t believe so. I just spent a number of weeks in Lilongwe, Malawi where I made a number of truly great friends. however we haven’t e-mailed or friend-ed each other in the week since I left. I believe in the end we most likely were ‘Five-hour friends’…we filled a space for every other while we were there as well as now we’ve gone our own ways.
The last time I saw Jens was at the European premiere a year back however he’s still training to ended up being a pilot for Lufthansa as well as as I comprehend it he’ll be doing flight training out in Arizona though I didn’t hear back from my last e-mail to him. Sabrina has moved back to her native Germany after a couple years in Amsterdam, she’sBesøker New York så vel som ikke spesielt for å se meg. Jeg sender fremdeles Robert, som er en “fem timers venn” fra filmen. Han er gift nå i tillegg til å bo i hjemlandet Irland.
Jeg tror det er sant til en grad, men Facebook gjør det mulig for deg å holde kontakten i tillegg til å holde oversikt over mennesker enklere. I begynnelsen prøvde jeg å holde kontakten med alle, men når du reiser, begynner du å erkjenne at det ikke er ønskelig. Uansett, nøyaktig hvordan har et kart for lørdag endret livet ditt?
Hmm, det er en fascinerende bekymring som jeg ikke tror jeg har blitt spurt før. Jeg uttalte før nøyaktig hvordan turen forandret livet mitt ved å få meg til å sette pris på gledene på fritiden. Imidlertid har det vært suksessen til dokumentaren som har gjort meg i stand til å holde meg utenfor et kontor de to siste årene. Så jeg antar at et kart for lørdag har endret livet mitt ved å gi meg fleksibiliteten til å online livet jeg vil leve.
Siden ikke alle av oss er prisbelønte regissører, har noen form for råd til de som vil online ut av kontoret?
Vel, det er mange metoder for å tjene til livets opphold mens du er borte, det er nyttig å tro litt mer bredt enn “reiseforfatter” eller “reisefotograf” siden alle vil ha disse oppgavene så vel som det ikke er mange av dem. Mange av oss har imidlertid oppgaver der vi kan jobbe baken i fire eller fem måneder, i tillegg til at de har tilstrekkelige penger til å reise på en stram budsjettplan for resten av året.
Til i dag, over 13 år senere, er et kart for lørdag fremdeles en av de aller beste filmene om langvarig reise jeg noensinne har sett. Den fanger ting om livet på veien få andre filmer noensinne undersøker. Hvis du ikke har sett det ennå, må du huske å inspisere det. Selv om det er litt gammelt nå, er temaene så vel som stuggler den adresser tidløse.
Hvis du vil få et glimt av livet på veien før neste tur, er dette filmen å se på!
Du kan leie (eller kjøpe) filmen på Amazon ved å klikke her! Det er min foretrukne reisefilm, og hvis du virkelig vil forstå hvordan reiser er – eller mimrer om opplevelsen din – få denne filmen !!!
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